Palos Community Hospital - Behavioral Health

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Palos Community Hospital - Behavioral Health offers the full spectrum of behavioral health services including chemical dependency treatment. Palos Community Hospital - Behavioral Health also offers outpatient counseling services and inpatient care.

Palos Community Hospital - Behavioral Health 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.

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.

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.

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 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 Palos Community Hospital - 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)

Live at home and participate in most of your typical daily activities when you participate in our intensive outpatient treatment program. You’ll take part in meetings several times a week with a therapist and your peers while learning how to stay sober and get the most out of 12-step programs and community support groups. They are committed to helping you succeed so they assess your progress and work with you to adjust your treatment plan as needed.

Outpatient (OP)

For help in dealing with life’s challenges, choose Palos Health's outpatient counseling services. Their expert therapists thoroughly understand the social, environmental and biological reasons people act and think certain ways. That means their behavioral health professionals are specially qualified to help you find ways to live more healthfully and happily.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Inpatient care provides timely, thorough medical treatment for symptoms you may notice as you start using less of an addictive drug or alcohol. During your stay, you’ll receive psychotherapy, medication and other services that help you begin to function better. When substance abuse or mental illness puts the well-being of you or someone else at serious risk, inpatient care provides protection, security and a path to recovery.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

You need specialized care when you experience both a substance abuse disorder and a mental health condition—also called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. Choose Palos Health for assistance reducing the symptoms of mental illness and recovering from chemical dependency. At Palos, their team will work with you to develop a care plan tailored to you. Co-occurring disorders affect almost every aspect of your life, so effective treatment cares for your whole self.

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.

12-Step

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).

Family Program

You’ll find it easier to take steps that enrich your life when you get support from your loved ones. That’s why they may ask about family members or close friends who could participate in your treatment plan. They’ll help you identify people who’d improve your outcome.

Aftercare Support

The longer you receive support, the more likely you’ll remain abstinent. That’s why you’ll want to join their free Aftercare Group, which meets for six weeks to reinforce skills you learned during outpatient substance abuse treatment or partial hospitalization at Palos.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

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.

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. Individual psychotherapy explores the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and relationships that led to hospital admission and provides strategies for constructively dealing with them.

Trauma Therapy

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

Many people find tremendous benefit from the ongoing feedback and support a group therapy session provides. Groups are led by behavioral health specialists and provide a safe structure and environment. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss your experiences with a group of your peers and learn strategies to better manage your condition. Convenient day and evening group sessions are available.

Couples Treatment

Good relationships with your loved ones involve joy, intimacy and support. But family and marital relationships also sometimes create stress and conflict. Turn to a neutral therapist at Palos Health for assistance navigating the challenges, making healthy decisions about relationships and strengthening family ties. Couples counseling at Palos helps you prevent, recognize and resolve conflicts in a committed relationship. Their skilled, experienced therapists can guide you and your partner through many issues.

Experiential Therapy

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

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.

Animal Therapy

Palos Hospital has an animal-assisted therapy program known as Wags Therapy. Highly trained volunteer handler/dog teams provide therapeutic visits seven days a week to patients who meet their medically approved criteria. Animal therapy (aka pet therapy or animal-assisted therapy) can be very healing, as it allows patients to bond with animals, who give unconditional love. This is particularly useful for those who suffered trauma by the hands of people, who may be able to trust and form closer attachments to animals than humans at certain stages of rehabilitation.

Palos Community Hospital - Behavioral Health Highlights:

Patients get access to Palos' multidisciplinary team of experts including: psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, occupational therapists, and advanced practice nurses. These behavioral health specialists provide high-quality care because they stay up to date on the treatment that benefit patients the most.
Their Partial Hospital Program benefits you if you suffer from co-occurring (dual diagnosis) disorders—meaning you experience both a substance abuse disorder and a mental health disorder. You’ll take part in several therapy sessions daily, and then return home. Your therapist may recommend this option as an alternative or follow-up program to inpatient treatment.
Parents’ substance abuse affects their children. So when you get chemical dependency treatment at Palos, you can enroll your children ages 6–12 in Kids Recover too! In their free, ongoing program, a skilled therapist helps children deal with their feelings in safe, productive ways.
After the intake interview, you and your therapist will discuss ways to address your problems and make you feel better. Together, you might identify lifestyle changes, different ways of thinking or problem-solving techniques that would benefit you. Your therapist may suggest small tasks to help you practice new skills, or recommend support groups that offer advice from people in your situation.
The patient room features their Room Service menu. Room Service is available seven days a week on most patient units between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm Meals will be delivered within 45 minutes of placing your order.
Private rooms available

Accreditation:

  • JCAHO

Payment:

  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • If you are uninsured or lack adequate insurance coverage, Palos has programs to assist you in addressing your medical bills and minimizing financial hardship, including financial assistance. The Financial Assistance Policy is available to help patients who may be uninsured or underinsured understand available financial assistance. It covers services provided by Palos Hospital and physicians employed by Palos Medical Group. The Financial Assistance Policy only applies to medically necessary and emergency services.

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Intake:

  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)
  • Hearing impaired friendly facility