At TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, we understand the emotional burden that is substance abuse, and we also understand how beneficial it can be to receive treatment for this type of mental health concern.
Substance Abuse Treatment Overview
Learn more about substance abuse treatment at TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN
Substance abuse and addiction afflict the lives of countless people. The development of chemical dependency can wreak havoc on all facets of a person’s daily functioning, causing monumental problems in his or her life. When a substance use disorder co-occurs with a medical condition, the distress that arises can be even more devastating. Many individuals may turn to the use of substances in an attempt to alleviate the distress they experience as the result of a physical health problem. Ultimately, doing so can make the symptoms of their medical conditions worse, while also hindering the ability of professionals to appropriately treat them. For this reason, it is imperative that individuals who are battling the compulsion to use drugs and/or alcohol, while simultaneously suffering from a medical condition, receive comprehensive care that treats both types of concerns.
At TrustPoint Hospital, a treatment center for substance abuse, we recognize the strife that accompanies the presence of medical conditions and co-occurring substance abuse. We also understand the complications that can be elicited by such co-occurring conditions. As such, we are pleased to offer all-encompassing care that not only helps individuals recover from the physical conditions that plague them, but also to overcome their substance abuse problems and achieve total recovery.
Helping A Loved One
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment for Substance Abuse
Having a family member or loved one who is battling a medical condition can be troublesome in and of itself. But when that condition is compounded by the presence of a drug or alcohol abuse problem, the repercussions can be even more tragic. Despite the fact that it can be difficult to know how to help your loved one if he or she is suffering from these conditions, it is important to understand that you can, in fact, be of great assistance. Consider the following:
- First, learn about the medical condition that your loved one is suffering from, including the signs, symptoms, and effects of the substance.
- Second, learn about the particular substance that your loved one is abusing, and how that form of substance abuse can further complicate his or her physical symptoms.
- Research the various types of treatment that are available for individuals who are suffering from these co-occurring concerns, and present those options for care to your loved one.
- Help your loved one come to accept his or her need for treatment by offering nonjudgmental and compassionate support, offering to help him or her in any way that you can.
- If your loved one decides to receive treatment, work in conjunction with his or her treatment team in order to discover ways that you can best be of help to your loved during both during and after treatment.
Why Consider Treatment
Why Consider Substance Abuse Treatment at TrustPoint Hospital
If an individual is suffering from a medical condition and substance abuse problem simultaneously, the negative effects that can impact his or her life can be far-reaching and long-lasting. Depending on the particular medical condition that is afflicting the individual, the physical detriments can be devastating and hinder his or her ability to live a full and productive life. When an individual is also engaging in an ongoing pattern of drug and/or alcohol abuse, other facets of his or her life can be negatively affected as well. The ability to perform occupationally can become tarnished, relationships can deteriorate, and interaction with the legal system can become a reality. Furthermore, suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviors, and attempts at suicide are not uncommon as individuals attempt to deal with their devastating circumstances. However, by engaging in appropriate treatment interventions, these detrimental effects can be minimized or avoided altogether.
Types of Treatment
Types of Drug & Alcohol Treatment Offered at our Center in Murfreesboro, TN
TrustPoint Hospital is an acute care general hospital that is located on a serene 17-acre campus in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. With 101 beds and a variety of programs, TrustPoint Hospital offers comprehensive treatment services to individuals who are experiencing a wide range of physical and psychiatric health issues, and is uniquely prepared to provide life-changing care to patients who have been struggling with both complex medical conditions and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Individuals in this latter category can receive life-changing care for acute dual medical and psychiatric needs in our innovative 10-bed Medical Psychiatry Unit, which features integrated services from our Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Medicine. To qualify for admission into the Medical Psychiatry Unit, a prospective patient must have a primary medical diagnosis and a secondary psychiatric diagnosis or substance use disorder diagnosis.
The Medical Psychiatry Unit is an optimal treatment environment for men and women who cannot be admitted to a traditional general psychiatric treatment program because of complex medical needs that require services such as telemetry, intravenous fluids, or oxygen supplementation, and cannot receive optimal care on from a standard medical program because of psychiatric symptoms such as psychosis, cognitive dysfunction, or delirium.
