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Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System - Akron CBOC

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Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System - Akron CBOC

Overview

Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System - Akron CBOC is a substance abuse treatment center for people seeking treatment near Summit County. As part of their treatment modalities for recovery, Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System - Akron CBOC provides 12-step facilitation, individual psychotherapy, and group counseling during treatment. Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System - Akron CBOC is located in Akron, Ohio, accepting per session for treatment.

Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System - Akron CBOC at a Glance

Payment Options

  • Per session
  • 90 day cost
  • Cash or self-payment
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

Assessments

  • Comprehensive mental health assessment
  • Comprehensive substance use assessment
  • Screening for tobacco use
  • Interim services for clients
  • Outreach to persons in the community

Age Groups

  • Adults
  • Seniors or older adults
  • Young adults
  • Seniors

Ancillary Services

  • Intensive case management
  • Case management service
  • Chronic disease/illness management
  • Court-ordered outpatient treatment
  • Diet and exercise counseling

Accreditations

The Joint Commission:

The Joint Commission accreditation for addiction and behavioral health signifies that a facility has met rigorous standards in patient care, treatment, and safety. This recognition assures patients and professionals of the facility's commitment to providing high-quality, evidence-based care in the fields of addiction and behavioral health, fostering trust and confidence in their services.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF):

CARF accreditation is a prestigious recognition for rehabilitation and human service organizations. It signifies that an organization meets high-quality standards and is committed to providing top-level care. CARF conducts rigorous evaluations to ensure compliance, enhancing an organization's credibility and reassuring clients and funders of exceptional service quality. This accreditation promotes excellence and continual improvement in the rehabilitation and human services field.

Treatment At Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System - Akron CBOC

Conditions Treated

Mental health treatment:

Mental health treatment provides a safe and structured environment where individuals can receive professional care and support for their mental health challenges. Within the facility, trained therapists, counselors, and medical staff work together to create personalized treatment plans tailored to each person's needs. Patients might participate in a variety of therapies, including individual counseling, group therapy, and possibly medication management. The goal is to equip individuals with the tools and strategies they need to cope with their conditions and lead fulfilling lives.

Alcoholism:

Alcohol addiction is a condition where a person's brain gets used to having alcohol, making it hard for them to control their drinking. This can lead to feeling down, acting without thinking, wanting alcohol strongly, and feeling sick if they don't drink. To help with this, treatment programs are available. These usually include a guided process to safely stop drinking, talking with professionals to work through problems, and joining support groups with others facing similar issues. While these treatments can't fully cure the addiction, they provide tools and support to help individuals live a better life and keep their drinking under control.

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Substance use treatment:

Substance use rehabilitation is a comprehensive treatment approach designed to assist individuals struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol. This form of rehabilitation addresses both the physical dependency, often starting with detoxification, and the psychological triggers, using various therapeutic methods. The objective is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain sobriety, while equipping them with the tools and coping strategies needed to reintegrate into society and lead a substance-free life.

Co-occurring Disorders:

Dual-diagnosis rehabilitation centers focus on treating individuals with simultaneous mental health and substance use disorders. The intertwined nature of addiction and mental health issues can intensify each other's symptoms, complicating recovery. These centers provide a holistic treatment strategy addressing both conditions together, often encompassing thorough evaluations, a blend of therapeutic methods, family counseling, and post-treatment care.

Levels Of Care

Intensive outpatient treatment:

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) is a specialized level of care aimed at assisting those on their recovery journey from addictions or mental health disorders. Unlike the inpatient or residential treatments where attendees reside within the facility, IOP offers a robust therapeutic experience while enabling participants to stay home and continue their daily routines. Generally, individuals in IOP engage in several sessions weekly, clocking in at around 9-20 hours or even more. These sessions encompass individual counseling, group sessions, familial guidance, and instructional classes that equip attendees with the tools and methods to manage symptoms and avert relapses.

Detoxification:

Detoxification (detox) is the process of clearing the body of drugs or alcohol that an individual has consumed. The purpose of detox is to safely manage withdrawal symptoms when someone stops taking drugs or alcohol. It denotes a clearing of toxins from the body of the patient who is acutely intoxicated and/or dependent on substances of abuse. Detoxification seeks to minimize the physical harm caused by the abuse of substances.

