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Residential Treatment Programs

What is Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment (RTC) is 24-hour care provided by state-licensed treatment centers with licensed healthcare professionals in community-based settings such as campus-based wilderness lodges, halfway houses, residential neighborhoods, and boarding schools. 

Residential treatment provides greater structure for patients, which allows them to fully focus on their recovery without the external stressors of life back home. Once patients are ready to begin practicing the skills they are learning in a “real world” setting, they will step down to a lower level of care that’s a combination of days in treatment and nights at home.

Residential Treatment at Center for Discovery

Our residential facilities are located throughout the United States and generally do not appear to be any type of treatment center from the outside. They are beautiful, serene spaces specifically designed for healing and comfort. We are renowned for our comfortable furnishings, tranquil colors and inspirational artwork.

Individuals often share a bedroom with one or two other residents and the number of individuals in one house on average can range from 6-24 or more depending on the specific program. Residential treatment centers can be separated by gender and age.

What can I Expect in Residential Treatment

Patients in residential care will have a weekly schedule of established wake up times, bedtimes and mealtimes to maintain a sense of responsibility and to provide a regular daily routine.

Psychotherapy is offered in a wide variety of therapy approaches. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, yoga, nutrition education, positive coping mechanisms, relapse prevention skills and general life skills are all part of the intense program and are usually offered on a daily or weekly basis, depending on the specific treatment center. On average an individual will partake in five to six hours of therapy each day. Recovery is hard work and we ensure that patients have adequate down time to relax and reflect. 

A block of time can be designated to attend group outings as well as recreational activities (that are approved by the treatment team) or spiritual enrichment opportunities, such as church or prayer.

What Level of Care is Right for You?

Call us today at 866.482.3876 so we can learn about you and help you start your recovery journey. Our specialists will work with you to identify the appropriate level of care and location that’s right for you. We are here for you every step along the way.

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Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance