Substance abuse, also commonly referred to as drug abuse, is a continuous pattern of drug and/or alcohol use that is consumed in amounts or in ways that are harmful to the person using. Those who abuse substances do so with the purpose of mood-alteration and continue to do so despite the development of negative consequences that begin occurring as a direct result of their use. Substance abuse is a serious problem and can result in physical illness, ruined relationships, loss of a career, and even death. Additionally, substance abuse contributes to accidents, violence, and crime. All substances, regardless of whether or not they are legal, can have a tremendously negative impact on one’s health, as well as on most, if not all, other areas of their lives.
Rolling Hills Hospital is a private acute inpatient psychiatric care rehab clinic designed to treat the psychological and chemical dependency needs for adolescents, adults, geriatrics, and intellectually disabled patients. Located in the rural town of Ada, Oklahoma, our treatment clinic is situated on a serene landscape, which enables us to provide confidential care in a tranquil environment. Rolling Hills Hospital has been a leader in providing behavioral healthcare since 1988, which means that we have years of experience working with all types of patients who are facing a vast array of challenges. Regardless of whether you are struggling with a mental health disorder and/or a substance abuse problem, the compassionate team at Rolling Hills’ rehab clinic can help.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
The first thing that you can do if you believe that someone you love is struggling with a substance abuse problem is to take the time to learn as much as you can about the disease of addiction. By educating yourself, you will be able to recognize certain behavior patterns or health issues that your loved one may have, as well as learn the treatment options that are available to them. Once you have armed yourself with as much information as you can, there are some additional things that you can do to help:
- Talk to a professional who can give you more information about treatment options that may be beneficial for your loved one
- Talk with your loved one, sharing with him or her that you are concerned and want to help
- Don’t be judgmental or lecture your loved one
- Be there to support your loved one throughout the entire process
- Do not be an enabler
- Get help for yourself
Why Consider Treatment at Rolling Hills Hospital
Any substance that is not used in the way in which it was intended can be potentially addictive or can cause severely negative side effects that can ultimately destroy a person’s life. Families can be ripped apart, jobs can be lost, and serious health complications can develop. Ultimately, substance abuse can leave you lost in a pile of rubble. This is why it is imperative that those who are having problems with abusing substances get help in order to avoid devastating repercussions.
Treatment for substance abuse consists of helping an individual to stop using the substance, treating symptoms of withdrawal, and preventing him or her from using again. Because the withdrawal process can, at times, be dangerous and life threatening if not properly monitored, treatment for substance abuse should begin in an inpatient treatment setting where the patient can be monitored 24 hours a day in case conflict should arise. Additionally, when trying to overcome the urge to use again, a person in an inpatient setting will be safe away from the stress and triggers of the outside world until he or she has developed stronger coping skills. Once detoxification has been completed, an inpatient rehab clinic has a number of therapeutic methods readily available for patients in order to help them overcome their chemical dependency issues and live a sober lifestyle.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At Rolling Hills Hospital in Ada, it is our mission to provide superior behavioral healthcare and substance abuse services to the people, communities, and hospitals we serve. Our core values focus on honesty and fairness, treating people as we wish to be treated, and providing a level of care we would want for our own family members. It is our goal to evaluate and stabilize any psychiatric disorder or substance abuse issue in order to increase each patient’s level of functioning within the community. An experienced psychiatrist leads our team, which also includes psychologists, nurses, licensed therapists, social workers, certified nurse aids, mental health technicians, recreational therapists, and other healthcare professionals within the hospital setting.
Types of Treatment Offered at Rolling Hills Hospital
At Rolling Hills Hospital, we maintain a treatment team of professionals of whom are dedicated to providing high quality care to each and every person that comes to us. All treatment regimens are individualized to meet each patient’s particular needs and are stated in measurable terms within the patient’s treatment plan. Most of our rehab services use a combination of medication and cognitive behavioral therapy, but various options also offer additional therapeutic interventions in order to meet ongoing needs. Your specific concerns will determine which program you will be placed in and what types of therapies will be implemented. The following are some therapeutic treatment methods that may be included your treatment plan:
Medical detoxification: For those patients that come to us chemically dependent on drugs or alcohol, they will begin the treatment process by completing detox. Detoxification is the process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins within the body. Throughout this process, the body is able to heal itself and return to normal functioning. At Rolling Hills, our detox services focus on the safe withdrawal from alcohol and other substances while encompassing structured treatment services.
Medication management: At Rolling Hills, each one of our patients sees our psychiatrist at least three times a week for evaluation and medication management. All patients will be thoroughly evaluated and monitored throughout the course of treatment. In many instances, medication is used in the detox process in order to help control some of the unpleasant symptoms that may arise, while also helping to alleviate the negative symptoms of any underlying mental health disorders that may be present.
Individual therapy: All of our patients engage in individual therapy on a weekly basis, at least two hours a week for adolescents and at least once hour per week for patients on all of our other units. During individual therapy, patients can take the time to delve deeper into the root cause for why they started abusing substances, while also addressing maladaptive thought patterns and setting their own goals for treatment.
Group therapy: Here at Rolling Hills in Ada, OK, we offer a number of different process and expressive groups on a weekly basis. Topics will vary some depending upon the unit that is person is in. However, some of the topics covered may include coping skills, anger management, life skills, and managing mental illness. Those in our chemical dependency program will also discuss topics related to substance abuse and addiction.
Family therapy: Family therapy is an important part of the treatment process and is held at least once a week for each one of our patients. For the adolescent unit, family sessions must be held in person with a licensed therapist. Additionally, the parents and caregivers of our adolescent patients are encouraged to attend regular treatment meetings and are able to call and check on their child on a regular basis.
In addition to these therapeutic methods, Rolling Hills Hospital also provides a number of other services that one may participate in during his or her stay with us. Such additional services may include, but are not limited to:
- Recreational therapy
- Expressive therapies (including art, music, pet therapy, and tai chi)
- Daily school
- Emotions anonymous
Continued Care and Levels of Treatment
At Rolling Hills Hospital, discharge planning begins at the time of admission and is continuously reevaluated throughout the patient’s stay in order to help ensure a smooth transition when his or her time with us has come to an end. All discharge plans will be discussed at least once a week with family members, the rehab clinics where patients have come from, and with the patients themselves. When you are ready to transition to the next level of care, we will do everything we can to make sure the appropriate plans are put in place to ensure full, successful continuity of care. Additionally, we are able to provide you with necessary referrals to step-down options and outpatient services that will be of most help for meeting your continued needs.