Saint Mary's Hospital - Behavioral Health Services
Drug Rehab Center in Waterbury, Connecticut
About Saint Mary's Hospital - Behavioral Health Services in Connecticut
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Saint Mary's Hospital - Behavioral Health Services offers individuals suffering from dual diagnosis and mental health issues a place to get help. Dual diagnosis is when a person suffers from both a mental health disorder and an addiction. Saint Mary's Hospital - Behavioral Health Services offers inpatient levels of care to help people recover from their addictions as well as their mental health disorders. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO). This means that the hospital meets high standards for quality and safety. Saint Mary's Hospital - Behavioral Health Services accepts most private health insurance plans.
Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.
When someone in struggles with both addiction and mental or emotional illness, this is considered a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis treatment can include therapy for these issues to happen simultaneously, which will allow either of them to be treated effectively.
Sometimes people who have suffered from addiction disorder also suffer from co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc., making them “dual diagnoses.” Dual diagnoses require specialized treatment programs where drug and alcohol addiction are addressed along with psychiatric illnesses. Some rehabilitation facilities provide patients suffering from cooccurrences a program with highly integrated services and a clean environment with few distractions to help them succeed.
Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Mental Health
Levels of Care Offered
offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Inpatient Treatment Program
Inpatient treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction is an option that provides the addict with a supportive environment in which they can stop using. After detox, an inpatient treatment center provides a structured environment for the addict to recover from their addiction and begin taking steps toward a lifetime of sobriety.
This type of treatment is appropriate for addicts that are most in need of intensive care and supervision. This includes those who were unable to quit on their own, those who need more structure than they can get in outpatient treatment, and those whose addiction has led them into legal trouble or severe health problems.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at this Waterbury, CT Facility.
Because no single treatment is effective for all addicts, the goal of treatment and therapy should be to figure out what works best for each individual. Tolerance and withdrawal levels differ from person to person, affecting the treatment intensity required. Addiction treatment should aim to help addicts develop healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with their addiction and its underlying causes.
Family therapy is beneficial for people who are in addiction treatment services because it offers addicts the opportunity to work with their family members to better understand what led them to make choices that contributed to their addiction.
This type of therapy helps family members reach a deeper understanding of how they can best support their loved one during recovery. It also helps the addict better understand their own motivations and triggers that led them to turn to substance abuse.
Family therapy can help addicts in the following ways:
- Assists family members in processing difficult feelings so they don’t blame or resent recovering addicts
- Assists family members in understanding how addiction has impacted the addict and everyone who is involved with them
- Allows the addict to take responsibility for their actions, while encouraging improved communication skills
- Helps family members understand how to best support an individual in recovery so addicts don’t relapse again.
Group therapy can help build a stronger support system and give addicts in Waterbury, CT insight into their addiction that they gain through shared conversations. Group therapy occurs in a controlled group environment, exclusive of one on one meetings. This makes it safer for patients to feel comfortable sharing the struggles they’re going through and gaining perspective.
Trauma therapy is beneficial for people who are recovering from drug addiction because it helps them heal from past traumas that may have caused them to turn to harmful substances or led them to experience negative emotions that contributed to their destructive behaviors.
This type of treatment works by processing difficult experiences so individuals can learn how to process these events without having to turn to substances for coping.
Trauma therapy can help addicts in the following ways:
- Helps individuals understand their experiences and emotional responses to difficult events, including why they turned to drugs or alcohol
- Provides them with comfort and support while working through difficult emotions related to these traumatic experiences
- Offers an opportunity for addicts to have a voice and be heard, which can improve their self-esteem
- Can help them develop coping skills so they can better respond to triggers instead of turning to substance abuse.
Addicts seeking sobriety can find quick results with Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy. This type of counseling offered by Saint Mary's Hospital - Behavioral Health Services replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts with positive and productive behaviors. This allows addicts to move forward without having to deal with ongoing treatment throughout their lives. Individuals who are seeking sobriety can find quick results with Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Dual-Diagnosis, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Inpatient Treatment, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Trauma Therapy
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Experiential Therapy at Saint Mary's Hospital - Behavioral Health Services
Experiential therapy uses engaging activities to help patients access deeper, often hidden emotions. For example, the patient could role-play a problematic situation or engage in activities like drawing, painting, poetry writing, music composition, exercising, or journaling to help process intense feelings.
Experiential therapy is a type of therapeutic approach that focuses on having patients work through problems, issues, or emotions by engaging directly in some real experience. Experiential therapy occurs face-to-face with a therapist who helps these people to explore their feelings first hand.
It is based on the belief that to truly understand and gain insight into oneself and behavior; it is necessary and helpful to have real experiences with the issues involved. Some therapists have developed the experiential therapy approach as a way of treating addictive behaviors or dealing with impulses related to addiction. It comes from an existential school of psychotherapy called ‘experiential existential.’
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56 Franklin street
Waterbury, Connecticut 6706
Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health
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Waterbury, Connecticut Addiction Information
Connecticut has a higher rate of substance abuse and addiction than the national average. The state ranks in the top 10 in the country for illicit drug dependence among those ages 18 to 25. In 2010, there were 9,211 people admitted to an alcohol treatment facility for alcohol abuse combined with a secondary drug. Connecticut ranked fifth in the United States of America for the number of fatalities involving drunk driving in 2014.
Waterbury, CT is a community that has been deeply affected by drug addiction and abuse. In 2019, there were 1,496 reported cases of drug abuse and addiction. In Waterbury, there were 112 overdose deaths in 2016, which is a rate of 24.8 deaths per 100,000 people. The most commonly abused drugs in Waterbury are heroin and cocaine. The city has established several initiatives to help residents get treatment services.
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