As most of you know, the current epidemic of opioid addiction (both prescription pain medications and heroin) in adolescents and young adults is an exploding problem with devastating consequences for these young people and their families. The tragedy of overdose afflicts every community in the country, and Maryland has been among the hardest hit. Drug overdose has now exceeded motor vehicle crashes as a cause of death.
Unfortunately, the treatment world has been slow to respond, often using adult-style approaches that don’t take into account the special needs of young people, or older approaches for youth that don’t take into account the special needs of opioid addiction.
Mountain Manor Treatment Centers has developed specialty opioid addiction treatment programming for adolescent and young adults that is developmentally- and age-specific, targeting their unique needs.
More than half of Americans aged 12 and older have reported being current drinkers of alcohol. In 2013, there were 136.9 million current alcohol users aged 12 or older, with 22.9% of those classified as binge drinkers and 6.3% as heavy drinkers. About 17.3 million of these (6.6%) met criteria for an alcohol use disorder in the past year.
Excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking and binge drinking, can increase a person’s risk of developing serious health problems which include liver damage, brain damage, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, and fetal damage in pregnant woman. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol causes approximately 88,000 deaths a year.
Many Americans begin drinking at an early age. In fact, about 25% of eighth graders and 64% of twelfth graders used alcohol in the past year. (Information provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
Drinking is common in many cultures and the effects can vary widely from person to person. Therefore, sometimes it is difficult to determine whether someone is social drinking or problem drinking. However, there are some signs to help determine if you or someone you know has a drinking problem.
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.
Opioid Dependence Treatment
Opioid addiction (both prescription pain medications and heroin) is a particularly severe form of substance use disorder. It has very high rates of relapse because of the fundamental biology of opioids, which highjack the brain’s natural reward circuits, cause withdrawal and difficult-to-resist cravings. In many ways, patients with opioid addiction need special treatment. Drawing on the experience and expertise of our clinicians, we emphasize a specialty approach that combines relapse prevention counseling with relapse prevention medications.
Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment
Buprenorphine (Suboxone) – a daily pill
Of course medications are no magic fix, but these particular medications, which are safe and effective, can offer patients the protection and extra assurance they need so that they can actively engage in the treatment process, learn relapse prevention skills and achieve personal growth in recovery.
All of our inpatient programs can start patients on relapse prevention medications. All of our outpatient programs can start and continue patients on relapse prevention medications. And we incorporate these medications into treatment in a holistic and safe fashion, emphasizing supervision, accountability and integration with recovery skills.
Vivitrol used for Addiction Recovery
Vivitrol has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of opiate and alcohol abuse, especially when complimented with an effective rehab program. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication approved by the FDA that is used to suppress a person's cravings for a substance.
Naltrexone is often used along with psychiatric counseling and social support to treat individuals undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment.
What does Mountain Manor - Residential offer?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Private Health Insurance plans accepted
Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or a local emergency number immediately.
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