Founded in 1892 by a group of Protestant ministers and concerned citizens, Deaconess operates six hospitals in southern Indiana. Deaconess Cross Pointe in Evansville offers mental health, psychiatric and substance abuse services to teens, adults and their families. A 60-bed psychiatric inpatient facility provides short-term medical detox, and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) is available for those who need a rigorous program, but want to live at home during treatment.
Accommodations and Food
At Deaconess, the medically monitored detox unit can accommodate 18 clients and is open to both adults and teens, ages 14 and up. The rooms are furnished hospital-style, with twin beds and small cabinets to store personal items. Residents share a room with another client of the same gender during their stay—which is typically five to seven days.
Meals are served cafeteria-style and the menu is developed by the hospital dietician, so special dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Treatment and Staff
Before admission to the chemical dependency outpatient program, clients are assessed by a physician and a therapist to determine the appropriate level of care. Outpatient detox typically lasts around three days and clients may be offered medication to ease the process. Clients who are deemed to require more intensive treatment are placed at an inpatient facility.
The IOP typically lasts for six weeks, but may take longer depending on the client’s progress and willingness to complete treatment goals. Dual diagnosis support is offered for those suffering from co-occurring disorders and medical doctors, registered nurses and psychiatrists offer medication management. The program includes individual therapy and group therapy three evenings a week. Groups focus on drug and alcohol education, relapse prevention and developing coping skills. Clients are also required to attend two off-site 12-step groups such as AA or NA per week.
Aftercare groups meet twice a week and are free for anybody who has successfully completed the program. Family education and counseling is also offered, along with an anger management treatment and education program.
Deaconess Cross Pointe offers a valuable service for clients who require mental health and substance abuse recovery services. A variety of treatment options is available for those with co-occurring disorders and clients can access a wide range of medical professionals. The added component of AA or NA helps clients to maintain their sobriety even after completing the treatment plans.Those without insurance are not accepted, as there is no self-pay option.
Deaconess Cross Pointe
7200 E Indiana St
Evansville, IN 47715
Deaconess Cross Pointe Cost: Depends on program. Reach Deaconess Cross Pointe by phone (812) 476-7200. Find Deaconess Cross Pointe on Google+
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