As a leading center for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health offers a variety of services at each stage of the addiction and recovery process, including dual diagnosis, detoxification and programs for adolescents. Together, we can win the fight over addiction.
Recovery is about understanding how to communicate, control negative thought patterns, identify and express feelings, and learn skills to manage stress and anger. It is about learning how to have fun without chemical dependency.
That is why we use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, life skills education and a host of other interventions to treat every patient individually. We also use medication when needed. We incorporate animal-assisted therapy, poetry therapy, spirituality and mindfulness to help reach adolescents and adults who may need creative interventions to connect the dots. Most of all, we partner with our patients and families.
Dual diagnosis: Addiction and mental health
We realize addiction is a disease, and that people often experience more than one disorder—something we refer to and treat as a dual diagnosis.
It is common for an individual with an addiction to be struggling with depression, anxiety or another mental health disorder. Your addiction may be the result of trying to feel calmer or cope with depression or anxiety. If your substance abuse has become severe enough, it could lead to a personality disorder, mood disorder or other behavioral problems. We look for this and treat the disorder along with the addiction for the best possible outcome.
Student Alcohol and Drug intervention programs
Linden Oaks offers the Detour and Rethink programs for adolescents who are experimenting with alcohol or other drugs. The programs are typically sought out when a teen receives a suspension from school because of alcohol/drug use during school or school event hours. Many times schools will reduce the number of days suspended if the teen agrees to attend this program. Referrals can be made by physicians, school officials, court systems and/or parents.
Frequent use of drugs or alcohol can result in physical dependence. When you try to quit, it is common to experience withdrawal symptoms.
Our Addiction Services unit is a separate area within Linden Oaks Hospital that offers treatment for those undergoing withdrawal as they stop the cycle of addiction. Patients are detoxified under the care of a psychiatrist, and our staff have specialized training to provide the medication, monitoring and support needed during the withdrawal process.