Essentials Recovery is a provider of Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient therapy for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) and co-occurring mental disorders. Focusing on alcoholism and addiction, we can treat anxiety and mood disorders, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depressive disorder, and other mental disorders that often coexist with substance misuse.

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Partial Hospitalization Program

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) offers comprehensive services designed to provide intensive therapeutic support in supportive environment. Located in a serene setting conducive to healing, our program caters to individuals who require intensive treatment but do not need 24-hour supervision.

During a typical PHP day, participants will engage in a variety of therapeutic activities including individual counseling sessions, group therapy, peer support, and specialized workshops aimed at addressing specific mental health challenges. Our highly trained staff members work collaboratively to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to meet everyone’s needs. Along with clinical services, we also offer full medical services with ongoing medication management. A typical PHP day at Essentials is from 9:30AM to 4:30PM, with a lunch break around 12:30PM.

Our holistic approach emphasizes not only symptom management but also long-term recovery and improved quality of life. By integrating evidence-based therapies with compassionate care, we strive to empower individuals to regain stability, develop coping skills, and achieve their personal goals. Our partial hospitalization program in Wilmington is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where healing can flourish.

Stabilization and confidence

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

At Essentials Recovery, we believe in a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment that includes Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) as a key component. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, our MAT program combines FDA-approved medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to address substance use disorders effectively. We utilize medications along with counseling to address both Opiate Use Disorder (OUD) and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).

MAT involves the use of medications such as buprenorphine, methadone, or naltrexone to help individuals manage cravings, alleviate withdrawal symptoms, and prevent relapse. These medications are prescribed by trained medical professionals who closely monitor their effectiveness and adjust dosages as needed to ensure optimal outcomes.

The benefits of MAT at Essentials Recovery are manifold:

Reduced Cravings and Withdrawal Symptoms: MAT helps individuals stabilize their brain chemistry, making it easier to manage cravings and withdrawal symptoms. This stabilization allows clients to focus more effectively on their recovery journey.
Improved Treatment Engagement: By minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal and cravings, MAT can enhance treatment retention rates. Clients are more likely to stay engaged in therapy and other recovery activities, leading to better long-term outcomes.
Lower Risk of Relapse: MAT has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of relapse, particularly when combined with counseling and behavioral therapies. It provides a stable foundation for recovery by reducing the appeal of illicit substances.
Support for Comprehensive Recovery: MAT is integrated into a holistic treatment plan that includes counseling, support groups, and life skills training. This comprehensive approach addresses the physical, psychological, and social aspects of addiction recovery.
Individualized Care: At Essentials Recovery, MAT is tailored to each client’s unique needs and circumstances. Our medical team conducts thorough assessments to determine the most appropriate medication and dosage, ensuring personalized care that maximizes effectiveness.
Safety and Supervision: MAT at Essentials Recovery is provided under the supervision of experienced medical professionals who prioritize safety and efficacy. Regular monitoring and adjustments to the treatment plan help ensure that clients receive the support they need throughout their recovery journey.
By integrating Medication-Assisted Treatment into our recovery programs, Essentials Recovery strives to empower individuals to achieve sobriety, rebuild their lives, and sustain long-term wellness. We are committed to providing compassionate care and evidence-based treatments that promote healing and recovery from addiction. Essentials Recovery accepts clients into our MAT program on an individual case basis. MAT medications for the treatment of Opiate Use Disorder (OUD) accepted include buprenorphine (Sublocade, Suboxone, etc.) and naltrexone (Vivitrol). Accepted medications for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) include disulfiram (Antabuse), acamprosate (Campral), and naltrexone.

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Intensive Outpatient Program

An Intensive Outpatient Program, abbreviated as IOP, is a level of care that offers structured treatment while allowing for the continuance of your normal daily life. Providing treatment from a non-residential setting allows for clients to continue employment and remain in their own home while getting the treatment that they need. Groups ran each day for a duration of 3 hours, offered during the day or night to allow integration with your work and home schedule. At this level of care, each client will attend groups and an individual session with their primary therapist each week. Essentials offers Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient groups 5 days a week, Monday through Friday.

Outpatient Program

Essentials Recovery offers an outpatient program for anyone stepping down from our Intensive Outpatient Program. In our Outpatient Program, we continue to offer individual therapy, family therapy, psychological evaluations, medical doctor appointments, medication management, community integration support, and more at a less intensive schedule than standard intensive outpatient.

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Aftercare Program

Essentials Recovery is able to continue treating clients on an as needed basis after graduation from our Outpatient Program. In our Aftercare Program, we are able to continue offering individual therapy & group therapy, medication management, family therapy, psychological evaluations, medical doctor appointments, and more on a monthly basis.

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Essentials Recovery offers a full alumni program devoted to continual, lifelong support for all of our alumni and their families. With speaker meetings and alumni events (bar-b-que’s, paintball, sporting events, beach bonfires, etc.) we encourage all alumni to participate and have fun in recovery!

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Essentials Recovery is proud to be a provider of VIVITROL

VIVITROL is a non-addictive, once-monthly prescription injection treatment that treats opioid or alcohol dependence. VIVITROL is offered to all of our IOP and OP clients along with counseling to help prevent relapse. For more information on VIVITROL, please visit their website at and view their patient brochure.

Essentials prides itself in treating every single person with respect, kindness and compassion