Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program #adolescent, #teen, #mclean #hospital, #art, #dual


#

Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program

Access to Care Steps to Receiving Treatment

The Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program provides intensive, short-term, and highly focused psychiatric care for teens and young adults through age 19 with emotional and behavioral difficulties. With a length of stay between 10 and 14 days, this insurance-based residential program focuses on stabilizing adolescents in acute crisis.

At our two locations, McLean s main campus in Belmont, Massachusetts, and McLean SouthEast in Middleborough, Massachusetts, the coeducational program operates in unlocked settings, maximizing each individual s responsibility and capacity for self-control. The ART is a voluntary program so residents must be willing to participate in treatment.

For more information or to make a referral. call 617.855.2800 (Belmont) or 774.419.1100 (McLean SouthEast)

We specialize in treating teenagers who are struggling with psychiatric diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. We also offer a specialty track for those whose illness is complicated by a co-occurring substance use disorder.

Groups and structured activities involve skills training, team building, preparing meals, and recreational therapy. These pursuits enhance daily living skills, build self-mastery and esteem, and provide a sense of autonomy and membership in a community.

Teens and young adults can be referred to the program from home or any level of care, including inpatient, partial hospital, and outpatient. We offer a full range of services, including assessment and consultation, group therapy, skills training, education, medication evaluation and management, and family therapy. As part of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. the program offers access to care and services throughout McLean Hospital.

At McLean SouthEast we also offer day program services, the McLean SouthEast Adolescent Partial Hospital Program, for teens who require intensive, structured treatment but are able to manage living at home.

Our staff is composed of a multidisciplinary group of board-certified psychiatrists, licensed psychologists and clinical social workers, registered nurses, and expressive therapists. The ART staff specializes in making sophisticated assessments, diagnoses, and recommendations in complex situations.


ABOUT PERITONEAL MESOTHELIOMA: A FORM OF ABDOMINAL MESOTHELIOMA Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation


#

Mesothelioma Foundation Experts Can Answer Your Questions!

ABOUT PERITONEAL MESOTHELIOMA: A FORM OF ABDOMINAL MESOTHELIOMA

Viewed as an asbestos related cancer, peritoneal mesothelioma, is the second most common type of mesothelioma, discovered at a rate of around 250 new cases a year, or in about 10-15% of all types of mesothelioma diagnoses.

Where Does Peritoneal Mesothelioma Occur?

Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the abdomen, on the surface of the omentum and visceral organs. Because of its relation to the abdomen, peritoneal mesothelioma is also often referred to as abdominal mesothelioma.

Linked to asbestos exposure. the disease is thought to develop when asbestos fibers become trapped in either the trachea or lungs, before eventually being passed into the peritoneum (abdomen).

As the disease develops around the abdominal lining, fluid accumulation occurs – which in turn leads to increased abdominal swelling.

Due to its long latency period, symptoms for abdominal mesothelioma often will not appear for several years after a patient is exposed to asbestos. On average, this latency period can occur anywhere from 25-40 years after the exposure occurs. Contact your healthcare professional immediately if you suspect that you may be experiencing any symptoms associated of mesothelioma.

With this type of mesothelioma, symptoms are a result of fluid accumulation and tumor expansion in and around the peritoneum (abdomen). This often results in the expansion of the abdomen. Other symptoms related to abdominal mesothelioma include:

  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Weight loss and loss of appetite
  • Elevated white blood count

Patients with peritoneal mesothelioma often go undiagnosed until the disease is in its final stages. While treatment is mostly palliative and not curative, doctors and mesothelioma specialists can offer a number of treatment options in order to relieve symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma and possibly extend life expectancy.

  • Peritoneal Surgery. Though not mostly not curative, extended survivals through surgery have been reported by a select group of surgeons who specialize in the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Chemotherapy for Peritoneal. Studies have demonstrated that the most active regimen can reduce tumors in 40% of patients and extend life in those that respond to chemotherapy. While it is often no viewed as a curative option, chemotherapy has also been shown to have palliative effects, including reducing shortness of breath, reducing ascites or effusions, reducing pain and improving the quality of life
  • Radiation for Peritoneal Mesothelioma. Radiation has proved to have limited effect as a primary treatment for peritoneal or abdominal mesothelioma. However, as a palliative treatment during and after surgery, it has proven useful in preventing malignant seeding of the incision sites

Please note that many of the signs and symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma are often associated with other illnesses. Contact the Meso Foundation s Nurse Practitioner for expert help.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet and Natural Treatment #paddison #program, #rheumatoid #arthritis #diet, #rheumatoid


