Meridian Behavioral Health - Douglas Place Residential Treatment Philosophy
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ABOUT MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH – DOUGLAS PLACE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT
A part of the Meridian Behavioral Health Network, Douglas Place is one of the 124 (40.3 percent) residential substance abuse treatment centers in Minnesota. Located in East Grand Forks, close to I-29 and about 20 minutes from the University of Minnesota, treatment is available for adult men and women. Clients with co-occurring mental health disorders can also be treated here, a program that only 42.4 percent of treatment facilities in Minnesota offer.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All clients receive a chemical health assessment upon admission to determine the proper course of care. Treatment at Douglas Place takes a holistic view of recovery and is designed to treat the whole person. The approach combines 12-step principles with evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and relapse prevention.
The program also involves psychiatric and psychological services, living and coping skills education, and anger management groups.
According to the facility’s website, the treatment team includes psychologists and a certified nursing staff. The one alum and two loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing all gave the facility four out of five stars for its staff’s level of treatment and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Images on the facility’s website show a simple, one-story structure. The one former client polled by Rehabs.com to date gave Douglas Place Residential Treatment five out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The only alum surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility a positive review, awarding four and five out of five stars across 15 different evaluated metrics. These include treatment effectiveness, cleanliness, counseling options, holistic offerings, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. When asked, on a scale from one to five, if they would recommend the facility, the reviewer gave Douglas Place a rating of four.
The facility's unofficial Facebook page also yielded positive reviews, with a high average rating of 4.6 stars from 9 users to date. Many wrote favorably about the great staff.
In contrast, the facility received a below-average rating of 2.3 out of five stars on Google, from three users to date. C.N., one of the two one-star reviewers, commented that the staff was "rude" and that there was "no respect." However, five-star reviewer S.F. wrote, "I owe my life to the employees here."
The sole reviewer on Yelp to date gave just one star and also noted complaints about the staff. This former client felt that many other clients were court-ordered to be there and were therefore not fully invested in treatment.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing both had mostly positive feedback for the facility, awarding it four and five out of five stars for its exercise and leisure activities, its cleanliness, its counseling options, its administrative and discharge procedures, and its staff’s level of training and experience.
When surveyed on the center's effectiveness in treating co-occurring mental health disorders, the low ratings of three and two stars were given. There were no other poorly-rated metrics, but the one written complaint noted that there were “no mental health experts.”
According to HealthGrove, the facility accepts private insurance and state insurance other than Medicaid. The sole alum polled by Rehabs.com to date rated affordability five stars, as did one of the two loved ones polled. The second loved one gave affordability only three stars.
Published on March 2018
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