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Help for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

sacred heart logoHelp for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Southwest Michigan

Serenity Hills Recovery and Wellness Center is providing new hope for local families struggling with the effects of substance abuse. Located in the former Lakeland Specialty Hospital in Berrien Center, Serenity Hills offers each client a personalized recovery plan that blends the self-help principles of Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous with evidence-based therapeutic techniques.

Serenity Hills is part of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, a nationally-accredited, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Richmond, Michigan. The Berrien Center facility includes a medical detoxification unit, where patients can be safely treated for symptoms of withdrawal, as well as a residential inpatient program.

“I am pleased that we are able to offer substance use disorder services in Southwest Michigan as we believe that each of our clients, regardless of financial status, should have the right care, at the right time, and in the right setting,” said Paula Nelson, CEO of Sacred Heart.

Is It an Addiction?

Medical professionals use this questionnaire developed for alcoholism, called CAGE, as a screening tool for addiction.

  • Have you ever felt you ought to Cut down on your drinking/drug use?
  • Have people ever Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking/drug use?
  • Have you ever felt Guilty about your drinking/drug use?
  • Have you ever had a drink or taken a drug first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover (Eye-opener)?

Answering yes to one or more of these questions may indicate a problem with drug abuse or addiction. If you have concerns about addiction, talk with your health care provider, call Serenity Hills at (269) 815-5500 or visit www.sacredheartcenter.com for more information.

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