What We Treat
Substance use disorders are primary, chronic, progressive disease processes and are treated as such at Fellowship Hall. We understand that there are critical emotional and spiritual components to treating substance use disorders that require more than just a stay in treatment or medication. Recovery is a lifelong process and we want our guests to have the best start possible. We provide evidence-based, trauma informed care, and Medication Assisted Treatment when needed. We are continually evolving and enhancing our treatment processes in order to best serve our guests. We strive to offer treatment within our values and in accordance with our mission, adhering to the highest ethical practices. We have an abstinence based treatment philosophy and believe that the best long-term outcomes occur when an individual is free from mind or mood-altering substances. We support a 12 step philosophy. Although the 12 steps are not treatment, 12 step groups offer a proven support system for those seeking recovery. We also look to partner with other groups and institutions who are concerned with the wellness of individual’s seeking recovery.
Evidence shows that the longer a person stays engaged in the treatment process the better their chances are for a successful recovery. At Fellowship Hall, we offer each individual a full course of treatment from detox to inpatient, outpatient and early recovery group. For guests who are local or remain in the local community, active engagement with us may last up to or beyond two years. For guests who return to their home community, we make a strong, individualized referral for continuing care and support to build on their treatment experience. We work hard to engage every guest who completes treatment into our Continuing Care support and follow-up program post-discharge. Ongoing recovery is what we believe each individual deserves and should expect. Relapse does not have to be part of the recovery journey. With proper, effective treatment, one can find hope and claim the life they deserve.
Substances of Abuse
There are many and varied substances of abuse, each with their unique effects and treatments. Every year, new drugs come to market and as such, the list below is not comprehensive. However, it does offer a quick look at some of the most commonly abused drugs as well as their general physical and psychological effects. These include:
To learn more about each of the substances we treat, click on the links provided above. Understanding the effects of the drugs, along with the signs of drug abuse, is the key to identifying destructive behavior and directing individuals toward appropriate treatment.
At Fellowship Hall, staff are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of co-occurring disorders. A co-occurring disorder is a separate mental health disorder that exists in addition to the substance abuse disorder. Co-occurring disorders fall into a wide range of categories. Common co-occurring disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, and panic disorder. Fellowship Hall also has counselors with specific training to address trauma related disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And finally, we have staff that can recognize and treat disorders that have roots in childhood and young adulthood such as attention deficit disorder and personality disorders.
Treatment of co-occurring disorders occurs through a multi-disciplinary approach, including both individual and group therapy. There is also a full-time psychiatrist who is board certified in Addiction Medicine. This allows for the prescription of medications when indicated. Also, because Fellowship Hall is an abstinence based program, guests can be confident that any medication used to treat a co-occurring disorder will be non-habit forming and safe in recovery.
We at Fellowship Hall believe that the key to a full recovery is to address the disease of addiction as the primary issue while simultaneously treating any co-occurring mental health issues that may be present. By doing this, guests can maximize their overall health and well-being allowing them to fully embrace their new life of recovery.
Remember, that many of the signs and symptoms of addiction are shared by other conditions. Therefore, a qualified clinician should be consulted at the first signs of addictive behavior.