Alliance Health Center offers dual diagnosis treatment in Meridian, MS. We know that addiction is a chronic, progressive and often fatal disease. But we also know it can be identified and treated. Early intervention can prevent the devastating consequences that multiply as the disease progresses. Our partial hospitalization program also offers a lodging component.
An addictive disease knows no boundaries. Substances used may include alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, benzodiazepine, opiates or pain medication. Often, medications initially prescribed for chronic pain become addictive. Addiction may also have a co-occurring mental illness.
Addressing the causes
In treating addiction, the staff at Alliance Health Center focuses on the underlying physical, mental and spiritual symptoms. The key is the personal attention the staff gives each and every patient.
Sometimes, detoxification is the first step in healing and recovery. We offer medical detoxification for individuals that come to Alliance Health Center. The detoxification unit at Alliance Health Center is managed by a psychiatrist. Medications are carefully chosen and monitored to safely detox the patient with the minimal discomfort. Our doctors will use Suboxone but for opiate detox only. The length of stay in this unit varies due to many factors, but most people complete the process within five to seven days. In some cases, the patient may be transferred to a dual diagnosis track for several days to gain insight into this complicated disease in a safe, stable environment.
“Pathways” is one part of a continuum of care for those persons who have an acute exacerbation of an addiction and a mental health illness. Addictions can include a chemical dependency, eating disorder, gambling or some other addictive behavior that interferes with their ability function on a day by day basis. Services that are provided include detoxing from addictive substances, relapse prevention, psychotherapy, experiential /expressive therapy and activities, and intensive case management. A primary goal of the program is to support recovery and transition to continued or long term therapy in an appropriate setting.
Pathways offer you individualized services such as:
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