Your physical and mental health is an ecosystem.
Medically managed care is designed to establish and maintain this delicate balance between the two so that you can focus on holistic healing.
Integrating healthcare and medical supervision during substance abuse recovery helps patients overcome a potential barrier to treatment. Through the collaborative approach of our interdisciplinary team, we offer the best opportunity for life-long recovery despite underlying medical conditions.
What is Medically Managed Care?
Medically managed care, also commonly referred to as medically supervised care, is a whole-person approach to addiction treatment that incorporates medical interventions and oversight for underlying health conditions.
This intensive level of care involves medications and evidence-based practices to address the needs of an individual struggling with addiction whose physical health may pose a barrier to treatment. Whether you’re suffering from diabetes, malnourishment, cancer, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain, all conditions can be treated simultaneously to establish comfort and make lasting recovery progress.
Alpas’s Process for Medically Managed Care
While everyone’s experience with addiction and treatment is different, a medically managed care plan typically includes the following:
Initial Assessment And Diagnosis
An admissions specialist will assess your overall health and determine the severity of your addiction. Here we will identify any co-occurring mental health disorders and evaluate underlying medical conditions. Participants will provide a detailed medical history in order to design an individualized treatment plan that meets every need.
For many individuals with drug or alcohol concerns, medically managed care may involve detoxification, which is the process of removing harmful substances from the body. This step can be intimidating to some–but medically supervised detox safely and effectively manages withdrawal symptoms while simultaneously caring for medical needs. These interventions make the process as comfortable as possible.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
You may be prescribed medications to help manage cravings, alleviate any lingering withdrawal symptoms, and reduce the risk of relapse as you transition from detox to short-term treatment.
Counseling and Behavioral Therapies
Medically managed care is an integrative approach, and your treatment goes beyond the initial medical intervention process.
Once you transition into residential care at Alpas, your care plan will include various forms of individual and group counseling and behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, contingency management, and experiential therapy.
These modalities will help you develop healthy coping and communication skills, address underlying mental health concerns, and prevent relapse.
Ongoing Medical Monitoring
Medical assessment and monitoring of your physical health throughout the treatment process is key in addressing any complications or co-occurring medical conditions. Your care team will conduct regular medical checkups to ensure that your body is stable so you can focus on recovery.
Managed Care Works
Medically managed care is interdisciplinary. Doctors, nurses, mental health professionals, and other specialists involved in your care work collaboratively to create a highly specialized care plan that meets your needs. SAMHSA states that the effectiveness of medical interventions is enhanced when patients also have access to counseling and additional services that offer the necessary support for successful recovery.
What’s the Best Way to Find Medically Managed Care?
To find a treatment center that offers medically managed care, you can speak with your doctor, therapist, or other medical provider for a referral or contact a facility directly.
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Cost of Medically Managed Care
The cost of medically managed care will largely depend on your insurance coverage or whether you are private pay. During your initial consultation, your admissions counselor will confirm your coverage and discuss payment options with you.
Medications, counseling, and related conditions. SAMHSA. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/medications-substance-use-disorders/medications-counseling-related-conditions on June 3, 2023