In order to meet the challenges of chemical dependency, St. Vincent's offers a multi-disciplinary treatment approach that is consistent with the 12-Step model of recovery. The primary objective of treatment is to help persons suffering from these illnesses to achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol and all illicit and/or medically unauthorized drugs. The goal is to assist clients in learning the attitudes, skills, abilities and information necessary for successful and fulfilling recoveries.
St. Vincent's offers the following outpatient services as a follow-up to inpatient treatment or as an alternative to inpatient treatment. Services available at our Harrison campus include:
This program is an alternative to inpatient treatment or a step down program for those completing more intensive inpatient says. The Day Rehabilitation program is appropriate for individuals who need daily treatment to establish and maintain abstinence, but his or her symptoms are stable enough to permit living in the community or in a supportive/supervised living situation. Program services include: daily psycho-educational groups; individual and group psychotherapy; men's and women's issues groups; co-occurring disorders educational and process groups; trauma groups; anger management groups; relapse prevention groups; family issues groups; vocational groups; cognitive behavioral therapy groups; and managing multiple emotions groups, along with a variety of activities groups. A full-time board-certified in addiction psychiatrist is dedicated to the program to manage psycho-pharmacological needs, including a full range of Medication Assisted Therapies (MAT). A registered nurse is on staff to assist patients in assessing and accessing appropriate medical care for physical health needs.
Intensive Evening Program
The intensive evening program meets three evenings a week and provides a clinical approach similar to the day rehabilitation program. The program provides both intensive and clinic levels of care, focusing on relapse prevention and co-occurring disorders treatment. The evening program accepts persons referred for assessment and treatment, in addition to those referred as a result of drinking driver assessments. Evening Program patients have access to the a psychiatrist and registered nurse to address mental health, MAT and physical health needs.
All programs provide individually tailored aftercare plans designed to support and maintain recovery gains made in active treatment. Continuing Care programs are available for qualified patients, allowing them to remain connected once they have completed treatment in one of our other programs and offers continuation of MAT services.
St. Vincent's provides care to patients with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues in all of our programs. Co-occurring clients benefit from access to specific educational and process therapy groups as well as dedicated, addiction sensitive psycho-pharmacology. Patients are seen by our program psychiatrist regularly and as needed. Medication-Assisted Treatment
St. Vincent's chemical dependency programs offer a full range of medication-assisted treatment to support the recovery process. In conjunction with participation in a counseling program, medications such as Vivitrol, Suboxone and naltrexone, along with certain others, have been shown to reduce cravings, ease or eliminate withdrawal symptoms and improve outcomes for patients.
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