Aurora Behavioral Health is a multi-campus behavioral health center in Arizona. We provide both inpatient and outpatient treatment services for a range of behavioral health issues, including challenges with drugs and alcohol.
Learn more about our inpatient programs for substance use challenges below. We cover program goals, typical patient profiles, and our treatment process.
At Aurora Behavioral Health, our goal is to help patients regain control of their lives. People often turn to drugs and alcohol to manage stress, and unfortunately, drug and alcohol use often becomes a significant source of stress itself. During our treatment programs, we help people discover new ways to self-manage their stress without drugs or alcohol.
When a person comes to our behavioral health facility, our priority is to stabilize the patient. This step often involves using medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to address withdrawal and detox symptoms. Our clinical team then continues treatment and monitoring until the patient is able to step down to an outpatient treatment program.
Each program's long-term goal is to help patients understand and manage the many challenges that contribute to substance abuse and addiction. When patients better understand their behavioral patterns that lead to substance-related challenges, they can more reliably interrupt those patterns independently and achieve lasting behavioral change.
Who we treat
Our team at Aurora Behavioral Health accepts both adolescents and adults. We do not have substance use treatment programs for children, and our patients must be at least 13 years old. A typical patient for our inpatient substance use programs struggles with advanced substance-related challenges. Often, substance abuse behavior has led to the patient developing addiction and chemical dependency issues, and our inpatient programs can provide these patients with the detox treatment and 24/7 monitoring that they need.
While substance abuse, addiction, and chemical dependency have their own set of dangers, detoxing from drugs and alcohol can also be dangerous. In fact, self-administered detoxification treatment can be fatal, and individuals must have medical supervision in order to detox safely. Clinicians on standby can help with severe neurological and physiological effects of detoxification treatment, including delirium tremens (DTs).
At Aurora Behavioral Health in Arizona, our team adheres to a holistic and evidence-based treatment approach. We recognize that each patient has different emotional, social, physical, and spiritual needs, and we address each patient's unique challenges through customized treatment programs. Each patient is different, and our team's customized treatment programs help patients achieve optimal treatment outcomes.
When individuals start an inpatient substance use program at Aurora Behavioral Health, treatment begins with a detoxification period. Our clinical team monitors the patient and provides care for withdrawal-related symptoms and complications. After detoxification, inpatient treatment continues, and patients participate in a range of multidisciplinary therapy and care programs with psychiatric and addiction-treatment professionals. This additional care includes:
- Intensive assessments and evaluations
- Group, individual, and family therapy sessions
- Recreational and expressive therapies
- Stress management and coping skill groups
- Education to improve the patient’s understanding of the illness
- Chaplain services and spirituality groups
- Daily 12-step program meetings
- Aftercare planning for a transition to outpatient services
Our treatment programs emphasize overall wellbeing and long-term recovery, and our behavioral health hospital provides a supportive environment of mutual respect between patients and clinicians. We believe that substance use disorders are treatable and that, with the right treatment program, patients can regain control of their lives.
Substance use disorders and dual diagnosis
Many people who struggle with substance use disorders also struggle with other mental health conditions simultaneously. Clinicians refer to people with substance-related challenges and co-occurring mental health conditions as having a dual diagnosis. Substance use problems often result when a person uses drugs and alcohol to self-medicate symptoms of other mental health conditions. In other cases, substance use problems are the causal factor that leads to a person developing a mental health condition.
Treatment for individuals with dual diagnoses can be challenging, as these people must deal with two behavioral health issues at the same time. In addition to treating chemical dependency and addiction issues, clinical teams must also balance mental health treatment programs and therapy sessions. Additionally, physicians must be mindful of any interactions between medications for each condition.
If you or a loved one struggles with a substance use disorder and an additional mental health condition, our behavioral health treatment team is here to help. We understand each dual diagnosis patient's unique needs, and we understand the complexities of dealing with co-occurring mental health issues.
Getting started with a substance use inpatient program
It is important for people who struggle with substance abuse to seek treatment as soon as possible. Substance abuse conditions typically get worse over time and can lead to additional behavioral health issues.
Getting started with an inpatient substance use program is easy. Aurora Behavioral Health has treatment centers in both Tempe and Glendale, Arizona, and our team members have decades of combined experience helping patients address substance-related challenges.
The first step toward treatment is to contact our team. You can call us directly at (877) 870-7012 at any time. Alternatively, you can contact us online, and we will reach out to you as soon as possible. Our team is available 24/7 to answer questions and process new patient admissions. Additionally, our team can help schedule you or a loved one for a free mental health assessment. The results of a free mental health assessment help our clinical team assess an individual's unique needs and begin designing a custom treatment program.