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Oro Valley hospital launches program to help those suffering from behavioral conditions

Posted at 4:07 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 09:17:19-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Oro Valley Hospital has launched a new program aimed at helping those suffering from mental health or substance abuse conditions.

The program is called the Intensive Outpatient Program. It was started by doctors after they realized patients leaving their inpatient facility were having a hard time adjusting back into their communities,

The program is meant to help those suffering from anger management, chronic depression, anxiety, grief or traumatic experience.

Psychiatrist Matthew Malone oversees the program and said patients will follow a specific plan meant to help patients.

"Those who are enrolled in the program have therapy three times a week for three hours a day during those three times a week," said Dr. Malone.

Patients will be enrolled for six to 12 weeks and will take part in an initial evaluation along with a psychosocial assessment to make sure they are fit for the program.

They also have the opportunity to take part in individual, family or group therapy sessions.

They will learn coping strategies as well as skills to make healthy lifestyle changes recognize and avoid their triggers and relapse prevention.

For more information about program admission, you can call 520-901-6225.