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, adult residential and programs just 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 different types of treatment and therapies such as 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 progressive disorder, and that people often experience addiction with one or more mental health issues—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.
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.
Medication Assisted Therapy Clinic - Opioid Addiction Treatment Using Suboxone
The Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Clinic is designed for individuals looking to discontinue the use of opioids, including both heroin and prescription painkillers such as Norco, Oxycodone, Fentanyl. We prescribe buprenorphine/naloxone, also known as Suboxone, combined with group therapy and case management to assist our clients in reaching their goals.
Suboxone blocks the symptoms of withdrawal, reducing cravings for opioids, and preventing any additional opioids taken from having an impact. Freedom from these concerns allows clients space to work on other factors impacting use, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or social stressors.
This treatment is convenient – medication is taken once per day, and clinic visits can be as infrequent as once per month. MAT has been shown to reduce the risk of relapse significantly, compared to traditional treatment programs without medication.
To schedule an assessment for the MAT Clinic contact our Help Line 24/7 at 630-646-8065.
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