If that was lost this area would be very under-served, Jane Fyffe, vice president, Inpatient Services at Loyola said.
This would enable us to continue treating people at an inpatient center that is the traditional 28-day model when people think of rehab, Fyffe
Outpatient services would also be offered at the hospital to keep former users on track after their admission period.
The transition is not a simple one.
Because St. James
is a hospital provider they must officially close their program doors before Loyola
can step into the role.
Thats part of why this is taking so long, Fyffe
There will be a few days where we have to move furniture, but there wont be an extended period of time where people will have to go without treatment, Fyffe
Public perception that everyone who uses drugs is exhibiting a moral failing has been detrimental to solving the problem, according to Fyffe
, so part of the mission is to give addiction a humane face.
You always here that its those people and we dont have that problem in our community but those people are us, friends, neighbors, family and co-workers, so its important that every community has access to treatment, she
While the work of dealing with relapsing patients can be frustrating, Fyffe
says the rewards are worth the effort.
“It can be a frustrating business in that you see people come back through because part of the disease is about relapse, but we welcome everyone to come back because how do you know which time it is someone will be successful and maintain their sobriety."
The rewarding piece is when people come back and thank you, and tell how good theyre doing.
We have plenty of those stories, Fyffe