Substance abuse is a continuously growing problem in the United States, which often leaves behind a wide path of destruction. Regardless of whether one’s drug of choice is alcohol, cocaine, or prescription medications, all substances are going to have a negative impact on the individual’s health and will eventually lead to other disruptions in a person’s life. Such disruptions may include difficulties at work or school, increasing family tension, and a number of different legal ramifications. At MeadowWood Behavioral Health System in New Castle near Wilmington, we know how detrimental substance abuse can be on a person’s life, which is why we are dedicated to providing services that can help individuals learn that they are not slaves to these substances and that they have the ability to get their life back. Substance abuse and addiction is a vicious cycle that is hard to break, but with our help, you can reach the healthy and happy life you deserve. The services offered at MeadowWood’s treatment center are designed to help guide you through the recovery process and provide you with the tools needed to kick this habit once and for all.
Located on 11 private acres, MeadowWood Behavioral Health System in Deleware is a premier provider of behavioral healthcare and chemical dependency services for adolescents, adults, and senior adults. In addition to offering specialized treatment options that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each population we serve, our staff is passionate about what we do and is genuine in the care and concern they offer. We strive to develop plans of success for each patient we treat and take great pride in the fact that we do what we say we are going to do. Furthermore, we believe that communication is key, which is why we aim to be an open book. Our staff works together like a family and from the moment you come to us for care, you become part of our family. If you are trying to overcome an addiction to substances, look no further. MeadowWood is here to help.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
When someone you love has a substance abuse problem, it is extremely hard to sit by and watch him or her slowly destroy his or her life. While it may seem hopeless and that nothing you can do is going to get your loved to stop engaging in such destructive behavior, there are some things you can do to help. Having to deal with substance abuse is no easy task, especially when it is affecting someone you love. The following are some ways in which you can help your loved one regain the life that he or she has lost:
- Have patience and try to be understanding
- Know how to approach your loved one when trying to convince him or her to enter into a treatment clinic for his or her substance abuse
- Remember that confrontational conversations do not work; talk to your loved one in a calm manner without any judgment
- Know the signs and symptoms of substance abuse
- Help your loved one find a treatment center where he or she can get the help needed to overcome his or her addiction
- Let your loved one know that you are there with him or her every step of the way
Why Consider Treatment at MeadowWood
The longer than an individual continues to engage in substance abuse, the worse the effects will be. There are a number of long-term physical and emotional effects that can result, which can turn a once healthy individual into a complete mess. Some individuals who abuse substances will eventually develop serious psychological problems, of which may include depression, paranoia, and anxiety. In addition to the development of a number of mental health conditions, substance abuse can wreak havoc on a person’s physical health, potentially leading to liver, kidney, lung, and heart damage, most of which will be irreversible. If you are struggling with substance abuse, it is important to seek treatment before it is too late.
When it comes to treating substance abuse, the main goals of a rehabilitation treatment clinic are to get a person to stop using the substance, treat his or her withdrawal symptoms, and to help prevent a relapse in the future. For individuals who have become physically and psychologically dependent on a substance, a treatment center is often the best type of treatment because it can help guide a patient through the detoxification process while they receive 24-hour monitoring, which is done in order to ensure their safety. Once the detoxification process is complete, an addiction clinic will be able to jump start the recovery process by providing the patient with around-the-clock care, including the implementation of a number of therapeutic methods that will help instill healthier coping skills and emphasize behavioral changes that help promote sobriety. Through treatment at an addiction center, an individual can begin the long road to a life full of sobriety.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At MeadowWood Behavioral Health System in New Castle, DE, our entire staff is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive behavioral healthcare and substance abuse services to everyone who is entrusted into our care. Our commitment extends to the family as a whole, and all of our endeavors are aimed at delivering the highest quality of treatment possible in the safest, most comfortable environment available. Our greatest strength is our compassion and our dedication to helping people in their time of need. We do not simply treat the symptoms that our patients present with, we treat the whole person. Additionally, we incorporate all of the little things into the treatment process, because we recognize that all of the little things together are what brings about a true picture of healing. In keeping open communication between clinical team members, our patients, and our patients’ families, we are able to provide exceptional customer service in an empathic manner, ensuring that the main focus always remains solely on our patients and helping them find true recovery that leads to lasting success.
