The doors to Jackson Recovery Centers’ new Child and Adolescent Recovery Hospital are open!
In 1976, Marienne and Dr. Bill Jackson answered a call from community. With their reputations and financial risks on the line, they established a place for adolescents to begin their recovery from their addiction. At this time, adolescent services weren’t available in Iowa and there were only a handful in the country.
Over the years, this program moved from building to building. Each place was an improvement over the next, but the Jackson family had a dream of constructing a new, special place for adolescents. In 2012, pen was put to paper to begin this dream. Just a year later, dirt was turned to construct the plans that were creatively laid out. Finally, on April 28, 2015, a dream nearly four decades in the making was finally achieved. “All four pieces of the puzzle are finally complete,” said Kermit Dahlen, Jackson Recovery Centers’ President and CEO. “We have a special staff providing special programs to special kids in a special place.”
At the new Child and Adolescent Recovery Hospital their patients are provided with a full continuum of care. An increase was made from 50 to 72 beds in the inpatient program. The recovery hospital also houses an outpatient program, along with a new Stabilization Unit. This 12-bed unit is something that was sorely needed in this community. Up to now, kids and their families had to travel several hours away for treatment. Now, they’ll be able to get help right here in their own backyard. While the new recovery hospital serves adolescents in Siouxland, some have traveled here from all parts of the state to receive treatment and get the tools they need to recover from the tragic disease of addiction.
If you believe your loved one needs help, or if you’re not sure how to start the conversation with them, call them today. Addiction impacts the entire family and it’s important to get help as early as possible. You can call the Child and Adolescent Recovery Hospital at 712-226-1800.