#

  • As RA sufferers we are told by the medical community that there is no Rheumatoid Arthritis Cure and that we are destined for a lifetime of medication and pain-management. Needless to say that with this prediction it is very easy to lose hope. Especially as your condition worsens with time or the latest medications fail or create strong side-effects. The truth is, RA symptoms can be dramatically eliminated using 100% natural strategies which address the underlying cause. Below I will share with you the path that I followed so that you can do the same.
  • Supplements such as Fish oil tablets or Glycosamine Sulfate for joint pain are never going to reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms. In fact, these can often be a distraction from applying the necessary efforts to do what really works. We’ll explore what type of approach REALLY works in just a moment.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms are primarily caused by food sensitivities. The challenge for me was ‘How do I eat in a way that does not trigger my food sensitivities?’ I’ll tell you the exact type of approach that worked for me and is now giving others incredible results worldwide.
  • You DON’T need to waste your money on expensive alternative therapies. Although these may help to reduce symptoms temporarily, the only way to cure Rheumatoid Arthritis is to eliminate the root cause which stems from undigested food particles getting into your blood stream. Eliminate these particles and eliminate the autoimmune attack on your own synovial tissue.
  • Experimenting with nightshade vegetables and/or grandma’s home recipes for arthritis like ginger tea or honey and lemon are going to get you nowhere. RA is a chronic, debilitating disease and it took me years (and a lot of lost cartilage!) before I uncovered the solution that I have used to help people now in 49 countries worldwide.

If you’re looking for dramatic Rheumatoid Arthritis relief then you need to begin by restoring the health of your gut. I’m a living example of what can be done by applying natural techniques to achieve dramatic elimination of Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms. I’ve compiled my Rheumatoid Arthritis research into the ultimate and comprehensive downloadable guide called the Paddison Program for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Remember, this will not only treat the symptoms that you feel and see on the outside such as:

Swollen and Inflamed Joints

Joints that are red, swollen and warm to touch

Stiffness and ‘Locking Up’ of Joints

A lack of mobility such as unable to straighten elbows or close a fist

Lack of Energy And Strength

Weakened ligaments and tendons around joints that are caught up in the inflammation process

Chronic Fatigue

A complete lack of energy, motivation and zest for life

But it also treats the underlying cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis – the part you DON’T see – the actual immune system cross-wire that causes your body to aggressively attack your joint linings that results in severe inflammation and rapid joint degradation.

More Customer Feedback

Paul L. June 2013: “At age of 8 I was diagnosed with JRA. Now at the age of 49 I have been experiencing more symptoms of Arthiritis. My left knee has very little meniscus tissue left and I walk with a cronic limp. I was living on naproxen and trying any supplement I could to find relief. No help, until now. For the last six weeks I have implemented the Paddinson Program. I have not taken a naproxen or any supplements since the start. My limp is gone. I have lost 17 pounds and feel great. My blood pressure which normaly is around 130/78 is now 112/71. I cannot tell you thanks enough for the help that you have given me. I feel like I can do anything. You have forever earned yourself a friend and my praise. Thank you for sharing this life changing Program with us. July 2013: Although changing ones lifestyle is never easy. To rid myself of joint pain is so worth it. I walk with a constant limp from left knee pain and surgery. The limp and pain are gone. As for my general health, I feel better, have lost 22 unwanted pounds, my blood pressure is down and my cholesteral is down in normal range.” Angelo Morgillo. Australia When i started your program my CRP count was 38, after 1 month it went down to 11. Eventually i went for a blood test last week just to see where i was at even though i knew i was misbehaving with my diet, Drum roll. unbelievably as of last week it is 5.6, i was stunned! Psoriasis is under control and would be gone by now if i was disciplined enough, my toe nails have grown back the heady fog negative thoughts emotions are nonexistent, maybe the euphoria of being pain free who knows but it’s real i feel great! That’s it, a big thanks mate, i don’t know how you researched what you did but I’m grateful you did, i’m glad to say the journey has been the best thing i’ve done for myself family over the past 6 years i’ve learnt a ton about nutrition what we have actually been doing to ourselves in ignorance. Feel free to contact me for further info Clint, would love to have a chat with you about how to help others, I’m free anytime day or night.

You Can Get Back Your Life, Confidence and Self Esteem

With The Paddison Program for Rheumatoid ArthritisTM, you’ll discover my extremely powerful healing system that got me from debilitating pain into freedom from this horrific disease. For only 49, you can download the entire guide right away to your computer.

  • The real cause of RA and how to address it immediately
  • How to reduce your pain in a matter of days without expensive supplements or drugs
  • A 12-day detailed dietary program to dramatically reduce pain and heal your body internally
  • Which drugs for RA actually make your disease WORSE
  • How to step-by-step get off your medication whilst working with your Rheumatologist
  • How to create a complete wellness approach to life and
  • Unusual exercises for pain relief and joint healing

Will I Get Instant Access To This Program?

