Saint Claire's Behavioral Health

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Saint Clare's Behavioral Health incorporates a blend of proven therapeutic methods including medication, education, counselling, and support designed to help individuals overcome challenges related to stress, mood, psychiatric, and addiction disorders. Saint Clare's Behavioral Health is located at Boonton, New Jersey.

Saint Claire's 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:

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.

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. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.

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 Saint Claire's 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)

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) offers an option for clients not requiring inpatient level of care or for those who have recently completed an inpatient treatment program. The IOP is a group-based program held three days per week and has either morning or evening hours available. The sessions are three hours in length and offer educational information on substance use and coping skills, as well as group therapy. Clients also will have an individual clinician assigned at intake and will meet weekly with this clinician for one-on-one counseling. For clients with a mental health diagnosis, they have an advanced practice nurse (APN) on staff to provide psychiatric care and assessment.

Outpatient (OP)

The outpatient program (OP) is for clients who have completed the IOP program. In some cases, clients may be assessed as only requiring an OP level of care and may begin their treatment in this group if deemed clinically appropriate. This level of care is less intense and typically meets once weekly for group therapy and once weekly for individual counseling sessions, with morning and evening hours available. There is also a distinct track of the OP program for people who may have mental health and substance abuse disorders, also known as co-occurring disorders. Individuals will meet twice weekly for group therapy, to enhance stability for both substance abuse and mental health treatment.

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. In addition to their many outpatient programs, Saint Clare’s offers inpatient units for adult, child, and adolescent patients who require the resources and safety of a hospital setting.

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.

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:

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.

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

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)

Modern electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe, effective brain stimulation technique done under general anesthesia, using electric currents to trigger changes in brain chemistry that may help to reverse symptoms of depression and other psychological conditions. Saint Clare’s Behavioral Health provides ECT for people with psychological conditions who have been unresponsive to trials of medication and other treatments. ECT is a common treatment option for patients experiencing: depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, mania, or suicidal thoughts or behavior. Circumstances that call for rapid treatment response can also occur during pregnancy and when in a catatonic state.

Saint Claire's Behavioral Health Highlights:

Their Alcohol and Chemical Dependency (ACDS) program is rooted in their team philosophy: fighting addiction, saving lives, and healing families. They know that treatment and recovery is a journey and each member of the ACDS team has made the long-term commitment of helping their clients reach their recovery goals.
Partial Hospitalization Program provides services to children and adolescents aged 12 to 17 with psychiatric diagnosis utilizing daily intensive, therapeutic intervention which does not require inpatient hospitalization. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologist, social workers, behavioral health nurses and behavioral health counselors.
Private

Accreditation:

  • JCAHO

Payment:

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

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Intake:

  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed