When individuals are chronically and excessively using a substance or a drug in order to experience mind-altering and mood-altering results, they are likely suffering from a substance use disorder. Despite the fact that these people become subject to negative consequences as a direct result of their drug use, they find that they are unable to stop using. There are a variety of different substances that individuals can become dependent on but, regardless of the particular drug, once this dependency develops, it can be extremely difficult for people to cease use without help. However, overcoming the disease of addiction is possible and the staff at Sonora is here to help you fight that battle.
Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital is a leading 72-bed acute inpatient psychiatric hospital in Tucson that is devoted to providing optimal treatment for children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with drug addiction and/or behavioral health issues. We acknowledge the unique and sensitive needs of patients who are struggling with substance abuse concerns and diligently work with them and their families as they rediscover a life of sobriety. With treatment that is designed to address every aspect of chemical dependency, the staff at our treatment center implements treatment modalities and techniques geared towards successful recovery from the perils of the disease of addiction.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Although people who are addicted to drugs tend to go to great lengths in order to keep their addiction a secret, there are some telltale warning signs that may indicate that a person has developed a problem with substance use. Examples of these warning signs may include:
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Changes in eating patterns
- Noticeable changes in one’s physical appearance
- No longer participating in activities once enjoyed
- Frequent absences from work or school
- Drop in academic or occupational performance
- Sudden changes in the company one keeps
- Random, dramatic mood swings
If you have a family member or loved one who you suspect is abusing substances and you have noticed any, or all, of these warning signs, then it is time to step in and help him or her get the help that he or she needs. Initially confronting your loved one with your concerns can be intimidating as you are likely to be met with resistance, defensiveness, denial, and possibly even anger. But remain persistent. Express specific things that you have noticed in his or her behavior or demeanor that have raised concern. Explore treatment options and have them ready to present to your loved one. Refrain from being judgmental and remain supportive throughout the entire treatment process. Remember that addiction is an illness and that the road to recovery can be a long one.
Why Consider Treatment at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital
Depending on the type of substance or drug being used, the amount of the substance that is being used, and frequency in which that use is occurring, the symptoms and effects of chemical dependency will vary. Regardless of the type of drug that is being used, however, negative cognitive, behavioral, psychosocial, and health consequences are more than likely going to present themselves. While you know that you have lost control of many aspects of your life, and you know that you are putting yourself at risk for experiencing even more detrimental consequences, you feel powerless to stop using. But you do not have to feel powerless. You have the strength to stop and, with proper treatment, you can develop the tools needed to not only put an end to your use, but to maintain sobriety.
Our inpatient treatment center is an invaluable way of receiving the rehab one needs to overcome an addiction to substances. By entering our center, individuals are immediately entering an environment where they are safe from the temptation to use because they no longer have access to their drug of choice. Additionally, inpatient treatment centers provide around-the-clock care and support as people deal with the withdrawal symptoms that may arise and fight against the cravings that are likely to ensue. Through a variety of therapeutic techniques and interventions, our inpatient drug addiction rehab treatment center can help individuals learn the tools they need to overcome their addictions and begin walking down the path to ultimate recovery and true healing.
Rehab Philosophy and Benefits
As the leading provider of drug & alcohol rehab in Tucson, we have made it our sole mission to provide superior chemical dependency and behavioral healthcare services to the people, hospitals, and communities that we serve. By employing an evidenced-based treatment protocol that teaches effective coping skills, we are able to enhance our patients’ ability to remain successful in their recovery and sobriety after they are discharged from our care. Our highly trained and qualified staff is dedicated to providing comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessments, diagnostic services, and the most thorough treatment possible. By caring for patients who are struggling with acute illnesses and substance abuse concerns in a sensitive and caring manner, the staff at our treatment center is able to assist those who come to us for help regain and maintain their highest level of functioning.
Types of Treatment Offered at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital
When an individual arrives at Sonora, he or she will complete an initial assessment that includes a physical examination, a psychiatric evaluation, a psychological assessment, and a thorough collection of medical history. During this time, the staff conducting the evaluation will also identify the patient’s social skills, cultural and family issues, and determine any other needs that he or she may have. We use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, and our experienced clinical team is composed of internists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, therapists, and expressive art therapists, all of whom are trained in treating individuals who are struggling with behavioral and emotional issues, as well as substance abuse and addiction concerns. All treatment plans are individualized and may include the following methods:
Medication management: Many individuals who struggle with an addiction to substances also suffer from co-occurring mental health conditions that require pharmaceutical interventions to help alleviate any symptoms that they are suffering from. When this form of treatment is deemed appropriate for a patient, it is done under the constant supervision of psychiatrists and trained medical staff to ensure medication effectiveness and to make any changes that might be necessary. Additionally, all patients receive individual medication education in order to address any questions or concerns that may arise.
Group therapy: Our main form of rehab here at our inpatient treatment center consists of daily group therapy sessions. Rather than using process groups like many inpatient treatment centers do, we use solution-focused groups that teach patients a variety of skills needed to overcome their addiction to substances while also addressing symptoms of a co-occurring disorder, if one exists. Some of our group topics include hygiene, sleep, coping skills, stress management, self-awareness, relaxation, and self-help skills training.
Family meetings: Family members are encouraged to be an active part of all aspects of the treatment process. Education about their loved one’s condition is provided and family members are in constant communication with case managers throughout their loved one’s stay.
Additional treatment methods may include the following:
- Daily meetings with a social worker
- Recreation therapy
- Expressive therapy, including art therapy
- Weekly dietary groups
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
The discharge planning process begins as soon as patients are admitted for rehab into our our treatment center. Within 48 hours of admission, a social worker will evaluate each patient for available resources that can be implemented once he or she has left our center, including placement, transportation, and aftercare treatment options. When the time comes for the patient to be discharged, the social worker will coordinate placement with the patient, the patient’s family members, any outside community agencies, or private insurance. When necessary, social workers will also coordinate transportation from the hospital on the day of discharge, as well as ensure that transportation needs in Tucson or elsewhere for aftercare treatment appointments are met.
For adult patients that no longer require the intensive level of psychiatric care provided by inpatient center, Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital offers outpatient treatment that consist of nine to twelve hours of group therapy each week. These group sessions allow participants to process real-life scenarios as they happen, while also receiving the support they need as they practice the new techniques that they are learning. This eight to twelve week period of intensive treatment gives participants the chance to use a group setting to work through the emotional and psychological issues that keep them locked in a state of distress. Through our outpatient treatment, patients will learn techniques that they can continue to use for the rest of their lives.
Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) and our intensive outpatient program (IOP) allow patients to live at home, attend school, or go back to work while still receiving the treatment that they need. PHP is held 5 days a week for 6 hours each day, while IOP is held 3 days a week for 3 hours each day. Both programs have a mental health and chemical dependency track. In addition to PHP and IOP, we have an aftercare program for alumni that is held once a month for as long as patients need.
All of the services that we offer here at Sonora Behavioral Health are designed to encourage patient success as they navigate the recovery process. For those struggling with chemical dependency and drug & alcohol addiction in Tucson, our treatment center can be the beginning of a life free from the demon of addiction and the start on the path to a happy, healthy, and sober life.
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