Treatment for Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a severe and often debilitating brain and behavior disorder. It affects key systems in the brain and can alter how one thinks, feels, and acts. Individuals with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder may have difficulty distinguishing reality from fantasy. They may also struggle to express and manage emotions. Oftentimes, this chronic mental disorder can make it seem as if a person has lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be quite disabling.
At Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health, inpatient care for schizophrenia involves providing intensive treatment and support for individuals who are experiencing acute symptoms of the disorder and require a higher level of care than can be provided on an outpatient basis.
Inpatient care typically involves an assessment and admission at Carolina Dunes Behavioral Health, where the individual can receive 24-hour monitoring and care from our team of healthcare professionals. The goal of inpatient care is to stabilize the individual’s symptoms, provide a safe and supportive environment, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that can be continued on an outpatient basis.
During inpatient care for schizophrenia, the patient may receive a combination of medication, therapy, and other supportive interventions to help manage symptoms and improve their overall functioning. Treatment may also involve family therapy or education, social skills training, and vocational rehabilitation to help the individual reintegrate into their community.
Early Warning Signs of Schizophrenia
Symptoms and warning signs of schizophrenia are different for everyone, and they may develop slowly over a period of years or quickly over a period of months or weeks. Early warning signs of schizophrenia may include:
Who is Eligible to Receive Care for Schizophrenia?
Inpatient care for schizophrenia is typically reserved for individuals who are experiencing severe symptoms or who are at risk of harming themselves or others. The length of stay in an inpatient facility can vary depending on the individual’s needs but is generally shorter than in the past due to advances in medication and other treatments that have made it possible to manage symptoms more effectively in an outpatient setting.
Withdrawing From Heroin
The high of heroin is described as calm warmth spreading through the body. Users experience temporary feelings of happiness, contentment, and ease of any concerns.
But when the high wears off, the user will experience mild symptoms like irritability, anxiety, sweating, aching muscles, and insomnia. Then, if they don’t use again, they could start showing more severe symptoms like vomiting and intense muscle cramping.
Although withdrawal from heroin is not life-threatening, the effects can happen so quickly that an addict continues to use just to avoid “dopesickness.”
About Heroin Addiction Treatment
Sadly, the number of heroin-related deaths continues to rise. At Carolina Dunes, we support and believe in every individual’s ability to turn their life around and heal from heroin addiction. The first step is admitting you have a problem. Then, Carolina Dunes can help you start on the path to recovery.
We’ll walk with you through the difficult withdrawal process. We’ll prepare you for all that comes next in your ongoing recovery.
Your journey to sobriety can start today. Give us a call and save your life.
Health Risks From Heroin Use
There are many health risks associated with heroin abuse. Short-term risks include fatal overdose. Here are other potential risks:
Some are from long-term use, but it only takes one dirty needle to contract HIV or Hepatitis C.