2019-09-14 13:01:22 via Google
This is for the BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES division of NW CDH - it is a program for substance abuse and mental health. I woke up on a Monday morning no idea where I was or how I go there (fortunately, I was on my own couch) , terribly hungover. Before my eyes even opened - which I did not want them to because that meant I would have to face whatever I did or happened because of drinking the day before - I prayed and God told me, enough Ashlee. I said okay and after some time, I started to research facilities as I knew I could not do this on my own. For various reasons, I did not want to go too far away and had heard about this program at CDH (now NW CDH). I did read reviews before going to NW CDH BHS and some did make me nervous. But here is the thing - and its a cliche but cliches are cliches because they are true - you only get out of it what you put into it. If you don't want to be there / aren't there by choice, there is a slim chance this will be of any benefit to you. If you should be on a dual track OR are on a dual track and should actually only be focused on substance abuse or mental healthy, SAY SOMETHING. If you aren't quite comfortable with your group(s) or if your assigned case therapist is not for you, SAY SOMETHING. They really are there for you but they are not mind readers. It will make the difference between being successful or ending up right back where you were before. I was put on a dual track with substance abuse as my primary and mental health as secondary. This meant that my substance abuse case therapist was my primary and I only met with my mental health case therapist during group time. HOWEVER, there were a couple of times when I needed a bit more from him and he was there for me 100% (as it related to insurance and finding a psych when I was done with the program). Initially I started with PHP which was M-F from 9-4 and then Sa from 9-2 (for substance abuse only). Mornings were with group and then afternoons were classes. Because I was dual track, I had the option to pick classes I wanted to attend from the substance abuse or mental health side. This worked great for me! We also had private sessions with our case therapist, as well as I had a family session with my husband. This was an awesome experience as my therapist definitely was my advocate - not only in my family session but throughout everything I experienced, especially with insurance. After 3 weeks, I went to IOP which is from 9-12 only. At this point, I stopped attending the mental health group/classes. I was at BHS for a total of 6 weeks - and I would have stayed longer but insurance is a b*tch. My main complaint is that some of the material is really old - like this video about Alcoholism and the family from like 30-40 years ago being presented by a Catholic priest. But those instances were very few. You learn a lot about the brain and your body and what substance abuse does to you. They also have sessions every Sunday for your family/friends to attend to learn more about what you are going through (the patient does not go to these). My parents, husband and in-laws went and they learned a lot, and I do feel that it helped them understand my situation better, even if just a little bit. My last note is that insurance sucks. After 11 days they were like, okay, you are done...and I had barely adjusted to the program. The team fought for me though and I was able to get more days in PHP and then transition to IOP. At work I used my FMLA rights and there were no questions asked. I am fortunate that we have STD and I stayed on top of that as well. Here I am...almost 6 months sober and I couldn't imagine my life any different. Yet I also can tell you 100% that I would not be where I am if it was not for NW CDH's Behavioral Health. They have Continuing Care once per week in the evening and I love being able to still go back there.
2019-03-21 07:41:16 via Google
Great hospital for kids and adults they were great to me and my family. Plus with the help of the Ronald McDonald House my family was able to be there when our son woke up.... Great Hospital and Great People
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