Chestnut Health Systems provides outpatient services for individuals with substance addiction. The programs include individual counselling, group therapy, family support, 12-step meetings and more. Chestnut Health Systems is located at Granite City, Illinois.
Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.
The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.
Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment
Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.
Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.
What does Chestnut Health Systems offer?
Medically Assisted Detox
Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal. Chestnut Health Systems provides 24 hour short term supervised care for persons aged 18 years and older experiencing a withdrawal from most substances that do not require acute hospitalization. Admission to the Detox unit is voluntary. They accept only those individuals who choose to come to the unit. The facility is not prepared to work with persons who are experiencing serious medical problems or complications. The unit is staffed with nurses and behavioral technicians but it is not a hospital.
24 Hour Clinical Care
At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) services incorporate most of the components of inpatient treatment, but on an outpatient basis. It requires nine or more hours of counseling each week. This level of care is appropriate for those who are experiencing significant substance abuse problems but are demonstrating a willingness to work toward an addiction free lifestyle while remaining in their home environment. IOP uses a small group format, meeting on weekdays or evenings. The length of treatment is individually tailored to the client's unique circumstances.
Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare. Outpatient services are provided on an individual and/or group basis each week at one of their facilities in Belleville, Bloomington, Joliet or Maryville. Each individual is recommended to attend one to six hours of individual or group counseling each week while still living at home, attending school, and sharing in family activities. The assessment and individual needs will determine the length of treatment. Counseling groups will focus on various topics including communication/decision making skills, drug education, leisure education, life skills, stress management, self esteem and relapse prevention. Each young person and their families are encouraged to attend family programs.
Residential (inpatient) Treatment
Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements. Inpatient services are designed for youth who need more clinical services than their outpatient program can provide. Youth participating in inpatient treatment live at their facility in Maryville and participate in day and evening treatment and recovery support activities. The inpatient program is an opportunity for a young person to focus on his or her recovery in a gender specific and structured daily environment.
Intervention Services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. Professional intervention specialists can help loved ones organize, gather, and communicate with an addict. They can guide intervention participants in describing the damage the addict’s behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction. The ideal outcome of an intervention is for the addict to go to rehab and get the help they need.
Chestnut’s comprehensive adult assessment is the first step in determining what treatment, if any, is needed. The assessment takes into account all aspects of one’s life to ensure his or her exact needs are addressed. An assessment includes an individual diagnostic test, a consultation with a counselor, a urine drug screening, collection and review of relevant medical, legal, mental health and previous treatment records, and a physical screening and assessment for detoxification. The assessment allows us to learn about the whole person and determines what type of addiction or mental health treatment is appropriate. After the assessment, a counselor will work with the adult to get him or her enrolled in treatment. Adult assessments are available at our Belleville, Bloomington and Granite City facilities.
12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).
Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation. Chestnut Health Systems strongly encourages families to participate in their loved one’s treatment experience. Substance usage affects the entire family and may create breakdowns in communication and trust. It is their belief that in order for a young person or adult to be successful in overcoming their alcohol or drug problem, the family needs to understand addiction, learn the importance of the family support in recovery and make adjustments in their own behavior. Family members also need support during the treatment process.
Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.
In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.
Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.
Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.
Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.
Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.
Chestnut Health Systems Highlights:
Chestnut has separate treatment programs for males and females and offers gender responsive treatment. Gender responsive treatment allows men and women to focus on issues specific to their strengths, needs, and barriers. While there is a commonality in issues – relationships, family of origin, parenting, anger, spirituality, dealing with emotions – the discussion of such topics must be provided in a safe environment which is offered in gender specific groups.
Inpatient services are designed for adults who need more clinical services than the outpatient program can provide. Adults participating in Inpatient Treatment live at the treatment facility while participating in day and event treatment and recovery support activities. This level of care is appropriate for people who need a structured and supportive environment to maintain recovery from addiction; and require more intensive services to help prevent further damage to their physical and emotional health.
Licensed and certified counselors provide quality addiction counseling and treatment services in a comfortable facility. The hallmark of Chestnut’s treatment is the use of research tested and approved treatment methods combined with the demonstrated effectiveness of self-help programs. While in treatment with Chestnut, residents participate in individual, group and family counseling and receive intensive instruction in life skills such as decision making, stress management, assertiveness, coping styles, relapse prevention and addiction education.
Clients explore their addiction through a variety of means: substance abuse education, individual and group counseling, participation in a variety of self-help groups, training in relevant life skills to promote healthy life styles.
Day School Available for patients
Sober living home or Halfway house
Daily Fee: $1,000.00
Sliding Fee Scale
Private Health Insurance plans accepted
Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
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