BoardPrep adheres to the NIDA “best-practice” recommendation of approximately 90 day length of stay in primary treatment, for moderate to severe substance use disorders and dual-disorders. Accordingly, “primary” treatment refers to inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation depending on the results of the initial assessment.
BoardPrep organizes the inpatient experience into 5 phases, which may take about 90 days to complete:
- A Phase (Orientation): Detox/stabilization (about 2 weeks)
- B Phase (Integration): Post-acute withdrawal/detox (about 3 weeks)
- C Phase: (Working): Introspection, making changes, reducing relapse risk (about 3 weeks). A-phase through C-phase constitute the Primary portion of care (Also known as PHP, Day-Night treatment or ASAM level 2.5)
- D Phase (Preparation): Therapy hours are reduced to allow time for work/school, prepare for re-entry (about 4 weeks). D-phase (IOP or ASAM level 2.1) A-phase through D-phase may be accomplished while living in our Recovery Residence or from home, as recommended
- E Phase (Re-entry): Full-time work or school commences, while maintaining robust recovery schedule. “Sober housing” with aftercare meetings, individual sessions and psychiatric follow-up, as recommended ( for 3-9 months after primary, as recommended)
The therapist and doctor formulate an individualized therapy schedule with each primary outpatient client on day one. Furthermore, depending on the findings of the initial assessment and recommendations, outpatient plans vary in intensity and frequency. Typical outpatient plans:
- Full day-therapy, following BoardPrep phase system (5-6 days weekly 9 AM – 3:30 PM)
- Half day-therapy (5-6 mornings or afternoons weekly per individualized plan)
- IOP (3-4 mornings or afternoons weekly per individualized plan)
In summary, primary treatment utilizes frequent and intensive professional services to break the addictive cycle or self-defeating behavior patterns and immediately reduce relapse risk.
- Primary counselor / case manager
- Active individualized plan
- Active medication adjustments
- Frequent clinical observation and plan adjustments
- Daily professional support
Dual diagnosis treatment Tampa, Florida
BoardPrep Recovery offers leading-edge dual diagnosis treatment in beautiful South Tampa. BoardPrep experts specialize in the treatment of serious addiction and complex dual disorders. Based on the successful physician health recovery model, BoardPrep improves long-term results through enhanced structure, coaching and ongoing recovery monitoring.
Through 30 years of clinical experience, the clinician founders developed the BoardPrep treatment method. BoardPrep’s evidence-based approach improves patient follow-through and outcomes. Furthermore, BoardPrep customizes dual diagnosis treatment plans to better address the complex personal and social challenges people face that can lead to relapse.
National Best Practice Provider
Dual diagnosis treatment at BoardPrep Recovery Center in Tampa, Florida meets the highest standards in the field. Our dual diagnosis treatment model aligns with national best-practice guidelines, prescribed by leading researchers. At BoardPrep, a team of experts performs each assessment. BoardPrep offers all levels of care, tailoring the treatment to individual needs.
BoardPrep dual diagnosis treatment includes treatment for other mental health problems. For instance, depression, anxiety and trauma often play a big role in substance use disorders. Therefore, BoardPrep’s addiction psychiatrists see patients at least weekly for the first month of inpatient treatment. Additionally, the clinical psychologist completes objective testing, usually within the first two weeks of inpatient dual diagnosis treatment. Also, dual diagnosis treatment addresses family and environmental risk issues. A licensed and experienced therapist performs weekly webinars with the families and schedules family sessions as needed.
Therapists deliver one to one therapy sessions at least weekly but sometimes more often depending on individual needs. However, some people benefit from several individual sessions a week. Group therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational techniques, experiential work and recovery support.
Why Physicians Refer to BoardPrep
Dual diagnosis treatment at BoardPrep Recovery is based on brain-science. Additionally, BoardPrep provides doctor to doctor communication, case management expertise and clinician to clinician handoff.
BoardPrep bases their dual diagnosis treatment program on the successful physician health model of recovery. In that model, eighty percent of treated doctors participating in prescribed follow-up remained successful for 5 years. BoardPrep believes everyone has the potential to be as successful as physicians are at recovery. Therefore, BoardPrep utilizes the same best practices approach for all.
BoardPrep services include inpatient, outpatient, licensed detox program with full psychiatric and psychological services. Additionally, BoardPrep experts perform in-hospital assessments, interventions and court services. Furthermore, dual diagnosis rehabilitation at BoardPrep Recovery in Tampa, Florida is rooted in the 12-step model, with a robust family program and available extended care options.
How to Refer
To refer a family member, colleague, employee, client or patient to BoardPrep, just call. Most of our clients come to us through referral from a doctor, therapist, professional, family and alumni. If you are exploring treatment options for someone, we can assist you in the process of getting them into treatment. Call us to discuss the individual circumstances. BoardPrep offers same-day direct admissions, transfers from hospital or detox, phone consultations and tour, assessments by appointment, interventions and court liaison.
Professional referral sources
If you are a doctor, psychologist, therapist, attorney or pastor and wish to have ongoing communication with BoardPrep after admission, please advise us during the initial call. Also, if a letter or other documentation is needed, we are happy to accommodate.
How you can help
Most people who are in need dual diagnosis treatment or suffering from dual-disorders are not going to call on their own. They often need support and guidance during this difficult time. BoardPrep staff are experts at partnering with family and friends to provide the help they need. To get started, whether for simple phone consultation, assessment or treatment, call 813-600-7929.