Your Care At Vertava Health Mississippi
Vertava Health Mississippi, formerly known as Turning Point, is here and ready to begin your treatment. That first step may be difficult but it is our goal and mission to make sure once you take it you are met with warmth, compassion, and understanding.
Although beginning and maintaining recovery can be hard, our full continuum of care utilizes the strength you carry with you everywhere to help you succeed. We know your resilience makes you strong, and we know your dedication to achieving long-term recovery sets you up for success in treatment.
Vertava Health Mississippi offers several treatment options, along with a comprehensive and evidence-based form of therapy to address each aspect of your struggles. We want you to understand all of what we offer and feel comfortable choosing treatment here, so let’s look at what we offer and how it can help you.
This is occasionally also referred to as “residential” treatment. It takes place when someone enrolls at Vertava Health Mississippi and stays on campus for their treatment, for a specific period of time. It is also when some of the hardest work of recovery takes place because your body and mind are going through higher levels of stress.
There are different levels of care that will happen during inpatient treatment, each chosen specifically for the individual. When it’s time to begin treatment there may be a lot of terms you hear and some may confuse you. Although they would never be said and not explained, it can help to go in with a little knowledge to begin with. Plus, it helps incoming clients feel comfortable.
You may hear these two words used, and they essentially mean the same thing. “Rehab” is short for “rehabilitation” and can easily refer to every level of treatment. Detox, however, is much more specific.
Short for “detoxification,” this is the process where someone begins total abstinence from the substance they are struggling with. That means they are no longer consuming the substance in any amount, and that is a very delicate situation.
Abstaining from drugs and alcohol is the most important and first step in the recovery process. Abruptly stopping is not only difficult but sometimes dangerous, and even life-threatening. That is why detox is important to do in a professional setting, surrounded and monitored by medical professionals.
A medically-supervised detox is the process by which withdrawal symptoms are safely and medically managed in a hospital setting. This can mean the administration of over-the-counter pain medications to aid with withdrawal side effects like pain and discomfort, but it can also mean the simple presence of a caring nurse or doctor.
Professional detox improves the chances of a successful recovery and makes withdrawal more comfortable. Our caring and licensed medical practitioners monitor your physical and emotional state around the clock to increase your comfort and ease any anxieties you may have.
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Resources To Help During Treatment
Treatment is set up to remove those struggling with addiction from everyday stressors and addiction triggers. Focusing on recovery can be exhausting, mentally, emotionally, and physically, so creating a comfortable and safe environment is key.
Allowing someone to be immersed in their treatment and recovery requires focus and strength, which we know you have. Aside from the treatment models we use (which we will explain soon), there are other ways we aid you in reaching recovery.
First, as already mentioned, inpatient recovery is a totally substance-free environment. Moving forward without the substance or substances someone has struggled with is difficult but necessary for reaching the next stages of recovery.
There are no personal devices allowed in inpatient rehab. By removing the temptations and the stresses of the outside world you will be ready to focus on your healing, and locating the path to long-term recovery.
We strive to create a peaceful environment in every aspect of residential addiction treatment.You’ll notice the dedication to maintaining non-intrusive noise levels and an overall sense of calm. It’s very important for the mind to witness a calm exterior setting, which helps it to begin creating an internal calm.
Inpatient is usually the very beginning of treatment for some, but it’s important to remember not everyone progresses through recovery the same way. Generally, detox is the first step, followed potentially by outpatient treatment.
Where inpatient means someone is staying on the Vertava Health campus, outpatient means they are staying somewhere else and visiting campus for their treatment. Whether someone is staying at a sober-living home or their own apartment or house, they utilize outpatient treatment by adhering to a schedule of recovery that depends on their personal needs, just like inpatient treatment.
Vertava Health Mississippi has an Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that allows those in treatment to work during the day, visit the campus for treatment at night, and return home. Treatment can be scheduled Monday through Friday between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
All of the outpatient programs are directed by Master’s-level clinicians and supported by a staff psychiatrist and addictionologist, and are also certified by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. But what are the programs, exactly? There are various forms of therapy and treatment modes Vertava Health Mississippi uses, so let’s look at those now.
Vertava’s Specific Treatment Methods
We know effective treatment sets the course for lasting recovery from struggling with addiction. All forms and levels of care here are guided by our expert, multi-disciplinary team, all of them working in unison to deliver effective and integrated treatment.
Vertava Health Mississippi has two medical directors, both with advanced training in psychiatry experience in treating all types of addictions. Their expertise builds the foundation for successful recovery here, using evidence-based treatments like dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT is an internationally-recognized, evidence-based form of psychotherapy that is a hallmark of our treatment program at Vertava Health Mississippi. We use DBT to teach those in treatment a new set of skills to help them manage disturbing emotions, remain calm, and apply effective interpersonal techniques to solve the problems of their lives.
DBT integrates the concepts of behavior therapy, acceptance, and mindfulness, and puts greater emphasis on changing what you do, not just what you think. Thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are all connected, after all, so focusing on each aspect of them allows for a deeper understanding of how we are affected by external and internal stresses.
More than 18 scientific studies demonstrate DBT’s success in reducing suicide attempts, hospitalizations, and substance use for those with complex, co-occurring disorders. DBT has also been shown as highly beneficial for people with impulsive behavior who have difficulty regulating their emotions.
Some conditions DBT helps include borderline personality disorder, traumatic brain injury, major depression, eating disorders, and drug addiction that co-occurs with mental illness. These conditions may seem incredibly different in some cases, but that showcases the success of DBT through its ability to treat diverse disorders and struggles.
