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Mental health treatment is an integral part of treating an addictive disorder in order to address past traumas or mental health conditions which may hinder long-term recovery. At Forward Recovery, we will work with you with patience and understanding to create a bespoke mental health treatment plan.

Our mental health treatment centers can provide treatment via our residential treatment facilities for mental health or through our outpatient clinics. Here we introduce both types of treatment to help you understand the key differences.

Inpatient vs Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

What is inpatient mental health treatment?

Inpatient mental health treatment is a more intensive treatment program. You would be admitted to our inpatient mental health treatment center where you would receive 24-hour care from mental health professionals. Mental health residential treatment is often best for patients with the most severe mental health issues or substance abuse disorders as it is a highly structured and secure environment. Treatment includes the development of coping strategies to prevent re-hospitalization after discharge and the building of sober living habits in our luxury sober living home.

What is outpatient mental health treatment?

Outpatient mental health treatment includes a lot of the same treatments and services as inpatient treatment, but with a less rigid structure. Outpatients will attend appointments and sessions at mental health treatment facilities but are able to return home afterward. This treatment program can be an option for patients with a strong support network of family or friends at home, but it also means they are not isolated from potential triggers or negative influences which could cause them to relapse.

Unlike patients at mental health residential treatment centers, outpatients need to be able to stay sober when they are not in our treatment facilities. This may be more suitable for patients in the early stages of addiction or those who are transitioning from an inpatient program.

Our intensive outpatient mental health treatment program is also an option for patients who require intensive therapy and treatment and a sober living environment, but it also gives them the freedom to build elements of a more independent lifestyle such as attending school or holding down a job.

Mental Health Treatment Plan Goals and Objectives

Your treatment plan goals will be unique to your experiences and needs. Whether you’re treated as an inpatient or an outpatient, your goals and measures of progress will be unique to you. Mental health treatment plan goals should be realistic and broken down into smaller steps which are referred to as objectives. Here are some mental health treatment plan goals and objectives examples.

  • An alcoholic with the goal to stay sober might have an objective to go to 12-step
  • A depressed patient might have the objective to take antidepressant medication with the goal of relieving symptoms of depression.
  • A person suffering from anxiety with the goal to be able to leave their home independently.


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Forward Recovery’s Full Continuum of Care


Live on property in a supported, trigger-free environment. The expert staff of Forward Recovery’s residential substance abuse programs offer 24/7 support and will walk you through intensive therapy while listening with open hearts.

For clients who need intensive therapy but not full-time support, we offer our intensive outpatient program. This level of care provides intensive therapy while allowing you the freedom to attend work or school while staying in one of our luxurious sober living homes.

Similar to IOP, our outpatient program offers therapy on a flexible schedule and encourages increasing independence as you learn to successfully handle triggers, cope with cravings and live a life you love in recovery.


Recovery doesn’t end once you’ve graduated from treatment. We offer ongoing support, and we’re always here when you need us. Once you’ve been to Forward Recovery you’re family, and we love our family members.

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Treatment Methods

Our rigorous and effective substance abuse programs include talk therapy, group interactions and the latest treatment methods that science has to offer.

  • Group Therapy – learn from the struggles and successes of your housemates
  • Individual Therapy – delve deep in one-on-one sessions with your therapist and develop customized skills to reinforce your recovery
  • Neurofeedback – a useful sort of brain hack to help give you complete control over your body, even in stressful situations
  • Life Skills – fill in the experience and knowledge gaps that addiction left in your life
  • EMDR – this scientifically proven eye movement therapy targets painful memories and tricks your brain into letting them go

Complementary Therapies

Our holistic substance abuse programs include complementary therapies designed to improve your overall wellness and physical health.

  • Exercise – get in shape on the outside as well as the inside
  • Mindfulness – learn to be fully present and to live and act with intention
  • Yoga – strengthen the connection between your body and mind with controlled movements and relaxing breathing techniques
  • Reiki – this therapy uses touch to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities and calm the mind
  • Meditation – find mental clarity by acknowledging the thoughts racing through your mind, accepting them and letting them go
  • Acupuncture – this ancient practice decreases opioid withdrawal symptoms and strengthens internal organs damaged by substance abuse
  • Breath Work – use breathing patterns to calm the mind and connect with suppressed emotions and memories
  • Step Fit – Combines fitness and the 12 Steps for whole-body healing