Chemical dependency unit

We provide inpatient care to treat chemical dependency in adults and for adolescents (in a separate unit). Both units offers a controlled environment, with structured and intensive medical and psychiatric monitoring.

Program coordinator Arleen Green, LCDC, offers insight into the nature of chemical dependency: “Dependence on drugs begins with the very first pill, and a person’s tolerance level starts to build at that time. Addiction is characterized by compulsive use of a mood-altering chemical even in the face of negative consequences related to that chemical.”

Most commonly abused druges are prescription medications, such as opiates and benzodiazepines. Typical examples include Vicodin and Xanax.

Board-certified psychiatrists ensure goals for treatment are substantially met before a patient is discharged from our center. A follow-up plan may include a “step-down” to the New Choices outpatient program as well as community support groups.