Located in the picturesque town of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Ministry Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center provides residential treatment through Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital. Treatment is well-rounded and tailored to each client’s strengths and needs. The staff at MBH believe that chemical dependency is a treatable ailment and that individuals struggling with substance abuse should not be dismissed as weak nor lacking moral character.
Accommodations and Food
The treatment center has 15 double-occupancy rooms, each room accommodating two guests. Common areas include a large kitchen and dining room to encourage group interaction and team building. In addition, it also has on site laundry and meeting areas.
Residents cook their own food. Every evening, there is a family meal prepared by residents and shared as a community. There is always support staff on hand 24/7 to support residents.
Treatment and Staff
Before an individual participates in the program, an assessment is conducted to help staff devise an individualized treatment plan to meet each client’s needs. Treatment combines individual and group therapy. One-on-one sessions are scheduled a minimum of once per week for an hour. Group sessions are educational and focus on chemical dependency and family relationships. Also, clients are provided psychological consultation, psychiatric consultation and pastoral care. In addition, clients have access to family therapy and can opt to work with a CSW who provides discharge planning services.
Ministry Behavioral Health is 12-step oriented and residents have access to outside programs such as AA/NA. Besides peer support groups, clients are encouraged to attend church or other support services.
On a typical day, between wake-up and noon residents eat breakfast, take medication and have personal time or chores as well as individual and group sessions. Following a lunch break, groups continue from 1 to 5 pm, with occasional breaks for personal time. Residents share an evening meal at 5 pm, following which clients are free to attend community meetings, take medications and attend the house AA meeting between 6 pm and bedtime. Clients may have weekly family visitation, educational groups, lectures and trips to the YMCA and church.
Staff includes the head of Ministry Behavioral Health, who is a board-certified addictionologist, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Psychotherapists, Certified AODA Counselors and a Chaplain. If clients need access to a medical doctor, the staff refers them to Ministry St. Michael’s hospital. While staff at MBH supports clients with dual diagnosis, the program itself is not licensed for mental health and it is not a psychiatric facility.
MBH also offers scheduled recreational activities, smoking cessation support and supplements to support overall health.
Ministry Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center is a structured program that provides 12-step based recovery with credentialed and experienced staff members. With a daily routine that includes group and individual therapy as well as educational lectures, clients are able to develop the foundation for a healthy, sober life.
Ministry Behavioral Residential Health Treatment Center
Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital
824 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Ministry Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center Cost: $10,000 (30 days). Reach Ministry Behavioral Health Treatment Center by phone 715-345-0711.
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