Care within the Medical Psychiatry Unit is provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals whose experience and expertise allows them to identify, assess, and develop comprehensive plans to address each patient’s physical and mental or behavioral healthcare needs. The following are examples of the many issues for which individuals may receive care within the Medical Psychiatry Unit at TrustPoint Hospital:
- Substance overdose or withdrawal symptoms
- Dementia with behavioral problems
- Infection or electrolyte imbalances and delirium
- Nutritional disorders and altered mental status
- Cardiovascular disease and anxiety or depression
Prior to receiving care within the Medical Psychiatry Unit, each patient will complete a comprehensive multidimensional evaluation that is specially designed for individuals who have been experiencing complex debilitating illnesses and significant functional decline.
Based upon the results of this evaluation, members of the individual’s treatment team will develop a comprehensive personalized plan that will guide the patient’s treatment both during and after his or her time in the Medical Psychiatry Unit. Elements that will be addressed in this personalized plan of care will include treatment, rehabilitation, health promotion, social service interventions, and the commitment of key personnel and support staff to optimize the patient’s health, functional capacity, and ability to live with the greatest degree of independence.
Depending upon the patient’s unique needs, the following elements may be included in his or her treatment in the Medical Psychiatry Unit:
Medication management: Patients whose medical and/or psychiatric symptoms may be alleviated by prescription medications will receive medication management services throughout their time in the Medical Psychiatry Unit. Patients in this unit are seen by an internist and a psychiatrist on a daily basis, with nurses also providing medication management services as needed.
Individual therapy: Patients in the Medical Psychiatry Unit will participate in individual therapy sessions with a social worker on an as-needed basis. Individual therapy can be an excellent opportunity for patients to process successes and setbacks and receive guidance from an experienced professional on issues related to their treatment and recovery.
Group therapy: Patients whose medical needs do not prevent them from participating in group therapy may benefit from social work and nursing groups that are conducted through TrustPoint Hospital’s Adult Behavioral Healthcare Unit. The following are examples of topics that are addressed during these groups:
- Guilt and shame
- Communication skills
- Grief and loss
- Disease / disorder education
- Anger management
- Medication management
- Stress management
- Healthy boundaries
Family therapy: When necessary and appropriate, patients in the Medical Psychiatry Unit and their family members may participate in family therapy sessions under the supervision of an experienced social worker. The many benefits of family therapy include providing a supportive environment in which family members can address the ways that they have been impacted by their loved one’s struggles, helping to heal intrafamilial rifts, and preparing family members to support their loved one’s continued recovery after he or she completes his or her time in the Medical Psychiatry Unit.
Physical therapy: Patients in the Medical Psychiatry Unit who have been experiencing issues related to movement and flexibility may receive a range of physical therapy services, as well as access to orthotics, prosthetics, and wheelchair consultations with staff.
Occupational therapy: Patients in the Medical Psychiatry Unit whose medical conditions have negatively impacted their physical functioning may also benefit from a host of occupational therapy services as well as ultrasounds, electronic stimulation, and kinesio taping, when necessary.
Speech therapy: Patients in the Medical Psychiatry Unit who can benefit from speech therapy services may work with one of TrustPoint’s experienced speech therapists. The services that these professionals may provide include the administration of vital stimulation and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations in order to determine if a patient’s ability to swallow is impacting his or her communication skills and overall health.
Respiratory therapy: Respiratory services that are available to individuals who are receiving care in the Medical Psychiatry Unit include respiratory therapy, including tracheostomy management and decannulation, Trilogy, oxygen (O2) weaning, and CPAP and BiPAP management services.
As indicated earlier on this page, the comprehensive personalize planning that occurs within the Medical Psychiatry Unit is not designed to address only the time that a patient is receiving care at TrustPoint Hospital. The day an individual enters treatment, the members of his or her treatment team begin to develop a thorough discharge plan that will identify the referrals and services that will support his or her efforts to experience long-term success in maintaining and building upon the progress that he or she makes while in our care.
To learn more about the Medical Psychiatry Unit, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of treatment at TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you to make the most informed decision for yourself or on behalf of a loved one.