Northwell Health - Zucker Hillside Hospital

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Zucker Hillside Hospital is Northwell Health’s nationally recognized behavioral health center known for its pioneering clinical, teaching and research programs. Zucker Hilside Hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient treatments for adults, children, and geriatric patients.

Northwell Health - Zucker Hillside Hospital 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.

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.

Rehab Services:

Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)

Methadone Maintenance Treatment or ORT (Opiate Replacement Therapy) is the use of methadone as a substitute for someone who is addicted to opioids (heroin, OxyContin, codeine, Dilaudid, Percocet and others), helping with the recovery process reducing the cravings for the opioids or used as part of the admittance process to a substance abuse treatment facility that requires complete abstinence.

Psychotropic Medication

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 Northwell Health - Zucker Hillside Hospital offer?

Outpatient (OP)

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.

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.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is treatment used for people with borderline personality disorder. DBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy developed specifically as a comprehensive treatment for individuals who meet criteria for borderline personality disorder, as well as patients with any severe impulsive or out-of-control behavioral patterns (eg, reckless driving, binge eating, episodic alcohol and substance abuse). Much of the dialectic behavior therapy treatment paradigm derives from Buddhist meditative practices. The treatment involves exercises in mindfulness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance and acceptance.

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.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure that causes a brief convulsion by passing an electric current through the brain; it is used to treat some mental disorders. It is a very effective and safe treatment for depression that uses electricity to trigger a seizure. The ECT program at Zucker Hillside Hospital is among the oldest, most experienced and active in the nation. The compassionate and expert staff consist of ECT credentialed psychiatrists, anesthesiologists, ACLS certified nurses and support staff. In addition to it's clinical mission, the ECT program at Zucker Hillside is a national resource for teaching ECT to students and physicians at all professional levels and conducts research aimed at improving outcomes.

Northwell Health - Zucker Hillside Hospital Highlights:

The Northwell Health OCD Center at Zucker Hillside Hospital offers specialized care for adults impacted by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and their families.
The Adolescent Unit treats patients 13-17 years of age whose problems required more intensive treatment than can be provided on an outpatient basis. Services in this 21-bed unit include comprehensive assessment and brief treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders including: Anxiety Disorders, AD/HD and other disruptive behavior disorders, Major Depression and Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders.
Their goal at Zucker Hillside Hospital is to promote wellness and to reintegrate patients back into the community to work, attend school, socialize, and live independently.
Private
Day School Available for patients

Accreditation:

  • JCAHO

Payment:

  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • Cash payments accepted

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Intake:

  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)
  • Dedicated programs for postpartum women