Aftercare:

Finishing a drug or alcohol rehab program is not the conclusion of substance abuse treatment but rather a pivotal step toward long-term recovery. Aftercare encompasses devising a sustainable recovery plan coupled with enduring support. It may include sober living environments such as halfway houses, career counseling, and connecting patients with community support programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). This holistic approach ensures a smooth transition into a substance-free life while bolstering resilience against relapse.

Outpatient:

Outpatient treatment in a rehab center offers flexible therapy sessions, typically ranging from 1-3 hours per week, allowing individuals to continue daily activities while receiving care. In contrast, intensive outpatient programs demand a more rigorous commitment, often involving 9-15 hours weekly, providing a more immersive therapeutic environment without the need for inpatient stays.

Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or naltrexone treatment:

Buprenorphine, sold under brand names such as Subutex, is a drug used to address opioid addiction. It can lessen or significantly diminish withdrawal effects, making the cessation of opioid use more manageable. Frequently paired with naloxone, the dosage is tailored to each person's specific needs. Some individuals prefer prolonged buprenorphine use, while others gradually decrease their dosage with the aim of ceasing its consumption.

Regular outpatient treatment:

Regular Outpatient Treatment involves scheduled therapy sessions typically held on an outpatient basis, allowing individuals to receive essential support while maintaining their daily routines. These sessions usually range from one to three times per week, providing a flexible approach to recovery that accommodates the individual's needs and progress. It offers a structured environment for therapy and counseling, enabling individuals to address addiction or mental health issues while continuing to engage in their daily responsibilities.

Halfway house:

Sober living homes or halfway houses, offer secure, substance-free, and supportive living arrangements for individuals in the process of recovering from substance abuse. These facilities are particularly beneficial for individuals who have recently completed inpatient or outpatient treatment programs. Halfway houses are carefully monitored environments with established guidelines aimed at fostering and maintaining sobriety, including curfews, shared household responsibilities, and therapeutic gatherings. Residents often receive training in essential life skills and coping strategies to facilitate a smoother transition into mainstream society. Additionally, it cultivates a strong sense of community that fosters deep and enduring connections with fellow individuals in recovery, promoting a fresh and healthy lifestyle.

Treatment Modalities

12-step facilitation:

Recovery frameworks grounded in 12-step programs prioritize peer mentoring and underline personal development as essential for maintaining sobriety. Those in recovery are encouraged to attend 12-step meetings, which guarantee anonymity frequently, have no cost, and are accessible every day. These 12 steps draw from spiritual tenets, assisting participants in confronting the underlying reasons for their addiction, acknowledging their decisions, and embracing the aspects outside their control. Chosen by the participants themselves, sponsors offer individualized guidance and support.

Individual psychotherapy:

Individual Psychotherapy provides a private, one-on-one setting where clients can explore and address their personal challenges, behaviors, and feelings related to addiction and recovery. With the guidance of a trained therapist, clients work to uncover the root causes of their substance use, develop coping strategies, and build a foundation for long-term recovery and personal growth.

Group counseling:

Group Therapy is a therapeutic space where individuals battling addiction come together to share experiences, gain insights, and support one another on their journey to recovery. Facilitated by trained professionals, this setting fosters communal healing and empowers participants to overcome the challenges of addiction through collective strength and understanding.

Family counseling:

Studies consistently show that the likelihood of sustainable recovery increases when family members are involved in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic elements might influence susceptibility to drug and alcohol dependence and mental health challenges. Family interactions frequently contribute to addiction triggers. However, with the right education, family members can become pivotal support pillars during rehabilitation.

Marital/couples counseling:

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Life Skills:

Life Skills is a crucial component of rehabilitation that focuses on equipping individuals with the practical abilities necessary to maintain sobriety and lead fulfilling lives. These skills encompass a wide range of capabilities, including but not limited to time management, communication, problem-solving, stress management, and financial literacy. By acquiring and honing these essential life skills, individuals in addiction treatment gain the tools and confidence needed to navigate the challenges of daily life, reduce the risk of relapse, and ultimately achieve lasting recovery.