Types of Treatment Offered at MeadowWood
At MeadowWood’s addiction treatment clinic, we believe that each patient is unique, which is why we make sure to treat the person, not just his or her illness. Our treatment teams work closely with patients and their families in order to gain a full understanding of the patients presenting issues. By doing so, we are able to create individualized treatment plans for each and every patient that specifically addresses all of the concerns that he or she may have. Each individualized treatment plan draws upon the vast skill set of a physician-led, multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals, which includes psychiatrists, Master’s level therapists, care managers, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, recreation therapists, substance abuse counselors, medical consultants, and qualified mental health technicians.
The inpatient services offered here at MeadowWood include an adolescent behavioral program, an adult psychiatric program, a senior behavioral health program, a co-occurring diagnosis program, and medical detoxification programs. Before being admitted to one of our programs all potential patients will complete a free, confidential mental health assessment, which is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All of our assessments are completed by a trained and high qualified clinician, who will obtain all information needed to make a referral for the most appropriate level of care for the patient. For those patients who are admitted, the following treatment modalities may be included in their personal treatment plans, which will be determined based on their specific needs and abilities:
Medical detoxification: For those patients who come to us dependent on drugs and/or alcohol, medical detoxification will be the first step of the recovery process. This entire process is carefully monitored by our physicians and nursing staff. Once detox is complete, patients will be able to fully engage in a variety of therapeutic interventions.
Medication management: All medication needs are determined on a case-by-case basis, and all patients at our treatment center meet with a psychiatrist daily for medication management in order to ensure the therapeutic effectiveness of any medications that are prescribed, as well as to make any changes that may be necessary.
Group therapy: Our main approach to treatment at MeadowWood is group-focused as we have learned that this type of intervention greatly helps patients understand that they are not alone in the challenges that they face. This knowledge assists patients in heightening their sense of self-worth as they come to understand that they do not need to feel isolated in their struggles. Furthermore, engaging in groups encourages patients to find healing in the act of expressing themselves, enhancing self-reliance that works to build their self-esteem. These group therapy sessions cover a vast array of topics, tailored to address issues that are specific to the patients participating in each group.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions are offered to all patients on an as-needed basis. These sessions occur on a one-to-one basis with a patient’s therapist and are designed to be a time to address any concerns the patient may have, to discuss issues that he or she wishes to keep confidential, and to track one’s progress towards reaching his or her treatment goals.
Family therapy: At MeadowWood in New Castle, we believe that family involvement in one’s treatment is instrumental in eliciting successful treatment outcomes. For this reason, all patients are able to engage in family therapy sessions in order to help family members understand their loved one’s illness, to educate them on how they can best support their loved one, and to help facilitate open communication in order to create a healthy family dynamic.
Education: Keeping in mind the importance of a child’s education, our adolescent services incorporate schooling into each patient’s treatment plan so that he or she does not fall behind academically while engaging in treatment for behavioral or emotional concerns. We employ certified teachers who, along with the other members of the adolescent’s treatment team, collaborate with the child’s home school, both in verbal and written form, pending releases of information provided by the child’s parent or guardian.
In addition to the previously mentioned interventions, other types of therapies that are incorporated into our patients’ treatment plans typically include:
- Expressive therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Process groups
- Psycho-education on mental illness
- Positive coping skills education
- Substance abuse counseling
- Substance abuse education
- Pet therapy
- Reminiscent therapy (for our senior adult patients)
- Medication education
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
At MeadowWood it is our overall goal for each one of our patient to achieve stabilization so that they are able to move on to a lower and less intensive level of care. For this reason, all aftercare planning begins at the time of admission. As soon as patients are admitted, their treatment team begins the process of preparing a plan for success in order to promote a positive continuation of care once they are discharged from their inpatient stay.
At MeadowWood’s treatment clinic, we offer partial hospitalization for adolescents, adults, and senior adults that is designed to assist them in maintaining stabilization without requiring them to engage in the intensity of full inpatient hospitalization. This program provides structured programming between 8:30am and 2:30pm, allowing patients to return home at night. An intensive, interdisciplinary approach is used in this program, which helps to supplement the recovery process when traditional outpatient treatment is not enough or is not available. In addition, this program works at providing a transition for recent inpatient clients as they begin to integrate back into their everyday lives.
For our adolescent patients, as well as for our adult patients who do not require or who have already completed partial hospitalization, our staff will utilize the positive relationships that we have with care providers throughout the community, with whom coordination of services can optimally be managed once patients leave our treatment center.
Contact Us for Help Today
Whatever your or your loved one’s needs may be, the caring and compassionate staff at MeadowWood Behavioral Health System is devoting to helping you find lasting recovery.
Contact us today to speak with one of our Intake Counselors. We are located at 575 S Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720. We service all of Northern Delaware including Wilmington, as well as parts of New Jersey and Maryland.