Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Adult Residential Care

Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Adult Residential Care

Whether you or someone you care about suffers from addiction or substance use disorder, it can damage every aspect of life. Strained relationships, lost or disrupted careers, hurtful actions and endless regret all represent the impact of addiction.

People may tell you that if you would just try hard enough, you’d be able to stop your brain’s craving for drugs or alcohol on your own. First things first: your addiction is a brain disease, not a character flaw. We know that, and we know how to help.

Residential care

Our residential care in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and West Allis, Wisconsin provides focused therapy in a residential setting. Led by a psychiatrist board-certified in addiction medicine, this program for adults provides comprehensive treatment with average stays of about 30 to 45 days. In this home-like setting, you receive the therapy, support and framework to make real strides in recovering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs (including opioids).

We also have specialized expertise in treating a mental health disorder and co-occurring addiction. If you are struggling with another disorder, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or an eating disorder in combination with your addiction, we help you treat each disorder, drawing on expertise available within Rogers’ specialized areas of focus. It’s been shown that treating both at the same time is the most effective approach. Our outcomes show that our addiction treatment works.

Shared goals

Our team of addictionologists, physicians, nurses, dietitians, behavioral specialists, master’s-prepared therapists, counselors, and more have shared goals: to help you understand your addiction, learn healthier behaviors, and develop coping skills and awareness to avoid relapse and move on with your life. 

When it’s time for you to transition out of our care, we’ll help you develop a plan to continue recovery through ongoing treatment, 12-Step or other support group meetings. And you’ll already have the support of the Herrington McBride Alumni Association, whose members strive to build connections with every adult who successfully completes treatment at Herrington. 

We follow a medical model throughout this level of care. Here you can expect to stay an average of 30 to 45 days. You will have regular contact with a psychiatrist or physician in addition to your ongoing work with dedicated therapists and counselors. As a team, everyone will work with you on an individualized treatment plan that includes:

  • Medical management, including comprehensive medical evaluation, monitoring and lab testing
  • More than 14 hours a week of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and associated therapies, including behavioral activation (BA) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET), offered by masters-prepared therapists trained through the Rogers CBT Academy
  • 12-step recovery principles
  • Medication-assisted treatment, following FDA-approved guidelines

Individual, group and family therapy are all important within your care plan. Network therapy adds an additional level of support through family and peer connections to help you with skills and knowledge upon leaving residential care. Through experiential therapy, you will gain skills that build trust, independence and self-worth through activities such as art, music or movement.

Additional therapeutic support

Other components of therapy include:

  • Nutrition and health education
  • Personal wellness
  • Spiritual care
  • Daily living skills
  • Community outings and therapeutic passes

Networking support

You will have access to community-based support groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Heroin Anonymous. Alumni members of the Herrington McBride Alumni Association lead weekly sessions, share their personal recovery stories and host a quarterly celebration. Alumni also lead 12-Step meetings.

We know residential care for your addiction may be intimidating, but living a life controlled by your disease is even scarier. The time you’ll spend in our care will help you make the improvements you need to take back life again.

Here’s what a typical weekday looks like.

Morning Afternoon Evening

Meditation/goals review




Education group

Education or alumni sessions


Special topic/gender-specific group

Support group participation

Morning exercise

Goals/community Group

Exercise opportunity

Experiential therapy

Journaling/assignment work


Group/including stretching


Review Group

Education Group


Group Therapy


In addition to your regular individual therapy sessions with your attending physician, primary therapist, and other team members, residential care specialists are available 24 hours per day. They will provide assistance and one-to-one support while you are in treatment, motivational enhancement, daily goals, problem solving, feelings identification, treatment assignments, and more.

While in treatment, our multimodal staff, who are directed by a board-certified physician specializing in addiction, will help you reach milestones on your road to recovery.

Members of your treatment team may include:

  • Board-certified family physician
  • Board-certified psychiatrist
  • Licensed clinical psychologist
  • Registered nurses
  • Certified clinical supervisor
  • Master’s level certified substance abuse counselors
  • Master’s level marriage and family therapist
  • Behavioral specialists
  • Experiential therapists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Residential care specialists

Upon admission, you will meet members of your treatment team for a comprehensive evaluation to assess the history and severity of your addiction and related psychosocial factors. This information will help us build your care plan, which will be designed specifically for you.

  • Upton Thomas, MD, Adult Psychiatrist

    Upton Thomas, MD

    Adult Psychiatrist

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  • Chad Wetterneck, PhD, Clinical Supervisor

    Chad Wetterneck, PhD

    Clinical Supervisor

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Wondering if you could benefit from residential care?

Contact us to request a free confidential screening and learn more.

Call 800-767-4411

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Herrington Center for Addiction Recovery Residential Care setting and tour

Located on our Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, campus on the tranquil shores of Upper Nashotah Lake, and our West Allis, Wisconsin, campus just outside of historic Milwaukee, these residential facilities provide a private, serene, and therapeutic environment. 


Exterior – Oconomowoc

Lounge – Oconomowoc

Game room – Oconomowoc

Rooftop garden – Oconomowoc

Day room – West Allis

Day room – West Allis

Patient room – West Allis

Group room – West Allis

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