The Nord Center Philosophy
Our mission is to provide comprehensive behavioral healthcare services that are culturally competent and evidence-based, and that promote recovery, dignity and well being for our clients, their families and the community we serve.
Areas of Specialization
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
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ABOUT THE NORD CENTER
Located on the southern outskirts of Lorain, Ohio, The Nord Center is a private nonprofit that offers mental health, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. Substance abuse services are available to adolescents and adults, and include outpatient and aftercare services. The Nord Center does not provide detox or residential addiction services.
Culturally specific services are available to bilingual and African-American clients.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients may call to schedule an appointment, or arrive by 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday for a same-day appointment. For substance abuse clients, there are two intensities of treatment: an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and general outpatient treatment.
The center does not publish extensive details of its treatment programs, but it does indicate that a family program is available, that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are used, including trauma-focused CBT, and that treatment is not based on the 12-Steps.
The dual diagnosis program is designed to integrate treatment for the mental health disorder alongside that for the chemical dependency.
The coordinator of substance abuse and mental illness services is a social worker. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The single alum polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave very positive, though limited, feedback. They awarded the facility five stars for its overall treatment effectiveness, its accommodations, and its food, and wrote: “It was great.”
On Google, the center has a 3.9-star rating, based on eight reviews, of which five were positive and three were negative. “All the staff are very helpful and caring,” a reviewer identifying themselves as Big Daddy wrote, and several other reviewers repeated this praise for the staff. The negative reviewers cited poor communication between staff, difficulty getting hold of medication, and allegedly bad counsel from the center’s staff: “One thing is for sure, If you go to this facility normal, you will leave insane. They tell you what you want to hear and not the truth!” N.U. wrote.
On Facebook, where the center manages its own page, The Nord Center has received a 3.4-star average rating, based on 39 reviews. Negative reviewers on Facebook cited disorganization and difficulty getting prescribed medications and appointments; however, among the facility’s positive reviewers on Facebook, Theresa wrote: “The help I've gotten from my counselor and my psychiatrist with the Nord center has saved my life. I'm so thankful for their services and their financial aid.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single individual polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing indicated that treatment had benefited their loved one, and that they would recommend The Nord Center. “I TRUST THEIR REPUTATION,” the reviewer wrote anonymously.
The Nord Center accepts Medicare and Medicaid, and is in-network with Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, and Humana. The facility also offers financial assistance covering up to 100 percent of the cost of treatment.
Published September 2016
Published on October 2016
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