In 1964 Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham was founded in Lansing, Michigan as a federally-funded community service provider. Today CMH provides mental health services for adults and children, various forms of support for the developmentally disabled and crisis intervention for at-risk youth and mentally ill adults. In addition to this wide variety of services, this CARF accredited facility provides detox, residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs for men and women.
Accommodations and Food
CMH offers an acute detox services to adult men and women who are housed on opposite sides of a low brick building in Lansing, called The Recovery Center. There are 12 detox beds and rooms can accommodate two at a time.
The men-only residential facility is a 40-bed, one story building known as The House of Commons located in Mason, Michigan. The dormitory-style living quarters are furnished with bunk beds, each with a locker and drawers. Every room has a private bathroom and shower.
The men may not bring personal devices, such as cell phones or laptops into the facility during treatment, but after 72 hours are able to make phone calls whenever they have downtime. Outside food is not allowed, but there is a snack and soda machine on site that can be accessed any time. CMH is a non-smoking facility as well, however there are no restrictions on caffeine or sugar.
All meals are are prepared on site for both the detox and residential programs. A staff dietician makes and oversees the menu to ensure the proper and balanced nutrition is being observed while in the program. Special dietary restrictions will be accommodated.
Treatment and Staff
The detox program typically lasts from three to five days. The clients are monitored 24 hours a day by medical staff. After they are stabilized it is common for most to move to either the residential treatment or outpatient program. Since the 30 to 90 day residential program at CMH is open to men only, women are referred to an outside facility.
CMH acknowledges that not everyone responds the same way to every form of therapy. The facility offers a mix of 12-Step meetings and evidence based therapy, utilizing CBT, DBT, EMDR, trauma informed care and psychoeduction.
While in the residential program, clients attend several group and individual therapy sessions per day and attend required on-site 12-Step meetings. If the outpatient treatment, which is open to both men and women, is the best choice, length of time in the program and how many sessions per week the client attends is completely up to the individual. This highly-individualized outpatient option is considered a suitable step-down program after residential treatment for some clients.
CMH has a staff of highly-trained substance abuse and mental health professionals who are trained and experienced in addiction and CBT. They include Master’s-level CSWs, RNs, CADCs, psychiatrists, psychologists and medical doctors.
CMH believes in a holistic style of care and in addition to traditional therapy techniques, may include acupuncture and meditation for residential clients. There are also occasional outings lead by the staff, like bowling or movies.
CMH outpatient and residential programs both offer a family program that includes psychoeducation and counseling. Clients may request sessions with family members. An aftercare program, which includes weekly groups, is offered up to six months after completion of treatment.
Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham is an expansive, affordable treatment program with many options for individuals seeking addiction recovery. Those in Lansing and the surrounding areas can find nearly everything they need in these programs, which are customized with the clients’ best interests in mind.
Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham Counties
812 East Jolly Rd
Lansing, Michigan 48910
Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham by phone at (517) 346-8200. Find Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham on Facebook
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