Eaton Behavioral Health
In this section:
- About EBH
- Treatment Enhancement Services
- Prevention-Early Intervention Services
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Eaton Behavioral Health (EBH) provides outpatient care for substance use treatment and recovery at the Charlotte, MI, office of BEDHD. We serve both adolescent and adult clients.
EBH provides three levels of care as defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine Treatment (ASAM) Criteria-Third Edition, for Addictive, Substance-Related and Co-Occurring conditions for adults, adolescents, and their families. Specifically, EBH provides Early Intervention (0.5), Outpatient (1), and Intensive Outpatient (2.1) levels of care for Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance related treatment services. EBH accepts individuals who are interested in or currently receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT). In addition, EBH provides a Prevention-Early Intervention program for adolescents and their families.
Our services are most accessible to clients who live in Eaton, Ingham, and Clinton counties, but they can also be utilized by eligible clients who reside within the Mid-State Health Network’s 21 county region, which does not include Barry County. Residents of Barry County seeking substance related treatment should contact the Barry County Community Mental Health Authority.
An administrative assistant is available by phone on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An informational voicemail provides an after-hours message and emergency contact information outside of normal business hours.
In the event of a mental health crisis (emergency), individuals should seek immediate assistance through their local emergency room or Community Mental Health Authority Crisis Services. Clinton-Eaton-Ingham (CEI) Adult Crisis Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are located at 812 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. Children’s Crisis Services are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. For all other hours, children can be taken to Adult Crisis Services. Children’s Crisis Services are located at 5305 S. Cedar Street, Building # 2, Lansing.
Eaton Behavioral Health envisions a community where people can become the best versions of themselves through wellness and recovery.
- Dignity and respect
- Professional competance
- Social justice
- Healthy relationships
- Protection/safety (clients, staff & community)
- Cultural competency
Initial referrals usually are taken by telephone, although referrals by fax and email, or walk-ins during daytime business hours, are accepted.
EBH is considered in-network with Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network. However, EBH will accept any insurance (out-of-network fees typically apply) and also offers financial assistance for clients without insurance and/or who meet income requirements.
EBH assessments are based on a biopsychosocial interview and the counselor’s clinical analysis of the person’s presenting issues and needs. In particular, the multidimensional assessment summarizes the client’s needs, defines and delineates the severity of the clinical issues within each ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) dimension. The EBH clinician uses the multidimensional assessment to formulate the medical necessity for admission as well as the specific problems, goals and initial treatment plan objectives. Through the multidimensional interview, reliable assessment tools, and review of all relevant information, clinical issues are identified and prioritized for service. The multidimensional assessment is designed to reflect a concise clinical story of the client within the dimensional framework by including clinical barriers to recovery and treatment, patient strengths and abilities, treatment goals, and problem perceptions. Spiritual and cultural issues and needs are acknowledged and considered within each dimension. The ASAM dimensions assessed include the following:
- Dimension 1: Acute Intoxication and/or Withdrawal Potential
- Dimension 2: Biomedical Conditions and Complications
- Dimension 3 Emotional, Behavioral, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications
- Dimension 4: Readiness to Change
- Dimension 5: Relapse, Continued Use, or Continued Problem Potential
- Dimension 6: Recovery Environment
Specific areas assessed include but are not limited to, the clients’ living situation, military history, medical condition and concerns, educational history, employment and financial support status, drug/alcohol use history, treatment history, legal involvement, family history, family or social relationship network, and mental health needs. Assessment findings help EBH to determine the scope of the substance use treatment services needed by the client and also provide information about other services that a client might need such as medical, vocational, educational, housing, financial, legal, or mental health services.
Assessments are conducted to identify the appropriate level of care for adults as well as adolescents. Driver’s License Evaluations and related drug screening services are also available upon request but are a self-pay only service.
EBH offers outpatient substance use and co-occurring behavioral therapy for adolescents, adults, couples and families. Therapy can be structured as one-on-one sessions and/or group sessions. Therapy sessions provide support in addressing issues such as relationship, emotional, psychological, family, relapse, and recovery issues. The frequency of treatment can range from multiple times per week to only once or twice per month depending on the individuals treatment plan and recommended level of care (i.e. early intervention, outpatient or intensive outpatient- intensive track is not available for adolescents). Therapists are available Monday through Friday and have both day-time and evening availability.
