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1. How do I enter inpatient treatment at Sunrise Centre? Sunrise Centre accepts several State Insurances that are managed by the Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan system. Sunrise Centre also accepts private pay residents. If you are planning to pay out of pocket for your treatment, you will call Sunrise Centre and speak with the Intake Coordinator regarding treatment availability and costs. If you have state insurance and live in the northern 21 counties below the Mackinaw Bridge, your first step is to call the prepaid inpatient health plan supporting your county, Northern Michigan Regional Entity, at (833) 285-0050 and complete the placement screening process. This will help you get approval for inpatient treatment and placement. If you have state insurance and live in the south and central part of Michigan, you will call Sunrise Centre and talk to the Intake Coordinator about whether we can accept your insurance and secure your placement here.

2. How long will I be able to stay in the inpatient treatment program? Sunrise Centre collaborates with clients and their funding source to develop and implement person-centered treatment and recovery plans. A person’s length of stay is influenced by their treatment needs and goals and ranges from 30 to 120 days.

3. What should I bring with me when I come for inpatient treatment?

4. Will I have access to tobacco and be able to smoke cigarettes during my inpatient treatment stay? Sunrise Centre allows clients to bring their tobacco to treatment. Sunrise Centre will not allow the use of Vapes during treatment or on the premises. Clients are encouraged to bring extra funds to replenish tobacco supplies and staff will make a weekly store run for clients to replenish tobacco and other hygiene supplies.

5. What does an average day in residential treatment look like? During the inpatient treatment stay clients participate in group therapy services on a structured schedule throughout the day, receive individual counseling support weekly, have access to case management and peer coaching support, and participate in step study and AA/NA meetings. Sunrise Centre offers a range of holistic services and opportunities for residents including yoga, exercise, nutrition and lifestyle education, and other activities and events that support the recovery journey.

6. How are my prescribed medications managed and will I be given my prescribed medications during my inpatient treatment stay? Sunrise Centre has a medical team that consists of nursing staff, a Doctoral Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and a Medical Director. Our medical team works hard to support the short term needs and stabilization of our inpatient residents. Clients that come in on certain medications are maintained on those prescribed medications if safe and supported by our prescribing doctors. Sunrise Centre does not dispense controlled substances and is not able to maintain clients on benzodiazepine medications or opioid pain medications so those medications are not to be brought to Sunrise Centre as they will not be dispensed here. If a client is prescribed medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder such as buprenorphine, a client will need to bring their active prescription with them and our medical team will maintain the client on that medication during the stay. It is important for clients to engage in ongoing care and medication management with a primary care provider since Sunrise Centre is not a primary care medical practice. We understand that this is often care that has not been attended to for a long time and we will work as a team to help you connect with after-care appointments and establish primary care following your completion of inpatient treatment. Our case management services are very helpful in exploring and helping to set up this care during your stay. The prescribing doctors on staff at Sunrise Centre will do their best to evaluate what medications will support a person’s medical and psychiatric needs and stability during the inpatient stay and will work with a client with safety as the top priority. Nursing staff will attempt to coordinate care with a client’s other providers to support continuity. Due to the length of an inpatient stay, the physiological impact of discontinuing substances of abuse, post- acute withdrawal, and the fact that Sunrise Centre is not a client’s primary health care provider, it is important to know that stability takes time and this is not a hospital setting that can make or will make changes to medication instantly unless an emergent need supports that change. Newly prescribed medications do take time to work so it is also important for clients to understand those processes and communicate with nursing staff about needs. If a medical need cannot be safely managed in the inpatient program, Sunrise Centre will help a client explore a higher level of care or may send the client to the hospital if a safety issue is present.

Sunrice Centre of Alpena MI

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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