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Genesee Mental Health

Genesee Mental Health

Drug Rehab Center in Flint, Michigan

  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis

Genesee Mental Health in Flint, Michigan offers comprehensive behavioral health services for individuals of all ages, including mental health crisis treatment, addiction and substance abuse services, and a holistic approach combining evidence-based treatment and traditional 12-Step recovery methods.

About Genesee Mental Health in Michigan

Genesee Mental Health, located in Flint, Michigan, is an outpatient mental health center that is dedicated to providing comprehensive behavioral health services to individuals of all ages. They provide treatment for mental health crises and offer a wide range of mental health services, including 24-hour emergency services, psychiatry and medication management, individual and group therapy, and more. Genesee Mental Health's addiction services are designed to help individuals struggling with substance use and abuse with a variety of approaches, including individual, group, and family therapy, as well as peer support and recovery education.

At Genesee Mental Health, their addiction and substance abuse services focus on restoring physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Their approach is comprehensive and individualized, and combines evidence-based treatment and traditional 12-Step recovery methods for a holistic approach to recovery. They work to identify the root causes of substance abuse, such as mental health issues, and work to address those issues throughout the recovery process. They also provide a range of educational resources that focus on areas such as relapse prevention, coping skills development, and stress management.

Genesee Mental Health is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and is licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Their unique approach to addiction and substance abuse treatment has resulted in numerous awards and accolades, including the Michigan State Senate and House of Representatives' Proclamation of Excellence Award, the Outstanding Community Service Award, and the Governor's Jubilee Award. They are also members of the Recovery Education Network, a national network that works to provide access to recovery services for individuals with severe substance use disorders.

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  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
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  • Conditions and Issues Treated

    When someone in struggles with both addiction and mental or emotional illness, this is considered a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis treatment can include therapy for these issues to happen simultaneously, which will allow either of them to be treated effectively.

    Sometimes people who have suffered from addiction disorder also suffer from co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc., making them “dual diagnoses.” Dual diagnoses require specialized treatment programs where drug and alcohol addiction are addressed along with psychiatric illnesses. Some rehabilitation facilities provide patients suffering from cooccurrences a program with highly integrated services and a clean environment with few distractions to help them succeed.

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Outpatient treatment is often used for drug addicts in drug rehab. Outpatient treatment consists of counseling and therapy sessions. This form of treatment is also called ‘day-treatment’. The outpatient treatment process begins with the addict’s initial detox period, lasting about ten days.

    Outpatient treatment is used for those who are at moderate risk for ‘slipping back’ into the addiction, for those who:

    • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
    • Can handle stressors that might trigger relapse
    • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober
    • Have a support system that allows them to go to a facility a few times a week while still keeping their current responsibilities
    • Have no legal obligations, being either on parole or probation, that require them to seek treatment at a mandatory facility
    • Are not currently experiencing any side effects from withdrawal and can handle social pressure
    • Have a stable living environment or have moved out of their previous environment, which was not conducive to being sober

    Therapies & Programs

    Because no single treatment is effective for all addicts, the goal of treatment and therapy should be to figure out what works best for each individual. Tolerance and withdrawal levels differ from person to person, affecting the treatment intensity required. Addiction treatment should aim to help addicts develop healthy coping mechanisms for dealing with their addiction and its underlying causes.

    Couples therapy works with clients and significant others in a professional capacity to improve relationship dynamics. This can be helpful for addicts who are trying to marry the idea of recovery into their work, family, social lives – any aspect that has to do with relationships. Through counseling sessions, addicts will have an opportunity to talk about their addiction with professional partners.

    Family therapy is beneficial for people who are in addiction treatment services because it offers addicts the opportunity to work with their family members to better understand what led them to make choices that contributed to their addiction.

    This type of therapy helps family members reach a deeper understanding of how they can best support their loved one during recovery. It also helps the addict better understand their own motivations and triggers that led them to turn to substance abuse.

    Family therapy can help addicts in the following ways:

    • Assists family members in processing difficult feelings so they don’t blame or resent recovering addicts
    • Assists family members in understanding how addiction has impacted the addict and everyone who is involved with them
    • Allows the addict to take responsibility for their actions, while encouraging improved communication skills
    • Helps family members understand how to best support an individual in recovery so addicts don’t relapse again.