Rational Behavior Therapy:

Rational Behavior Therapy (RBT) is a subset of cognitive behavioral therapy designed to be concise and all-encompassing. Its goal is to equip clients with the tools to become more independent, reducing the reliance on prolonged and costly therapy. A key component of RBT is "rational self-counseling," aimed at empowering individuals with the skills to address future emotional challenges autonomously or with minimal professional intervention.

Trauma-related counseling:

Trauma-related counseling addresses the deeply rooted psychological wounds and distress that often coexist with substance use disorders. Recognizing that past traumatic experiences can play a significant role in the onset and persistence of addiction, this therapeutic approach aims to help individuals understand and process their trauma, develop coping skills, and work towards healing. Individuals are better equipped to achieve long-term recovery and improved mental well-being by simultaneously addressing both trauma and addiction.

Nicotine replacement:

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) provides nicotine to the system without the need for smoking. It utilizes products that deliver minimal doses of nicotine, assisting individuals in their quest to quit smoking. The therapy aims to reduce nicotine cravings and mitigate withdrawal symptoms.

Couples/family therapy:

Couples Therapy in rehab helps couples facing addiction recovery by providing specialized counseling to improve their relationship. Expert therapists guide them through communication, conflict resolution, and trust-building, promoting lasting recovery and a stronger partnership.

Cognitive behavioral therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a evidence-based psychological treatment that focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behaviors. It aims to develop coping strategies and promote healthier thinking to address a variety of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and stress. CBT is typically short-term and goal-oriented, emphasizing the role of thought processes in influencing emotions and behaviors.

Dialectical behavior therapy:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral approach specifically designed to help individuals regulate emotions, enhance interpersonal effectiveness, develop distress tolerance, and increase mindfulness. In addiction treatment, DBT equips individuals with practical skills to manage triggers, cope with stressors, and build a life worth living without resorting to substance use. By addressing both the emotional and behavioral challenges of addiction, DBT fosters personal growth and long-term recovery.

Integrated Mental and Substance Use Disorder treatment:

Integrated Mental and Substance Use Disorder treatment is a comprehensive approach to treating individuals with both mental health and substance use disorders. It aims to address both conditions simultaneously through a coordinated and integrated approach. The goal is to improve overall well-being and reduce the risk of relapse.

Activity therapy:

Activity therapy is a therapeutic method aimed at aiding individuals in their journey to overcome physical dependencies or emotional hurdles. This therapeutic approach primarily seeks to engage individuals in imaginative activities that encourage favorable shifts in their thought processes. Activity therapy can be administered through individual sessions with a therapist or within a group context. Its overarching goal is to mitigate stress and anxiety while nurturing enhanced self-assurance and refined social interaction abilities.

Telemedicine/telehealth therapy:

Telehealth Therapy is a remote care option that allows individuals to access mental health services via digital technology, such as secure video conferencing. This mode enables patients to engage with therapists from their homes, offering flexibility and overcoming geographical limitations. Ideal for those in rural areas, with mobility issues, or tight schedules, Telehealth Therapy ensures quality mental health support is always within reach.

Substance use disorder counseling:

Substance use disorder counseling treatment modalities refer to various approaches and methods used in the counseling and treatment of individuals with substance use problems. This can include individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, family therapy, and 12-step programs. The goal is to help the individual overcome their substance use, develop healthy coping skills, and lead a fulfilling life in recovery.

Smoking/vaping/tobacco cessation counseling:

Vaping Cessation Counseling is a specialized form of support designed to help individuals overcome their dependence on electronic cigarettes or vaping products. Through evidence-based strategies, personalized advice, and emotional support, counselors guide individuals towards a nicotine-free life, emphasizing the long-term health benefits of cessation.

Treatment for gambling disorder:

Gambling Disorder, also known as compulsive gambling, is a recognized behavioral addiction characterized by an uncontrollable urge to gamble despite detrimental personal and financial consequences. Treatment for this disorder typically involves a combination of therapeutic approaches. These include cognitive-behavioral therapy to address underlying triggers and patterns of thought, group support sessions such as Gamblers Anonymous, and sometimes medications to address co-existing mental health conditions like depression or anxiety.

