LIGHTNING RELEASES 02/18/14 – Hattiesburg, MS – There’s a stigma associated with addiction and behavioral health; the general population believes it’s simply a matter of self-discipline, but addictive behavior alters a person’s brain chemistry until their addiction becomes a biological survival need affecting every aspect of their well-being. Without meaningful intervention, their addiction can intensify, threatening their career, their friendships and even their family.
Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services is a treatment facility for individuals suffering from chemical dependency and sexual addiction. Since1984, Pine Grove has asserted itself among the country’s most comprehensive treatment facilities, offering a continuum of care ranging from outpatient services to full 90-day residential treatment.
“Patients come to us in crisis on the brink of losing everything. That’s why we take it very seriously,” says Audra Cummings, Pine Grove’s Director of Business Development. “You come here for a service and we’re going to make sure you get that service.”
Through education, treatment experiences and integration, Pine Grove strives to help patients move toward personal accountability, self-activation and empowerment. The facility’s interdisciplinary staff of addictionologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, therapists and medical doctors is focused on helping patients break down their disease.
“We treat addiction just like a medical doctor would treat cancer, that same level of seriousness,” says Audra Cummings. “When you come to Pine Grove you have an army behind you.” According to Cummings, the clinical experts at Pine Grove work from the perspective that addiction is a bio-psycho-socio-spiritual disease; it affects the mind, body and spirit, as well as the community. Pine Grove employs a 12-step based holistic treatment model that encourages patients to assume responsibility for their own health. Patients who excel at the treatment process become team leaders responsible for holding their peers accountable and reporting action.
“Addicts often don’t believe they have a problem,” says Cummings. “Getting them to recognize and accept that they have a problem is the hardest part, so we have to gain their trust so that they’re more willing to gain insight into their addiction.”
Close-Up Talk Radio will feature Audra Cummings of Pine Grove Behavioral Health in a two-part interview with Doug Llewelyn on February 20th and February 27th at 8pm EST.
Listen to the show www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio. If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.
For more information on Pine Grove Behavioral Health, visit http://www.pinegrovetreatment.com.