Essential Behavioral Health Services

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Essential Behavioral Health Services is a fully licensed Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program ( PRP ) and multi-level substance abuse treatment program. Essential Behavioral Health Services serve adult Medicaid/PAC recipients in the Baltimore Metropolitan area and surrounding counties.

Essential Behavioral Health Services Focus:

Opiate Addiction

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.

Alcoholism

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.

What does Essential Behavioral Health Services offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

IOP is a three month program which could extend to a maximum of six-months depending on the treatment needs of the client. Our clinical services include individual, group, and family counseling; case management services; addictive disease education; psychiatric consultation; social work services; psychological services for dual diagnosis; diet and nutritional counseling and education; and special groups for parenting, infectious diseases, anger management, co-dependency, criminal offenders, and trauma. Clients who are admitted to Essential Behavioral Health Services, Inc.’s IOP are scheduled for a minimum of nine (9) hours of clinical services per week. Treatment is typically divided into three phases.

Outpatient (OP)

The Outpatient treatment at Essential Behavioral is a low intensity program designed to provide a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic treatment in a non-residential setting for persons suffering from substance abuse. Their program is for persons whose physical and emotional status allows them to function in their usual environment. Based on an individual assessment and a treatment plan, the outpatient program offers regularly scheduled sessions up to 6-10 hours per week are provided in the form of individual, group, and/or family counseling. Services are designed to treat the individual’s level of illness severity according to ASAM dimensions. The goals of treatment are aimed at modifying attitudinal, behavioral, and lifestyle issues that are maintaining the addictive disease cycle. When indicated, the treatment of any co-occurring disorder is also provided. Length of time in the program is ongoing and determined when treatment goals are reached.

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.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

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.

Therapies Offered:

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.

Individual Therapy

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.

Group Therapy

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.

Life Skills

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.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Essential Behavioral Health Services Highlights:

Essential Behavioral Health Services is certified by the Maryland Department of Health and mental Hygiene to facilitate 12 Hour Alcohol Education classes. Alcohol Education classes are designed for those who may have an issue with using alcohol which has lead to an arrest or charge of “driving under the influence” and/or” driving while intoxicated”. While they believe strongly in the dangers, punitive consequences of drinking and driving they also believe that ,through treatment and education, those who have been charged with drinking and driving will be less likely to re-offend .
Private

Intake:

  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment

Payment:

  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Cash payments accepted

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