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Pine Rest offers a full continuum of addiction services that range from residential detoxification to traditional outpatient services. All of the service components in the continuum welcome those who also have mental health disorders. We believe that there should be no wrong door for individuals to access substance use disorder treatment.
With one call, we can guide you through the process of inquiry, assessment and admission to the most appropriate level of care. We will assist you with understanding your insurance benefit, help you understand what other sources of funding might be available and qualify you or your loved one for treatment.
Our commitment is to treat you and your family with a welcoming heart, provide compassion and understanding in time of need and to offer hope and help through the provision of excellent care.
“Unlike any other disease, in addiction we have to overcome stigma, guilt and shame.”
Dr. Talal Khan and social worker Mariah DeYoung of Pine Rest Addiction Medicine, talk to WZZM’s My West Michigan about the unique challenges presented by substance use disorder and why those affected by addiction shouldn’t give up hope.
Evidence-based addiction treatment works.
Addiction treatments at Pine Rest are evidence-based, which means that over time they have been tested and found to provide predictable outcomes and long-term recovery. During assessment, we will complete an individualized care plan for you or your loved one, and we’ll continue to update it as treatment progresses.
Many times, a person diagnosed with a substance use disorder will also be diagnosed with a behavioral health disorder. Pine Rest is able to provide integrated treatment at all levels so that we are treating both conditions at the same time.
Today’s treatment has graduated steps designed to meet the differing needs of each patient and each phase of addiction or recovery. This treatment continuum allows patients to “step-up” or “step-down” to match treatment intensity with their recovery needs. At the initial evaluation, American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM) criteria are used for patient placement into the varied treatment options. Patients can continue to see their therapist or case manager one-on-one while involved in the specific medical or group services that meet their individual needs.
Addiction is a disease located in the brain.
Addiction is not a moral failing or a disease of the will or spirit. We’re learning that addiction begins when significant changes take place deep within the human brain where clusters of nerve cells allow us to feel joy, happiness, and satisfaction. This “pleasure center” (mesolimbic dopamine system or MDS) communicates via chemical messages sent from nerve cell to nerve cell via neuro-transmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinepherine. Many substances can affect the quantities of these chemicals and how they interact with nerve cells.
For persons having a predisposition to addiction, the introduction of a substance bringing a pleasurable feeling may begin to disrupt the receptor/neurotransmitter function of the nerve cells in the MDS when used again and again. What once was a source of pleasure becomes a desperate need for the substance bringing pleasure. The disease of addiction may bring with it distinct molecular and biochemical changes in the human brain. It is now felt that addiction to many substances and behaviors such as gambling, sexual behaviors, and even eating originate in this region of the brain.
Help for Families
Substance use disorders have enormous impact on the family members and loved ones. In a family where use of substances has caused problems, family members learn roles to cope with the constant instability. There are few things family members can do … but with help, there is hope for lasting recovery for the entire family.
Substance Use Disorder Insights
This free publication examines the biological factors that can lead to a substance use disorder, commonly used drugs and their effects, treatments, the role of 12 step recovery groups and help for family members.
“…as our number one health problem, it is important for health providers and the public alike to become more familiar with addiction as a disease and not a moral weakness. People with addiction are in great pain and their suffering can be lessened and even eliminated through treatment.”
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The goal of these meetings is to build stronger connections between individuals in recovery who have participated in, or who are participating in, services at Pine Rest.
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