Pathways - Anne Arundel Medical Center offers inpatient and outpatient services for adolescents and adults dealing with alcohol and/or substance addiction treatment. The program includes group therapy, family support, individual counselling, aftercare support and more. Pathways is located at Annapolis, Maryland.
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.
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.
At Pathways, they understand that mental health and substance use conditions often occur at the same time. Many times patients are aware they need help for an addiction, but do not realize that another mental disorder may be making symptoms or behaviors worse. Co-occurring conditions may contribute to the progression of drug or alcohol dependency. This is why we emphasize early identification of co-occurring disorders to address recovery needs.
What does Pathways - Anne Arundel Medical Center offer?
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.
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)
Instensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs. A variable-length-of-stay program requiring specific individualized treatment plan objectives be met prior to discharge at Pathways. Sessions are three hours, three to four times a week, and held in the evening.
Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The Traditional Outpatient Group focuses on education, self-diagnosis, defense mechanisms, development of a sober support network, and relapse prevention. Typically a 12-week evening program (if clinically appropriate) for adults who have experienced some negative consequences from their substance abuse. Participation requires specific individualized treatment plan objectives be met prior to discharge. Ninety-minute sessions are held weekly.
Residential (inpatient) Treatment
When clinically indicated, adults are admitted to Pathways for full-time inpatient care. The clinically proven program is a 24-hour treatment program for patients who suffer from with alcohol and/or substance use disorders. In addition, mental health needs are also assessed and treated as part of our comprehensive services. Their programs are tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Length of stay is based on each individual’s clinical need.
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.
Pathways’ drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs are guided by the philosophy that alcohol and drug addiction is a progressive illness, treatable through professional and compassionate care, strong family involvement, education, and a 12-step-based approach to ongoing recovery and support. The goal is to help each individual attain the physical, emotional, and social tools that light the path to a fulfilling personal recovery.
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.
Pathways also places great importance on nurturing and restoring trust and hope in family members. Virtually every one of their drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs includes a family component to help mend the family rifts that are a common by-product of addiction.
Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. The Continuing Care Outpatient Program is a variable-length-of-stay program that provides supportive care for those who are in continuing recovery. Participation in this group requires specific individualized treatment plan objectives be met prior to discharge. Weekly 90-minute sessions are held at night.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Pathways - Anne Arundel Medical Center Highlights:
Tucked away in quiet woods and just minutes from downtown Annapolis, Pathways is a unique part of Anne Arundel Medical Center. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the 40-bed freestanding complex is dedicated to providing compassionate, confidential inpatient and outpatient care for teens and adults who suffer from drug and alcohol use, and patients who suffer from a combination of substance use and mental health problems.
Their treatment team includes a board-certified psychiatrist, certified drug and alcohol counselors, licensed counselors and social workers, registered nurses, an adventure therapist, family counselors, certified teachers and physician’s assistants who specialize in addiction medicine.
The Partial Hospitalization Program is a day program for patients who are medically stable and can be treated at a level of care that doesn't require inpatient detoxification or rehabilitation. When clinically appropriate, patients can return home each evening. Patients can also stay overnight at Pathways for a nominal fee.
The Outpatient Detoxification Program is a daytime treatment that rovides an opportunity for patients to safely withdraw from opioids over a period of 3 to 6 days followed by ongoing professional support in recovery. Patients are assessed for admission to the program by a team of professionals and are required to have a safe and sober living environment. At the end of each day in treatment, patients leave Pathways with medical instructions and return for treatment in the morning. Patients are expected to continue in one of Pathways' outpatient treatment programs, or an approved outpatient treatment program following completion of outpatient detoxification.
Pathways offers a 12-hour DWI Education Program and a 26-week DWI Treatment Program for individuals charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI).
Adventure therapy is one of the most unique—and exciting—aspects of Pathways’ drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs. Their on-campus ropes course features more than 20 high and low activities—including a 45-foot climbing tower and a 12-foot climbing wall—all designed to help patients and their family members increase their self-awareness and tap into the behavioral changes that are critical to their recovery process.
The Pathways School Program offers a highly structured and individualized educational environment that allows students to fulfill basic school requirements during treatment with minimal interruption. Led by a master’s level Maryland-certified special education teacher, the program offers daily instruction and one-on-one tutoring with certified Anne Arundel County teachers, as well as pre-GED evaluation, preparation, and testing. The program is available to all teen patients, enrolled in Pathways programs, whether they are currently enrolled in school or not.
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