A Vital Component of Schick Schadel’s 10-Day Addiction Treatment Program
The counseling professionals at Schick Shadel Hospital work with patients on a variety of issues aside from substance abuse disorders. Many suffer from anxiety, depression, childhood abuse, domestic violence and PTSD. Our job is to coordinate care with medical staff to help stabilize the patient’s mental health symptoms until they are able to receive appropriate treatment during or after the 10-day program.
Our Counselors Seek to Educate and Motivate Patients
The goal is to move our patients from pre-contemplation to readiness and then accepting recovery from addiction to their drug(s) of choice. To do this, we use evidence-based techniques. Since each patient has such a short stay, counseling has to delve into underlying issues more quickly than longer programs. This is done with the help of sedation therapy interviews. The interviews conducted while the patient is sedated (using Propofol) to help break through the patient’s denial of problems. The interviews help the counselor and patient identify specific problem areas. In addition, the patient reads the results of the rehab interview in a counseling session within just a few hours after the interview.
The patient learns what their subconscious is saying about their motivation to quit using substances and their progress in treatment. By being privy to this useful information, the patient then feels like they have an active role in their treatment.