Marquette General Behavioral Health
12 Questions to Ask -
What type of accreditation or licensing does the program have?
Marquette General Health System is accredited by the Joint Commission and is fully licensed through the Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Health Systems, Substance Abuse Licensing Section.
What credentials and licenses does the program’s clinical staff hold?
Credentials and licenses ensure that the person providing treatment meets nationally recognized standards for professional practice. Some of the addiction credentials held by professionals at Marquette General Behavioral Health include CAAC (Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor), CAC (Certified Addiction Counselor), CCS (Certified Clinical Supervisor), and Certified Prevention Specialist (CPC).
Our interdisciplinary team also consists of a physician, Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors.
Have there been studies to measure the effectiveness of the program’s treatment methods?*
Our data shows that we consistently exceed national benchmarks in the number of individuals who successfully complete a course of treatment at Marquette General Behavioral Health. In addition, our studies have shown that 85% of our clients report experiencing a significantly better quality of life as a result of their treatment with MGH and 65% report sobriety one year after discharge.
What is the patient-to-counselor ratio?
Marquette General Behavioral Health maintains small group sizes and low patient-to-counselor ratios. This allows for maximum personal attention from staff.
Is treatment gender-specific?
Marquette General Behavioral Health offers gender-specific treatment in our Center for Intensive Addiction Services program. Men and women can benefit from participating in treatment together but there are times when gender-specific treatment can benefit recovery. When we separate patients by gender, men learn about recovery from other men and women begin to focus on building long-term sobriety with the support of other women. Gender-specific groups offer the opportunity to talk about sensitive and personal issues that are unique to a gender.
Is medical detoxification (“detox”) offered as part of residential treatment?
All patients admitted to the Center for Intensive Addiction Services unit undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation of their physical health and receive medical detoxification services, as necessary.
Does the program offer an individualized treatment program?
Marquette General Behavioral Health’s abstinence-based approach is tailored to each individual. The treatment plan is specific to each individual’s physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. Individualized treatment may also include care for co-occurring medical and/or psychiatric condition/s.
Does the program address a full range of needs to help the individual including medical, psychological, spiritual, social, cultural, and health and wellness issues?
At Marquette General, each person benefits from the availability of experienced professionals which consist of addiction counselors, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and nurses. On an individual basis, our clinicians work with each patient to ensure that all aspects of addiction and co-occurring disorders are addressed.
What type of help is available for families?
Marquette General Behavioral Health has long understood that addiction affects not only the patient but their family, as well. To help with the healing process family members &/or significant others are encouraged to participate in our treatment programs. Marital, family, &/or couples counseling is available for all of our patients.
What is the environment at the facility like?
Marquette General Behavioral Health is committed to the belief that recovery happens in a dignified and respectful setting where a person feels safe and can share in fellowship with others. Patient rooms and several of our group rooms over-look Lake Superior and the surrounding Marquette area.
Is there ongoing support after leaving treatment?
Treatment by itself is not enough to sustain recovery for most patients. An aftercare program that includes on-going outpatient services and some type of support group (such as Alcoholics Anonymous) is crucial. At Marquette General, residential treatment patients are provided with a detailed aftercare plan to continue recovery in his/her community. All our previous patients are welcome to stay in touch or to contact us at any time for additional support. Residents from the local area will be referred to our outpatient Continued Care programs.
Do you work with insurance companies?
Marquette General Behavioral Health is “insurance friendly.” We not only accept insurance but will work with insurance companies on behalf of our clients to find the best payment solutions for them.