Prairie Saint Johns is located in Fargo, North Dakota. Prairie Saint Johns is a psychiatric hospital facility offering services for children, adolescents and adults to address mental health issues, substance use addiction or co-occurring disorders. Prairie offers a full psychiatric and addiction Continuum of Care.
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.
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 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 Prairie Saint Johns 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)
Prairie St. John’s Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are designed for adults who need organized treatment services but are able to do this within the context of their usual environment and daily activities. Patients at this level of care participate in 3-hour group sessions 3 evenings a week for approximately 7 weeks. Treatment is received through the following group sessions: Chemical Dependency Education Process Group, Social Work PyschoEducation Group, and Family Education and Multifamily Process Group.
Low Intensive Outpatient Programs (LIOP) are a step-down from IOP. Patients at this level of care are seen in a group setting one to two times per week for ongoing care and maintenance. Individual and family therapy can also be provided at this level of care.
Residential (inpatient) Treatment
The acute inpatient program treats adults in an intensive therapeutic structure, providing psychiatric stabilization and 24-hour nursing care for patients experiencing critical symptoms. It offers a comprehensive treatment approach to stabilizing acute psychiatric and addictive disease problems in adults of all ages. The ultimate goal of the inpatient treatment is to stabilize the immediate crisis and to enable the patient to return to the community with skills to promote personal and emotional development, relationship building and independence.
Residential Substance Use Treatment provides a safe, structured living environment for patients who need continued care as they begin to break the cycle of substance abuse and take responsibility for their new life of recovery. Residential Treatment allows time to focus on various behavioral and emotional issues that need to be resolved and guides the application of recovery skills, which include emotional functioning, family dynamics, personal responsibility, work/school reintegration and relapse prevention.
A thorough assessment is completed and an individual plan is developed for each child or adolescent. The treatment team assesses the needs of the individual and provides a supportive, respectful environment that encourages and reinforces positive behaviors. An individualized treatment plan is initiated with a special emphasis placed on medication management, as well as group and family therapy.
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).
Whenever possible, and clinically appropriate, a patient’s family is engaged in the therapeutic process. Family or social support involvement is seen as being a critical issue in the area of relapse prevention. Children and adolescents function within a system – the family unit. What is happening with one family member affects the entire system. A team of treatment professionals explore ways to prevent future crises while working with parents and children on communication, problem solving, parenting strategies and the development and implementation of rules and consequences. They teach the positive reinforcement approach so parents may continue these supportive and effective methods at home.
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. In order to reduce the need for future hospitalization, discharge planning is seen as a priority. Staff works towards identifying and coordinating community resource support and aftercare services to assist each patient in meeting their goals.
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.
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.
Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.
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.
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.
Prairie Saint Johns Highlights:
The Partial Hospitalization Program is appropriate for patients who have mild to moderate mental, emotional, and/or substance use disorders who require coordinated, intensive, comprehensive, and multi-disciplinary treatment. PHP is appropriate for patients who are able to maintain themselves in the community at a minimum to moderate level of functioning and those who present no immediate threat to themselves or others. PHP also is beneficial for patients who are making a transition from inpatient care back into the community or can be a supplement to the recovery process for patients who have failed to respond adequately to standard weekly outpatient therapy.
The average length of stay varies between 3 to 4 weeks. Programming includes group therapy session and individual sessions with a Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist. PHP is held every day of the week from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, and lunch is provided as part of the program.
Accessing Prairie’s Continuum of Care is as easy as a phone call. Their Needs Assessment and Referral Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond promptly to calls or walk-in inquiries and is staffed by a master’s level mental health professional. A free and confidential Needs Assessment may be scheduled at any time.
Prairie St. John’s utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in diagnosis and provides emergency and ongoing services for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as their families.
The staff at Prairie St. John’s comprises a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who work together. We have Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Board Certified Adult Psychiatrists, PhD Psychologists, Master’s Level Counselors, Licensed Master’s Level Social Workers, Registered and Licensed Nurses, Occupational & Recreational Therapists, Licensed Addiction Counselors and Behavioral Health Techs.
Daily Fee: $300.00
Private Health Insurance plans accepted
Military insurance coverage
Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
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