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Clinical Addiction Treatment Services

The biopsychosocial approach employed at Whispering Oaks Lodge is based on the idea that the mind and the body are inseparable entities. There are four primary components in this model that all must be dealt with in order to restore an individual both mentally and physically.

Biological Component

Physiological components of health include factors such as your genetics or family history, your age, sex, race, if you are pre or post menopausal, and existing medical conditions. All these physiological components obviously have an impact on your health.

Behavioral Component

These include behaviors people engage in that contribute to health such as smoking, fatty diet, sedentary lifestyle, adherence to medications and going to see health care professionals regularly. Your everyday behaviors have a direct impact on your health and well-being. Many major chronic diseases stem from or are exacerbated by choices we make every single day.

Psychological Component

There are psychological variables that have an impact on your medical well-being. These can include certain forms of depression or anxiety disorders, stress, and hostility. One example of psychological factors impacting health includes heart disease. Hostility has become more common place in our culture. Some people even joke about it as they describe their anger while driving or other activities. However, studies show that being angry, or even recalling an incident in the past that made you angry can cause a cascade of events. It can increase inflammation, puts stress on the heart muscle, increases calcium buildup in arteries and stirs up stress hormones. Stress can contribute to high blood pressure, chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, higher cholesterol levels, damage arteries, contribute to blood clots can contribute to the progression of coronary artery disease. Managing your mental health can have a positive impact on your medical health.

Environmental Component

These factors also play a role in your overall health. Examples of these include social support, workplace, quality of marriage, and finances. For example we know social support is key to health. It can have a protective effect in that it is associated with good mental and medical health, helps with speedier recovery from illness, and helps individuals remain healthier in the face of stress. Another environmental factor is work stress. Sixty-nine percent of employees report that work is a significant source of stress and 41% say they typically feel tense or stressed out during the workday (American Psychological Association, 2009). Stress in turn can impact our mental and medical well-being.

Clinical Treatment Services

Below is a comprehensive list of the clinical services available via the residential inpatient treatment program at Whispering Oaks Lodge.

  • Comprehensive nursing exam upon admission
  • Physician-approved admission
  • Biopsychosocial Assessment
  • Assessment and treatment of adults with substance abuse disorders or addicted individuals with concomitant acute biomedical and/or emotional/behavioral disorders.
  • Professional therapeutic services
  • Monitoring of medication, as needed
  • Health care education services
  • Services for families and significant others
  • Medication administered in accordance with the substance-specific withdrawal syndrome(s), other biomedical or psychiatric conditions, and recognized detoxification procedures
  • 24-hour physician availability
  • 24-hour primary nursing care and observation

45-Day Inpatient Treatment

Our 45-day, self-pay and private insurance program provides evaluation and individualized drug and alcohol treatment for men and women with substance use disorders and co-occurring (dual diagnosis) psychiatric conditions. For more information on this program, click here.

Our team is available to you throughout the day and evening. Get questions answered, schedule a visit, or just speak with someone that may understand.(877) 419-3005

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