Residential Treatment

 
Sensory Room

Our sensory room, available to adolescent inpatients, is equipped with features to create an environment designed to help patients relax.

Residential treatment is a clinically-managed, continuing care program. It is designed to help adolescents with substance use disorders who, due to functional limitations, need a safe and stable living environment to develop, practice and demonstrate the necessary skills for continued recovery. With residential care, adolescents can stay up to 6 months or longer.
 
Residential treatment is offered in Green Bay and involves 24- hour care. In addition to treatment and programing on-campus, residents also participate in community-based activities, with a focus on developing emotional, social and coping skills in order to prevent relapse. Each adolescent is assigned a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant and licensed substance use counselor, as well as a licensed mental health therapist if needed. An experienced registered nurse also always on campus, creating an individual and team approach to caring for each resident in a healing environment.
 
Libertas accommodates girls and boys, and the average age of those in treatment ranges from 11 to 18 years.
 
After admission to residential treatment, a thorough assessment is done to accurately care for each adolescent. This involves:
  • Assessment by a licensed substance use counselor
  • Physical exam and history intake by the physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant who will manage medical treatment
  • Biopsychosocial assessment to identify potential co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Psychological assessment by a licensed psychologist, if not recently completed
Libertas looks at recovery from a comprehensive view. Many adolescents use alcohol and drugs as a way of coping with mental health issues. These co-occurring conditions are assessed and treated, with the understanding that relapse is more likely without treatment of all these conditions. Psychiatric consultation is available.
 
Our goal is to provide a flexible system with various levels of overlapping care, making transition between each level of care seamless. The duration of care in each level of programing and length of stay overall will depend on individual progress and outcomes in order to meet the unique needs of each resident. With individualized treatment, Libertas is able to identify the best placement of care at each level by taking into consideration the severity of each adolescent’s needs through assessment utilizing ASAM criteria, their response to treatment and treatment progress.
 
Libertas residential treatment includes:
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Routine physician visits
  • Substance use disorder education
  • Lectures by professionals on subjects related to addiction
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • School time
  • Yoga
  • Fitness classes
  • Contingency management incentive program
  • Field trips and other community based outings
  • Pet therapy

Throughout treatment, Libertas counselors provide progress reports to parents or guardians, as well as a post-discharge treatment plan. Participation from parents, guardians and other family members is important. This includes meeting with the adolescent’s counselor on a weekly basis and family programming to provide education to parents and siblings on the nature of recovery; methods of coping with the difficult challenges of substance use; parenting techniques; and methods for communication within the family.

 

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