ABOUT GREAT LAKES RECOVERY CENTERS – ADULT RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
Located in Marquette, Mich., only two blocks from Lake Superior, Great Lakes Recovery Centers (GLRC) offers 30- to 90-day, gender-specific residential treatment programs for adults struggling with chemical dependency and other mental health concerns. Detoxification is not available on-site.
The nonprofit organization offers, as well as at several other locations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In addition, GLRC’s provides residential rehab for youth. GLRC is affiliated with Project Rehab programs through a shared organizational history, including a .
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, each client receives an initial substance use, physical, and mental health assessment to help clinicians form an individualized plan of care. These plans blend the use of 12-step methodologies with a schedule of counseling and educational sessions.
The Great Lakes Recovery Centers Adult Residential Services website indicates that client exposure to multiple forms of treatment is a priority. In addition to traditional Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, alternative) groups are available. Among other modalities utilized are dialectical behavior therapy (DBT); , which is an evidence-based curriculum designed for clients in transition out of incarceration; and , which integrates cognitive and experiential therapies. Medication-assisted therapy is also available.
Clients are assigned a primary therapist for individual counseling and attend group therapy and educational sessions on such topics as veteran support, identifying strengths, relapse prevention, anger management, and life skills development.
GLRC encourages physical fitness and provides opportunities for an array of recreational activities on-site; yoga is integrated into the women’s rehab program. Clients may attend religious services of their choice and participate in community volunteer events.
Before discharge and program completion, Great Lakes Recovery Centers offers comprehensive transitional planning, which include locating housing, gaining employment, and forming support networks. Aftercare planning prepares for follow-up substance use disorder counseling, medical care, and mental health treatment.
A CARF-accredited facility, Great Lakes Recovery Centers employs a team of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, master’s-level social workers, and medical professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to the Great Lakes Recovery Centers’ website, the one-story Adult Residential Services facility is designed to provide a homelike atmosphere. Men and women live in separate quarters.
An array of physical activities available include two gyms within walking distance, volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, and walking beside the lake.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Reviews by the three former clients of Great Lakes Recovery Centers who had been polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing reflected a lot of agreement about various aspects of the program. The vast majority of ratings for 15 metrics measured were four and five out of five stars. These included the three alumni’s likelihood to recommend the program to others, the staff’s level of training and experience, GLRC’s capacity to, and the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep. Two also agreed that treatment was affordable, while the third described it as “expensive” but worth the cost.
Slightly less favorable trends were evident in ratings for, and one of the three expressed only moderate satisfaction with policies related to connecting with the world outside the facility and the availability of options in counseling approaches — which is a stated priority of the facility. All three specifically cited staff members as program strengths.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date offered a greater range of perspectives than alumni. They agreed with alumni in a few areas, including the high quality of dual diagnosis treatment and staff experience. Ratings for holistic offerings averaged just 2.75 stars (again, in contrast to the facility website’s emphasis). Family participation and treatment affordability both garnered average ratings of 3.25
Two individuals complained about food, and one about a lack of individualized care. All four reviewers would recommend the program, though.
Great Lakes Recovery Centers accepts self-pay, several state sources of health care coverage, Indian Health Services, and most Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans.