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Chemical Dependency Program

Inpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment

Fairmount Behavioral Health System has 67 residential chemical dependency beds for patients age 18 and older. We understand that individuals enter treatment at various stages of motivation and that prolonged substance use can make rational thinking more challenging. Treatment is individualized to gain insight into maladaptive behaviors and explore lifestyle changes that may help reduce the risk of rehospitalization.

The chemical dependency program offers two levels of care. Our 21-bed detoxification unit provides a stable environment in which we medically monitor patients’ withdrawal symptoms from alcohol, benzodiazepine or opiate dependency. We have two gender-specific rehabilitation programs (26-bed men’s unit and 19-bed women’s unit) for individuals who need a supportive setting to begin the recovery process.

Patients have access to a psychiatrist for medication needs and evaluation. The program is designed to help them develop sufficient knowledge and motivation to embrace recovery. Core components are chemical dependency education, community support systems, family involvement and development of the skills needed to maintain sobriety after discharge.

Download the treatment schedule for chemical dependency.

Components of Chemical Dependency Treatment

  • Detoxification protocols for alcohol, benzodiazepines and opiates
  • Psycho-education services to reduce the stigma associated with chemical dependency
  • Motivational interviewing to treat denial and rationalization
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy to treat thought and emotion disorders
  • Psychiatric services and medication as needed for co-occurring disorders
  • Psychiatric evaluation to determine any symptoms that may require further medical monitoring or inhibit recovery efforts
  • Nursing assessment and physical examination
  • Individual study assignments on the principles of recovery

Various Therapeutic Groups

  • Gender-specific groups
  • Daily AA, NA and CA meetings
  • Group therapy and educational lectures (anger management, healthy living, stress management, relapse prevention and medication education)
  • Family education services

Here to Assist You 24/7

If a psychiatric disorder or chemical dependency affects you or a loved one, please call 215-487-4100. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perform no-cost assessments and answer questions on programs and admissions.