Focusing on Continuity of Care
At Launch Pad Wellness we offer a variety of outpatient services to address mental health and substance use issues. These include our Intensive Outpatient Program, group therapy, individual therapy, psychiatric evaluation and medication management, family therapy, and Vivitrol injections. Our sister programs also offer structured recovery housing, and DWI Services.
An Intensive Outpatient Patient Program is a form of structured treatment to address substance use disorders. It typically involves 9-12 hours per week of client engagement with professionals who are trained in treating addiction. This service includes group therapy, classroom work, individual therapy and services with a psychiatric medical professional.
Upon assessment and admission to the program, each person creates an individual plan for their treatment and their recovery. Our Intensive Outpatient Patient Program allows an individual to receive treatment for their substance use disorder while working, attending 12-step groups, and interacting with their community and their loved ones. This type of treatment is good for a person who does not need to go through detox or has already gone through medical detox at an inpatient facility.
Lasting approximately 12 weeks, an individual who completes the Launch Pad Wellnes Intensive Outpatient Program can then transition into our general outpatient group and individual therapy for continued support for their recovery. In addition, a psychiatric medical provider can diagnose and help treat any co-occurring mental health issues that may have made it more difficult for the individual to stop using substances in the past.
Lastly, as part of your continuing care, we offer Vivitrol Injections which is a
non-narcotic, monthly injection administered by our medical staff which can help reduce cravings for opioids and/or alcohol. This medication can increase the odds that an individual will be successful in their recovery and help them avoid relapse.
Outpatient Group Therapy
Outpatient Group Therapy is a weekly group designed to provide continued care for those who have attended our Intensive Outpatient Program or for individuals who do not require the more intensive level of care. Outpatient Group Therapy is also required for anyone receiving continued Psychiatric care and Vivitrol injections. This group serves to help reinforce recovery skills learned in the Intensive Outpatient Program and to help individuals address the continual challenges of navigating their lives in recovery.
Individual therapy is part of the ongoing clinical services offered at Launch Pad Wellness. Our staff is trained to recognize, diagnose, and treat substance use and co-occurring mental health issues. The longer an individual is abstinent from drugs/alcohol, the more likely the mental health or co-occurring issue will surface and put them at a higher risk of relapse.
Launch Pad Wellness is now offering primary mental health outpatient therapy and we are accepting new clients. Therapy can be very helpful if you are experiencing emotional distress, anxiety and/or panic attacks, excessive worry, depression, difficulty with life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, relationship issues or concerns about addiction in your life or that of someone you love.
Launch Pad Wellness offers a continuum of care that includes Psychiatric services. Each individual that is enrolled in treatment with Launch Pad Wellness will have the opportunity to see the medical provider for an evaluation as part of their treatment services.
Our Medical Director is a psychiatrist who oversees client care and our nurse practitioner is directly involved with the individual's continuum of care. They both specialize in addiction medicine and mental health, which means they have a special understanding of an individuals’ needs in early recovery from a substance use or mental health disorder. We do require each client who is receiving medication management services to be engaging in some form of clinical services with us.
Launch Pad Wellness recognizes that the disease of addiction is a family disease and we strive to work with the client and family unit. Our family involvement begins at intake, clinicians ask each client, if they would like a family questionnaire sent out to a loved one. We review each and every one that is returned. With a valid consent signed, we make an initial phone call, to inform the client’s loved one / emergency contact, they’ve been admitted and open lines of communication.
We also offer family counseling either by telehealth or in-person, per request by the client and/or family member.
Bridging the Gap in Care
Launch Pad was founded in 2003 and offers both men's and women's structured recovery housing. All houses are along a bus route, situated in residential neighborhoods, have a live-in House Manager, and are fully furnished providing the comfortable atmosphere of a home. The Launch Pad main office is located at 3150 Malpass Ave in Wilmington, NC. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We also offer 24/7 Crisis Intervention. Launch Pad is a recovery community with special events and activities for holidays, an annual family reunion, league softball team, two-hour recovery groups on weekdays, and Saturday orientations. For more information and to complete a phone screening to see if The Launch Pad Structured Recovery Living is right for you, call 910-632-2344.
DWI Assessment & Counseling Services is your guidepost to help navigate the challenges that arise through the process of DWI resolution. We can help answer the questions that arise along this path. We offer alcohol and drug assessments, and group counseling and DWI classes. Knowing how time consuming this whole process is, we’ve taken the time to outline many of the details involved in the DWI assessment procedure on our web site. If you have any further questions or you would like to schedule an assessment or DWI groups or classes, please feel free to contact our office at (910) 796-0963. We’re here to help you find the answers you’re looking for.
Vivitrol is a long lasting, monthly injection, prescribed and administered by our medical staff for individuals with alcohol and/or opioid addiction. Vivitrol contains a time released form of Naltrexone, a planned alternative to taking daily Naltrexone pills. It is FDA-approved for use with individuals with alcohol and/or opioid use disorders.
Vivitrol is a non-narcotic opioid antagonist. The medication blocks opioids from attaching to the opioid receptors in the brain & stimulating the reward system. Naltrexone is used to help reduce cravings and prevent relapse.
All individuals receiving Vivitrol will need to be enrolled in a Launch Pad Wellness treatment program, as Vivitrol works best coupled with treatment. Vivitrol, used in conjunction with addiction treatment, greatly reduces the likelihood of addictive behaviors & increases the success rate for long term recovery.