Mercy Medical Center - Sedlacek Treatment

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Mercy Medical Center - Sedlacek Treatment is a nonprofit rehab located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mercy Medical Center - Sedlacek Treatment specializes in the treatment of substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Mercy Medical Center - Sedlacek Treatment Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

What does Mercy Medical Center - Sedlacek Treatment offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for individuals whose chemical dependency may be appropriately treated in an outpatient setting. Admission to the program is determined on an individual basis following an assessment. This program allows the patient to continue with employment, school or home responsibilities while receiving treatment. Patients are expected to commit their primary effort to treatment. The Intensive Outpatient Program is highly structured and is designed to maximize recovery through the use of individual, group and family therapy. Therapy sessions are generally offered mornings and mid-afternoons/evenings Monday through Thursday.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Treatment Types:

Family Program

At Sedlacek, we believe that having family involvement during treatment is extremely beneficial to all. We offer a family group weekly at no cost to provide this support. The family groups are held on Thursdays from 11 to 11:50 am and 4:30 to 5:20 pm Family members are also able to participate in the self-esteem session (10 to 10:50 am or 3:30 to 4:20 pm) and the lecture session (5:30 to 6:20 pm) for both adolescents and adults.

Aftercare Support

Experts agree (and statistics prove) that ongoing support leads to the greatest level of success for patients after their initial treatment period. Sedlacek's aftercare support is free and provided to patients who complete treatment for as long as they wish to attend.

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. In an EMDR session, a patient is prompted to undergo eye movements that mimic those of REM sleep. This is accomplished by watching a therapist’s finger move back and forth across, or following a bar of light. The goal is repetitive sets of eye movements that help the brain reprocess memory, which can significantly reduce the intensity of remembered traumatic incidents. Associated memories can heal simultaneously, leaving patients significantly calmer, more stable, and more emotionally relaxed.

Mercy Medical Center - Sedlacek Treatment Highlights:

For more than 35 years, Mercy Medical Center's Sedlacek Treatment Center has served adolescents and adults within the community with alcohol and/or drug problems. No one has more experience or compassion than our staff at Sedlacek.


  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Children And Teenagers


  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Military insurance coverage
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • Cash payments accepted

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