The approach to treatment at the Herrington Recovery Center mirrors the definition of addiction developed in 2011 by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) that redefines addiction as a chronic illness.
The Herrington Recovery Center
The Herrington Recovery Center is at the center of what’s happening in the field of addiction treatment, says Michael M. Miller, MD, FASAM, FAPA.
A cornerstone of the 2011 ASAM definition of addiction is to recognize that addiction is a chronic disease, Dr. Miller says. “When a person comes to the Herrington Recovery Center, they’re working with a treatment team that takes a comprehensive approach to treating addiction."
"Our program treats addiction from a biological, psychological, social and spiritual perspective, and that’s how we help people find sustained recovery and a life worth living,” he says.
The patient-centered care at the Herrington Recovery Center means Rogers’ professionals give everyone effective, up-to-date treatment that is grounded in patients’ experiences, built on their strengths and based on best practices.
Dr. Miller is a board-certified psychiatrist and addiction psychiatrist. He has practiced addiction medicine for almost 30 years, and is highly active in the addiction medicine community in numerous ways, including serving as the American Society of Addiction Medicine president from 2007 to 2009, and now as a director of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Miller and Regina Benjamin, USPHS, Surgeon General of the United States in a photograph taken in Nov. 2011.
A legacy of treatment geared for professionals
A comprehensive five-day evaluation for professionals is also available at the Herrington Recovery Center. Building on the legacy of the center’s namesake,
Dr. Roland Herrington, our treatment program is especially geared to work with licensing boards, regulatory agencies and other privileging organizations.
New inpatient and detoxification facilities
Rogers Memorial Hospital is proud to have recently opened a completely new inpatient facility at its Oconomowoc location. This facility was designed from the ground up with patient safety, accessibility and privacy as key concerns. This is where patients receive detoxification services or psychiatric stabilization services prior to admission to Herrington when these are necessary.
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