Southwest Behavioral Health Services
is a private rehab located
in Bullhead City, Arizona.
Southwest Behavioral Health Services specializes in the treatment of
mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.
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.
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.
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.
What does Southwest Behavioral Health Services offer?
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Intensive 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.
Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.
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.
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.
Southwest Behavioral Health Services Highlights:
Southwest Behavioral Health Services inspires people to feel better and reach their potential. Through helping people discover their strengths, Southwest Behavioral Health Services improves the communities
Southwest Behavioral Health Services (SBH) is Arizona’s largest provider of publicly funded behavioral health services. Its range of services include adult outpatient clinics, adolescent/children outpatient services, residential programs, in‐home services, substance abuse programs, homeless outreach, prevention programs, and crisis recovery services.
In all areas of service, SBH supports the belief that all individuals possess personal strengths, interests, and desires, and are able to live fulfilling and rewarding lives. Thus, SBH espouses a client directed, strengths‐based, community‐integrated approach to treatment.
SBH is also committed to providing quality training to its employees and to be an educational resource for the behavioral health community. In July 2015, the Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Doctoral Psychology Training Program was awarded accreditation by the American Psychological Association, for a period of seven years. This status recognizes the program as being among the best possible quality of graduate education and training in psychology, nationwide. The program is now listed among accredited programs of professional psychology in the American Psychologist journal and on the accreditation web pages.
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