ABOUT UP HEALTH SYSTEM MARQUETTE – BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – INTENSIVE ADDICTION SERVICES
A Duke LifePoint Hospital, UP Health System Marquette provides short-term inpatient treatment, an outpatient program, and continued care services for adults struggling with substance use, psychiatric, and. The Michigan facility, also known as Marquette General Hospital, operates a Center for Intensive Addiction Services (CIAS) unit within its behavioral health division. Medically monitored detoxification and medication-assisted therapy for opiate addiction are both available, along with 12-Step and evidence-based treatment modalities.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at UP Health System Marquette’s Center for Intensive Addiction Services begins with an initial phone screening, followed by scheduled admission. Inpatient detox precedes an average stay of 21 days, or 14 days for clients seeking relapse prevention services. All individualized treatment plans are abstinence-based.
Patients regularly attend 12-step meetings, psychoeducational classes, and group and individual counseling sessions. Some counseling is gender-specific, and loved ones are encouraged to participate in the recovery process through family counseling. For clients experiencing opiate withdrawal or ongoing chemical dependency, a Suboxone regimen is available through both inpatient and outpatient programming.
Once a patient completes the inpatient program, they are typically be referred to continuing outpatient care. Comprehensive aftercare plans also include referrals to community-based social and health care services.
UP Health System Marquette employs an interdisciplinary team of board certified psychiatrists, a physician board-certified in addiction medicine, master’s-level social workers, certified addiction counselors, and psychologists. According to its website, the facility maintains a low client-to-staff ratio.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
UP Health System Marquette’s Center for Intensive Addiction Services takes pride in offering seven semi-private and two private rooms with views of Lake Superior and the surrounding area. Patients are encouraged to bring small items to personalize their space. Hobbies and relaxation are encouraged through such activities as games, reading, movies, and knitting.
No smoking is allowed on campus, but cessation support is provided. After returning to the hospital premises from off-site 12-step meetings or family events, clients participate in drug or alcohol screenings.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The six former UP Health System Marquette behavioral health clients polled extensively by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing tended to provide positive feedback on accommodations and treatment-related aspects of the program.
Metrics measuring the effectiveness of treatment, staff’s level of training and experience, cleanliness and upkeep of the facility, and meals and nutrition each received average ratings of four or more out of five stars. Three of four reviewers awarded four or five stars for dual diagnosis treatment, while one alum was highly dissatisfied, offering a one-star rating. Alumni also generally agreed on a low rating for, averaging 2.2 stars.
Various other trends included compliments on the addiction treatment center’s environment, which one described as “free and airy” and another as non-clinical. Reviewers also offered positive feedback on the program’s small size and emphasis on learning. On the other hand, one alum complained of not enough personalized care, while citing the 12-step approach as a strength. A seventh alum offered less detailed feedback for the facility, concluding that they would not recommend the program due to confusing insurance procedures and dissatisfaction with doctors.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The only loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com agreed with most alumni on overall positive opinions of the facility. They also highlighted the environment as clean and comfortable, although wrote that the “quality of doctors could be better.” They rated opportunities for family involvement three stars and holistic offerings just two.
UP Health System prides itself on being “insurance-friendly.” Most private insurance plans and Michigan Medicaid are accepted, and funding assistance is available.
The website also reports that a new hospital facility in Marquette is in construction at the time of this writing.