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Polk County Human Services

Polk County Human Services

Drug Rehab Center in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin

  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis

Polk County Human Services provides comprehensive treatment services for individuals with mental health issues, addictions and dual diagnosis, offering evidence-based therapies tailored to meet each patient's unique needs, while accepting private health insurance plans and staffed with expert clinicians committed to providing compassionate and effective care.

About Polk County Human Services in Wisconsin

Polk County Human Services is located in Balsam Lake, WI and provides comprehensive treatment services for individuals with mental health issues, dual diagnosis, or other addictions. The center offers a variety of evidence-based treatment methods, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), couples therapy, group and individual therapy, experiential therapy, and trauma therapy. These therapies can be tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.

In addition to offering treatment services, Polk County Human Services is in-network with many private health insurance plans, making it easier for patients to access necessary services. The center is staffed with a team of expert clinicians, who are committed to providing compassionate and effective care for every individual. These highly-trained professionals understand the importance of holistic health, and strive to provide the highest quality of treatment available.

Genders
  • 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

    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 Balsam Lake, WI 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.

    Patient Experience

    Experiential Therapy at Polk County Human Services

    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.’

    Payment Options Accepted

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
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    Additional Details

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    Polk County Human Services Location and Directions
    Address Information100 Polk County Plz
    Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810 Phone Number(715) 485-8400 Meta DetailsUpdated November 25, 2023
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    Balsam Lake, 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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