Lakeview Behavioral Health’s adult inpatient program is for individuals experiencing crisis from substance abuse, mental health issues, or both. We offer a safe and secure environment to help adults regain control of their lives.
What Is Adult Inpatient Treatment?
- For patients in crisis or in need of stabilization
- Short-term in nature
- 24/7 care
- Reside at our facility
What Happens Once A Patient Admits?
- While not meant for long-term stays, the average stay is between 5-7 days, that length can vary significantly depending on the needs of the individual.
- The unit is also meant to be used as a last option for crisis stabilization after lower levels of treatment have been tried and weren’t sufficient to take care of the individual’s problem.
- As on all our units, the treatment team conducts a comprehensive evaluation covering the individual’s history and symptoms and includes other family members or significant others as appropriate.
- All information that is gathered is taken into consideration when creating the most applicable treatment plan for that individual. We recognize that each individual is a unique individual with unique needs. Additionally, we know that each individual brings specific strengths that can be used to help them overcome their difficulties.
- Based on the evaluation the individual will be placed in either the psychiatric, substance abuse or dual diagnosis track.
How Can The Psychiatric Track Help Adults?
The Inpatient Psychiatric Track focuses on treating adults with primary mental health problems. The main steps we focus on in this unit include:
- Education – Individuals in this program will learn about their illness, as well as thought patterns, emotions, psychological and physical symptoms that are common to the disorder.
- Identification – Participants will learn to identify and cope with triggers to their symptoms, especially focusing on what the individual perceives as stressful in their life and strategies to reduce the stress and increase a state of calm and relaxation from which to approach life with.
- Self-Care –Often we worry about the well-being of others without realizing that we also have needs. This program contains lessons on how individuals can better care for themselves with focusing on taking time out for oneself, scheduling enjoyable activities, simplifying complexities so as to reduce the sense of constantly rushing through life, and thoughts and behaviors to indulge one’s unique needs.
- Self-Esteem- Self-esteem refers to how much you value yourself. Many people don’t have a good opinion of themselves and this can lead to depression, social avoidance and the sense that one is not as good as or doesn’t deserve as much as others. Self-esteem is critical to mental health and overall quality of life.
- Developing a Healthy Support Network – Social support has been identified as one of the most important coping strategies, providing resiliency against all types of stress, mental and physical illness, immune system functioning and the ability to maintain an optimistic outlook.
We intertwine instruction, exercises and roleplaying utilizing these area topics to provide a comprehensive focus on a sense of self, mindfulness, and techniques for overcoming whatever the individual is suffering from.
How Does The Chemical Dependency Track Help Adults?
We work to help individuals recognize the causes of their problem, work through them and create a plan that satisfies the needs that the substance had been previously filling.
Some people who begin our program need to detox from the drug to free them from the physical addiction that has developed over time. If necessary, medication is given to make the process as easy as possible.
Everyone enrolled in the chemical dependency program will be given the skills to live a healthy lifestyle. This program is predominantly a group based program where participants learn new information and skills together and share their stories. Through these groups, each individual helps the others by offering their own experiences and insights. Some of the groups available include:
- Illness Education
- Successful Living
- Chemical Dependency
- Expressive Therapy
- Relaxation Therapy
- Relationship Skills
- Medication Education
- 12 – Step
What Is Included In The Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Track?
The Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Track is a combination of the Chemical Dependency Program and the Inpatient Psychiatric Track. Individuals in Atlanta, Georgia attend sessions in both tracks. In addition to working through each difficulty area individually, participants will learn how their mental health and substance abuse problems affect each other and how by improving in one area can help improve in others.
What Is A Typical Day In The Adult Inpatient Program?
Each patient will attend individual, group and family sessions daily. Treatment will focus on therapeutic approaches to staying healthy and medication management as appropriate. This approach will provide the best outcomes by focusing on both aspects of treatment. When it’s time for the individual to be discharged, social workers will help the individual locate appropriate services to ensure continuity of care.
What Happens After Adult Inpatient Treatment?
- Our team will work to develop comprehensive discharge and/or continuing care plans. These will ensure each adult leaves our inpatient program with access to crucial recovery resources and professional referrals.
- If it is determined the patient needs to step down a level of care to partial-hospitalization or intensive outpatient, then patients can move from one program to another as their needs change.