We’re here to help you help those you care about.
At Prelude Behavioral Services, our clinical staff can help answer your questions, address your concerns, and explore your options. We’re here to help you help those you care about.
Whether it’s a parent, a friend, or a neighbor, an employer, or a pastor, we know that the likelihood of long-term success for people taking on the challenge of behavioral change greatly improves with the support of others who care about them. Prelude Behavioral Services offers assistance to those wanting to support others in their efforts to adopt healthier lifestyles and improve their quality of life.
Individual family sessions will focus on understanding what you want for your loved one, your goals for yourself in relation to this loved one, and developing a strategy to accomplish those goals. There are a variety of directions these sessions can take, depending on your unique situation. These sessions will be provided on a sliding fee schedule.
Prelude also offers a free weekly family group session at our Des Moines location. Topics of discussion during group includes communication, understanding family roles, settting bounderies, drug and alcohol specific information, repairing relationships and understanding the stages of change.
Visiting Residential Unit
To ensure patient safety and confidentiality, we require that patients sign a written consent authorizing visitation by family members and significant others.
Visitation occurs in designated areas of the facilities; visitors are not allowed to enter patient rooms. During visitation, patients are expected to remain in the facility or the outdoor areas designated for patient use.
When visiting for the first time, family members and loved ones will receive a packet of information outlining the rules and requirements for visitations. These rules include the following:
- Any item brought into the facility for a patient will be searched.
- Any medications for the patient must be in the original packaging or prescription bottle and turned over to staff.
- Food for special occasions may be brought into our residential facilities but must be in sealed packaging from a bakery or grocery.
Plan to bring an amount sufficient to share with all the patients.
- Visitors creating a disruptive and/or unsafe environment may be asked to leave the facility and property.
- Patients are not allowed to leave the facility and enter a vehicle.
- Tobacco use is not allowed on any property owned by Prelude Behavioral Services, including parking areas and grounds.
This session will focus on providing accurate information about addictions, the signs and symptoms of addiction, understanding the disease process, and understanding what happens in treatment. It will also provide information about other resources that are available and how to access those resources and/or get connected with other services. These sessions are provided at no charge.
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Our professional staff are here to help you support the recovery of your loved one.
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