ABOUT HOPE HOUSE MEN’S PROGRAM
From a roadside facility a mile outside the small city of Grand Rapids, northeast Minnesota, Hope House’s Men’s Program is one of 139 (37.6 percent) in the state to offer residential care. Services are exclusively for for adult men who are struggling with addiction and/or dual diagnosis, placing it among the 180 (48.6 percent) Minnesota treatment facilities to provide this specifically-tailored programming. The center’s website notes that this facility is not for those in need of emergency medical care.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All incoming clients must provide a legal background report, a health history, and an alcohol/drug history, along with completing an admissions interview that may include family members or people who have worked with the client in the past.
Treatment programs are individualized, and include an introduction to the 12-Steps alongside extensive group therapy, focusing on topics including codependency, relapse prevention, alternative coping skills, dual diagnosis, parenting, and wellness.
Each day begins with a meditation, and clients also participate in spirituality programming, short- and long-term goal planning, and a gratitude practice. The center provides training in living skills such as budgeting and organization, and clients participate in therapeutic sober recreation as they learn how to live healthy, happy lives without drugs or alcohol.
A family recovery program provides education and support for families.
According to the facility’s website, staff includes a certified nurse practitioner, a licensed practical nurse, a mental health therapist, licensed alcohol and drug counselors, and recovery coaches. Additionally, 99.2 percent of all Minnesota treatment facilities have continuing education requirements for staff.
The single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it four out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center provides local transportation services, a feature offered at only 154 (41.6 percent) centers in the state. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings; however, the single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s accommodations, meals, cleanliness, and exercise/leisure provisions gave these categories five, five, four, and four stars respectively.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date, one would recommend the facility. “The staff was good, they were very helpful,” this individual wrote, giving the center five stars for its treatment effectiveness and four stars in most of the remaining treatment metrics, including its family participation, its holistic offerings, its counseling options, and its treatment for co-occurring disorders.
“Parent stayed sober only 6 months and passed away less than a year ater treatment,” the other reviewer wrote, though they declined to rate the facility’s performance in a variety of treatment metrics. This individual did note, however, that their loved one attended the center 42 years ago, and that "A lot has changed since then."
At the time of this writing, secondary sites yielded no review coverage for this facility.
WHAT STAFF SAY
A current member of the counseling staff at the time of this writing, I.S., gave the facility five out of five stars in all the evaluated categories, including its honesty, its willingness to put clients’ interests first, and the overall quality of its care. “We have a facility that provides services for medical, mental health and addiction. Compassion and understanding the disease of addiction is huge at out facility,” wrote this staffer. He also mentioned the facility's effectiveness in treating co-occurring disorders, the fact that the facility makes an effort to accept all clients, and that the only facility weakness is "Care to much at times."
According to the facility’s website, financial assistance is available for qualifying clients, but the center does not indicate whether insurance is accepted. The single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it four out of five stars.
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