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South Central Behavioral Services in Hastings, NE

South Central Behavioral Services provides mental health, substance abuse, outpatient counseling, foster care, and administrative services with a person-centered, recovery-focused approach in central Nebraska.

About South Central Behavioral Services

South Central Behavioral Services (SCBS), located in Hastings, Nebraska, provides mental health and substance abuse services. By focusing on outpatient counseling, foster care, and administrative services, SCBS stands out through its person-centered and recovery-focused approach. SCBS serves the central Nebraska region with dedication and care.

The mission of SCBS is "To make a difference in the lives of those we serve." The agency upholds core values that stress collaboration, respect, creativity, and trauma-informed care, ensuring a holistic approach to treatment.

  • SCBS offers the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program to reduce psychiatric hospitalizations, emphasizing intensive, community-based care.
  • Provides a range of outpatient services, including individual and group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychotropic medication management.
  • Services available for both adults and youth, ensuring comprehensive care across age groups.
  • Vocational skill-building programs aid clients in developing essential life and job skills for long-term success.

SCBS specializes in tackling severe and persistent mental illness through community-based services. Adults and youth struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues benefit the most from these comprehensive services.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 19 Therapies & Programs



The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Substance abuse is the excessive use of any type of drug. This includes alcohol, medications and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. South Central Behavioral Services patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction is one of Nebraska‘s most prominent forms of addiction. Drugs, including heroin, oxycontin, and fentanyl, are the most common. To relieve pain, or ease other ailments, they are professionally prescribed, but they are often abused because they and the feelings they give are addictive.

Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body, so the medications’ chemicals are no longer impacting the individual. South Central Behavioral Services offers therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem are supplemented during and throughout treatment.

Levels of Care

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

In outpatient programs at South Central Behavioral Services, the Hastings resident can live with their family while continuing with their job or studies. Treatment includes educating the patient on drug abuse, medications, and counseling sessions at the individual or group level.

South Central Behavioral Services‘s Therapies & Programs

Substance abuse does a number on an individual’s relationship with other people, particularly in marriage. Spousal relationships bear the brunt of alcohol and drug dependence. Therefore, it becomes critical to submit the relationship to couples therapy to prevent straining it further. Most programs only zero in on the individual with substance addiction without factoring in the importance of the other half’s emotional support.

However, some facilities, like South Central Behavioral Services in Hastings, Nebraska, offer couples therapy options to manage intimate partnerships amid the recovery process. Other couples-focused treatment plans can provide the patient and their partner tools to get things back to normal, support each other, and the patient’s sobriety.
Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits. Healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important, and South Central Behavioral Services understands this. Family sessions are meant to bring Nebraska families closer together and live sober, healthy, lives.

Group Therapy is a type of counseling that occurs between a bunch of strangers. These groups are suitable for patients who are not confined in a treatment facility, but group sessions are also common in inpatient rehab programs. Group therapy is led by a trained individual at South Central Behavioral Services in Hastings, NE and consists of members from different stages of recovery.

The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging, share information, and learn coping mechanisms. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious, and participants can learn from one another.

Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) DBT is a treatment of choice for people being treated at South Central Behavioral Services whom are suffering from self-harming behaviors. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach and method in psychotherapy. South Central Behavioral Services asks people to investigate how their thoughts, including habitual, negative, and inaccurate ways of thinking affect behaviors. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible ways of thinking cause people to have a limited ability to cope with stress

Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a method of specific counseling that replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts with positive and productive behaviors. Self-defeating thoughts and habits can limit your possible successes. Some examples of this are procrastination, unhealthy eating and angry outbursts. You may not be aware that some unhealthy behaviors and thoughts are sabotaging your potential accomplishments.

Payment Options

For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Location & Contact

    South Central Behavioral Services Location and Directions
    835 South Burlington Avenue Suite 107
    Hastings, NE 68901

    Phone Number
    (402) 463-5684

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    South Central Behavioral Services Location and Directions

    835 South Burlington Avenue Suite 107 Ste 107
    Hastings, NE 68901
    (402) 463-5684


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+)

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals


    Listed May 26, 2020

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Hastings, Nebraska Addiction and Treatment

    Despite a total population of slightly less than 2 million residents, methamphetamines are one of the most commonly abused illicit substances in the state. Alcohol abuse is so common that a news article once referred to Nebraska as "America's 9th drunkest state". Although opioid abuse rates in Nebraska are not as high as those in other states, opioids are still involved in most overdoses.

    Adams County, Nebraska, is a tight-knit community facing the challenges of substance abuse head-on. In 2020, the county reported 31 opioid-related overdose deaths, but fortunately, fentanyl was not a factor in any drug-related deaths from 2020 to 2024. However, Adams County experienced a 15% increase in methamphetamine-related emergency department visits during the same period and had a higher rate of drug-related arrests compared to other Nebraska counties.

    Treatment in Nearby Cities

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    Goodwill Industries - Central Nebraska
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    Friendship House - Outpatient
    707 707 W. 1st St., Grand Island, NE 68801
    Friendship House
    406 W Koenig St, Grand Island, NE 68801

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