Chemical Dependency Services
Chemical dependency is a primary disease which is chronic, progressive and can be fatal. Recovery is a life-long process that requires daily discipline. Chemical Dependency Treatment plays an important part in re-gaining wholeness and health. It gives you the tools for your own recovery and helps you learn how to use them.
Oftentimes, substance abuse problems and mental health problems occur at the same time. Alegent Creighton Health offers an entire range of treatment and prevention services available in Omaha, Nebraska and western Iowa. Our treatment programs are built on a framework of individual strengths and support systems. We incorporate the principles of integrated substance abuse and mental health treatment by involving patients in treatment planning and by providing services that meet the individual needs of patients and families. Our primary goals are to help adults and adolescents gain hope and support in beginning to change the lifestyle, and to develop a supportive peer and home environment to assist in the recovery process.
Intervention support provides family, friends, and employers of addicted individuals with knowledge and understanding of the addictive process and its detrimental effects on their own lives. An initial assessment with family, friends and perhaps even employers determines the treatment plan.
Through individual and/or group therapy clients will clearly understand the precipitating factors for personal alcohol and drug abuse issues. They will explore abstinence-centered alternatives, improve coping skills and demonstrate the ability to remain abstinent and gain a greater insight into their personal spirituality. The goal of any recommended counseling is for the client to lead a healthier life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. With a holistic treatment approach, family dysfunctions will decline and symptoms will improve.
Outpatient Relapse ProgramTreatment involves recognition of high risk situations and development of management strategies, a sobriety support system and a relapse prevention plan. Aftercare planning is determined during the course of treatment, based on the needs of the patient and significant others.
The Alegent Creighton Health Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children (PMIC) is a residential, long term treatment for adolescents with substance or chemical dependency, and behavioral and psychiatric conditions. Through the program, we teach youths the necessary skills and behaviors to live a happier, healthier life.
Program Eligibility Requirements
- From ages 12 through 18 years
- I.Q. above 70
- Certificate of need signed by a medical doctor must be presented
- Primary DSM Axis I diagnosis of substance abuse – with or without a co-occurring mental health diagnosis
Treatment TeamThe multi-disciplinary treatment team includes a board-certified child psychiatrist, nurse, program therapists, team lead, recreational therapist, chaplain, and behavioral service technicians. We also draw upon the resources of the Alegent Creighton Health Behavioral Services team, including a consulting psychologist, a clinical psychologist, and other treatment programs that are able to offer assistance and support.
A Personalized Treatment Program
Alegent Creighton Health Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children provides treatment designed to meet the specific needs of adolescents who have a substancel disorder with or withaout a mental health disorder. Following a formal assessment, the staff works closely with the referring worker (if applicable), the family and youth to develop a personalized treatment plan that includes a wide range of activities designed to heal the body, mind and spirit. Youths learn better ways to approach the people, places and situations encountered in their lives.
Our Care ModelOur care model includes the 12 step-model and Trauma-Informed Care approach, in which patients' traumatic experiences are recognized and validated to aid in their emotional healing. Read more about the Trauma-Informed Care model.
Alegent Creighton Health Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children is a Co-ed program that serves adolescents, ages 12-18. Patients must have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse, with or without other behavioral, thought, and/or affective disorders. The average length of stay is 90-120 days.
ReferralReferrals to the Alegent Creighton Health Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children can be made by calling the team lead at 712-527-2049. A pre-admission screening will be conducted, including a review of recent assessments, evaluations, past treatment reports, and verbal reports from referral workers and parents. If necessary, a pre-admission interview with the prospective patient will be conducted. Prior to admission, a current chemical dependency assessment and a certificate of need signed by a medical doctor must be provided. The PMIC treatment team will complete an interdisciplinary assessment to further ensure that the youth meets the program requirements. Admission can occur voluntarily or by court order.
The Importance of FamilyBehavioral or substance abuse problems in children affect all those who care about them. Involving the entire family or support system is an important part of the child’s recovery process. When the child returns home he or she will need a strong support system to help maintain and improve upon the progress made during treatment.
At Alegent Creighton Health Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children, we recognize the importance of family involvement and encourage participation progress reviews and family therapy. We also encourage an open line of communication between the families and our program therapist throughout the youth’s stay.
Financial InformationAlegent Creighton Health Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children is a covered benefit though Iowa Medicaid. Some private insurance policies may include the PMIC program as a covered benefit. Private pay plans are also available. Alegent Creighton Health works closely with families to negotiate appropriate reimbursement through insurance companies or private pay.
Licensure and Accreditation
Alegent Creighton Health Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children is licensed by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals and Iowa Department of Public Health. Alegent Creighton Health PMIC is also accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
Alegent Creighton Health Behavioral ServicesAs an important part of the continuum of care provided by Alegent Creighton Health Behavioral Services, the program is able to draw upon the vast resources of the Alegent system. Alegent Creighton Health is a mission-driven, multi-hospital provider of healthcare services in the Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa region. We are the largest provider of Behavioral Services in this region and have been nationally recognized as a leader of patient-focused, best-practice services.
Nationally-recognized programsOur programs have been recognized on the local and national levels, including recently being named as one of only 29 organizations nationwide to receive the 2008 SAMHSA Science to Service Award, for implementing a system-wide trauma-informed care model.
LocationPMIC is located in Glenwood, Iowa. Glenwood is located just a couple miles east of the intersection of Interstate 29 and U.S. Highway 34. Alegent Creighton Health Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children is located in a beautiful setting on the edge of Glenwood, Iowa. Nature scenes surround the facility and there are numerous opportunities for the residents to participate in outdoor activities such as, nature trails, a fishing lake on campus and various sporting activities. The program also uses the resources of the Glenwood community, such as a YMCA, the Glenwood Lake Park and the Glenwood Resource Center.
Please call our Team Lead at 712-527-2049 or 712-527-2044. Fx referral information to 712-527-2042.
Outpatient Treatment Team
A chemical dependency counselor is a primary member of the treatment team. The treatment team may include a physician and a nurse.