Wake Forest Baptist Health

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a fully integrated academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center improves the behavioral health and well-being of the people around the area through patient care, education and research.

Wake Forest Baptist 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.

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.

Rehab Services:

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.

What does Wake Forest Baptist Health offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program is designed to allow the patient to live at home and continue with their daily work and family routines. The goal of this treatment is to establish a healthy and productive life with an emphasis on abstinence and continuing recovery.

Outpatient (OP)

Their outpatient programs encompass services for adults (including a separate geriatric program, adolescents and children). The patient participates with a resident physician in the evaluation of every patient at every visit. Outpatient services for adults include evaluation and treatment for a full range of psychiatric disorders including alcoholism and substance abuse. Outpatient for child and adolescent is also available, services include evaluation and treatment for all childhood psychiatric disorders including depressive disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit disorders.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Adult inpatient services focus on evaluation and treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia offering inpatient ECT when needed. The Child and adolescent inpatient services include evaluations and treatment for depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder.

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.

12-Step

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).

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.

Aftercare Support

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. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The continuing care consists of weekly groups sessions for a minimum of 12 weeks after the IOP program.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

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.

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.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a important component of the program. Group therapy allows patients to explore how their lives have been affected by chemical dependency and identify with others who are chemically dependent. A sense of trust, safety and comradeship allows group therapy to be an excellent place for starting the recovery process

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

ECT is a form of treatment in which controlled electric currents are passed through the brain, sometimes causing short seizures. Treatments are done under general anesthesia. ECT appears to change brain chemistry for the better, and has been shown to provide fast and sometimes dramatic improvements in severe mental health conditions that can exist alongside addiction, including depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and suicidality. ECT is also often used by those who prefer it to taking medication. Wake Forest Baptist Health is known for the quality of their ECT program which is offered on an outpatient basis when recommended.

Wake Forest Baptist Health Highlights:

Wake Forest Baptist Health is dedicated to providing exceptional care and treatment using highly trained professionals in the field substance dependency. Their approach is one of caring and focused treatment that maximizes the potential of every client on their road to recovery. All services are provided on an individualized, structured, continuing program of recovery to aid patient in achieving sobriety.

Accreditation:

  • CARF
  • JCAHO

Payment:

  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.

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  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Treatment for emotionally disturbed children