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Great Lakes Counseling

Great Lakes Counseling

Drug Rehab Center in Utica, Michigan

  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis

Great Lakes Counseling is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center that offers evidence-based modalities and holistic approaches to care, tailoring treatment to each individual's needs, and providing comprehensive care to help individuals gain insight into their habits and behaviors, with the goal of creating a safe and caring environment so that individuals can begin their journey to recovery.

About Great Lakes Counseling in Michigan

Great Lakes Counseling in Utica, Michigan is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center that is dedicated to helping individuals recover from addiction and substance abuse. Their addiction counselors specialize in a variety of evidence-based modalities, as well as utilizing holistic approaches to care. They provide services such as intensive outpatient programs, relapse prevention groups, individual and family counseling, trauma-informed care, and more. Their goal is to create a safe and caring environment so that individuals can begin their journey to recovery.

Great Lakes Counseling offers treatment that is tailored to each individual’s needs. They understand that addiction is complex, and they strive to provide comprehensive care to help individuals gain insight into their habits and behaviors. They provide resources to help individuals adopt healthy coping skills and create meaningful life changes. Patients are also supported in their journey to recovery with medications, relapse prevention strategies, art therapy, and even yoga and mindfulness.

Great Lakes Counseling is a Joint Commission Accredited facility, and is recognized by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as a Comprehensive Addiction Program. They have also received the 2020 Talk of the Town Excellence Award for their substance abuse treatment services. Additionally, they were named one of the Top 10 Addiction Rehab Centers in Michigan for 2021 by Healthcare Global Magazine. Great Lakes Counseling is committed to providing the highest level of care for those struggling with addiction.

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

    Individuals who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol often have one or more co-occurring mental health disorders. Addressing both the addiction and the mental health problems at facilities like Great Lakes Counseling can be very beneficial for these individuals.

    Common mental health conditions that often co-occur with addiction include:

    • Anxiety Disorders – People with drug and alcohol problems often suffer from anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
    • Depression – One of the most common mental illnesses co-occurring with addiction is major depressive disorder.
    • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – Many people with drug and alcohol problems also suffer from ADHD.
    • Bipolar Disorder – People with bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer from drug and alcohol problems than the general population, and vice versa.

    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 can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Utica, MI. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Great Lakes Counseling peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling are likely to be involved.

    Therapies & Programs

    Individual therapy is ideal for addicts who want to focus on themselves. It can also be helpful for those whose withdrawal symptoms are exacerbated by the presence of other people.

    Benefits of individual therapy are:

    • Access to a personalized treatment plan that focuses on the individual needs of the addict
    • More privacy during treatment sessions
    • Better personal development through introspection
    • Increased self-awareness regarding addictive tendencies in order to avoid relapse
    • Greater potential for a long-term recovery plan
    • Receiving professional advice and detox assistance from medical staff

    Couples therapy is a treatment method used to help couples in which at least one member of the couple has a drug addiction. Couples therapy can be used whether the addicted partner is using drugs or in recovery. An additional benefit of couples therapy is that it can help make other types of treatment, such as 12-step programs, more effective.

    Family therapy can help you and your family deal with old issues that may trigger substance abuse. The idea behind family therapy for drug addiction is that you are never fully healed from substance abuse until you’ve healed your relationship with your family, too. To get sober, you need to find a different way to cope with the pain in your life.

    This is when a group of people in various stages of recovery meet up and discuss their experiences, triggers, successes, failures, and even alternative therapies! Unlike support groups where everyone already knows each other, group therapy is conducted along side outpatient or inpatient treatment at Great Lakes Counseling.

    Trauma therapy is a clinical process that helps individuals deal with mental stress often caused by traumatic events. The therapist helps the person identify, understand and work through the problem. This is done with the help of talking about it in group or one-on-one counseling sessions.

    Therapists use relaxation, role-playing, art, and music to help the person open up about what is bothering them. Some examples include:

    • Talking about the traumatic event and how it affected them.
    • Helping those who have PTSD to deal with their nightmares and recurring memories.
    • Working with individuals to resolve the issues triggering the stress, whether seeing someone who reminds them of what happened or feeling helpless.

    The individual is also encouraged to help others that are struggling with similar problems. This often helps them feel empowered and gives them hope.

    Trauma therapy is not for everyone; it is usually reserved for people who have recently experienced a traumatic event and struggle to get over it. It is generally done for children, teenage victims of sexual assault, and war veterans.

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is used by drug treatment centers across the United States to help drug addicts become sober. DBT is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that combines traditional behavioral treatments with elements from DBT, including dialectics, distress tolerance, and interlocking issues. Some of the negative behaviors associated with addiction, such as impulsivity and mood swings, are addressed in DBT, while others like craving and isolation are not. It is commonly used to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) along with substance abuse disorders.

    The four DBT modules are mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance:

    • Mindfulness helps recovering addicts learn to identify and experience their emotions while realizing that they are not permanent.
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness includes assertiveness, asking for what you need, and saying no while improving communication skills.
    • Distress Tolerance has recovering addicts learn how to tolerate distress at the moment and avoid resorting to substance abuse.
    • Emotion Regulation is used to identify, express and change emotions.

    CBT is a psychotherapy approach and method. [ws-nap-name] people to examine how their thoughts, including habitual harmful and inaccurate thinking, affect their actions. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible thinking leads to poor stress management, which leads to emotional distress.

    Similarly, CBT helps people identify and change negative behaviors. It makes you question your perceptions and ask if they are realistic. CBT asks people to examine their behaviors and emotional responses and how they affect their lives. CBT aims to change people’s thinking and behavior to lead a more balanced and healthy life.

    Moreover, CBT has been shown to reduce anxiety disorders, depression, and symptoms associated with harmful thoughts or actions.

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    Additional Details

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    Great Lakes Counseling Location and Directions
    Address Information50505 Schoenherr Road
    Utica, Michigan 48315 Phone Number(586) 263-1234 Meta DetailsUpdated November 25, 2023
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    Utica, 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.

    There were 1,023 drug-related deaths in Utica, Michigan in 2016. Heroin was the most commonly involved drug in deaths (57.5% of cases), followed by fentanyl (22.9%) and cocaine (10.1%). Opioids were involved in 52% of overdose deaths. There is also a 16.2% chance that someone in Utica, MI, will use cocaine throughout their lifetime. The best way to find the right drug rehab centers in Utica, Michigan is by searching online.

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