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Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services

Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services

  • Wilmington, DE
  • Accredited
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services, located in Wilmington, Delaware, offers comprehensive care for mental health and addiction. Integrated and holistic, their programs include both inpatient and outpatient options, with unique features like a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) unit for treating depression.

Christiana Care Health System's mission is to serve neighbors with expert, caring partnerships in health. The Behavioral Health Services division provides personalized care aligned with this mission. Accredited by SAMHSA, the team is dedicated to excellence in community service.

  • Incorporates mental health therapists into primary care for a seamless patient experience.
  • Specialized programs for addiction, including dual diagnosis and opioid addiction treatment.
  • Utilizes TMS therapy as an innovative treatment for depression.
  • Multidisciplinary team featuring psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, and board-certified psychiatrists.

Specializes in treating mental health conditions and substance use disorders, including alcoholism, drug addiction, and co-occurring disorders. Services benefit a wide demographic, from individuals in crisis to older adults with psychiatric problems.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 17 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 18 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations

Accreditations

SAMHSA

Staff

  • Kareem GenenaAssistant Medical Director of the kidney transplant programTransplant nephrologist serving as Assistant Medical Director of the kidney transplant program.
  • Nora KaturakesManager, Community Health Outreach & EducationOversees ChristianaCare's Community Health Outreach and Education program, including Wilmington Health initiatives.
  • Kert Anzilotti Jr.System Chief Medical Officer and Interim President, Medical GroupServing as System Chief Medical Officer and Interim President of ChristianaCare's Medical Group.

Conditions and Issues Treated

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Wilmington, DE

Opioid addiction has become a significant health problem in the United States. When a person’s life becomes unmanageable because of an opioid addiction, treatment can help them get sober. Treatment includes medical care and counseling.

“With so many people struggling with opioid addiction, we need more care and attention for those who want to quit. Opioid addicts often take opioids when they experience a painful injury – that’s how the cycle starts! When someone begins taking their medication differently than prescribed or takes an excessive amount of drugs, it means they’re hooked on drugs and in danger of overdosing.

The most successful way to beat this is through detoxing from these types treatments at Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services in . Most facilities start by using medical support during the process while providing counseling services; rehabilitation comes later on after treatment has been completed successfully.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment at Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services

A “dual diagnosis” is when the individual has two medical issues at the same time. The top co-occurring mental disorders with addiction are depression, anxiety, ADHD, bi-polar disorder. Addiction is also considered a mental illness that is not a choice but rather a medical condition. Addiction can be caused by any number of underlying issues.

Dual diagnosis is provided by Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services to treat addictive tendencies as well as any untreated mental illnesses. This ensures successful long term health and recovery for patients after treatment has been completed.

Dual diagnosis is provided by Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services to treat addictive tendencies as well as any untreated mental illnesses for people in Delaware. This ensures successful long term health and recovery for patients after treatment has been completed.

Levels of Care

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

Going to an inpatient rehab facility means living there while all aspects of addiction or co-occurring disorder get addressed. The treatment involves medical supervision, therapy, and future planning.

This type of rehabilitation provides a drug-free environment for people who struggle with chronic/long-term addiction without having access to drugs outside the center (or their own home). It takes away any distractions because they live there 24 hours per day. If someone is trying to break out old habits, which could lead them back into substance abuse, things like jobs or school can be put on hold until after they complete their stay to focus solely on recovery.

Outpatient programs at Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services, the Wilmington resident can live with their family while continuing with their job or studies. Treatment includes educating the patient on drug abuse, medications, and counseling sessions at the individual or group level. Outpatient treatment plans cover diagnosis, detoxification, management, and counseling. They are a popular option for those who have graduated from inpatient facilities.

Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy is a form of counseling where you meet with a trained professional one-on-one. Meeting with a therapist in this setting allows for a personal and trusting relationship to be built. This allows the patient to open up about sensitive or private issues they may not feel comfortable discussing in a group. Individual therapy helps identify the root causes of your addiction, which can help prevent relapse.

Couples therapy for drug addiction is a unique form of therapy that allows family members to work through the emotional issues of their loved one’s addiction together. Family members can support each other while learning how to cope with the addiction and encourage healthy changes. The two will work with a therapist to learn how the addiction affects themselves and the relationship.

Family therapy is often done alongside drug treatment to help addicts stay sober. The goal of family therapy for drug addiction is to create an environment where communication can happen without judgment, hostility, or blame. The therapist will sit with the family so they can learn how to communicate differently and provide new tools for dealing with emotions so that people don’t want to drink or do drugs. It’s important for families to focus on relapse prevention plans during treatment so that if the addict feels like they want to use again, they’ll know what steps they need to take together to prevent it from happening again in the future.