Intervention Services:

Intervention refers to organized efforts designed to guide individuals away from potentially harmful behaviors or decisions and towards healthier alternatives. Often used in the context of substance abuse or addiction, these services employ a structured approach where professionals, loved ones, and peers come together to confront the individual in a supportive manner, emphasizing the need for change and providing pathways for treatment or assistance. The goal is to break through denial, facilitate recognition of the problem, and initiate positive change.

Motivational interviewing:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered counseling approach designed to enhance an individual's intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. Through empathetic engagement and evoking personal reasons for change, MI helps individuals recognize the negative consequences of their substance use and empowers them to take steps toward recovery.

Anger management:

"Anger Management" refers to a set of techniques and strategies designed to help individuals recognize and control their anger. Through a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, self-awareness exercises, and coping mechanisms, individuals can better understand the triggers and reactions associated with their anger, ensuring they respond more positively and constructively. Effective anger management prevents potential conflicts and outbursts and promotes healthier relationships and emotional well-being.

Matrix Model:

In the Matrix Model, clients engage in group and individual counseling sessions, psychoeducation, and skill-building exercises aimed at enhancing their self-awareness, coping abilities, and overall well-being. The model strongly emphasizes fostering a supportive and collaborative therapeutic environment, encouraging clients to actively participate in their recovery journey while addressing the physical, emotional, and social aspects of addiction.

Relapse prevention:

The Relapse Prevention Model is a cognitive-behavioral approach designed to help individuals anticipate and effectively cope with potential challenges and high-risk situations that may lead to a return to undesired behaviors, often after a period of abstinence or behavior change. This model emphasizes the importance of recognizing early warning signs, developing coping strategies, and building self-efficacy to sustain positive change and avoid setbacks. Commonly used in addiction therapy, it can also be applied to other areas where behavior change is sought, such as weight management or anger control.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic technique aimed at alleviating distress associated with traumatic memories. It involves a structured eight-phase approach, during which the client recalls distressing images while receiving bilateral sensory input, such as side-to-side eye movements. Through this process, EMDR aids in the reprocessing of traumatic memories, potentially rendering them less distressing and allowing for improved mental health and functioning.

Abnormal involuntary movement scale:

The "Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale" (AIMS) is a tool rated by clinicians to gauge the occurrence and intensity of involuntary motions, typically linked to specific medications. It is widely used to assess tardive dyskinesia in patients taking antipsychotic medications.

Treatment for other addiction disorder:

Treatment for other addiction disorders typically involve a combination of therapy and medication. This may include individual therapy, group therapy, and behavioral therapy. Medications may be prescribed to help manage symptoms and reduce cravings. Additionally, support groups and aftercare programs can be beneficial in maintaining recovery and preventing relapse. The treatment modality should be tailored to the individual's specific needs and circumstances.

Holistic Treatment:

Holistic Treatment refers to an integrated approach to recovery that addresses the physical aspects of addiction and the individual's emotional, mental, and spiritual needs. This method incorporates a variety of therapies, practices, and activities, such as nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, and counseling, to promote overall well-being, self-awareness, and balance. By treating the whole person, holistic treatment aims to ensure a more comprehensive and sustainable recovery.

Religious Programs:

Religious programs in rehabilitation centers aim to harness the transformative power of faith and spirituality in aiding individuals on their journey toward recovery from addiction or other behavioral issues. These programs often integrate various faith-based teachings and practices within a structured rehabilitation framework to inspire hope, resilience, and a sense of purpose. Participants are encouraged to explore and strengthen their spiritual connections alongside participating in conventional therapeutic interventions, fostering a holistic approach to healing and self-discovery. Through spiritual reflection and community support, individuals are empowered to rebuild their lives with a newfound sense of faith and meaning.

Ancillary Services

Languages

  • Sign language services for the deaf and hard of hearing

Additional Services

  • Pharmacotherapies administered during treatment
  • Mentoring/peer support
  • Breathalyzer or blood alcohol testing

Special Programs

  • Active duty military
  • Clients who have experienced trauma
  • Persons with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Veterans
  • Clients with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders

Contact Information

Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System - Akron CBOC
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55 West Waterloo Road, Akron, Ohio, 44319
Updated October 12, 2023

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