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Addictive Disorders Program 

Addictive Disorders Partial Hospitalization Program 

The Disease of Addiction

Addiction to alcohol or other mood-altering substances is a chronic and potentially fatal illness, with predictable symptoms and stages. When a person continues to drink or use a drug in spite of serious, negative consequences, they not only hurt themselves, but family and loved ones suffer too as the disease becomes progressively worse.

Dual Diagnosis

We often find symptoms of both addictive and psychiatric disorders to be present, a condition referred to as Dual Diagnosis. We believe the best outcomes occur when both problems are treated at the same time. 

Treatment Works  

At Baylor, many adults begin their recovery in our Partial Hospitalization Program.  Under the care of your psychiatrist, the cycle of addiction can be interrupted by attending our day treatment program Monday – Friday.  Your primary therapist will introduce you to the twelve-step philosophy of recovery

Successful treatment consists of:

  • Abstinence—stop all use of the substance. Symptoms of withdrawal, such as intense craving, irritability, or anxiety will result as the brain is deprived of the substance. Your psychiatrist will determine your need for medication, and daily nursing care will monitor your progress.
  • Learning about the disease of addiction and how it has affected your life. Daily group therapy is most effective and provides much needed peer support.  Participation in the weekly family group is encouraged.
  • Relapse prevention—develop healthy coping and interpersonal skills. Learn to recognize signs leading to relapse and how to avoid them.  Strong emphasis is placed on building a recovery-oriented network through involvement with AA, NA and other support groups.