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North Central Health Care - Merrill Center

North Central Health Care - Merrill Center

Drug Rehab Center in Merrill, Wisconsin

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

North Central Health Care - Merrill Center offers comprehensive outpatient care for alcohol and drug addiction including detox, therapy sessions, medication-assisted treatment plans, and more.

About This Merrill, WI Facility

North Central Health Care - Merrill Center in Merrill, Wisconsin provides comprehensive addiction treatment services focused on mental health care and substance abuse recovery. Set in a supportive community environment, this facility offers personalized care plans tailored to each individual's unique needs and challenges.

North Central Health Care takes a holistic approach, recognizing the importance of addressing both physical and psychological aspects of addiction. Their multidisciplinary team collaborates closely to monitor progress and adjust treatment as needed, ensuring a truly person-centered experience.

Accredited by the prestigious Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), this center provides evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and group counseling. They offer a range of levels of care, including outpatient services, dual-diagnosis support, and medical detoxification when necessary.

  • Individualized treatment plans for alcoholism, opioid addiction, and substance abuse disorders
  • Comprehensive aftercare and relapse prevention programs
  • Integration of 12-step principles and community support
  • Specialized dual-diagnosis care for co-occurring mental health conditions

North Central Health Care - Merrill Center is dedicated to treating a wide spectrum of addictions, from alcohol and opioids to various other substances. Their compassionate team understands the complexities of addiction and works diligently to address the root causes, empowering individuals to achieve lasting recovery.

For those struggling with opioid addiction, this facility provides a safe and supportive environment to begin the journey towards sobriety. Through a combination of medical detoxification, evidence-based therapies, and comprehensive aftercare planning, individuals can regain control over their lives and build a foundation for long-term wellness.

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


    Conditions and Issues Treated

    Substance abuse refers to the intensive and inappropriate use of psychoactive substances. These include illegal drugs, alcohol, and even the excessive use of prescription drugs. Overuse of these substances leads to severe physical or psychological dependence.

    Substance abuse is treatable and the duration of treatment and most successful sobriety can require weeks or months of professional care at North Central Health Care - Merrill Center in Merrill.

    Opioid addiction treatment facilities like North Central Health Care - Merrill Center support people struggling with opioid dependency, which covers illegal and prescription opioids. People often abuse prescription opioids to get high instead of adhering to a medical provider’s directions. Addiction forces people to crave for opioids impulsively without factoring in the dangers these drugs bring to them.

    Most opioid addiction treatment plans include detoxification and subsequent medications to ease the process. However, that’s only the beginning. Behavioral therapies and counseling are also necessary to resolve the root cause of addiction. This overall approach decreases the likelihood of falling off the wagon. In some instances, therapies can be done at home.

    An underlying cause often brings about addiction. Mental disorders can lie at the center, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or anxiety disorder. As well as the cause of the addiction, a dual diagnosis by North Central Health Care - Merrill Center helps to treat the addiction. This ensures that after treatment is complete, the patient will not fall back on old practices.

    Levels of Care Offered

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

    When remaining at their job in Merrill, or continuing their studies, the individual may live with their family while utilizing North Central Health Care - Merrill Center‘s outpatient services. Treatment requires counseling the patient at the individual level, in a group setting, about substance addiction, drugs, and therapy sessions.

    North Central Health Care - Merrill Center‘s Therapies & Programs

    During individual therapy at North Central Health Care - Merrill Center in Merrill, Wisconsin, the person in recovery meets with a therapist one-on-one to go over the situation and learn from their mistakes. The counselor or therapist will use this time to address causes of an addiction, triggers, any type of mental issue or dual diagnosis, and aftercare plans. They will help fill in any gaps in future plans to give the person the best chances of attaining and maintaining long-term sobriety.

    Couples therapy reduces the dysfunctional behavior in a relationship that may cause addiction. It can help one or both members of the couple. It targets addiction and it can make for a healthier relationship.

    Patients who receive generous support from their loved ones have better chances of completing their recovery. Genetics play a role when it comes to addiction, so it’s better to approach the problem as a unit. Family members can help an individual avoid addiction triggers and guide him or her in making lifestyle changes.

    Group therapy is a type of counseling at North Central Health Care - Merrill Center in Merrill, WI that occurs between a bunch of strangers. The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious.

    As a means of managing pain that has plagued them in the past, many individuals turn to drugs and alcohol. Assault, negligence, the loss of a loved one, and other unfortunate events may involve trauma. This treatment, offered and administrated by North Central Health Care - Merrill Center in Merrill, WI provides individuals the resources to cope with past traumas healthily.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is suitable for patients recovering from an addiction of any kind. This therapy modality strengthens a person’s ability to stay on top of their emotional state. CBT is also suitable for managing co-occurring disorders like depression and bipolar illness. It helps people in Wisconsin communicate and express their emotions well.

    Nutrition Therapy focuses on improving the emotional and physical health by diet, or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). A diet low in certain nutrients can contribute to feelings that can trigger addiction or relapse. To cure the body and discourage addictive behavior, diet therapy encourages healthy eating.

    Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) helps smokers get nicotine into their system without resorting to smoking. NRT lowers down nicotine cravings, so the patient does not go through physical weakness. North Central Health Care - Merrill Center in Merrill, Wisconsin couples NRT with counseling and other means of support giving long-term smokers a better chance of quitting.

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    North Central Health Care - Merrill Center Location and Directions
    Address Information607 N Sales St
    Merrill, Wisconsin 54452 Phone Number(715) 848-4600 Meta DetailsUpdated April 15, 2024
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    Merrill, Wisconsin Addiction Information

    Wisconsin has some of the highest rates in the United States for both adolescent and adult substance abuse. Since 2009, the state has been experiencing the same escalating rates of drug abuse and addiction as the rest of the country. The major concerns are the misuse of prescription painkillers and the escalating number of deaths due to alcohol-related liver disease.

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