Mirmont offers full continuum of Inpatient and Outpatient programs and
services for adults over the age of 18.
Inpatient Medically Monitored Detoxification
Detoxification from alcohol and other drugs is often a necessary first
step on the road to recovery. Typically, detox lasts from three to five
days during which time the patient follows a medical protocol, which
significantly reduces withdrawal symptoms until the detox is complete.
After a successful detox the patient is ready for the next level of
care. Some will remain inpatient and some will transition to an
outpatient level of care.
The Rehab Program addresses the physical, mental, emotional and
spiritual aspects of the disease of addiction. Through participating in
daily groups, individual and family counseling and
educational/experiential sessions, the patients develop an understanding
of themselves and their disease which is the groundwork for recovery and
healing. The length of stay for rehab is based on the individual needs
of the patient.
Inpatient Dual Diagnosis
The Dual Diagnosis Program is designed for those who suffer from a
psychiatric disorder and an addiction. A dual diagnosis patient may
experience major depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder or
other psychiatric problems. These patients participate in all aspects of
the rehab program and also see a psychiatrist for a comprehensive
psychiatric evaluation. The psychiatrist also meets with the patient for
medication management as necessary. Dually diagnosed patients
participate in mental health groups that are specifically designed for
their particular issues. These groups include Depressive Disorders,
Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety Disorders. The length of stay for the dual
program is based on the individual needs of the patient.
The Intensive Outpatient Program allows participants to reside at home
and conduct their lives while benefiting from a structured and
supportive level of care that meets three times a week. The three-hour
sessions consist of educational and group therapy components, and are
conducted mornings and evenings in order to accommodate participant’s
varied work schedules. The Intensive Outpatient Program can either be
the initial treatment experience for the participant or the next level
of care after completing an inpatient program.
Client and therapist meet once a week to discuss and explore issues of
early recovery. Themes that may emerge are relationships, stress,
anxiety, depression, physical and emotional trauma, spirituality and
other life issues.
To help individuals manage their pain and end their dependency on
narcotic medication, we take a holistic approach to pain management that
utilizes acupressure, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), body
scan meditation, Reiki, therapeutic touch, yoga, Alexander Technique,
Emotional Freedom Technique, reflexology and visualization. We also
incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychoeducation to
help our clients monitor and adjust their thought patterns around pain.
Once a week, client and therapist meet to discuss and explore issues of
early recovery. Themes that may emerge are family problems,
relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, physical and emotional
trauma, spirituality and other life issues. Individuals may participate
in outpatient therapy as part of the continuum of care at Mirmont, or
may enter treatment as an outpatient.
Mirmont's Relapse Prevention Program, based on techniques certified by
Terrence Gorski and the CENAPS program, is for those at risk for chronic
relapse. Patients receive individual and small group therapy to help
them address the underlying issues that drive them to repeated patterns
of self sabotage and relapse. Each patient develops a protection plan to
identify warning signs, cope with relapse triggers and avoid a return to
The correlation between emotional and psychological trauma and substance
abuse is nearly 90 percent. Mirmont has taken the lead in substance
abuse treatment by distinguishing ourselves as a trauma-competent
facility. Our therapists have been trained in the physiology,
neuroscience and diagnosis of traumatic stress, as well as
state-of-the-art treatment modalities designed specifically for working
with the underlying trauma that not only coexists with substance abuse,
but often fuels it.
Valor with Integrity Program for Emergency Responders (VIPER)
is the region's premier alcohol and chemical dependency treatment
program designed specifically for first responders, including police/law
enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, corrections/parole officers and combat
veterans. First responders deal with serious issues in the line of duty,
including violence, trauma, tragedy and death. They may be reluctant to
identify themselves as addicts because of the social stigma or out of
concern for job security.
VIPER is a nationally recognized program that provides a safe,
supportive environment for recovery, while addressing the issues that
are specific to its participants, including post traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD), crime scene trauma, family issues and work-related
distress. Our goal is to teach our clients healthy ways to cope with
these issues, which often play a role in their addictions, and to help
them return to their jobs as productive members of the team. Family
and/or marital counseling is also provided.
The program also includes treatment of PTSD with Eye Movement
Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Relapse Prevention Therapy by a
Gorski trained clinician. Mirmont offers a VIPER intensive outpatient
program (IOP) that meets three days a week for four to five weeks.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.