Marquette General Behavioral Health
F.A.Q. s -
How long is the program?
Our program is 21 days or sessions. If you require stabilization or detoxification you may need additional days. People who have been to treatment before may participate in our shorter 14 day relapse prevention program.
Can I smoke in treatment?
Yes. During breaks and time out of groups you may go outside and smoke. All smoking must be done off our property as MGHS is a smoke-free campus.
What should I bring?
Bring your basic toiletries; toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, etc. Items like mouthwash containing alcohol are not permitted. Hair dryers or styling items are permitted. Bring enough casual clothing for approximately 10 days. We encourage you to bring layers of clothing as temperatures can vary greatly both indoors and outdoors. We have a washer and dryer so you can do laundry during your stay. Bring laundry soap if you have any preferences or allergies. Some patients bring a pillow or comforter from home. Family pictures or small mementos are welcome. Feel free to bring any hobbies or activities that you may like to do in the evenings. Games, DVDs, knitting, books, or any other non-using activities are encouraged.
When can my family visit?
Families are welcome to visit on Sundays between 2:30 and 5:30. If you wish to see your family at a different time you can meet them in the hospital cafeteria or other areas of the hospital. If you are able to leave the property and choose to do so with your family you can expect a breathalyzer or drug screen upon your return.
Is there any help for my family?
Absolutely. We recognize that everyone in the family is affected when someone has a problem with addiction. Your family members are welcome to sit in on lectures and participate in family or couples session with your assigned counselor.
Can I bring my cell phone or laptop computer?
Bring your cell phone, MP3 player, IPOD, or laptop. As long as these items do not interfere with treatment activities or glorify alcohol, drugs, or violence, they are welcome. We have Wifi for laptops. Cell phones cannot be used on the treatment floor, however, you are welcome to use them in the common areas of the hospital.
Should I bring my medications?
Please bring any medications that you take or should be taking regularly.
Will I have my own room?
There are seven semi-private rooms and two private rooms on the CIAS unit. Most likely you will share a room and a bathroom with another person during your stay.
Can I leave the premises?
Yes and No. We are not a locked unit and treatment on the CIAS unit is strictly voluntary. Residential patients are restricted to MGHS property.
Do I need cash?
You may want to bring a small amount of spending money. We have a coffee shop and gift shop here as well as vending machines and a full cafeteria.