WEST BLOOMFIELD—Henry Ford Maplegrove Center, a premier, nationally recognized substance abuse center in Southeast Michigan, announced the completion of the first phase of a major renovation and a new program coming this fall to reduce the readmission rates of individuals battling opioid addiction.
The $3.2 million, year-long renovation involved remodeling three patient lounges, cafeteria and meeting spaces. The current 62-bed facility was redesigned to include 20 private patient rooms for a soon to open extended stay program. Patients now also have access to a new multi-media and activities room. On the lush and tranquil grounds outside the center, a meditation garden with a labyrinth and seating area provide a calming space where patients can go for self-reflection and serenity.
“The growing need for addiction medicine propelled by the opioid crisis make this a prime time for us to expand our services to combat the cycle of addiction,” says Elizabeth Bulat. M.D., medical director of Maplegrove.
For nearly 40 years, the dedicated staff at Maplegrove have provided proven and effective treatment to metro area residents with substance use disorders (SUD). The center has been recognized nationally and locally for its family and community education and prevention programs.
Today, addiction affects all ages and every socioeconomic group. Nearly 50 percent of patients are receiving treatment for addiction to prescription opioids and heroin. Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them and up to 12 percent develop and opioid use disorder. Additionally, alcohol abuse continues to be a significant problem in the United States.
“Maplegrove has one of the lowest recidivism rates in Michigan, but we know that some patients who suffer from addiction, a chronic relapsing brain disease, do better with longer-term care, says Dr. Bulat. “Offering a longer treatment option to those needing it would help drive relapse rates even lower.”
This fall, Maplegrove will launch an extended recovery program (ERP), one of only a few medically supervised extended recovery programs in the state. The 30-to-60 day overnight program is for patients will all types of substance use disorders who have completed an initial detox or treatment program but still aren’t fully prepared to return to their day-to-day life. ERP patients will receive intensive therapeutic programming. The ERP program picks up where Maplegrove’s traditional detox and rehabilitation programs end.
Maplegrove’s residential, outpatient and aftercare services are designed to treat the whole person, mind and body and to provide patients with a continuum of care necessary for long-term recovery success.
Other new and enhanced patient services include:
• The hiring of an addiction psychiatrist to treat patients with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
• Trained staff in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a form of cognitive behavioral therapy which teaches patients skills to manage their emotions and cravings.
• A culinary wellness program. The nationally acclaimed Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital culinary team prepares nutritious patient meals with locally sourced food including using vegetables from their own Greenhouse.
• Daily recreation led by a licensed activity therapist.
• Interactive journaling, mindfulness exercises, moral recognition therapy and peer mentoring for patients.
Phase two of the renovations involves transforming the gymnasium to feature a new yoga studio, treadmills, bikes, ellipticals and exercise equipment for group activities. Construction is slated to begin in the fall.
A significant portion of the renovations were made through philanthropic contributions from longtime Maplegrove supporters, Benson Ford and Wendy and Bill Powers.
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