One of several treatment offerings, Mayo Clinic's Intensive Addiction Program is based on the latest research findings. The program is designed for adults age 18 or older. Individuals stay at Mayo Clinic for 30 days of treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction (including illegal drugs, narcotics and other prescription medications), and coexisting mental health disorders. Your doctor may recommend anti-craving medications in addition to traditional counseling therapies. While in the program, you're exposed to many different types of treatment, including:
Mayo Clinic's intensive treatment program emphasizes respect for the individual. All rooms are single, private rooms with individual bathrooms. Wireless Internet computer access is available, and cellphones are allowed on the unit.
A typical day in the intensive treatment program is highly structured, including personal time, group therapy, individual sessions with a counselor or psychiatrist, education therapies, and special programs. Each evening includes programming or involvement in community self-help groups. Activities vary from day to day, and may include:
The Intensive Addiction Family Program is for family members or others who are significant in the lives of people in the Intensive Addiction Program. Its goal is to help family members learn about addictions, including coping skills, problem-solving techniques, and instilling hope and confidence in the recovery journey.
This one-day session is offered the first and third Monday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except holidays). To register, contact Addiction Services at 507-255-4151.
Completing the Intensive Addiction Program is just the first step on the road to recovery. After completing the first phase of addiction treatment, patients are encouraged to proceed into outpatient continuing care programs, either at Mayo or closer to home. Mayo Clinic's team coordinates care with your hometown medical team to ensure you stay on track toward recovery. Resources for ongoing self-help groups also are provided, such as the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program.
To monitor progress and offer support during your recovery, the Mayo Clinic addictions treatment team offers follow-up email or phone contact with you every three months for one year after completion of the intensive program.