Depending on your level of care, you will participate in one 90-minute session per week, with shorter one-on-ones sprinkled throughout the week. We utilize a variety of different treatment types for individual therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) uses medications along with therapy to treat substance use disorders, particularly opioid use disorders and alcohol use disorders. Oxford primarily prescribes Vivitrol, which can be used to prevent relapses in individuals struggling with alcohol and/or opioid use disorders. MAT may sometimes also be used to simultaneously manage pain.
During your treatment at Oxford, you will attend group therapy several times a week, depending on your level of care. The length and number of group therapy sessions vary depending on a patient's individual needs.
For specific populations, such as first responders, young adults, and pregnant women, Oxford will provide specific curriculum to address their needs. We try our best to cater to the needs of each of our patients, so if we have individuals who identify with a population, we will offer a group for them.
Because young adults struggling with substance abuse have some different clinical needs than older adults, Oxford Treatment Center provides its Young Adult Program. This track is designed for patients aged 18 to 25 and operates from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. most days of the week. Patients receive a specialized plan, and therapists meet more regularly with their counselees and their loved ones.
The big differentiator for the Young Adult Program is its focus on holistic and experiential therapies to supplement the standard evidence-based treatment models. Wilderness and nature therapy are weaved into the treatment course, and patients are offered the opportunity to go on overnight wilderness outings. Oxford's other experiential therapies, including but not limited to equine therapy, art therapy, and music therapy, are included as well.
Oxford understands that strong family connections can provide a support network that is often times vital to maintaining long-term sobriety. Those attending one of Oxford's residential or outpatient facilities are invited to attend a 2-day intensive family therapy program during the residential phase and the outpatient phase of treatment. All attending family members must be approved by the patient and his or her clinical team.
Oxford Treatment Center recognizes that, for many, a holistic approach to treatment is beneficial, and offers various alternative and expressive therapies for patients struggling with addiction. Bolstered by their location in Holly Springs National Forest, Oxford Etta and Oxford Resolutions are able to provide patients with a variety of life-changing outdoor holistic therapies. While alternative and expressive therapies can be helpful, they are often classified as supplementary or complementary treatment tracks.