Inpatient Treatment Program
Living life with a substance use disorder or mental illness can feel like looking at the world through a distorted mirror. It can be hard to find a sense of balance or figure out how to live a normal life. Gaudenzia’s inpatient treatment program offers hope to those who feel there’s no way out of their current situation. We take people from all walks of life and offer a pregnant women and mother’s treatment program. Gaudenzia can be the start of a new existence when an addiction or mental illness doesn’t dictate your life direction.
The Fallout From Mental Health And Substance Use Disorders
- Over 14 million adults over age 18 suffer from an alcohol use disorder
- Only around 8% of adults with an alcohol use disorder receive treatment
- Thirty-eight percent of U.S. adults dealt with a drug use disorder in 2017
- Approximately 26% of adults over 18 struggle with mental illnesses each year
- An estimated 9.5% of adults deal with more than one mental illness at a time
- Women are almost twice as likely as men to deal with major depression
Understanding Mental Health Disorders
People with a mental illness are dealing with a health condition affecting how they process emotions, the way they think, and the way they behave. Sometimes individuals deal with disorders that cause them to deal with a combination of all those things. Individuals dealing with a mental health disorder often have problems functioning when it comes to school, work, or social activities.
Many people go without seeking help from a mental health treatment program because of the stigma often attached by society. They may fear being viewed as damaged or unstable, so they keep their issues to themselves until the signs become unavoidable. Mental disorders can be diagnosed and treated by professionals who have experience dealing with addiction in its various forms.
Some people show signs of mental illness early in childhood, while others don’t start having issues until they reach adolescence or adulthood. Anyone from any background can end up with a mental health disorder. Some may only have mild symptoms, while others get to the point where they can no longer function normally.
Some mental illnesses can be mistaken for other health conditions. For example, symptoms of depression mimic what people experience when they have a thyroid condition. It takes a full evaluation and physical exam to properly diagnose a specific mental disorder. Signs that a person may be dealing with some form of mental illness include:
- Withdrawing from family and friends
- Feeling tired or lacking energy all the time
- Experiencing extreme mood swings
- Feeling of pain throughout the body
- Difficulty connecting to people and situations
- Expressing angry or violent behavior
- Using drugs or alcohol to self-medicate
- Have thoughts of suicide
Care at an inpatient rehab program can allow individuals to focus on their mental health while dealing with other issues like unresolved trauma or a substance use disorder.
Nearly one in twenty-four adults deal with some form of severe mental illness.
How Does Inpatient Treatment Work?
The first step in getting help for a substance use disorder or mental health problem is acknowledging there is a problem. However, sometimes it takes forced intervention due to legal issues or an ultimatum from loved ones to get someone to participate in an inpatient rehab program. Gaudenzia understands that everyone comes in with a different mindset, and also offers criminal justice services. Some may be further along the path to acknowledging their need for health than others.
From there, clients are introduced to the treatment center’s rules and the details of their treatment plan. They sleep in assigned rooms, eat all meals in the inpatient treatment center’s dining area, and stick to a structured daily program. Therapy sessions take place daily. Residents may opt to participate in other activities and programs designed to improve their communication and social skills.
Inpatient rehab centers work by removing an individual from their familiar environment. This keeps them from experiencing many triggers that caused their substance abuse issues in a safe, nurturing place. Many people who come into Gaudenzia have a co-occurring mental problem existing alongside a substance use disorder. Gaudenzia offers the recovery support services and resources people need to get back on their feet.
Signs that you or a loved one may require treatment at an inpatient rehab program include:
- Being regularly exposed to drugs or alcohol in your environment
- Not having support for staying sober
- Live with friends or family members who drink or do drugs around you
- Having difficulty focusing or making life decisions
- Ending up in legal trouble due to erratic behavior or excess substance abuse
- Having trouble connecting to friends and family because of mental issues
- Frequently having thoughts of self-harm
- Trying to harm yourself or attempting suicide
A safe environment like Gaudenzia’s inpatient treatment program offers residents the chance to focus on their recovery without distractions. Family members can also learn more about their loved one’s illness and what they can do to support them in recovery.
Inpatient Treatment at Gaudenzia
Gaudenzia maintains a staff that includes addiction specialists and mental health professionals. We ensure that each resident of our inpatient treatment program receives the most up-to-date care designed to offer them the best chance at recovery.