Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Pacific Grove Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Pacific Grove Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Premier Intermittent Explosive Disorder Treatment Clinic Serving Riverside & Corona, CA

Pacific Grove Hospital is a premier 68-bed treatment center near Riverside & Corona, CA, dedicated to treating people who struggle with intermittent explosive disorder and other types of mental health disorders.

Learn More About IED Treatment

Learn more about IED treatment at Pacific Grove Hospital in Riverside, CA

Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is a mental health disorder in which an individual engages in recurrent incidents of violent and aggressive behavior out of proportion to the situation. Men and women with this disorder may lash out and attack others, causing bodily harm or property damage. Following an explosive episode, a person may experience feelings of guilt, embarrassment, and regret about their actions.

At Pacific Grove Hospital, a premier intermittent-explosive disorder treatment center near Riverside & Corona, CA, we understand that right now you may be holding on to a great deal of anger and are, at times, unable to control your temper. We understand that you are suffering a great deal of shame and guilt as a result of engaging in inappropriate behaviors that may have hurt those closest to you. Intermittent explosive disorder can be treated and the staff at our clinic is ready to show you the way.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for IED

As many people lose their temper from time to time, it can be hard to determine if your loved one is struggling with intermittent explosive disorder. Here are some symptoms that may indicate your loved one may have a problem:

  • Inability to control anger
  • Attacks of rage
  • Overacts to situations
  • Has previously assaulted someone or destroyed property

Living with someone who has IED can be very challenging and very disruptive to the entire household. If you recognize some of the above symptoms in your loved one, you should consider speaking to them about getting help. While speaking to them about their disorder may seem difficult, it’s important to remember that if IED is not properly addressed, it can only get worse. Here are some things to keep in mind when having a conversation with your loved one:

  • Educate yourself about this disorder
  • Don’t minimize their feelings or judge them
  • Assure them how much you care about them
  • Offer unconditional support
  • Go to appointments with them
  • Research treatment facilities with them

In addition to helping your loved one, it is important to make sure that you are also taking care of yourself. Having someone you’re close to diagnosed with IED can be mentally and physically exhausting. While you may know that they don’t mean to act in this manner it can still be hurtful and scary. Join community groups that can offer you support and allow you to process your emotions.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for IED at Pacific Grove Hospital in Riverside, CA

There are many problems that are associated with intermittent explosive disorder and if left untreated these problems may only get worse. Intermittent explosive disorder can cause serious relationship difficulties, which may end in separation or divorce. Due to their temper, an individual may get fired from work or expelled from school. They may find themselves facing a number of legal problems due to destroyed property, physical assault, or motor vehicle accidents. Finally, their inability to control their behaviors may cause depression or anxiety, making the situation more complicated.

An effective inpatient treatment program can help those struggling with intermittent explosive disorder learn to better control their disorder, reduce the amount of anger and attacks, and improve their overall quality of life. An inpatient treatment program can give an individual the medication and psychotherapy they need to successfully recover. Additionally, most programs provide family therapy that can help bring estranged family members back together.

Our Philosophy

Pacific Grove Hospital philosophy and treatment benefits

At our treatment center, we empower our clients by explaining the entire treatment process and making sure they understand what is going on every step of the way. This allows them to be active members of their recovery. The focus of our clinic is on treating the whole person, which helps to ensure that we are treating more than just the presenting symptoms.

We believe that through this approach our clients are better equipped to handle all aspects of their recovery and are in a better position to be successful in rebuilding their lives. Finally, we explain the entire treatment process with the patient’s family, fully integrating them into the treatment plan.

Types of Treatment

Types of IED treatment offered at Pacific Grove Hospital in Riverside, CA

Our clinic is a full-service treatment center designed to make your stay with us a transformative experience. Our dedicated staff provides you with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to create a healthier, more fulfilling life. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by one of our front office personal who will be able to answer any questions you may have and address any pre-admission concerns. Our highly trained clinicians will assess your current needs in a safe, non-judgmental environment so that we can determine the most appropriate level of care. The results of your assessment will be used to help your treatment team develop a plan of care for your stay at our clinic.

Through years of experience we have learned that a combination of medication and behavioral therapy is the best approach to help individuals overcome their intermittent explosive disorder. Some treatment approaches may include:

Medication management: Medication for intermittent explosive disorder may include some type of antidepressant, mood stabilizers, and anticonvulsants. All of these medications are used to help control some of the presenting symptoms and reduce the number of explosive outbursts. At our treatment center, each patient is seen by a psychiatrist once a day and medication is adjusted if needed.

Individual therapy: At our clinic we have found that individual sessions can help someone with IED understand and better control their thoughts and behaviors. Sometimes individual therapy can discover underlying feelings and the reasons behind the anger. Through a technique called cognitive-behavioral therapy, you’ll be taught to focus on conscious thought patterns and behaviors, helping you recognize the onset of the urge to explode. By identifying these triggers, you can develop ways to prevent the explosive behaviors from occurring.

Group therapy: Group sessions focusing on anger management and relaxation techniques can be effective for helping you learn to keep your anger in check. At our treatment center, different groups are held multiple times a day and cover a wide range of topics. Through group sessions, you will have the opportunity to connect with other individuals facing similar struggles.

Family therapy: Family therapy is held once a week on Sundays at our clinic and allows family members to take a more active approach in the treatment process of their loved one, while processing their own emotions. Family members will learn more about IED, the recovery process, and how they can best support their loved one. In addition to family therapy, we offer regular visitation time.

As our treatment approach is centered on treating the whole person, we offer a number of experiential programs to best help you heal. Some of these programs include:

  • Art
  • Exercise
  • Recreational therapist
  • Expressive therapy
  • Ceramics
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for IED

Discharge planning begins the moment you begin your stay at our treatment center. We make sure that your continuing care plan is ready to be enacted the minute you walk out of our clinic. When discharge time comes, you will meet with a therapist to ensure that you are properly connected to helpful resources in the community so that you are able to smoothly transition to your next level of care. We will help to set you up with stable housing and can help you secure a place of employment.

At Pacific Grove Hospital, we offer two step-down options for patients that have completed our inpatient program. Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is held Monday through Friday from 8AM until 3PM and includes individual, group, and family therapy as well as educational information. People in this program are able to receive treatment during the day and return home in the evening – allowing a slow integration back into their lives. Additionally, we have an intensive outpatient program (IOP) which is similar to our PHP, but is held three days a week. Finally, some clients feel they have made enough progress at our clinic that they are ready to return home with referrals for traditional outpatient therapy.

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Why does this matter?
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

My son was admitted here and through the care, compassion & medical treatment he has been clean & sober. Because of this facility, he is alive and very happy. We are all grateful that he went to Pacific Grove Hospital.

– Cindy A.
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