Group sessions are provided in an open-ended format where clients can enter and complete group treatment on an ongoing basis. EBH groups combine education, skill building, and interactive process work. Groups are offered on different days and at various times allowing individuals to participate in the most appropriate group to address their individual needs and stage of readiness. Gender specific groups are available. Group members are expected maintain the confidentially of other group members at all times.
Therapy services are available to the general community as well as individuals who are incarcerated in the Eaton County Jail. Please contact us to learn more about our jail options.
EBH specialty services are available to women who are pregnant, mothers or fathers who are the primary caregivers of their children and/or have children who have been removed from the home/ are at risk of being removed from the home.
Specialty services are specifically designed for parents with substance use and other related behavioral health issues and address the needs of the entire family. Specialty services integrate specialized case management services with therapy. EBH counselors who specialize in treatment for mothers and/or fathers and their children provide the individual and family therapy as well as specialized referrals for childcare, medical care, transportation, and other community services. Limited funding is available to help cover the cost of some services such as transportation and childcare for those enrolled in the specialty program.
Case Management is an enhancement service offered for eligible clients receiving treatment through EBH. Through case management, counselors help clients connect with essential resources to be able to effectively address and manage their life challenges and behavioral health needs. Case management supports clients in gaining access to needed medical care, mental health services, educational or vocational assistance, housing, food, parenting, legal assistance, and self-help groups. It is especially helpful for clients with multiple conditions who may not benefit from traditional substance use disorder treatment, who require multiple services over extended periods of time, and/or who face difficulty gaining access to those services on their own. Core elements of case management include assessment, planning, linkage, coordination and monitoring to assist clients in gaining access to services and supports identified through the individualized treatment planning process. Case management is available to eligible clients as they progress through treatment and may continue after completion of treatment for up to six (6) months. The frequency of case management services is determined by the individualized needs of the client based on the results of a needs assessment and is documented in the treatment plan. Clients will engage in at least one face-to- face case management session per month but case management can occur over the phone or be conducted on behalf of the client throughout the week.
Auricular acupuncture is available upon request both in individual therapy sessions as well as in the group setting. It has been shown to be effective in relieving the symptoms of withdrawal from drugs and alcohol; making clients better able to benefit from cognitive behavioral treatment; reducing or eliminating the need for Medication Assisted Treatment; and lessening the chances of relapse. The use of acupuncture has been linked with a decrease in depression and anxiety symptoms which can contribute success in recovery. Studies have also shown success in decreasing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in some specific groups of people. Auricular acupuncture has been used successfully in treating pregnant women with Substance Use Disorders and drug-exposed infants who are experiencing withdrawal.
EBH’s CHOICES program is a Prevention–Early Intervention program funded through the Mid-State Health Network and provided through a cooperative arrangement between EBH and the Eaton Regional Education Service Agency (Eaton RESA).
This program is intended for adolescents who have experimented with alcohol or other illicit drugs and are at risk of continuing to engage in unhealthy behaviors that could lead to developing a Substance Use Disorder and/or significant legal ramifications. Adolescents can be self-referred or referred by schools, probation courts, and family members. A $10 fee for program materials is required but fee waivers will be considered if financial hardship is demonstrated.
CHOICES is made up of both a youth only, education/ interactive component and a separate parent component that occur at the same time. Youth meet in one room while their parents meet in another. The two groups are integrated periodically for interactive activities between the youth and their parents. Each group meets for five weeks, with one 2-hour session each week. A joint intake and exit interview with the adolescent and parent(s) is required for program completion.
An adolescent is eligible for this program if he/she:
- Lives in one of the 21 Mid-State Health Network regional counties (includes Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton; excludes Barry)
- Is 13–17 years old or is in high school (12 or 18 year-olds will be enrolled on a case-by-case basis)
- Has experimented with alcohol, other illicit drugs, or prescription and over-the-counter medications or is at risk of experimenting with drugs or alcohol and engaging in other unhealthy behavior.
Session topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Teen development, risk factors, and protective factors
- Family meetings, parenting styles, making decisions, solving family problems
- Refusal skills and supervision that maintains strong family bonds
- What changing means and skills for changing
- Plans for success
Photovoice is an intervention that gives youth a way to have their voice heard. Across several meetings, groups discuss issues relating to substance abuse, mental health, and wellness; take photographs of things in the community and in their lives that contribute to or represent their current lives; and write captions that explain these photographs to others. At the end of the project, the photographs and captions are shared with the community. The intervention provides youth with the opportunity to educate others in the community about various issues affecting teens.