Coastal Community Behavioral Health
St. Marys & Brunswick
When you or someone you know is suffering from addiction and need help today, we are here to serve you. Our professional team of board-certified physicians, licensed clinicians, nurses and administrative support staff are equipped to provide a wide and diverse range of services to ensure that each patient receives everything they need to be successful.
All patients receive treatment from a physician, board certified in Addiction Medicine. Addiction Medicine is a medical specialty that deals with the treatment of addiction. Incorporated within the specialty are the processes of detoxification, rehabilitation, harm reduction, abstinence-based treatment, individual and group therapies, treatment of withdrawal-related symptoms, acute intervention, and long term therapies designed to reduce likelihood of relapse.
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists treat a small group of patients together as a group. Group therapy attempts to give individuals a safe and comfortable place where they can work out problems and emotional issues. Patients gain insight into their own thoughts and behavior, and offer suggestions and support to others. In addition, patients who have a difficult time with interpersonal relationships can benefit from the social interactions that are a basic part of the group therepy experience.
Individualized Treatment Planning
The Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) is a critical component essential for success, because it informs the provider and others about the goals, type of services, service intensity and progress indicators that are designed for the individuals problems, needs and preferences.
The ITP is a plan written collaboratively between the individual and his or her counselor that establishes and documents the following:
Treatment goals and objectives based on the most recent diagnostic assessment
Specific strategies and methods for treating needs identified by the diagnostic assessment
Schedule for accomplishing the goals and objectives
Responsibility for providing each treatment component
Medication Assisted Treatment Services (MATS)
Medication Assisted Treatment Services (MATS), is treatment for addiction that includes the use of medication along with counseling and other support. If a person is addicted, medication allows him or her to regain a normal state of mind, free of drug-induced highs and lows. It frees the person from thinking all the time about the drug. It can reduce problems of withdrawal and craving. These changes can give the person the chance to focus on the lifestyle changes that lead back to healthy living and sustained recovery. Medications used to treat addiction include Methadone, Suboxone, Vivitrol, Buprenorphine, Revia, Campral, and Nicotrol.
In medicine, a diagnostic test is any kind of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease, injury or any other medical condition. Coastal Community Behavioral Health utilizes state of the art diagnostic testing to help the medical staff better understand the nature of the individuals addiction and all relevant health related issues in order to provide the highest level of comprehensive treatment and increase rates of success.
Classroom instruction is provided to all individuals in treatment and involves the facilitation of classroom learning on topics relevant to sustained recovery. Typically a group of 10 to 15 patients will meet weekly to learn about topics such as introduction to recovery, relapse prevention, stress management, anger management, coping with grief/loss, prevention of infectious disease, life skills, etc.
Individual Therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
Case Management is a method of providing services whereby a professional counselor or social worker collaboratively assesses the needs of the client and the client’s family, when appropriate, and arranges, coordinates, monitors, evaluates, and advocates for a package of multiple services to meet the specific client’s complex needs.
Coordinated Referral Services
Coordinated Access and Referral is a case resolution mechanism designed to provide recommendations and referrals for individuals and families who have complex needs and are experiencing difficulties gaining access to support and services in the community. The mechanism is a collaborative and cross-sectoral community effort intended to provide recommendations and referrals to resolve difficult situations. Coastal Community Behavioral Health works collaboratively with variety of community partners including mental health treatment, primary care, affordable housing, job placement services, food banks, and veterans affairs.
HIMS AME Services
Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS) Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). HIMS AMEs are trained in evaluating airmen for substance- or alcohol-related conditions or other mental conditions. HIMS AMEs can provide sponsorship and monitoring for such conditions when required by the FAA for medical certification purposes.