Group therapy sessions are another common addiction recovery service. These group sessions typically involve six to 12 addicts who meet regularly with a trained professional for support and guidance.

During these sessions, the group shares their experiences with one another and provides feedback that can help each member avoid relapse or overcome specific obstacles they are facing in their recovery process. With this type of support and guidance, addicts can feel like they are part of a community that understands their struggles and will help them get through the hard times.

Many people struggling with drug addiction have experienced some form of trauma in their lives. It is crucial that these individuals seek out professional help; otherwise, their drug abuse and addiction will likely continue.

Therapists and counselors at drug treatment centers employ several treatment programs to help people struggling with drug addiction, including trauma therapy. Trauma therapy helps people dealing with addiction by allowing them to confront the traumas of their past and move past them.

It is important to note that trauma therapy should not be confused with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Rather, it is used to treat the effects of trauma, which are often at the root of addiction.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the underlying thoughts and behaviors that caused the problem of addiction in the first place and may cause a relapse. Negative feelings are common in drug abuse disorders, but they can lead to co-occurring disorders if not recognized. CBT involves strategies that help to change the behavior pattern by restructuring negative thoughts into positive ones. It helps to remove these feelings, and it provides long-term benefits. Also, CBT promotes self-awareness and self-control. It can be administered as a monotherapy or as part of combination therapy.

CBT can improve the patient’s mood, reduce drug cravings and boost success rates on treatment plans. Regular practice can help individuals handle negative attitudes, thoughts, and feelings without turning to drugs or alcohol. The core belief of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is that one’s moods, behaviors, and actions are all connected. Individuals can improve their quality of life using CBT. It helps addicts understand the patterns of thought and feelings that cause them to use drugs or alcohol and develop a healthy response.

It’s not as simple as quitting drinking or using drugs and expecting the hard part to be over. Many addicts in recovery have discovered that they need to improve skills such as time management, organization, communication, socialization, and self-esteem. Learning certain life skills can help those who are struggling with addiction.

Medical nutrition therapy for addiction helps patients at Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services avoid “trigger” foods. Someone who craves alcohol may be sugar addicted. Eating a balanced diet with adequate protein, vegetables, and fruit can help reduce drinking urges.

MNT is a type of addiction treatment that teaches patients about healthy eating habits while counseling them. These sessions include meal planning, cooking demonstrations, shopping tips, grocery store tours, and food education.

Nicotine replacement therapy is a drug treatment that allows people to get the effects of nicotine without chewing or smoking. The therapy is often done with a patch, and doses of nicotine are reduced until nicotine is no longer needed. NRT helps smokers get nicotine into their system without resorting to smoking, and it has been shown to be an effective way to help people quit smoking. Coupling NRT with counseling and other means of support gives long-term smokers a better chance of removing their unhealthy habit.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services

Drug addiction causes the formation of abnormal connections between neurons in the brain to form due to repeated exposure to drugs. These connections are responsible for addictive behaviors to drugs. Experiential therapy is done with patients individually and is different from traditional talk therapy. This therapy can help people revisit past traumas, heal, and move on in life in a more authentic way.

Experiential therapy uses activities to recreate experiences that may have caused trauma or negative emotions. These activities include role-playing, arts and crafts, animal care, music, or rock climbing. The individual will gradually experience calmness and love and change their perception positively through this therapy. Other than drug addiction, experiential therapy can be helpful for behavioral or eating disorders.

Payment Options

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  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
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    Location & Contact

    Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services Location and Directions
    Address
    205 West 14th Street
    Wilmington, DE 19801

    Phone Number
    (302) 320-2100

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      Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Teenagers
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    Helpful reference information for Christiana Care Health System - Behavioral Health Services, a drug treatment center in Delaware located at: 205 West 14th Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed October 25, 2021

    Updated July 2, 2024

    Wilmington, Delaware Addiction and Treatment

    The Delaware substance abuse statistics show that the number of deaths due to drug injury is higher than the national average. Over 16% of all deaths in the state between 2008 and 2017 were caused by drugs and alcohol. The state has been rolling out more services to address addiction in an effort to get help to those who need it.

    Wilmington's scenic riverside location offers a vibrant arts scene and family-friendly attractions like The Grand Opera House. Drug overdose death rates in Delaware have tripled over the past decade, with illicit opioids like fentanyl contributing significantly to the crisis.

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