Adult Addiction Services
The Adult Addiction Treatment Program is designed for the treatment of patients ages 18 or over with a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency who meet the criteria for medically supervised inpatient treatment. The program operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Areas of Care Service provider’s areas of care are the same as for the Adult Psychiatric Program with the following additions:
- Medically Managed Detoxification Physician and Registered Nurse
- Chemical Dependency Assessment Addiction Counselor
Patients are involved in specific therapy groups according to their individual needs and level of care. These may include:
- Daily Community — Facilitated daily by unit staff to enhance the patient’s ability to function in social settings with others. Morning and/or afternoon community meetings are utilized to establish and evaluate goals set by each patient in the acute program.
- Big Book Study Group —In-depth reading and discussion of the “Big Book” from Alcoholics Anonymous. Individual reading and written work may take place during this period depending on the needs of the group.
- Lecture — Facilitated by a nurse, social worker, physician, chaplain, or counselor. Lecture topics include medication education, spiritual issues, grief, humor, self-talk and self-help.
- Self-Help Support Group — AA, NA, AL-ANON, ACOA, etc., are support groups for the patient and family dealing with various addictive disease issues. These meetings are usually open to the general public and are led by a volunteer from the recovering community in various community locations.
- Process Group —These groups provide an opportunity for patients to give input into their treatment plan, receive feedback from the clinical team, and participate in structured activities related to various didactic groups. Peer review may also provide feedback about patient progress in the various programs.