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Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry

Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Amesbury, MA
  • Inpatient

Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry is located in Amesbury, Massachusetts. It primarily focuses on mental health treatment for adolescents and children. This unique rehabilitation facility offers both inpatient and outpatient services, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to support comprehensive behavioral health services in the community.

Anna Jaques Hospital's mission is to positively impact the community through quality healthcare services. Guided by shared values, the adolescent psychiatry unit is committed to providing specialized mental health care to children and adolescents in need.

  • Specializes in mental health treatment for adolescents and children, with tailored programs for young patients.
  • Offers both short-term and long-term residential treatment options, ensuring flexibility to meet individual patient needs.
  • Provides specialized services for hearing-impaired individuals and LGBTQ youth, promoting inclusivity.
  • Utilizes evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma Therapy, ensuring effective treatment approaches.

Treats psychiatric issues, addiction, and relapse prevention primarily in adolescents. Specific populations served include hearing-impaired individuals and LGBTQ youth, demonstrating a commitment to inclusive care.

  • 1 Conditions Treated
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 1 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 10 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Inpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Inpatient programs are intensive regimes that require individuals suffering from serious addictions to admit themselves into a controlled environment. Inpatient programs in Massachusetts generally span over 28 days to six months. The first step in an inpatient program is medically assisted detox. Doctors and addiction specialists at Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry monitor the individual’s vital signs as the drugs leave their system. Some inpatient rehab programs also provide counseling for family members to provide encouragement and emotional support. In inpatient programs, patients have access to 24-hour medical supervision.

Therapies & Programs

When the whole family is involved, healing can be far more successful. Family counseling involves genetic factors to the family of the addict. This offers the means to cope with addiction and its underlying emotional disorders for loved ones. It is a helpful method for addicts in helping to adjust to sober living.

Attending group therapy at Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry in Amesbury, Massachusetts allows those seeking sobriety to realize they are not alone in their battles. This is when a group of people all in different phases of recovery get together and speak about their battles. They talk about their triggers, their successes, their failures, and the things they can do to get on and stay on a sober path. These sessions also teach life skills, communication, healthy habits, and can include alternative types of therapy.

Trauma therapy allows people who struggled with a past trauma to face the situation and learn to overcome the situation. Many people who went through trauma early on, struggle with addiction later in life. By addressing the trauma and moving past the issues, it can help someone attending treatment at Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry in Amesbury, MA move forward with their recovery and begin to take a better hold of their sober future.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a method of individual and/or group counseling in Amesbury, Massachusetts that focuses on acceptance and change. It was developed to advance the idea of balancing opposites. It is a coping method of avoiding black and white approach to situations and problems. DBT can be very effective in developing coping strategies for negative emotions and experiences, and is available for patients at Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry.
The relationship between the thoughts, feelings, and actions of a patient is explored by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). As an alternative to turning to drugs and alcohol in Amesbury, Massachusetts, it helps to create a balanced response to thoughts and feelings. Effective communication between users and those around them is also encouraged. It is an efficient treatment for individuals suffering from all sorts of addictions, professionally provided by Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry.

Addiction commonly results in malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies. This can be reflected in weight loss, hair loss or hair changes, skin irregularities. Eating correctly to replace lost vitamins and minerals while balancing your diet can build confidence. Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry will help you get back on track.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) uses low-dose nicotine drugs to eliminate tobacco addiction from smokers. Without smoking, the treatment at Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry in Amesbury, MA brings nicotine into the bloodstream to minimize dependence on the physical habit, while detoxing the body from the attachment. To alleviate withdrawal symptoms, it also helps abusers to adapt to lower doses over time.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry

This is a type of therapy that involves activity to recreate situations that may have caused trauma or negative emotions. Experiential therapy at Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry in Amesbury, MA can involve acting, props, arts and crafts, animal care or other tools that may be effective.

This therapy is done on an individual basis and can help revisit and heal from past traumas. Trust between the therapist and individual is important for success. Experiential therapy can help you more closely become you and move through life in a positive and authentic manner.

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  • State-Financed
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    Location & Contact

    Anna Jaques Hospital - Adolescent Psychiatry Location and Directions
    24 Morrill Pl
    Amesbury, MA 01913

    Phone Number
    (978) 834-8448

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    • Age
      Children (0-12), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Family, Group, Individuals

    Listed July 4, 2021

    Updated July 5, 2024

    Amesbury, Massachusetts Addiction and Treatment

    Massachusetts has one of the highest rates of drug abuse in the country. More than half a million Massachusetts residents abuse alcohol while more than 1.5 million use illegal drugs each year. This drug and alcohol usage is the cause of over 8% of all deaths in the state. In 2017, Massachusetts ranked in the top 10 of the states with the highest opioid overdose rates.

    In Amesbury, Massachusetts, 9% of residents abuse drugs, higher than the national average of 8%. Almost 22% of Amesbury residents have tried drugs at some point in their lives. The most common drugs abused in Amesbury are heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. The type of treatment you receive will depend on your individual needs. However, all patients will participate in group and individual counseling sessions.

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