Someone who is enrolled at Vertava Health Mississippi will attend weekly individual counseling and coaching sessions as they move through the four DBT skills training courses. Each of those courses builds on the others and creates a successful model for recovery.
The four parts of DBT are:
- Distress Tolerance
- Emotional Regulation
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
Each part is utilized and strengthened by practicing them in a structured group therapy setting. The goal is to sustain recovery and respond to personal trials with more functional, adaptive behaviors. In a nutshell, DBT gives you the skills, abilities, and validation to recover from addiction and build a meaningful life in recovery.
All DBT therapy sessions take place in comfortable, inviting rooms. We utilize DBT for inpatient and outpatient treatment therapy sessions, and Vertava Health Mississippi is in-network for most health insurance programs.
Another part of outpatient treatment is helping you or someone you love navigates the stresses and potential urges for returning to dangerous behaviors, including relapse.
Relapse Prevention/Aftercare Services
We do not want our connection with you to end when you leave. Remembering that you are not alone and have someone to turn to for help can play an important role in maintaining recovery. One way we do this is through relapse prevention/aftercare services.
This includes an extensive and compassionate weekly therapy program that utilizes both group and individual sessions. This is also when you would be enrolled in DBT. Another aspect of aftercare we greatly believe in is our strong alumni program.
Maintaining connections with others is one of the most beneficial ways to move successfully into recovery. It’s often said that the opposite of addiction is the connection, and that is one reason we encourage those in recovery to join Vertava Health Mississippi’s lifelong community of people in active recovery.
Our powerful alumni program can help you transition back into daily life and connect with others on a similar path. Those who have completed treatment at Vertava Health Mississippi may offer mentorship to strengthen and empower your journey and provide fellowship in recovery through organized alumni events.
Here is a quote from an alumnus who found comfort, recovery, and a way forward at Vertava Health Mississippi:
“Simply stated, the confidential treatment I received at Vertava Health Mississippi gave me my life back. It restored dignity to myself and my marriage and at the same time taught me new life coping skills that are helping me every day as I move forward. . . ”
–– Larry E., Memphis, TN
We want that for each and every person who enrolls for treatment. Your strength guides you through the beginning and on into long-term recovery. Imagine how beneficial that strength is when combined with the dedication and resilience of others who have also completed treatment.
Family Support Program
One of the most critical forms of connection someone in recovery can have is with their family. It is a vital part of the journey at Vertava Health Mississippi and for all who enroll for treatment here. We believe that recovery from addiction is helped greatly through the involvement of the family.
Having a strong support network increases the chances of long-term recovery, so we invite loved ones to participate—always with your permission—in family education and counseling programs. We offer families the opportunity to heal and to develop tools to successfully negotiate the tenuous dynamic changes in recovery with family addiction counseling in Southaven.
It’s important to remember that family does not always have to be defined as someone you are related to by genetics alone. There are families out there of all shapes, sizes, and makeups, and we know how important close relationships are, no matter how they are defined.
We want our clients to feel supported, to be comfortable knowing they are cared for both inside and outside of our walls, and the love and understanding family can offer is tough to replace sometimes.
Your Health And Wellness Is Our Ultimate Goal
All of these resources are here for you. From our personally tailored detox treatment program to the individual and group sessions utilizing DBT, we have built Vertava Health Mississippi to offer the most comprehensive and reliable care possible.
When someone enrolls here and trusts us with their recovery we dedicate ourselves immediately to knowing who they are and how we can help. The strength inside of each and every person we see is a powerful guiding force. We understand the struggles of addiction, and especially how difficult it can be to begin treatment.
Not only is there someone here 24-hours a day, seven days a week to make sure those who are enrolled in treatment are taken care of, but also to talk to anyone who hasn’t begun treatment yet. You’re never alone. We’re ready to help you focus your resilience and dedication and make your brand-new life start today. Recovery is tough, but so are you! Give us a call any time at 844-551-7335.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Some Examples Of Addiction?
The broad definition of “addiction” refers to a person continuing to engage in damaging behaviors despite knowing there will be negative consequences. For instance, someone who continues to drink alcohol despite knowing it is going to negatively impact their life could be addicted. Or someone who spends money on alcohol (or cocaine, methamphetamine, opioids, Adderall®, etc.) when they don’t have the money to spare may be addicted. If someone cannot stop themselves from buying a drug or substance and ends up unable to pay bills, or misses work, or stops interacting with/doing the things daily life requires, like bathing, eating, and general healthcare, then they are most likely struggling with an addiction.
What Is The Most Serious Form Of Addiction?
Addiction can take many forms and can affect everyone very differently. There are certainly drugs and substances a person can potentially die from by using, but everyone struggles uniquely with addiction. Alcohol use can lead to premature death, as can taking prescription opioids, and using heroin intravenously. That does not make these forms of addiction the most serious, because all forms of addiction are serious.
What Is A Treatment Model?
A treatment model is an overall plan for helping someone once they enter recovery. Think of it like a baseball field’s bases. The treatment model says where you start and where you go next, so from home plate to first base, and after first you go to second base. A treatment model sets up someone’s recovery in stages like this, organizing them based on what will help the person navigate from the beginning of recovery to maintaining long-term recovery.
What Is Drug Therapy?
Drug therapy most likely refers to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) a form of treatment that uses certain prescription medications to help stop the urges to relapse with substances a person has detoxed from. It could also refer to medically-supervised detox, which uses over-the-counter medications to help lessen the effects of withdrawal, most commonly the pain and discomfort someone may be feeling as they detox from a drug or substance.