Located in the small city of Ashland in northern Wisconsin, the Behavioral Health Services of Memorial Medical Center offers outpatient substance abuse services and a medically assisted detox. These services are in a wing of the Memorial Medical Center, which serves clients from seven counties in northwest Wisconsin and Gogebic County in Michigan. The Memorial Medical Center has a staff of over 60 full-time physicians and specialists and over 400 employees in total.
Treatment and Staff
For those in need of detox, treatment begins with a three to four day stay at the acute stabilization unit of the Memorial Medical Center. Here, clients can get clean from alcohol or opiates in a separate 10-bed wing, sharing rooms in a traditional hospital setting. Clients can attend group therapy sessions, though treatment during this time is comprised mostly of individual therapy. During this process, Behavior Health Services of Memorial Medical Center staff begin consultations with clients to prepare for the next phase of recovery. Options include Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), standard outpatient services or referrals to a residential facility for long term treatment.
Behavioral Health Services at Memorial Medical Center’s IOP typically consists of two group sessions and one individual therapy session per week. These are held at the Memorial Medical Center in rooms set aside for the outpatient program. Typically group therapy sessions are scheduled on Monday and Friday afternoons, with dual diagnosis groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays. While there are group services available on Wednesdays, this is usually the day when clients have individual sessions. Behavioral Health Services of Memorial Medical Center attempts to let clients make their recovery as individualized as possible, and also tries to have groups led by different counselors who focus on different methodologies including CBT, spirituality (which includes 12-step concepts) and relapse prevention. The IOP at Behavioral Health Services of Memorial Medical Center typically lasts six weeks, though lengths of treatment can vary.
Group and individual therapy sessions are led by LADCs. Dual diagnosis support is also a major component of treatment at the facility as well. There is a psychiatrist on staff who schedules regular visits with clients and handles medication management. Behavioral Health Services of Memorial Medical Center also has a full medical component to their treatment, as clients have access to an outpatient staff physician and a full nursing staff.
For those in need of housing after detox, Behavioral Health Services can provide clients lodging in a 30-day sober living home near their facility. During this time, clients attend their outpatient sessions and receive assistance in finding a more stable residence.
In all, Behavioral Health Services of Memorial Medical Center is a comprehensive recovery program with treatment that can vary in intensity. Clients can be sure to get a a modern recovery experience in a hospital setting with individualized treatment and a highly trained staff. This facility is definitely worth considering for those in the Ashland area.
Behavioral Health Services at Memorial Medical Center
1615 Maple Ln
Ashland, WI 54806
Memorial Medical Center Cost: $4,400 (inpatient detox, four days); varies by insurance (outpatient). Reach Memorial Medical Center by phone at (715) 685-5400. Find Memorial Medical Center on Facebook
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