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.
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.
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 Lakeview Behavioral Health offer?
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)
IOP is a therapy based treatment program and is the least restrictive level of care that is offered at Lakeview Behavioral Health System. Patients attend 2-3 groups daily and the program schedule runs Monday through Friday from 8 am until 12 pm. IOP can be used as a step-down program to transition back into the community or a step-up program.
Residential (inpatient) Treatment
Inpatient hospitalization is the last and most acute level of care, and is only utilized when all other treatment options have been exhausted. Inpatient admission is only appropriate if there is an imminent danger to self or others, inability to care for self, or the need for medical supervision due to acute toxicity or withdrawal effects caused by prolonged exposure due to substance abuse.
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.
Realizing that each individual who comes to us for care has his or her own specific set of needs, strengths, skills, and concerns, they feel that all treatment plans must be entirely tailored to ensure that all patients obtain the complete, comprehensive care that they both need and deserve.
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).
They use family therapy sessions at their hospital to help your loved ones better understand your addiction and the treatment you’re going through. During family sessions, they explore family dynamics that may have led to the development of the addiction as well as allowing your family the time and space to discuss their own feelings about your addiction. They can also help family members locate community resources to allow them to continue to process their feelings and discover ways of coping with them.
After you and your treatment team have decided that you have progressed in your recovery enough to be discharged from our hospital, you will then devise an aftercare plan to allow for your continued treatment. Some people are more comfortable transitioning to a long-term care center which allows for a similar structure to treatment at a hospital. Others opt to join either our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
Still, others feel they are ready to be discharged to home, in which case they will help them locate a provider to allow for continued therapy. They will also work to connect you and your loved ones with appropriate community resources to further the healing process.
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 form of therapy that’s used to change the way you think about your life. Negative patterns of thinking, such as “I’ll never get better,” are challenged by the therapist so that you learn to think, “I’m working on my recovery one day at a time.” This allows for a more encouraging world view and more constructive ways of thinking.
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.
Individual therapy is a one-on-one therapy that’s often used to discuss the problems addiction has caused you and identify ways to solve these problems. It may explore the reasons behind your addiction and emotional pain and seek ways to better cope with the challenges in your life.
Group therapy is so important to the recovery process as it allows you to connect with other people who are facing similar struggles so that you can all learn, grow, and heal together. Process groups are centered around a specific theme to help you to process your feelings about the problems you face. Educational groups are designed to provide you with more information about addiction, co-occurring disorders, and medications. Other groups focus on relapse prevention and stress management.
Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.
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, 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.
Creative Arts Therapy
Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.
Lakeview Behavioral Health Highlights:
In the Teen & Adolescent Psychiatric Health Inpatient Program, the adolescent will be exposed to new experiences, ways of coping with stress, and better interpersonal skills. They will work on emotional regulation, and other management skills to help prevent problems from occurring due to impulsivity. Problems solving skills will be integrated into all the work they do to enable them to become better decision makers. They will also work on executive skills to help them improve their planning skills, memory, attention and focus. As they discover their unique and specific strengths they will learn how to use them to build on, creating a new way of life that will help them reach the goals they have set.
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