Adult Psychiatric Treatment
“When I was first admitted, I didn’t know what to expect. But I received such a warm and friendly welcoming experience that it allowed me to open up and want to get help on my addiction and related behaviors.”
“I was here for depression and I felt well cared for during my treatment. Staff was helpful and caring and they will always be in my heart.”
The adult psychiatric and substance abuse treatment programs at Our Lady of Peace are designed to help individuals who have short term and/or acute care mental health and/or substance abuse needs. At Our Lady of Peace, we have programs at every level of care for adults and seniors needing care for any disorder they may experience, from a single episode of depression to complex and persistent dual diagnosis illnesses.
Adult Psychiatric Treatment
The National Institute of Mental Health reports that 1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable disorder in a given year. Peace offers psychiatric treatment programs at all levels of care to treat individuals with any one of these disorders. Adults needing any one of these programs may exhibit various mental health problems from symptoms impairing functioning for only a short time to those symptoms being so severe that the individual is a danger to themselves and/or others to the individual having an acute episode within a complex psychiatric disorder history. Inpatient care is designed to provide short term stabilization for individuals who exhibit immediate acute needs that cannot be met in a home and community setting. Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming are intended to assist individuals who remain at home but still need structured, intensive treatment.
Adult Addictions Treatment and Medical Detoxification
Our Lady of Peace provides a full array of services for addiction treatment. The American Society of Addiction Medicine recommends a flexible continuum of care that includes inpatient, outpatient and aftercare services. Although the average length of overall stay is 14 to 30 days, traditional 28-day inpatient hospitalization has been replaced with a more inclusive, individualized treatment plan. Patients graduate to the appropriate level of care as they progress in their recovery. Across the continuum, we offer evidence-based best practices such as medication assisted recovery, 12-step facilitation, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy and discharge planning.
Adult Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Our Lady of Peace provides Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT) for patients who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. A guiding principle of IDDT is that people with co-occurring disorders deserve access to the services that they need to recover. They can and do recover. Services for both mental illness and substance abuse are provided simultaneously by the same treatment team so that both disorders are treated effectively. Our dual diagnosis capable and enhanced programs include: service providers knowledgeable about alcohol and drug use, as well as mental illness; screening and assessment for co-occurring illnesses; integrated prevention and treatment services; readiness assessment and stages of change treatment; motivational interviewing; and substance abuse counseling.
Patients who complete one of the Peace treatment programs may be invited to attend Aftercare. Aftercare is a group for patients who wish to meet with other former patients and a clinician in a support group for the purpose of assisting each other with the transition from treatment and to receive support and affirmation for using new coping skills. Aftercare groups are provided free of charge for patients for a period of up to 6 months from their time of discharge.
Peaceful Transitions Outpatient Program for Adults with Severe Mental Illness
Adults who suffer from Severe Mental Illness (SMI) and are in acute psychiatric crisis can benefit from the Peaceful Transitions Program. The program that includes full and half day programming is designed to prevent patients from an inpatient hospitalization. The Transitions team specializes in this type of treatment and has a thorough understanding of the unique needs of people with severe mental illness and their families. Patients with any psychiatric diagnosis are accepted; however, patients must meet the criteria for severe and persistent mental illness (impaired functioning due to severity of symptoms). The most common diagnosis includes schizophrenia and other thought disorders, severe mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and major depression with psychosis, and borderline personality disorder. This healing process begins with medical care coupled with the development of healthy coping skills and therapy provided by licensed clinicians.
An integral part of the treatment philosophy at Our Lady of Peace is the recognition that the healing of the body, mind and spirit are all necessary to a healthy life. To this end, we offer spiritual care through the Pastoral Care Program as part of an individual’s treatment plan. Services offered include chaplaincy services, worship opportunities, spirituality groups, bereavement counseling, and pastoral counseling for individuals and their families. Any individual in treatment at Our Lady of Peace may request Pastoral Care Program services by speaking with his/her attending psychiatrist or clinician.