Buffalo Valley believes that individuals who demonstrate an inability to adequately and consistently abstain from the use of alcohol and/or other mood altering chemicals through outpatient treatment require a residential, drug free environment as a desirable first step in their rehabilitation process. Rehabilitation, in this context, includes both total abstinence from alcohol and other mood altering drugs and therapeutic interventions to stabilize the various life and health problems resulting from substance dependence.
Life Skills Development
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.