ABOUT MUNSON ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT CENTER
Located in Traverse City, Mich., Munson Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center is part of Munson Healthcare’s network of nine hospitals. The center, which operates under the organization’s behavioral health division, provides a variety of services for individuals struggling with addiction and
Treatment options for substance abuse include outpatient counseling, intensive outpatient treatment, and intensive outpatient treatment with housing or residential care. The treatment center has specialized tracks for women and medical professionals. There is also outpatient programming available for adolescents, and patients dealing with problem gambling may access counseling.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, once assessed by a member of Munson’s clinical team, clients may begin treatment. Treatment options include outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, or intensive outpatient treatment with housing, which operated much like a residential rehab.
Clients who choose to live on-site while receiving treatment typically do so for up to 14 days. During this time, they participate in a highly structured program that is founded in 12-step principles. Programming typically includes individual counseling, group therapy, and family counseling. Educational groups focus on topics including relapse prevention, relationships, overall health and wellness, and spirituality.
Intensive outpatient care is similar in design, but participants attend three, three-hour evening sessions each week in addition to weekly individual and family sessions. Outpatient treatment for adolescents is highly individualized and includes a strong family component. All clients, regardless of their treatment program, receive a
The center’s website indicates the multidisciplinary treatment team includes a medical director, nurse practitioner, on-site psychiatrist, social workers, certified addiction counselors, family therapists, and recreational staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility’s website notes Munson’s housing facility is located on the hospital’s campus and can accommodate up to 14 clients at a time. Residents share dorm-like bedrooms with another patient and eat their meals in a communal dining hall. Amenities include a game room, a small fitness facility, and an outdoor patio.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All five alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive feedback, and wrote positive things about the treatment they received at Munson.
Multiple reviewers described the programming as effective, and more than one alum commented on the “friendly” staff. “Friendly staff, gave great resources for extra help, gave useful life skills to help destress situations,” an alum wrote. They also provided five out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the treatment center.
Alumni also reported receiving access to tools and resources to support their long-term sobriety. “I believe for a 2 week program they give you the info and tools you need to stay sober and I was introduced to A/A which I believe was a Life Saver,” P.A. wrote.
Some alumni were critical of Munson, but their complaints were minimal. An alum noted that the center was “clean and affordable,” but felt that it needed improvements.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive feedback. They both gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness.
“As a family we were able to attend meetings and discussions,” a loved one wrote.
According to the center’s website, the facility works with most major insurance companies, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and United HealthCare. Additionally, Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare are also accepted.