Beloit, Wisconsin, is right on the Illinois state line, about 90 miles from Chicago. It boasts a gorgeous riverfront park, a bustling art community and Beloit College, which dates back to the 19th century. It is also home to Beloit Health System, the local hospital, which provides outpatient treatment for alcohol and substance abuse to the community.
Treatment and Staff
Clients can be referred for treatment by a variety of sources such as friends, family, counselors, court systems, employers and physicians. Because this is outpatient treatment in a hospital setting, admission guidelines are pretty strict. Those seeking treatment are given an evaluation by a mental health counselor to determine the level of care considered necessary. Only those who are considered “treatable” as outpatients are allowed into the program. Others will be given referrals for detox and/or inpatient services.
Beloit Health System’s Counseling Care Center offers a six-week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that has day and evening group sessions to accommodate the client’s outside schedule. A counselor works with each client to design individualized treatment plans that reflect their needs and develop treatment goals. There is a follow-up at week three to assess whether goals are being met or changes need to be made to the treatment plan. Treatment goals include improving family relationships, job performance or physical health.
Treatment consists of individual and group therapy. Most people attend two 90-minute groups and one 60-minute individual session per week. Group topics include an introduction to the 12 steps, self-esteem, guilt, stress management, relapse prevention and developing healthy relationships. Family members and close friends are allowed to participate in the client’s recovery during individual sessions, if necessary.
The staff includes counselors, a psychiatrist and a consulting physician.
There is also an aftercare group available. This program meets at the hospital for one 90-minute group for approximately 10 to 12 weeks following treatment and is open to those who have completed the IOP program or are coming from another treatment program and need additional support close to home.
Beloit Health System offers an educational program for adolescents, warning them of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. The program is run by a therapist from the Counseling Care Center. Individual or group sessions are provided that address making positive lifestyle choices, dealing with peer pressure and broadening coping skills. Juveniles with drinking citations and other legal problems related to substance abuse are welcome.
Beloit Health System offers moderately priced, outpatient treatment located inside the hospital. Their recovery program introduces the 12 steps and emphasizes goal setting and healthy lifestyle choices. This is a good choice for those in need of outpatient support close to home in the Beloit community.
Beloit Health System Location
Beloit Health System
1969 West Hart Rd
Beloit, WI 53511
Beloit Health System Cost
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