ABOUT MICHIANA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Located in a serene, wooded setting in Plymouth, Ind., Michiana Behavioral Health is a substance abuse and mental health treatment center for adults, adolescents, and children. The facility is one of the 26 (8.5 percent) of Indiana treatment facilities that offers inpatient services. It also provides short-term detox and related inpatient services primarily for adults and longer-term residential care for children and teens. Those with co-occurring mental health conditions are treated here.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Michiana Behavioral Health's website, all clients undergo a comprehensive assessment upon intake to ensure they receive the proper level of care.
The center provides inpatient medically monitored detoxification for individuals addicted to alcohol, opioids, and prescription drugs. Treatment plans typically include group therapy, psychoeducational sessions, family involvement, and on-site Alcohol Anonymous (AA) meetings twice weekly. The same range of services is offered to adults in inpatient services who are struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Inpatient services also treats children and adolescents on a short-term basis. Individuals receive daily visits with a psychiatrist, group psychotherapy, expressive and family therapy, 24-hour nursing, and comprehensive discharge planning.
For longer-term care, children ages six to 12 and adolescents ages 13 to 17 may be admitted to the age-specific residential treatment program. Both age groups attend appropriate developmental workshops on anger management, social engagement, and communication, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and expressive arts therapy sessions. School components are fully accredited with licensed teachers.
Michiana Behavioral Health’s treatment team includes registered nurses, board-certified physicians and psychiatrists, as well master’s level therapists and clinicians. It is one of the 98 (32.1 percent) of Indiana treatment facilities that is accredited by The Joint Commission.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The 80-bed facility is tobacco-free and does not have private rooms. Clients may not bring electronic devices and are given a confidential code to receive phone calls at scheduled times.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
More than 20 alumni polled by Rehabs.com about Michiana Behavioral Health offered polarized feedback split between highly positive and extremely negative. Many alumni remarked about the “terrific counselors,” “affordable treatment,” “support and caring,” and “nice food.”
"They worked hard to make sure that I felt comfortable, and respected me," one alum wrote in a representative review. "They gave me the inspiration to get better and the help I needed."
However, others gave negative feedback, and called it an "awful place." Indicating they wouldn't recommend the treatment facility, several alumni complained about “stripped down” rooms, “unhealthy meals,” and “a one-size-fits-all model.”
Their comments included: “They do not treat everyone as individuals - they treat everyone exactly the same and people are not the same nor are their problems the same.” Alumni E.E.S. and B.M. went into further detail, each citing they spent most of their time “sitting in a room all day.”
The one person who left a review on its Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, indicated they would recommend the treatment facility. "Caring staff, good place to start a new way of life," Leslie wrote on Facebook. 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Eleven loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com reflected the same pattern of highly positive and highly negative feedback. Among those who awarded treatment effectiveness a perfect five-star rating, a loved one wrote about her daughter’s experience: “She felt safe there and had a positive time there. But most of all from me and my husbands view is that we see a change in her from when she went in there.” Another commented: “We had a good experience.... Our 17 year old son had 3 acute stays and a 7 month residential stay. He is doing better than he has been in a year.”
Negative reviewers indicated that they wouldn't recommend treatment at the center. A reviewer called the rehab a “terrible place.” Another wrote: “I strongly do not recommend this place…They released my daughter after I begged them not to. They put her on meds without contacting me.” Yet another commented: “My daughter has been going 12-13 years off and on and is getting no better.”
Michiana Behavioral Health accepts most commercial insurance plans, as well as Medicare, Managed Medicaid (Indiana), HIP (Healthy Indiana Plan), and Tricare. The center is one of the 172 (56.4 percent) of Indiana facilities that accepts Medicare.
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