Behavioral Health at Hoskins Medical Center

Behavioral health includes the emotions and behaviors that affect your overall well-being. Behavioral health is sometimes called mental health and often includes substance use. Just like physical health, behavioral health has trained providers who can help you much like a physical health care provider would.

Behavioral health provides to mental healthcare for substance use disorders, addiction treatment, life stressors and crises, and stress-related physical symptoms. Behavioral health care includes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of those conditions. As opposed to mental health, behavioral health considers how mental health leads to certain behaviors, but more generally, behavioral health focuses on how action affects physical and psychological well-being.

Addiction & Substance Abuse Recovery at Hoskins Medical Center

Our staff combines the use of medication, counseling, and behavioral therapies, providing a whole-patient approach to the treatment of addiction and substance abuse disorders. Our patients are able to focus on treatment and learn strategies on how to remain drug/alcohol free, while being able to work and manage other responsibilities.

Addiction and Substance Abuse Recovery is the process of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs (cannabis, cocaine, heroin or amphetamines). The general intent is to enable the patient to confront substance dependence, if present, and stop substance misuse to avoid the psychological, legal, financial, social, and physical consequences that can be caused. Treatment includes medication for depression or other disorders, counseling by experts and sharing of experience with other addicts.

What does recovery mean?  “Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. Even people with severe and chronic substance use disorders can, with help, overcome their illness and regain health and social function. This is called remission. Being in recovery is when those positive changes and values become part of a voluntarily adopted lifestyle. While many people in recovery believe that abstinence from all substance use is a cardinal feature of a recovery lifestyle, others report that handling negative feelings without using substances and living a contributive life are more important parts of their recovery.” – NIH, National Institute of Drug Abuse

Our Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Procedures

Psychotherapy or counseling

This also is called talk therapy. It is one of the most common treatments for mental health disorders. It involves talking about your problems with a mental health professional and there is an educational element with a focus on relaxation exercises and coping skills as well as stress management.

Prescription medicine

Medicines for mental disorders make changes to brain chemicals that are involved in emotions and thought patterns. Medicines don’t cure psychiatric conditions or health problems. But they can improve your symptoms.

Support Groups

Self-help and support groups can help you gain insight into your condition. They can provide friendships, support, resources, and tips on how to live with your condition. They also help address the feelings of isolation that often go along with mental health conditions.

Referral for Hospital or Residential Trreatment program

If the patient is at risk at becoming a danger to themselves or others, or the mental health issues or substance dependency requires detoxification, long-term care and monitored care, a referral can be made to a hospital or long-term program.

Alternative Treatments

There are many types of therapies people use to help treat mental health problems. These can include physical activity, such as exercise or yoga. They can also include creative therapies. These are therapies done using means of expressing yourself creatively. They can include using art, music, movement, or writing.

Our Behavioral Health & MAT Care

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Behavioral Health Director

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