Levels of Treatment Care

Programs, services, and treatments vary. We Level Up FL is a primary mental health center offering co-occurring treatments. We treat the entirety of behavioral health disorders including their secondary corresponding illnesses to improve long-term recovery outcomes.

Get a free mental health assessment and find out what treatment options are most suitable for you.  We Level Up Florida can help with inpatient primary mental health therapy. Depending on the extent of secondary behavioral disorders such as addiction we can first help assess your condition and thereafter guide you to suitable treatment options.

Addiction Levels of Care

Each individual has different requirements when seeking addiction treatment which makes it essential for each patient to receive unique and continuous care. Now, how do you know which of the addiction levels of care you will need? There are different Addiction Levels of Care that help with addiction.

So it’s important to know the different Addiction Levels of Care treatment services.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) [1] has established five main levels of care for substance abuse treatment:

  • Early intervention services
  • Outpatient services
  • Intensive Outpatient/Partial hospitalization program (Level II is subdivided into levels II.1 and II.5)
  • Residential/Inpatient services (Level III is subdivided into levels III.1, III.3, III.5, and III.7)
  • Medically managed intensive inpatient services
At We Level Up Florida you will have access to all Addiction Levels of Care

These five levels of care are known as ASAM Continuum in the medical community. It provides clinicians and counselors structured interviews for assessing and caring for patients with addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions.

Level 0.5

Early Intervention Services

We know that early intervention can help prevent alcohol and drug addiction. Early intervention services focus on education and resources for those who may be at risk for substance abuse but do not meet the diagnostic criteria. The duration relies on the patient’s understanding of the risk factors of substance abuse and whether they will adjust their behaviors to avoid the path to addiction.  

Level 1

Outpatient Treatment

The outpatient level of care takes place in a non-residential setting. Therefore, clients can live at home while participating in treatment. It consists of less than 9 hours of service/week for adults for recovery or motivational enhancement therapies and strategies. It is ideal for people who have a strong support system at home, and it typically costs less than other addiction Levels of care treatment.

Level 2

Intensive Outpatient/Partial Hospitalization Services

The design of this treatment level includes consultations, medication management, and 24-hour crisis services. These services links with the other treatment levels in the five levels of care, thereby providing support services, such as vocational training and child care.

Level 2.1 Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) provides services for 9 or more hours a week. The recommended minimum duration for IOP is 90 days. In general, IOP may provide more substance use counseling than outpatient treatment programs. It is noteworthy that intensive outpatient treatment programs cannot treat unstable psychological and medical conditions.

Level 2.5 Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Unlike intensive outpatient programs, where the patient has to be referred to outside psychiatric and medical professionals, PHP provides direct access to those services. Partial hospitalization services provide 20 or more hours of this type of care per week. Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are structured to provide intensive psychiatric care through active treatment that utilizes a combination of the clinically recognized items and services.

Level 3

Residential and Inpatient Treatment

It is for individuals who need safe and stable living environments in order to develop their recovery skills. The patients may live on-site or in a living facility in close proximity to the drug and alcohol treatment center so nearby services are readily available. Clients receive dedicated personalized treatment addressing addiction withdrawal symptoms 24/7.

Level 3.1 Clinically Managed Low-Intensity Residential Services

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine [2], this level of care typically provides 24-hour living support and structure with available trained personnel and offers at least 5 hours of clinical service a week. 

It includes residential or inpatient services that are co-occurring capable and complexity capable services. The facility has a designated addiction treatment, mental health, and general medical personnel who provide a range of services in a 24-hour living support setting.

Level 3.3 Clinically Managed Population-Specific High-Intensity Residential Services

First, treatment at this level can proceed at a slower pace but with more reinforcement to accommodate those who may be experiencing cognitive or other impairments. Cognitive conditions such as traumatic injury may have connections to substance use disorder.

Second, clinicians at this level of treatment must be capable of managing “multidimensional imminent danger.” They must be able to recognize the acute dangers of conditions like alcohol withdrawal. Since they may have patients with co-occurring disorders, they must also recognize when a patient is at imminent risk for self-harm.

3.5 Clinically Managed High-Intensity Residential Services

Addiction Levels of Care Treatment takes place on a regular basis. Seeing a therapist daily (or at least having one available daily) can help jump-start patient recovery and create a trusting therapeutic relationship.

3.7 Medically Monitored Intensive Inpatient Services

Level 3.7 is for patients in inpatient settings who are at risk for withdrawal or have medical needs that require careful observation, treatment, or follow-up. This is the highest intensity service that Level 3 offers.

Level 4: Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient Services

The highest overall level of treatment, ASAM Level 4 includes 24-hour treatment and high-level medical and clinical monitoring. Among these Level 4 services are medical detox and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Moreover, this service level is similar to that of a medical or psychiatric hospital. The facility will have many of the same available resources as those institutions.

Learn About Primary Mental Health Treatment with Secondary Co-Occurring Addiction Diagnosis

Inpatient medical detox and residential primary addiction treatment may be available at our affiliated facility at Level Up West Palm Beach Rehab. For some primary behavioral health treatment clients, medical detox and or addiction rehab may be required first.  If you have a co-occurring severe substance abuse diagnosis, please contact us prior to beginning inpatient mental health therapy. Treatment services may vary. Please call us to learn which treatment options are most suited for your individual needs.

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[1] National Center for Biotechnology Information – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64088/

[2] American Society of Addiction Medicine – https://www.asamcontinuum.org/knowledgebase/what-are-the-asam-levels-of-care/