At Nexstep Medical Detox, our discharge planner works with all local and national recovery service providers to help our clients find the best possible continuing treatment options. We carefully consider our clients medical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs as well as financial resources and provide recommendations based on a personalized discharge plan.

We will also help arrange admission to desired after-care option and arrange seamless transport, including sober companion services for out-of-state transport.  

To learn more about recovery services in your area and nationally, call Nexstep Medical Detox in Utah at (801) 420-0089.

Intensive Outpatient
Sober Living
Private Therapy



There are some key differences between residential rehabilitation and inpatient rehab facilities. In both forms of treatment, patients first must follow a detoxification protocol which is the clearing out of all harmful toxins from addictive substances like alcohol or drugs. Following detox, patients receive different forms of treatment based on specific needs. This can include counseling, group therapy, educational lectures, a 12-step program, relapse prevention training, and more.

Inpatient facilities offer a type of program where patients are provided with temporary accommodations so that they can live on-site for the duration of the program. An inpatient program is often offered by facilities with a more hospital-like environment. Patients usually receive treatment for no more than one to three months.

Inpatient programs also have stricter regulations such as 24-hour monitoring, offer more intensive short-term care, and aim to favor achieving medical stability. An average day at an inpatient facility is also highly structured, meaning all meals are served at the same time each day, and specific activities take place at designated times. The benefit of this structure is helping the patient develop a sense of responsibility, time management, and accountability.

Residential Rehab is more focused on long-term care within the residential program, and the amount of time a patient spends in the program may be extended if a patient’s symptoms are slow to improve. Residential programs also tend to offer more comfortable accommodations rather than a clinical or hospital type environment. If the patient is expected to be in the program for an extended period, the more home-like experience tends to be easier to acclimate to, and further allows more focus on the recovery process. Residential care also serves as a good follow-up to inpatient care, utilizing an inpatient facility to stabilize the patient medically before focusing on complete recovery.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

An intensive outpatient program offers group or individual services each week, usually at an appropriate facility in the morning or at the end of a day, that still allows an individual to participate in their regular daily activities (such as working or going to classes). A key difference between IOP and inpatient treatment is that you continue to live at your own home, remaining in control of your own life, but still receiving the support you need from the program. IOP (Intensive Outpatient) also assigns an individual therapist that you meet with on a weekly basis while in treatment, as well as receiving services through group therapy. Multiple areas and topics are covered in IOP such as:

  • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Relapse Prevention Skills
  • How To Manage Urges & Cravings
  • Understanding The Brain Chemistry Of Addiction
  • Progression Of The Disease Of Addiction
  • Introduction Of The Twelve Steps
  • Spirituality
  • Stages Of Change
  • Focus On Co-Occurring Disorders & Their Effects On Addiction / Recovery

Sober Living

Sober living is transitional housing with sobriety supportive services. Transitional living services are designed to provide safe and supportive temporary living environments for those in early recovery from addiction or mental health conditions. Typically referred to as sober living homes, halfway houses, or recovery residences, these programs help transition the patient out of treatment and back to their normal life while sustaining recovery. These programs are also meant for patients in need of housing or those living in situations that are detrimental to maintaining their sobriety.

Sober living helps a client plan for their future, working one on one with a recovery manager and counselor during their stay. Together, the client and case manager develop plans that help set a client’s goals and the steps they need to achieve these goals.

Services will vary by location, but tend to include vocational, educational, transition/reentry, and relapse prevention services. These services are geared toward developing peer, social, and community support to help transition the patient into education, employment, and family reunification.

Residents usually must comply with a set of rules that support a sober lifestyle such as refraining from drug or alcohol use, attending meetings and group activities, completing chores, and adhering to a curfew. These are important steps to help residents establish and maintain accountability within this safe, supportive environment, and helps lead to a lasting recovery.

Private Therapy

This integrated approach recognizes the role one’s family plays in recovering from addiction. Not only does the individual become damaged by substance abuse, but rather each person the addicted individual deals with on a regular basis. This recovery method deals with addiction, dual diagnosis, and private and family therapists. Dual diagnosis refers to patients with both a mental illness and an addiction to drugs or alcohol. A private or family therapist provides individual and group addiction counseling approaches, attempting to balance the focus of treatment on both the patient’s addiction and psychiatric issues.

Family stress can be a relapse trigger as the illness in one family member may cause a larger problem in the family as a whole. A family therapist can help the patient and their family learn valuable tools such as re-establishing communication and honesty in relationships, identifying conflicts and strategies to overcome them in the future, and helping the entire family system bond to grow closer during the recovery process. Therapy will also help family members recognize unhealthy patterns and assess how they might have contributed to drug abuse.

To learn more about recovery options in your area and nationally, call Nexstep Medical Detox at (801) 420-0089.