Swanson Center

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Swanson Center's compassionate staff is dedicated to improving lives by providing comprehensive, expert mental health and addiction services. Swanson Center is licensed and certified by Indiana's Division of Mental Health and Addictions. Swanson Center is located at Michigan City, Indiana.

Swanson Center Focus:

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.

Alcoholism

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.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Swanson Center offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

The IOP offers morning and evening sessions of intensive group substance abuse treatment for patients having acute problems with maintaining sobriety. The program offers a combination of education, process, and group activities that focus on helping the patient achieve sobriety.

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.

Treatment Types:

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Therapies Offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. In these sessions the patient can learn to improve his/her coping with ongoing stressors, symptoms or trauma. In addition, the therapy can be a setting where the patient can begin to discuss early trauma that could have lead to stressors in his/her life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

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. Swanson Center provides therapy in a group setting where members learn from one another in order to deal with the stressors/problems in their lives and provide support for one another.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Swanson Center Highlights:

The PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) program offers support for homeless individuals impacted with a serious mental illness and/or addictions. Through a partnership with a local network of agencies committed to fighting homelessness in LaPorte County, Swanson Center identifies and coordinates the services necessary to assist those homeless who suffer from serious mental illness and/or a substance abuse disorder. Services through the PATH program include outreach, case management, assistance with entitlements, and referrals to mental health and addiction services. The PATH program also provides linkage to partner agencies for assistance with housing, primary care, and employment.
Services for substance abuse issues include: substance abuse education classes, group and individual therapy, family counseling, teen and gender-specific groups, continuing-care groups, intensive outpatient groups and referrals to detox services.
The Swanson Center has a Problem Gamblers treatment program that can provide the needed evaluation and treatment for those seeking help. The program is certified at the State level to provide treatment in problem gambling. Swanson Center is a comprehensive mental health center and can also provides needed psychiatric care and treatment.
Private

Accreditation:

  • CARF

Payment:

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

Rehabs in Indiana

  • Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center 1481 West 10th Street Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • VA Bloomington Mental Health Outpatient Clinic 1332 West Arch Haven Avenue Suite A Bloomington, IN 47403
  • VA Terre Haute Mental Health Outpatient Clinic 70 West Honey Creek Parkway Terre Haute, IN 47802
  • Oaklawn Psychiatric Center - Lakeview Drive 330 Lakeview Drive Goshen, IN 46527

Intake:

  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Treatment for emotionally disturbed children