Freedom House is a national leader in long-term treatment of adult men and women with alcohol and drug addictions, employing a 100 percent abstinence policy, with no allowance for relapse. With limited space and long waiting lists, Freedom House accepts only those patients with the desire and will power to recover from addiction. Freedom House’s program consists of customized treatment and relapse prevention plans that include both mental and physical health considerations for each individual.
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Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.