Psychiatric Care & Stabilization
The physical and emotional security of the patient comes first in Peachford Hospital’s Adult Acute Inpatient Program. Through an intensive therapeutic structure, we provide medical and psychiatric stabilization and 24-hour nursing care for patients experiencing critical symptoms.
A comprehensive treatment approach is employed to stabilize acute psychiatric and addictive disease issues in adults of all ages. Our multidisciplinary treatment team of physicians, nurses, activities therapists and social workers collaborate to create a safe and structured environment that offers compassion and hope to patients in crisis.
For patients who are also experiencing a co-occurring addiction or substance abuse disorder, we provide dual-diagnosis substance abuse treatment. Our approach is grounded in the 12-Step model, providing patients with new tools and coping mechanisms to maintain sobriety long-term.
What is Dual Diagnosis treatment?
Dual Diagnosis treatment is for co-occurring disorders, or a mental health disorder and substance use disorder at the same time. A mental health issue can often be the root cause of an addiction, and treatment programs that do not address both needs can often fall short of getting a patient the help they need.
Some benefits of dual diagnosis include:
- Substance use treatment
- Mental health treatment
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Medication management
The ultimate goal of treatment is to stabilize the immediate crisis and to enable the patient to return to their community with tools and skills for personal and emotional development, relationship building and independence. An individualized treatment plan is initiated with a special emphasis placed on medication management, group and family therapy, education and relapse prevention.
DISCHARGE & AFTERCARE
Creating a discharge plan from the very beginning is a priority so each patient can meet their goals. When the staff and patient work together by identifying and coordinating community resource support as well as aftercare services, the need for future hospitalization decreases.
This is an important aspect of treatment, as the longer a patient stays in the continuum of care, the more likely they are to avoid relapsing. Levels of care such as further inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment can help establish a structure that leads to fewer issues down the road.
Levels of Care
By offering multiple levels of care at our mental health hospital for adults, Peachford Hospital is able to better serve our patients and their family members wherever they may be on the journey to recovery.
In addition to our adult inpatient program, we offer Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), Partial Hospitalization (PHP), inpatient services, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and more at our psychiatric hospital. Each one of these services can help our patients reach their goals and be provided with the tools necessary to live a happier, healthier life.
If a patient needs to step up or step down to a different level of care, Peachford Hospital is able to provide that level of care. We are here to help you or your loved one, and our many treatment services along the continuum of care allow us to do what we do best – helping people when they need it most.
We’re Here to Help
Asking for help often feels like a scary hurdle to jump, but we’re here to walk you through it. Take the first step in discovering what life without crisis can feel like. Call Peachford Hospital at 770-455-3200 or visit our facility for a no-cost, confidential assessment by one of our licensed behavioral health professionals. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help determine your individual needs and help find the best program for you or your loved one. For additional questions about our programs, call us or submit your inquiry through our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.