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Sep. 25, 2020 – “Or maybe they have tried outpatient treatment in the past and it hasn’t worked for them, and so, they need a more intensive   level of care. That is where residential treatment would come into those individuals,” Chavez said.

Residential treatment is for people who have a more severe case. It is for those who have a chronic alcohol or drug use history. Joel said drug treatment can be effective.

“The individual has to be ready and willing to change their lifestyle,” Joel said.

He said a lot of times it depends on if the person has support.

“So, are they pushing themselves? Is the family involved, is it community? Are they involved with the legal system that is pushing them to become clean and sober?” Joel said.

He said there are a lot of different factors that go into the treatments. He said the goal of each treatment is to get people clean and sober.

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