ABOUT GENESEE HEALTH SYSTEM- SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER SERVICES
Genesee Health System (GHS) – Substance Use Disorder Services, located in Flint, MI, offers medical detoxification, residential, and various outpatient treatment to adolescents and adult men and women struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. The facility believes that all levels of substance use can be treated and purposefully chose the title of Substance Use Disorder Services to help reduce the stigma surrounding use of substances.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The facility’s program follows evidence-based strategies for treatment of substance use. In order to be admitted, clients should first contact the GHS Access Center to complete a screening. If the potential client is eligible for treatment, they will then be referred to the appropriate provider for treatment. The facility is able to treat clients who have co-occurring mental health disorders in addition to substance use disorder.
The facility offers many different treatment options, both inpatient and outpatient. Medically supervised detoxification is available as an inpatient stay and lasts three to five days. Residential treatment is for those in need of more intense services; individual and group counseling are included as part of an organized daily schedule in this program.
Outpatient services include counseling sessions in a clinical setting and are available to individuals, groups, and families for up to eight hours per week. Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) services are available for those in need of a higher level outpatient treatment option and include three to four hours of treatment per day for three to five days per week.
Medication assisted therapy is offered under the care of a physician as a supplement to the other addiction treatment options. Methadone is dispensed for heroin and other opiate users to assist in the recovery process.
Recovery housing provides a structured, substance-free housing option with peer-led group therapy. The facility also offers services that go into the jails to provide individual and group counseling for substance use.
Finally, the facility has specialized services available for adolescents, pregnant women, and women with families**. Residential and outpatient options are available for adolescents while women and family services are provided by trained staff with an emphasis on primary medical care along with substance use treatment.
There is currently no detailed information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. However, there is a physician who prescribes and manages the medication assisted therapy as well as various treatment staff who facilitate the individual, group, and family therapies. One loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility five out of five stars for the staff’s level of experience and training.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, one loved on polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility five out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.
At the time of this writing there has been one friend or family member polled by Best-rehabs.com. The loved one gave the facility a positive rating. The anonymous loved one gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, five stars for accommodations & amenities, and five stars for meals & nutrition. She strongly agreed that the facility staff were experienced and well-trained; that the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders; and that the treatment and services offered at the facility were worth the cost. She felt that a strength of the facility was that the staff members were very caring. She also added that “They are prompt on medications they good with all his needs he loved it.”
On the facility’s Google Reviews page there is an overall rating of five out of five stars based on two total reviews. Both individuals gave. Alum D.C., who gave five stars, gave a very positive review of the facility. He wrote “GIVIVING AND SHARING HOPE IN THIS DAY AGE IS A BLESSING KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.” K.M., another alum, supported that viewpoint and gave five stars.
The cost of treatment is not published by the facility, however the facility does accept insurance. The facility also receives funding to provide treatment to people who are uninsured or underinsured as well as funding through Healthy Michigan, Medicaid, and MIChild programs.