What We Treat
Fellowship Hall recognizes that the road to recovery is unique for each individual, just as their experience with alcohol and drugs has been. The pain, suffering and disruption to daily life as well as the support systems available vary from person-to-person. Fellowship Hall offers a continuum of care to meet individuals where they are in the progression of their addiction disease. Each level of care addresses the needs of the individual at different times in their recovery process.
We treat substance abuse disorders like the primary, chronic, progressive disease processes they are. We have an abstinence based treatment philosophy and believe the best outcomes occur when mind or mood-altering substances are not in use. We also believe in a 12 step philosophy. Although the 12 steps are not treatment, 12 step groups offer a proven support system for people seeking recovery after treatment, in addition to what we recommend for ongoing treatment options for each individual.
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 are able to offer each individual a full complement of services. These services can range from detox, to inpatient treatment, to outpatient, to our early recovery groups. Depending on the circumstances, an individual may be involved with us for two years or longer. For those who are not local, we make a strong and individualized referral for continuing care and support to build on their treatment experience here with us. Ongoing recovery is what we believe each person deserves and should expect. We believe that relapse is not a part of recovery, and we know with proper, effective treatment people can find the hope and life they are looking for. At Fellowship Hall, we treat individuals who are suffering from addiction to alcohol and drugs. We recognize that the road to recovery is unique for each individual, just as their experience with alcohol and drugs has been.
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.