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Mental health disorders are among the most common illnesses in any community, and they can have a severe impact on functioning and quality of life. Data presented from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that twenty-one percent of all U.S. adults, which is equal to an estimated 52.9 million adults aged eighteen or older, in America live with AMI (any mental illness). Of the nearly one in five adults with AMI, 24.3 million (46.2%) received mental health services in the past year. A residential treatment center (RTC), sometimes called a rehab, is a live-in health care option where individuals in need of intensive mental health treatment are required to reside at the facility for the duration of the program. Signs that may indicate the need for residential treatment include but are not limited to the following examples, provided by the University of Utah:

  • Unable to function optimally in daily life.
  • Neglect personal hygiene.
  • Sudden and extreme weight fluctuation (e.g., weight loss or gain).
  • Sleep disturbance.
  • Self-imposed social isolation.
  • Experiencing suicidal ideation (SI): also known as suicidal thoughts or ideas, SI is defined as a “broad term used to describe a range of contemplations, wishes, and preoccupations with death and suicide.”
  • Experiencing psychotic episodes: common symptoms may include delusions (false beliefs), hallucinations (perception of a nonexistent sensation, object or event), incoherent speech, and displays of behavior that is inappropriate for the situation.

The residents attending an inpatient mental health treatment program will work with a team of doctors and mental health professionals who provide counseling services, 24-hour support, supervised medication administration, and a stable environment for recovery. To ensure all nuanced needs are met a tailored treatment plan will be developed for each resident. Mental health treatment plans typically include one or more psychotherapeutic approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), expressive arts therapy (e.g., play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, sand therapy, etc.), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), interpersonal therapy (IPT), motivational interviewing (MI), and more. Depending on one’s needs, some individuals may benefit from including medication into the treatment plan, in conjunction with various therapeutic methods. In these cases, integrating a combination of both psychotherapy and medication into one’s treatment plan yields the most successful long-term results.

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If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one regarding substance abuse and/ or addiction, we recommend reaching out for help as soon as possible. If left untreated, substance abuse can result in long lasting and potentially life-threatening consequences. Keep in mind: you are not alone! There is an entire network of professionals that are available to help and support you and your loved one throughout the recovery process. The earlier you seek support, the sooner your loved one can return to a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions regarding our specific program at Haven House Addiction Treatment and/ or general substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment related information. Our highly trained staff is readily available to discuss how we might best be able to help you and your loved one. We can be reached by phone at 424-258-6792. You are also welcomed to contact anytime us via email at admissions@hhtxc.com.

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