ABOUT MIRROR, INC.
Founded in 1972, Mirror, Inc. is a nonprofit organization offering substance abuse treatment and other community health and correctional services to people in need. The organization has three residential programs and 13 outpatient programs throughout Kansas – the Newton location offers both residential and outpatient treatment to adults. ** Detox is not available on site. Anis available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Mirror , Inc. begins with a comprehensive assessment upon admission to determine the appropriate level of care. Clients are assessed by counselors and trained admissions specialists that can help clients determine the best method of care. To be admitted to the programs, clients must be medically fit to do so with reasonable accommodations if necessary.
Treatment consists of individual and group counseling using evidence-based treatment methods. Clients participate in daily and weekly counseling sessions, as well as educational sessions to develop sober living skills. Clients with a need for a highly structured and monitored experience begin in the intermediate residential program. However, most clients begin with the outpatient services programs.
The intermediate residential program is the most intensive level of treatment offered and is designed to break each client’s cycle of addiction by exposing him or her to a stable, structured recovery environment. The program involves 24-hour care and immersion into a sober living and recovery environment. The program utilizes evidence-based practices, focuses on relapse prevention, and the development of key life skills.
Clients that have a reliable support network in the community and do not need a highly structured environment to make progress are enrolled in the intensive outpatient program (IOP). Clients participate in treatment up to four times per week for up to three hours per day. The IOP program generally lasts up to six weeks.
Mirror also offers specialized programming including the Alcohol and Drug Information School (ADIS) courses, as well as. The program provides continued care planning assistance which focuses on helping clients prepare for their transition back into the community. Clients participate in the reintegration residential program, which includes 24-hour care and a structured program of counseling activities, but also offers work therapy options in an effort to ease clients back into everyday life.
Mirror, Inc provides limited information about its staff. The treatment team consists of physicians, certified addiction and behavioral health counselors, and nursing staff that assist with detox and medal needs management.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided on Mirror, Inc’s website or otherwise regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, the six people who were surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the center an average 2.1 out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed feedback. When asked if they would recommend Mirror, Inc., they gave two two-star ratings and a perfect five-star rating.
One anonymous alum noted that they loved the center. However, another alum noted it was “long, and a little effective.” The other anonymous alum complained about inappropriate male/female relations during treatment, and described the classes as “boring” and “repetitive.”
Alumni rated family participation and exercise and leisure provisions the highest, each rating both metrics three out of five stars. Holistic treatment offerings fared the worst, with a one-star rating and two two-star ratings.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing also offered mixed feedback.
One of the anonymous reviewers gave Mirror two out of five stars for family participation and counseling options. “Overall wasn’t the most effective treatment that could have been provided…. A lot of people would sneak drugs into the facility, tempting others to use,” they wrote.
The other anonymous reviewer, whose husband attended the facility, noted they would recommend Mirror. “He said his councler was wonderful and gave him the confidence he needed,” they wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
To date, the one staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com gave the Newton facility five out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the center. They also gave the center five stars for the its staff’s level of experience and training.
They rated the center’s holistic offerings the least favorably with just two stars. However, the staffer described the facility as “well run and reasonably priced,” and added: “They are not a high end ‘resort’ treatment center but are effective in addiction treatment.”
According to Mirror’s website, the facility accepts Kancare (Kansas’s Medicaid program). Financial assistance through state funding for clients who qualify is available. Select clients may qualify for the sliding scale self-pay plans made available through the facility’s financial assistance program.