ABOUT ST. MARY MERCY LIVONIA
Located in the community of Livonia, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, St. Mary Mercy is a full-service hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults struggling with chemical dependency and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Mich.. For patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms, the hospital offers on-site medical detoxification. St. Mary Mercy Livonia is part of the St. Joseph Mercy Health Network, which also includes
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, patients participate in a multidisciplinary assessment, the findings of which aid clinicians in forming an individualized care plan. Clients with more serious conditions are typically referred to the inpatient program, which includes a period of medically-monitored detoxification. Once stabilized, patients participate in a curriculum that utilizes 12-step principles and a psychoeducational model of treatment.
The treatment team uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and facilitates counseling in individual, group, and family settings. The program’s psychoeducational groups address a wide variety of topics, including relapse triggers, anger management, stress reduction, and general life skills.
St. Mary Mercy Livonia’s intensive outpatient (IOP) program may be used as a step-down or standalone treatment. Like the center’s inpatient program, IOP uses a psychoeducational approach; patients split their time between group therapy and educational sessions geared toward relapse prevention. Group sessions are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Individuals who complete IOP and maintain 30 days of sobriety are welcome to attend the center’s Early Recovery Group (ERG), a support group designed for the first 90 days of recovery. The group meets weekly for a total of eight sessions.
St. Mary Mercy Livonia employs a multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychiatrists, addictionologists, social workers, clinical therapists, nurses, activity therapists, and mental health technicians.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
St. Mary Mercy Livonia is a 304-bed, full-service hospital located in a suburban community. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the center’s accommodations an average rating of 4.75 out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing were generally pleased with the treatment they received at St. Mary Mercy Livonia, indicating that they would recommend the facility to others. The respondents characterized the center as a “no frills facility;” one respondent complained about the food and another noted the lack of activities. “Not much to do on down time,” Catherine told Best-rehabs.com. However, they all praised the “excellent” staff and effective programming. “They addressed my needs and taught me what I needed to know to continue my recovery. They may not offer all the extra’s that other places offer but, they gave me what I needed,” D.C. wrote.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
N.H., the sole loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this review, indicated that they would recommend the facility to others, giving the center above-average ratings in most evaluated categories, including the program’s family participation, the center’s counseling options, and the staff’s level of training and experience. However, this respondent raised concerns regarding the safety of “disoriented” patients. “It was a great facility but the patients can get abusive and in your face. Loved one was approached by prisoners while disoriented and was intimidated,” they wrote.
St. Mary Mercy accepts most private insurance plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. Uninsured and under-insured individuals may be eligible for discounts or financial aid.