The Adult Unit at Vantage Point Behavioral Health Hospital in Fayetteville, AR, provides comprehensive care for men and women whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse, addiction, or mental illness.
All admissions decisions at Vantage Point are made on a case-by-case basis following a detailed review of the individual’s history and needs. However, in general, the Adult Unit accepts men and women, age 18 and above, who have been struggling with addiction, mental illness, or both.
For men and women who need help with substance abuse and addiction, we offer on-site detoxification services, as well as therapeutic support to help you achieve long-term recovery.
For those who are dealing with mental illness, we are prepared to address the following challenges:
- Mood and affective disorders
- Personality disorders
- Trauma- and stress-related disorders
- Psychotic disorders
Our Adult Unit can also be an ideal option for men and women who have been experiencing symptoms such as self-harm, suicidal thoughts or actions, and hallucinations.
Typical length of stay in the Adult Unit is about seven to 10 days. If you need to complete detox prior to starting treatment in the Adult Unit, your stay may be extended by five to seven days. Your exact length of stay will be determined by your needs, as well as your progress towards your treatment goals.
Experienced & Compassionate Professionals
All care in the Adult Unit is provided by experienced professionals who are committed to providing compassionate care in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Depending upon the details of your personalized treatment plan, you may work with the following experts during your time with us:
- Psychiatric nurse practitioners
- Registered nurses (RNs)
- Licensed therapists
- Therapeutic recreational specialists
- Mental health technicians
At Vantage Point, we believe that treatment should not be a passive experience. While you are healing with us, you’ll be encouraged to play an active role in your care. Your treatment team will empower you to advocate on your own behalf and take ownership of your recovery. Every step of the way, you and your loved ones can expect to be treated as valued members of the Vantage Point family.
Types of Services
Your care in the Adult Unit will be guided by a personalized treatment plan. This plan will be based upon a thorough assessment of your strengths, needs, and goals. It will be monitored throughout your time in our care and modified as needed to best prepare you for continued success.
Depending upon those factors, your personalized plan may include the following elements:
Medical care: Your continued physical health is an important part of your recovery from addiction or mental illness. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with members of our medical staff on a regular basis. Based on need, all patients in the Adult Unit have either daily or weekly meetings with physicians and nurses.
Medication management: Certain prescription medications can help to alleviate symptoms of some mental health disorders. Medications can also help you get through drug withdrawal with minimal discomfort. If such medications can help you, you may receive medication management services from our attending physician, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. You may also participate in sessions with a psychiatrist on an as-needed basis.
Detoxification: Detoxification, or detox, is a short-term, medically monitored program that will help you rid your body of substances of abuse. If withdrawal pain has prevented you from ending your substance use prior to starting treatment, detox may be the ideal option for you. During your time in detox at Vantage Point, you’ll receive close personal care from medical doctors, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. You may receive certain prescription medications to ease the discomfort of withdrawal. And you can also begin to participate in therapeutic programming, which will prepare you for continued success when you transition into the Adult Unit.
Individual therapy: While you are healing in the Adult Unit, your personalized treatment plan will include at least one weekly individual therapy session. Depending upon your needs and progress, additional individual sessions can be scheduled. Individual therapy sessions are ideal opportunities to process successes and setbacks, address issues that you may be unwilling to discuss in a group setting, and receive focused feedback from a licensed therapist.
Group therapy: Group therapy is an essential component of treatment in the Adult Unit. While participating in groups, you’ll have the opportunity to gain important information, share your insights, learn from the experiences of others, and practice positive interpersonal communication. Multiple groups are held every day. Types of groups include psychiatric processing, medication education, recreational therapy, discharge planning, and community issues. Depending upon the type and focus of a group, it may be led by a nurse, therapeutic recreational specialist, therapist, or behavioral health technician.
Family therapy: Your loved ones have likely been impacted by your struggles with addiction or mental illness, and they can also play an important role in supporting your continued recovery. To address these matters, you can request family therapy or family education sessions. With the guidance of a licensed therapist, family sessions can help your loved ones understand what you’ve been experiencing and learn how to best help you. These sessions can also help heal rifts and develop healthier and more productive interactions among all participants. Participation in family therapy is completely voluntary and is dependent upon your preferences, the willingness of your loved ones to participate, and the clinical appropriateness of such sessions.
Detailed Discharge Planning
Prior to the completion of your time in our Adult Unit, your treatment team will develop a detailed discharge plan for you. This plan will document the progress that you made at Vantage Point, and will identify the resources that will help you to maintain and build upon that progress. Depending upon your needs, your discharge plan may include a recommendation for step-down treatment, referrals to traditional outpatient therapy, or connections with other community-based services.