To those who have become dependant on drugs or alcohol, outside, individual treatment can hold successful results. That’s what treatment programs at Ministry Behavioral Health in Stevens Point offer to their patients – individualized and affordable care to help them get their lives back.
“We treat the person,” states Mike Slavin, CSAC, ICS Clinical Supervisor, AODA counselor. “Our philosophy is to treat people with addiction problems, not just treat alcoholics and addicts.”
The 15 bed residential treatment center at Ministry Behavioral Health offers comprehensive drug or alcohol dependency treatment and challenges patients to accept the affects that their substance abuse has on their lives, help them to make decisions to change, and help them to begin the process of that change, all within a safe environment.
“We firmly believe in building up our patients and helping them to regain their self respect,” stated Slavin. “We want to give people a chance to move beyond their past and begin a new, sober lifestyle.”
The treatment center works with many insurance companies and several counties refer patients to the Stevens Point based treatment center. An average, one out of three patients at the center pays out of pocket for services.
“Our patients have expressed that our program is very affordable, much less in cost but similar in content and results in relationship to other larger, well-known programs,” said Grace McBride, VP Clinical Operations, CNO at Saint Michael’s Hospital. “Patients are referred to us from all over the state. We are very happy to be able to provide high-level treatment for chemical dependency right here in central Wisconsin.”
Chemical dependency is a treatable illness and people can and do recover said Mike Slavin. Ministry Behavioral Health residential treatment center provides on-site care 24 hours a day by accredited staff including; board certified Addictionologists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Licensed Psychotherapists, Certified AODA Counselors, and a Chaplain. They provide guidance during and after patient stays, which generally last 28 days.
Ministry Behavioral Health is located at 209 Prentice Street, Stevens Point. For more information contact Mike Slavin, CSAC, ICS Clinical Supervisor and AODA counselor, at 715.345.0711.