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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.
The Rogers Herrington Recovery Center in Oconomowoc, 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 days. In this serene, rural lakeside 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 the dual diagnosis of addiction and mental illness. 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 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 at the Herrington Recovery Center. Here you can expect to stay an average of 30 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:
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.
Other components of therapy at Herrington Recovery Center include:
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 treatment for your substance abuse or 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 at the Herrington Recovery Center looks like:
Education or alumni sessions
Special topic/gender-specific group
Support group participation
In addition to your regular individual therapy sessions with your attending physician, primary therapist, and other team members, residential counselors 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 programming, 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:
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.
Michael M. Miller, MD, DFASAM, LFAPA, is the medical director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He is a board-certified general psychiatrist and addiction psychiatrist. Dr. Miller has practiced addiction medicine for more than 30 years and is certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
He is a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Miller is also an at-large director of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and The ABAM Foundation, as well as a past president of ASAM. Dr. Miller has served on many task forces and councils of ASAM and the Wisconsin Medical Society (WMS), was chair of the WMS Commission on Addictive Diseases, and is current Speaker of the WMS House of Delegates and a member of the Society's Board of Directors. He serves as a faculty member for the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where he is a full professor on the clinical faculty. He also is an assistant clinical professor in the psychiatry and behavioral medicine department at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Miller has lectured throughout the United States and internationally on addiction medicine, general psychiatry, and addiction psychiatry topics, as well as on topics related to medical economics, medical quality, medical ethics, and public health. Dr. Miller has been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2007 to 2016. In 2013, he received The ASAM Award for his contributions to the field of addiction medicine. He was also named the national physician Clinician of the Year by Addiction Professional magazine in 2011. He served as managing editor for the 2013 edition of The ASAM Criteria and he chaired the Action Group within ASAM that produced the Standards of Care for the Addiction Specialist Physician. Through 2015, he chaired the Steering Committee of ASAM’s Practice Improvement and Performance Measurement Action Group. In June 2014, Dr. Miller was elected by the AMA House of Delegates to a four-year term on the AMA Council on Science and Public Health.
As manager of the residential Herrington Recovery Center, Lisa E. Rodríguez, BSN, RN, is responsible for oversight of its daily clinical and administrative operations.
She brings extensive administrative and nursing supervision experience to her position. Lisa has worked in a number of diverse settings throughout the metro Milwaukee area for more than 20 years, including as a psychiatric registered nurse with Rogers.
Lisa believes her nursing background naturally inclines her to advocate on behalf of the center’s patients and families. “It is empowering to witness someone embrace the journey of recovery and observe how the changes they experience will also influence their significant other, children, family and friends,” she says. “By helping one person through their recovery journey, I know an entire family benefits from the healing.”
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Located at the eastern edge of Rogers' 50-acre home campus in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, on the tranquil shores of Upper Nashotah Lake, this 20-bed facility provides a private, therapeutic and serene environment for addiction treatment. The facility meets certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, and features:
An indoor and outdoor ropes and challenge course, gymnasium, art studio, hiking trails and open outdoor spaces complement the Herrington Recovery Center's environmentally friendly facility.
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