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SBMHC patients enter a process of recovery in which the ultimate goal is not to simply restore them to functionality, but position them to grow and thrive in the future. Our goal is to bring patients to a place where they feel part of, connected to the world, and unblocked from the debilitating symptoms that cause their lives to progressively feel futile and small over time.

Below describes how a typical patient will progress through our continuum of care once enrolling in PHP. In the event someone enrolls directly into IOP or OP, a similar treatment process is employed over an adjusted timeline.

Phase 1: Stabilization. We manage the symptoms of the disorder by stabilizing the patient through a combination of clinical therapy and medication management. Patients are brought to a mental space that will enable them to get the most out of deeper clinical work.

Phase 2: Treatment Plan Identification and Execution. Once stabilized, we can go deeper to identify the source of the patient’s symptoms. The intensity of therapy will increase in order to identify what factors are most responsible for driving the patient’s symptoms. We take into account the patient’s background, mental illness history, family dynamic and current level of functionality to identify which components of treatment should be most emphasized for that particular person. This phase is not always pleasant or easy, but it’s a necessary component of crossing the bridge to recovery.

Phase 3: Practical Application. The patient starts to wake up and the focus shifts to maintaining the trajectory of progress outside the walls of treatment. In addition to continuing rigorous therapy, additional elements of a ‘wellness package’ are incorporated such as career counseling, yoga and physical exercise (all of which are incorporated early on). Each individual formulates a career plan personally with CEO Jaime Blaustein and is eligible to enroll in Ben Brafman’s Academy for Addiction Professionals if this is a path they want to pursue.

Phase 4: Aftercare. The patient moves on to Intensive Outpatient followed by Standard Outpatient. He or she is discharged with a detailed treatment plan as well as a clear and understandable career development plan. The patient is now part of the SBMHC family for life and is welcome to attend Family Night on a weekly basis and maintain a connection to the SBMHC alumni.