Providence Behavioral Health Hospital is located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Providence Behavioral Health Hospital provides Behavioral Health and Addiction Care Services in an inpatient and outpatient setting.
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.
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
Their Enhanced Acute Treatment Service provides a broad range of service, including substance withdrawal management under careful medical supervision and psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Most individuals receiving treatment are experiencing symptoms related to stopping opioids (heroin or prescription painkillers) or alcohol, benzodiazepines, or other sedatives and all have co-occurring mental health disorders.
Opioid Dependence Treatment
Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin.
The mission of the Providence Opioid Treatment Program (also called the methadone maintenance program or MMTP) is to provide high-quality, evidence-based medication-assisted treatment for opiate addiction in a non-judgmental, recovery-oriented, individualized manner in order to improve the lives of those we serve, their families, and the community.
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.
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.
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 Providence Behavioral Health Hospital 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)
Pathways, an intensive outpatient treatment program for any person suffering from the negative consequences of substance abuse or chemical dependency. The program allows individuals who may need more intensive services than traditional outpatient treatment to continue to address their substance abuse in a structured program 3 to 5 sessions per week while continuing to live in the community.
Providence Behavioral Health Hospital provides outpatient substance abuse treatment services to the residents of Western Massachusetts. These services include: individual, family and group outpatient substance abuse counseling for people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, and counseling for individuals who are affected by the substance abuse of a relative or other loved one.
Residential (inpatient) Treatment
At Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, their acute treatment services / inpatient substance use disorder treatment program can put you on the right track with the focused treatment, education, and tools you need to safely stop using drugs or alcohol and live a productive, successful and satisfying life. For adults who are in crisis and experiencing severe mental health symptoms, the Adult Psychiatric Unit at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital provides short-term admission for intensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment.
Intervention Services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. Professional intervention specialists can help loved ones organize, gather, and communicate with an addict. They can guide intervention participants in describing the damage the addict’s behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction. The ideal outcome of an intervention is for the addict to go to rehab and get the help they need.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
When someone is struggling with both drug or alcohol use and mental health symptoms, treating both illnesses at the same time can improve the chances of success on both fronts. That’s why Providence Behavioral Health Hospital offers a comprehensive Enhanced Acute Treatment Service for individuals who have these co-occurring issues – providing a vital first step in patients’ ongoing recovery process.
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.
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.
To help their patients manage their illness after they’re discharged from the hospital, they offer each patient care throughout their continuum with linkage to their intensive outpatient programs, traditional outpatient services and opioid treatment programs for treatment with methadone or buprenorphine. Patients are linked with community providers who can provide the aftercare services they need to maintain and add to the gains they’ve made in their program. These providers include primary care physicians, mental health providers, case management services, and longer-term residential treatment.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Providence Behavioral Health Hospital Highlights:
The Driver Alcohol Education program provides educational services for court-mandated, first offender DUI (driving under the influence) clients. Individual or group after-care treatment also is provided for second offenders.
Their 24-bed, Child and Adolescent Unit at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital helps children and adolescents between the ages of 5-17 who need treatment for mood disorders, depression, psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and ADHD. Their talented team includes a psychiatrist who is triple boarded in psychiatry, child psychiatry and pediatric medicine, in addition to clinicians and nurses specially trained in child and adolescent mental health care.
Family Stabilization Team (FST) services are offered for children and families with urgent behavioral health needs which cannot be met with outpatient therapy. FST services are especially designed for children and adolescents who are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization and home removal if problems persist or worsen. FST is made up of teams of clinicians and case managers who provide outreach services to the home at least twice a week.
Brightside's Community Support Program (CSP) services are short-term transitional services with the goal of assisting children, adolescents, and their families with outreach and wraparound services needed to live successfully in the community. CSP is frequently a step-down service from Family Stabilization Tream (FST) if the goals from FST have not been fully completed.
In-Home Therapy is a structured, consistent, strength-based therapeutic relationship between a licensed clinician and the youth and family designed to improve the youth's functioning in the home and community and prevent the need for admission to a psychiatric hospital, residential treatment facility, or other out-of-home placement. The In-Home Therapy team (made up of the treating staff, family, and youth) develops a treatment plan, and using established psychotherapeutic techniques and intensive family therapy, works with the entire family, or particular parts of the family, to implement focused interventions and behavioral techniques.
Therapeutic Mentoring provides a structured 1:1 strength-based relationship between a youth and a mentor to address identified daily living, social, and/or communication needs in the home and community. Therapeutic mentors support, coach, and teach skills related to age-appropriate behaviors, effective interpersonal communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.
Brightside is able to conduct neuropsychological and other assessments as part of services offered to the community. Dr. Robert Ferguson has expertise in evaluating brain function in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood. Neuropsychological assessments help to clarify diagnosis and provide recommendations about treatment and intervention.
Private Health Insurance plans accepted
Military insurance coverage
Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
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