Levels of Care for Our Substance Use Disorder & Mental Health Treatments
in Charlotte, NC & the Surrounding Areas

The level of addiction are designed to fit each individual on their journey to recovery, happiness and a fulfilled life. Each person afflicted with a drug and alcohol program or co-occurring mental health issue has their own story and their own means of coping. The level of treatments we provide exist to match the level of treatment necessary for each individual. In making this determination, The Blanchard Institute has a process for  understanding our clients needs by looking at the level of co-occurring mental health disorders, withdrawal symptoms, and other possible behavioral issues that might be occurring as well as the family dynamic.

Each level of care is specifically designed to cater to certain behaviors, symptoms, and levels of addiction, with an emphasis on the individual. Whether it is a help for you or a loved one, knowing which treatment options are available can help you make the right decision.

To learn more about the levels of care we offer with our substance use disorder and mental health treatments in Charlotte, NC, contact us today.

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Treatment Levels of Care

Here are our levels of care that might be a fit for you, depending on where you are in your journey to recovery:

Our Treatment Options

  • Intensive Outpatient Program

  • Day Treatment (PHP)

  • Outpatient Detox Support

  • Recovery Management

To learn more about our intensive outpatient program in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas, reach out today.

PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program In Charlotte

The Partial Hospitalization Program – or PHP – refers to an intense and highly structured treatment for those in very early recovery. This program is designed to address early withdrawal issues, stabilization, support, and structure. PHP focuses on a broad range of services, including:

  •             BioSound,
  •             Therapeutic Creative Art
  •             Recovery Yoga
  •             Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  •             Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  •             Life Skills training
  •             Daily process groups
  •             Case management (with or without family)


The PHP level is ideal for candidates that are very early on in their recovery journey and trying to live a healthy life for the first time in sometimes, a long time. Embarking on a journey to wellness, happiness and a fulfilled life after dealing with a severe drug or alcohol disorder has many steps. Our PHP provides an individualized program that is designed for clients in the initial fragile stages of the recovery process which many times is the first step.

This program is best suited for people who are at a high risk for relapse and are in need of treatment for co-occurring conditions. Often referred to as day treatment, patients in this level of care come to The Blanchard Institute throughout the day. The Blanchard Institute Day Treatment program – or PHP – is created to provide full clinical support for clients 5 days per week, Monday through Friday, from 8:45 to 4pm.

IOP: Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program – or IOP – is the level of care that is slightly less structured than PHP. At this level of care, adults typically engage in 9 or more hours of treatment per week although we develop all of our treatment plans around the individuals needs. At this stage of treatment, clients have full access to all of our clinical modalities and services including many different wellness activities including all of the options in our PHP program.

Following a thorough assessment by a licensed clinical professional, clients attend 8-10 weeks for an average of 30-40 sessions of treatment on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:45am–12pm or 5:45pm–9pm. Family members are encouraged to attend on Thursday evening from 7pm–8:15pm in a family member-only therapeutic setting. Clients and families are required to attend at least 4 family groups on Saturdays from 9am–12pm to further an understanding of family dynamics and how the family system plays a big role in early recovery from addiction and mental health issues.  

Individuals in IOP are given more freedom and are asked to collaborate with facilitators to create their own unique recovery plan. This is the stage where individuals are more stable and able to begin the plans that were laid out in PHP and IOP meetings. This level of treatment helps ease the individual back into life in an easy and gentle manner. New habits and tools help these people sustain long-term sobriety while working on their professional, educational, and mental health goals.

The average length of an Intensive Outpatient Program is around two months, with individuals that have varying lengths of sobriety (2-6 months). Clients may receive individual sessions, family sessions, and may also be covered by insurance for holistic sessions including EMDR, BioSound, yoga, or acupuncture as needed. Following a thorough assessment by a licensed clinical professional, an individual will attend 8-10 weeks for an average of 30-40 sessions of treatment on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:45am–12pm or 5:45pm–9pm.

OP: Outpatient Program

The Outpatient Program – or OP – consists of 3 hours of treatment per week and usually follows IOP. The Blanchard institute prides itself on helping our clients through the many struggles that may occur in the first year of sobriety by providing a holistic approach to getting healthy after struggling with drugs, alcohol or co occurring disorders. The outpatient program is there to continue to foster positive behavior and address issues as they occur in your own life and within your family system. Our outpatient program in Charlotte serves as a great tool for individuals that are on their way to continuing sobriety.

Individuals in Outpatient Treatment will generally have a longer period of sobriety than those in the IOP and PHP programs, as many of the immediate symptoms of substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health issues will have lessened, but the trials and tribulations of everyday life as a sober individual still exist. The Blanchard Institute in Charlotte prides itself on our flourishing outpatient program. Clients are getting better and helping other people struggling with drug and alcohol issues in Charlotte. 

Each IOP is specifically tailored to each individual and provides continued accountability, structure, and support towards early recovery efforts. Case management can be provided on an as-needed basis. Clients will attend process groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am–12pm or 7:30pm–9pm, with individual therapy or case management services provided on an as-needed basis.

RM: Recovery Management

Each person afflicted with substance use disorder is different. As such, periods of time in each program may vary. The Recovery Management program was designed to help clients step gradually into the norms of daily life while still being held accountable for their sobriety. This is often the last level of care and is ideal for transitioning out of an IOP or OP program.

At this stage of recovery, clients will have a solid foundation to which they can build their recovery upon. Coupled with a Relapse Prevention Plan created in primary therapy, this is the stage of recovery where we see clients celebrate their first year of their recovery journey.

At this stage of recovery, clients will have a solid foundation to which they can build their recovery upon. Coupled with a Relapse Prevention Plan created in primary treatment, this is the very last stage of treatment. Recovery management is held on Thursday from 8:45am-10:15am.

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