Admission to Inpatient Mental Health or Addiction Treatment

June 15, 2014 Lauren Hardy, MA

When you are struggling with a mental health disorder or substance abuse problem deciding to seek inpatient treatment can be one of the best, but also scariest decisions of your life. This decision can be even more difficult if you have no idea what to expect when you arrive at a mental health or addiction treatment center.

Treatment Program: Lauren Hardy M.A., speaks on behalf of Park Royal Behavioral Health Services, which provides inpatient treatment for adults and older adults struggling with a number of different mental health disorders and substance abuse issues.

APA Reference
Hardy, L. (2014, June 15). Admission to Inpatient Mental Health or Addiction Treatment, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 19 from

Author: Lauren Hardy, MA

Connie Kostura
March, 12 2018 at 10:38 am

My son out of control. I need to get hum treatment now

September, 9 2014 at 2:35 pm

5 months ago, my wife was doanosed with "early" alzheimer's/dementia. She was put on Seroquel and Ativan despite my protestations. I pointed out that the FDA had issued a warning re Seroquel for elderly people with dementia and that Ativan should not be used re patients with Glaucoma and Asthma. 50 days ago she was using her treadmill-30 minutes/2.7 m.p.h. She cooked; washed; did laundry; shopped; made change, etc. Today, she can't walk; stand; feed herself. She has suicidal tendencies. Her present facility is literally keeping her in a catatonic state--easier to handle. What do I do?

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

September, 9 2014 at 3:48 pm

Unfortunately I am not able to give medical advice through this blog. I would recommend that you talk to a local medical and mental health professional who will be able to give you some advice on your situation.

Robert Chiappardi
June, 20 2014 at 6:06 pm

Hello Lauren, does your facility include the rules regarding leaving AMA? The location I work for has many TDO patients, but even if a person comes in voluntarily, he/she can get committed for 72 hours if it is deemed necessary. Thank you.

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

September, 9 2014 at 3:51 pm

For more information about this treatment center contact our admissions office at (239) 985-2700. They will be able to assist you more.

June, 20 2014 at 9:13 am

There is nothing positive about going inpatient. They don't care. My dad wasn't even out the locked door and he was acting out but the judge had released him so they didn't care. They don't help.

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