Aurora Behavioral Health System offers adult inpatient programs for treating a range of mental health conditions, including issues with substance abuse. At our behavioral health hospitals in Arizona, patients benefit from a safe environment staffed with caring and highly trained professionals. Learn more about our adult inpatient programs below.
What is an adult inpatient program?
During an adult inpatient program, our dedicated clinical team helps patients who are experiencing psychiatric, emotional, and substance abuse problems. With our holistic and multidisciplinary treatment approach, we help patients develop coping strategies that can result in lasting behavioral changes. We work with patients who are 18 years of age and older, and most adult inpatient programs last between five and seven days. Our team customizes each treatment program to the patient's unique needs, and typical program outcomes include:
- Patients being able to set boundaries.
- Patients learning how to express emotions appropriately.
- Patients developing effective communication skills.
- Patients increasing self-esteem.
- Patients developing anger management skills.
At the end of an adult inpatient program, our team develops a discharge plan for each patient. Patients often continue with outpatient care, including intensive outpatient programs for step-down treatment and outpatient group therapy sessions. This ongoing care and attention help patients achieve long-term recovery and prevent relapse into past behavioral patterns.
Who should consider adult inpatient mental health treatment?
Adult mental health treatment is not for everybody. However, it can be the right choice for patients who face particular mental health challenges. These mental health challenges include:
- Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder).
- Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia).
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Poor impulse control.
- Delusions, hallucinations, schizophrenia.
- Substance abuse.
Inpatient mental health programs may also be appropriate for people who engage in violence or self-harm. This behavior includes suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Remember, help is available, and people who have suicidal thoughts can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline anytime at (800) 273-8255 for support. Also, if you or a loved one is ever in immediate danger, please call 911 for help.
Inpatient mental health treatment for people who struggle with substance abuse
Adult inpatient treatment programs may be beneficial for patients who need help dealing with substance abuse issues. Substance abuse can have severe impacts on a person's physical and mental health, and many people are unable to address their substance abuse problems on their own. Often, people who suffer from substance abuse use substances compulsively, and addictions associated with substance abuse are often difficult to end without the help of a behavioral health professional.
During an adult inpatient program for substance abuse, our team can limit the patient's access to drugs and alcohol and monitor the patient's well-being around the clock. Through individual and group therapy sessions, we help patients learn how to better manage their relationships with harmful substances and the challenges that substance abuse adds to their lives.
An important part of inpatient programs for substance abuse is medication management. Medication management is often essential for people who suffer from substance abuse issues and require chemical detoxification treatment. With an inpatient program, clinical staff can help manage a chemical detox patient's medication schedule and withdrawal symptoms. Medical professionals can quickly assist a patient if necessary and help ensure that the chemical detoxification process occurs successfully.
What does an average day in the inpatient mental health hospital look like?
Patients enrolled at our inpatient mental health hospital interact daily with our team of behavioral health professionals. Our team members are fully licensed and have decades of combined experience helping patients achieve their behavioral health goals. Our team includes:
- Social works.
- Family counselors.
- Adjunctive therapists.
Our team's wide range of expertise allows us to address all areas of a patient's needs and assess the patient from multiple perspectives. After a patient assessment occurs, our team develops a customized treatment program for the patient's needs. During a treatment program, our behavioral health professionals work with each patient to carry out recommended evidence-based treatment methodologies. Our treatment methodologies include:
- Group and family therapy sessions.
- Individual therapy and talk therapy sessions.
- Recreational and expressive therapies.
- Art therapy.
- Music therapy.
- Movement therapy (yoga, tai chi, meditation).
Through our programs, patients improve their understanding of their conditions and learn to better manage their behavioral responses to stress. Patients achieve that goal with the help of behavioral health therapists in individual therapy sessions and also with other patients in group therapy sessions. We also couple our treatment methodologies with chaplain services and spirituality groups.
Getting started at Aurora Behavioral Health System
People who need help dealing with their mental health challenges can find the care they need at Aurora Behavioral Health System. We treat patients across two locations in Arizona. The Aurora East Campus is in Tempe, AZ, and the Aurora West Campus is in Glendale, AZ. Our locations are part of Arizona's largest free-standing psychiatric hospital system.
We accept admissions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about our adult inpatient mental health and substance use treatment programs, please contact us online or call our 24/7 patient services helpline at (877) 870-7012.
When you reach out to our behavioral health facility, a member of our team can help answer any questions you may have about our facility and adult inpatient behavioral health programs. Additionally, we can help schedule you or a loved one for a free mental health assessment. With the results of a free mental health assessment, our clinical team can better determine which treatment program is best for the patient's unique needs.