Yes, you will be able to get started immediately. There are PDF downloadable files that will work on your PC, Mac, Kindle or Tablet along with videos that can be viewed with an internet connection. The main ebook is a long document (132 pages) so we recommend reading on your viewing device and then printing just the parts that you need to follow along during the first 12 days.

I have had RA for 20 or more years – will this work for me?

Yes. Some of the most remarkable results that this program has achieved has been with people who have had RA for decades. The program works on the inflammatory component, however cannot change permanent structural damage.

Will This Enable Me To Get Off All Medications?

May people are able to reduce their medications and some are able to come off medications completely. The process behind doing this safely, in conjunction with your Rheumatologist, is described step-by-step inside the program. Check with your doctor, but it s normally not necessary to adjust medications whatsoever before commencing.

Will I Be Able To Do This Program In A Non-Western Country?

Part of this program involves dietary changes. Since we have had customers now in 49 countries, we have learnt how to provide alternative food options for people who live in countries like India, Pakistan and many more. So you do not need to worry, food alternatives are provided for all of the main sections so you can find local, fresh produce near you.


Dual Diagnosis Treatment Directory – National Directory for Co-Occuring Disorders #dual #diagnosis


#

Treatment Services

Insurance Directory

Community Services

Last 10 Phone Numbers Requested

Dual Diagnosis Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders

Select your state to find Dual Diagnosis Treatment near you:

Dual diagnosis and Co-Occurring disorder refers to the presence of both a severe mental illness and a substance abuse problem. It is important to get effective treatment for both disorders. An effective treatment model is when one clinician or treatment team provides both mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment or TOLERANT?

Today the term dual diagnosis treatment has become common place in substance abuse treatment. But does that mean you will receive effective treatment for both your mental / emotional problem and your substance abuse?

Recent research shows that more than 90% of treatment centers that claim to be dual diagnosis treatment really only tolerate or accept patients that have psychiatric or emotional diagnosis, but do not provide psychiatric care, nor do they have Psychiatrists on staff at their centers. Also, if they do provide a visit to a psychiatrist it is brief and infrequent. Most treatment centers only provide a single visit a Psychiatrist mostly just to have medication prescribed. After that the patient is integrated into the Substance Abuse portion of the treatment for the remainder of their stay.

We believe this is only a tolerant approach at best and is not an effective TREATMENT for dual diagnosis patients. Treatment of a dual diagnosis is so complex it is safe to say that a certified substance abuse counselor alone is not qualified to provide the level of care needed to help these patients. We are not implying that the substance abuse treatment is not important, it is. It is vital to the overall well-being of every dual diagnosis patient. However, there are many more areas that need to be assessed by a medical doctor.

How can I find TRUE dual diagnosis treatment?

Lets define what TRUE dual diagnosis treatment includes before we find “treatment”. Here is what we define as dual diagnosis treatment:

  • Initial medical detoxification. This is the most critical time for the patient. Most patients have attempted to stop using alcohol or drugs at some time in the past and know first hand that withdrawal is painful; physically, mentally and emotionally. Therefore a medically assisted detox is suggested to help assure the patient that the withdrawal period will be as short and as comfortable as possible.
  • Next, once the patient has successfully completed detox they should immediately enter a 30 day. 60 day or 90 day inpatient treatment center. This can be a hospital or a residential dual diagnosis treatment center.
    (detox alone is NOT effective and is a waste of time if not followed by an inpatient treatment program)
  • THIS IS THE MOST COMMON STEP MISSING IN DUAL DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT.
    Next, within a few days (2-5 days) of entering the treatment center the patient MUST have a complete medical examination and lab work done to determine if there are biological reasons for the psychiatric symptoms. Recent study’s show that a very high percentage of patients with psychiatric diagnosis is due to a hormone imbalance caused by situations known as PTSD, or environmental reasons. If biological problems exist it is extremely important to correct these conditions before starting anti psychotic or antidepressant medication. Failure to do so will only MASK these conditions and allow them to continue to go untreated.
  • Continued care and monitoring by a M.D. is vital during substance abuse treatment for these types of patients. Biological problems MUST be monitored with additional lab test during their treatment until the M.D. and Psychiatrist effectively stabilize the patient.
  • Finally, the patient must have a continued treatment plan that he/she is confident they can continue after discharge from the treatment program. This usually consists of an outpatient program, 12 step meeting or support groups, continue hormone treatment, and monitoring the biological problem that was discovered by the M.D. and Psychiatrist while in treatment. Usually this means having lab tests done to check the hormone and adrenal system 1-2 time per year.

