ABOUT MERCY CEDAR RAPIDS – SEDLACEK TREATMENT CENTER FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE
The Sedlacek Treatment Center is the substance abuse division of Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For more than 35 years, Sedlacek has treated adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse and. With an emphasis on small groups and family involvement, services include intensive outpatient (IOP), extended outpatient, educational programming, and aftercare support. Detox services are available at Mercy Medical Center’s hospital, a separate facility.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Prior to enrolling in Sedlacek’s program, individuals must first undergo a comprehensive assessment to ensure that outpatient treatment is the most appropriate option. Once admitted, IOP clients attend mid-afternoon or evening sessions Monday through Thursday. Throughout their stay, clients are engaged in individual counseling, family therapy sessions, and self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Relapse prevention, addiction eduction, and eye movement and desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapy are additional components of treatment. Counseling for co-occurring mental disorders is also available.
Those ready for “step down” treatment or requiring less intensive care may opt for Sedlacek’s extended outpatient program. Enrollees in this program attend group meetings on Mondays and Thursdays, with programming available in the morning as well as mid-afternoon/evening.
There is also a Family Program that provides family relationship counseling at no additional cost once per week. Loved ones may also attend self-esteem sessions and lectures for both adults and adolescents.
Clients receive recognition when they finish treatment. After one year, clients are welcomed back as speakers for current clients and participate in a one-year sobriety ceremony. Graduates of Sedlacek are encouraged to take advantage of the center’sand alumni activities for life.
The Sedlacek treatment team includes certified addiction counselors with master’s or bachelor’s degrees. All staff are either licensed mental health counselors or licensed social workers.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has received only one response from a former client. Tina gave the facility five- out of five-star ratings in most categories, including staff support, the staff’s level of training and experience, extracurriculars, overall quality of both group and individual therapy, frequency of counseling, facility cleanliness, opportunities for exercise and leisure, and meals and nutrition. Tina indicated that holistic offerings was a weakness, giving just one star. She wrote: “This was the 4th treatment center I had been in. They helped me to see what I was doing to myself and my loved ones. I have been sober for 25 years.”
While the substance abuse treatment program doesn’t have online reviews, Mercy Medical Center as a whole does. On Facebook, the hospital earned a 4.2- out of five-star rating from 436 reviews to date.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Three loved ones have provided feedback for Sedlacek to date. The reviews were mostly positive. All loved ones provided four or five out of five stars for the facility’s cleanliness, connectivity with their loved ones, the available counseling options, and treatment options for co-occurring disorders. Two of the three alumni felt the program was worth the cost and would recommend the program to others.
Some of the loved ones had differing views about the staff. One reviewer noted that “They had wonderful patient care.” Another loved one called the staff “nice.” The third reviewer, however, leveled a complaint about the time spent waiting for treatment, and wrote that the “counselor did not work well with our family member.”
Sedlacek does not list its fees online; however, the hospital’s website states that most major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, are accepted. Private pay and payment plans are also available.