Adult Addictive Disease

The Addictive Disorders/Dual Diagnosis Program is designed to treat individuals with alcohol or drug related problems and psychiatric issues. When addictive behavior and mental illness create problems that prohibit the patient and family from functioning, Peachford Hospital provides a comprehensive program to assist in stabilizing the situation.

A 12-step recovery program provides a framework to treating the addictive process while a multidisciplinary treatment approach is utilized to address any mental health concerns. The treatment team that includes psychiatrists addictionists, social workers, registered nurses, certified substance abuse counselors and activity therapists. This approach optimizes success by bringing a diversity of perspectives to the forefront of treatment.

Treatment includes a combination of group and family therapies facilitated by qualified professionals. The treatment team focus is on helping the patient recognize his or her behavior patterns and developing healthier ways of relating to and coping with stress. Group therapy facilitates the sharing of feelings and experiences with others who have similar problems. Pertinent issues related to addictive disorders such as shame, grief, anger, control and trust are comprehensively addressed.

Emphasis is placed on education, addressing all aspects of the addictive process, including the disease concept, family issues, and relapse prevention strategies. The treatment program incorporates a strong emphasis on discharge planning and aftercare.

Our Program Continuum

  • Psychiatric treatment is offered to adults at the following levels:
  • Acute inpatient hospitalization
  • Partial hospitalization
  • Intensive outpatient hospitalization
  • Individual outpatient therapy by referral

The acute program treats adults in an intensive therapeutic structure, providing medical and psychiatric stabilization and 24-hour nursing care for patients experiencing critical symptoms.

Partial hospitalization is designed to assist individuals who require acute stabilization without the intensity of full inpatient hospitalization. The partial hospitalization program provides six hours of structured programming per day, allowing a patient to return home in the evening.

Intensive outpatient treatment provides three hours of structured therapy per day, allowing the patient to maintain a work schedule and live at home.

For patients whose treatment needs can best be met through individual outpatient therapy, Peachford works closely with a statewide network of mental health professionals to arrange appropriate referrals.