    Now that we know what a TRUE dual diagnosis treatment looks like, we can now ask any treatment center or program the proper questions.

    Here are some of the questions you should ask to determine if the treatment center is a true dual diagnosis treatment or just dual diagnosis tolerant:

    1. What is the name of the psychiatrist on staff and do they work exclusively with your center? (look up the doctors name the doctor should have a long history of substance abuse research and/or research in a related field.)

    2. What is the typical medication that you use to treat MY dual diagnosis patients? (They should not be able to tell you which medication you or your loved one will receive! Medication is not always the best solution if there is a biological problem)

    3. Ask which tests will be run, if any, once you enter the treatment center. (remember you MUST rule out any biological problems before they can diagnosis you or your loved one with psychiatric problems ONLY)

    4. Ask how they determine when you will be done with the inpatient part of treatment and you are ready to leave?
    (the ONLY answer to this should be, when the doctor, psychiatrist, and you feel that you biologically, mentally, and emotionally stable.
    Remember the patient can always decide to leave whenever they want, but the treatment center should answer from a medical stand point)
    Finding a TRUE Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center is difficult.
    We have expert staff willing to help you find treatment 24 hrs a day.

    How does recovery from dual disorders occur?

  • Recovery must be the individual’s choice. People cannot be “pushed” into giving up substances. Over time they can learn to manage both their illnesses and to get on with their lives in meaningful ways.
  • The process of recovery begins as soon as someone enters a dual disorders treatment program or becomes committed to managing their illnesses.
  • Recovery takes time, hope, and courage. For most people, recovery occurs over months or years.
  • People in Co-Occurring treatment programs learn to manage two long-term illnesses and build a new meaningful life without drugs. This process requires time, support, education, courage, and skills.
  • You can help. Everyone in your loved one’s life can help by offering support, hope, and encouragement.

    What are the facts about dual disorders?

    Vulnerability is important.
    People who are affected by a mental illness use drugs for the same reasons people without mental illness do, such as not having jobs, not feeling happy, and not having good skills for meeting people. In many cases, people with mental illness are more sensitive to the effects of alcohol and other drugs.

    Dual disorders are common.
    Study results show that one of every two individuals with severe mental illness has the additional problem of substance use disorder (abuse or dependence related to alcohol or other drugs).

    Integrated dual diagnosis treatment works.
    People with dual disorders have a much better chance of recovery from both disorders when they receive combined, or integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment from the same clinician or treatment team.


  • Naukeag rehab ashburnham ma #addiction, #alcoholism, #chemical #dependence, #cocaine #addiction, #drug #use,


    #

    Ambulatory Treatment Center at Naukeag

    Where is the Ambulatory Treatment Center at Naukeag located?

    The program is located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. For more information on directions, parking, and local accommodations, please visit our Maps Directions page.

    Who benefits most from Ambulatory Treatment Center at Naukeag?

    Our residential and partial hospital program focuses on treating individuals with serious substance use conditions who are stable, post detox, have manageable mental health and physical symptoms, who want and agree to come to rehab, and are motivated for treatment.

    Is family involved in treatment?

    Family involvement is strongly recommended. With permission of the resident, family members can be involved in assessment and in treatment/aftercare planning.

    Is smoking permitted?

    During free time, smoking is allowed in designated outdoor areas only. No smoking is allowed inside any of our buildings.

    When are visiting hours?

    Visiting hours are 2-4 pm Monday through Saturday and 12-4 pm Sunday.

    Are cell phones allowed?

    Residents are allowed to hold and use their cell phones, except during therapy (individual and group), with some guidelines to prevent disruption of the program and other residents. Cell phones may be taken away if they interfere with treatment.

    Is aftercare planning a part of the program?

    The treatment team works closely with the individual as well as with family, significant friends, and outside providers to develop a personalized aftercare plan. Recommendations by staff are made based upon clinical needs, progress made during treatment, and long-term treatment goals.

    Can former residents access their medical records?

    All requests for medical records should be directed to McLean’s Health Information Management Department .

    Are support groups offered during and after treatment?

    To complement our programs services and encourage individuals initiatives in their own treatment course, many self-help groups are hosted by McLean.

    Does McLean gather patient feedback?

    McLean is dedicated to maintaining high-quality and effective patient care. To ensure that those standards remain at the highest level, we utilize a number of feedback instruments and quality indicators. Among these tools are the Perceptions of Care survey which monitors patient satisfaction and BASIS-24 , a psychiatric outcomes measurement tool created at McLean and widely used in the US and around the world, which delivers feedback on the patient care experience.