Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health Services offers crisis stabilization to those suffering from co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. Located in Aiken, South Carolina, the facility is a part of the Aiken Regional Medical Centers campus. Since 1991, this facility has offered short-term, acute inpatient care, detox and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for adults, as well as short term inpatient care and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) for adolescents. Treatment is rooted in evidence-based modalities and the 12 steps. The program also stresses individualized treatment and dual diagnosis support to ensure each client receives the care they need.
Accommodations and Food
The 62-bed short-term inpatient and detox facility houses both adults and adolescents, with double-occupancy bedrooms shared between two clients. The facility offers common areas, a dining hall, classrooms, therapy rooms and offices. Three meals a day are provided on-site and special dietary requests can usually be accommodated.
Treatment and Staff
Aurora Mental Health Center offers a variety of treatment options for adults suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Prior to entering any of the programs, clients meet with an intake counselor to create a treatment plan that suits their needs.
The short-term inpatient program usually lasts for three to 10 days. Clients must qualify to enter into this program and are only admitted if they are in need of crisis stabilization. During this time, they participate in group and individual therapy. There is also a psychiatrist present for those who need medication. Inpatient detox is also available, with clients given round-the-clock medical care. This process usually lasts for three to five days and can also include medication when needed.
IOP for adults offers treatment three times a week for three hours at a time. Typically, this program lasts between two and three weeks. The schedule allows clients to continue with therapy and monitored support while returning home to their everyday lives. Evidence based therapies such as CBT and DBT are frequently used, with topics such as relapse prevention, coping skills, healthy relationships, the 12 steps, self-esteem and anger management frequently discussed. Support for mental health issues is also offered through therapy and medication management. When it comes to the 12 steps, clients are encouraged to attend AA/NA meetings during their free time. There is also an on-site meeting held once a week, though attendance is not mandatory.
The adolescent PHP meets five times a week for five hours at a time, with similar treatment methodologies and topics covered as in the adult IOP. Clients typically spend 10 days in this program, although additional time may be needed in some cases.
The staff includes Master’s-level therapists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, Master’s-level clinicians, psychiatrists and mental health clinicians. IOP and PHP groups typically host about 10 clients at a time.
Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health Services offers a wide variety of treatment options for adults suffering from substance abuse and co-occurring issues. Programs are available for a range of ages and topics, combining 12-step support and evidence based care. Though the accommodations may prove too clinical for some, the qualified staff and varied treatment options make it worthwhile.
Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health Services
302 University Pkwy
Aiken, SC 29801
Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health Services Cost: $2,500 per day (inpatient); $2,040 per day (detox); $850 per day (PHP); $540 per day (IOP) . Reach Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health Services by phone at (800) 322-8322. Find Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health Services on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
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