    Group therapy can help build a stronger support system and give addicts in Flint, MI insight into their addiction that they gain through shared conversations. Group therapy occurs in a controlled group environment, exclusive of one on one meetings. This makes it safer for patients to feel comfortable sharing the struggles they’re going through and gaining perspective.

    Trauma therapy is beneficial for people who are recovering from drug addiction because it helps them heal from past traumas that may have caused them to turn to harmful substances or led them to experience negative emotions that contributed to their destructive behaviors.

    This type of treatment works by processing difficult experiences so individuals can learn how to process these events without having to turn to substances for coping.

    Trauma therapy can help addicts in the following ways:

    • Helps individuals understand their experiences and emotional responses to difficult events, including why they turned to drugs or alcohol
    • Provides them with comfort and support while working through difficult emotions related to these traumatic experiences
    • Offers an opportunity for addicts to have a voice and be heard, which can improve their self-esteem
    • Can help them develop coping skills so they can better respond to triggers instead of turning to substance abuse.

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that helps patients understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is beneficial for those whose addictions and behaviors stem from severe mental health issues. The term “Dialectic” means the integration of opposites. In substance abuse, DBT refers to accepting the patient’s addiction and working to change their thoughts and behavior. It improves life skills such as controlling intense emotions without reacting impulsively, resolving interpersonal conflicts effectively, and promoting awareness about self and others.

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a technique that is used to help people with addiction. Specifically, it is a way of identifying thoughts and behaviors that cause the addiction. It is typically used in an individual counseling session.

    The content explains cognitive behavioral therapy and how it works to address some behaviors that may be leading to unintended consequences in their life, as well as its benefits for those seeking sobriety.

    It works by helping people to talk through their issues and addressing the thoughts that cause said behaviors. It is an excellent way of learning about oneself and one’s perception of the world.

    It’s important to remember that malnutrition can affect your mood and energy level, which affects your desire to get sober. Good nutrition helps keep your body strong against the familiar ravages of drug use–tuberculosis, hepatitis, abscesses, infections, etc. — as well as the physical symptoms of withdrawal. If you’re eating right, you’ll have more energy for productive activities and will have more strength to fight cravings.

    Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) has many benefits for drug addicts who also choose to quit smoking. It is an effective technique at this treatment center that provides smokers with the nicotine they are addicted to without inhaling carcinogens from cigarettes to wean them off entirely. You can reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, irritability, bone loss, stroke, type II diabetes, fertility in women, an enhanced sense of taste and smell.

    Patient Experience

    Experiential Therapy at Genesee Mental Health

    Experiential therapy uses engaging activities to help patients access deeper, often hidden emotions. For example, the patient could role-play a problematic situation or engage in activities like drawing, painting, poetry writing, music composition, exercising, or journaling to help process intense feelings.

    Experiential therapy is a type of therapeutic approach that focuses on having patients work through problems, issues, or emotions by engaging directly in some real experience. Experiential therapy occurs face-to-face with a therapist who helps these people to explore their feelings first hand.

    It is based on the belief that to truly understand and gain insight into oneself and behavior; it is necessary and helpful to have real experiences with the issues involved. Some therapists have developed the experiential therapy approach as a way of treating addictive behaviors or dealing with impulses related to addiction. It comes from an existential school of psychotherapy called ‘experiential existential.’

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    Additional Details

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    Genesee Mental Health Location and Directions
    Address Information420 West 5th Avenue
    Flint, Michigan 48503 Phone Number(810) 257-3645 Meta DetailsUpdated November 25, 2023
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    Flint, Michigan Addiction Information

    Michigan has the second-highest rate of drug and alcohol abuse in the nation. Heroin is linked to more than 50% of the state's hepatitis C cases. Marijuana is the drug most often associated with crimes in Michigan, followed by methamphetamines. Opioids alone are responsible for almost 20% of all drug overdose deaths in Michigan.

    Flint, Michigan has a high rate of drug addiction and abuse. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 50. In 2017, there were 1,568 drug-related deaths in Flint, Michigan. Drug addiction can lead to crime, violence, and other negative behaviors. There are many treatment options available in Flint. Some of the most common include inpatient and outpatient rehab programs, 12-step meetings, and therapy.

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