January 8, 2013
Drug Treatment Programs
There are many drug treatment programs available today. In this paper, we will identify Employee Assistance Programs, and Inpatient and Outpatient treatment programs. We will also examine treatment offered by programs (e.g., individual therapy, group therapy, psychotherapy). We will attempt to explain characteristics of the most successful and beneficial for drug and alcohol treatment.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
Since EAP services typically mirror the components of a drug-free workplace program, putting an EAP in place may go a long way towards building your drug-free workplace program (US Department of Labor). However, if you rely on the EAP …show more content…
Including an EAP as part of your drug-free workplace reflects a concern about the wellbeing of employees and represents a distinctly different approach from that of "test and terminate". Employers who adopt the "test and terminate" approach attempt to achieve a drug-free workplace by eliminating and discarding drug-using employees without offering treatment or opportunities for recovery.
In addition to offering an EAP, employers can choose to help employees by allowing a reasonable period off the job to participate in treatment as well as adequate benefits coverage for the treatment of addiction. Even in the absence of a formal EAP, employers may make such benefits available and maintain a list of qualified therapists and treatment facilities that specialize in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment Programs
Inpatient treatment is a type of treatment in which a patient is provided with 24-hour care at a live-in facility. Both psychiatric and physical health assistance are included in this treatment. In most cases, patients will stay at inpatient treatment facilities for months at a time. Before becoming accepted to this type of high-maintenance treatment, various assessments must be …show more content…
In inpatient treatment, constant medical supervision is placed over each resident. In addition, detoxification is provided in many inpatient drug treatment centers. In the case of someone with an eating disorder, inpatient treatment through an eating disorder residential program will be more effective in monitoring positive or negative health levels. If the health of a person is declining, the facility can appropriately take care of the person, providing them with care from a local hospital if necessary. Inpatient care may be more effective because it offers a very structured and defined atmosphere. This type of a setting helps a person to forget about the distractions of life and allows them to focus on physical and psychological healing. Inpatient pain treatment, treatment for alcoholism or drug abuse, and eating disorder treatment are a few popular types of inpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment is a type of care used to treat those in need of eating disorder treatment, drug rehab, or pain treatment, to name a few. These types of programs can be very useful to those who must continue to work or attend school. Programs for outpatient treatment vary depending on the patient’s needs and the facility but they typically meet a couple of times every week for a few hours at a