Herrington Recovery Center

Whether you or someone you care about suffers from addiction or substance use disorder, it can damage every aspect of life. Strained relationships, lost or disrupted careers, hurtful actions and endless regret all represent the impact of addiction.

People may tell you that if you would just try hard enough, you’d be able to stop your brain’s craving for drugs or alcohol on your own. First things first: your addiction is a brain disease, not a character flaw. We know that, and we know how to help.

Residential care

The Rogers Herrington Recovery Center in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, provides focused therapy in a residential setting. Led by a psychiatrist board-certified in addiction medicine, this program for adults provides comprehensive treatment with average stays of about 30 days. In this serene, rural lakeside setting, you receive the therapy, support and framework to make real strides in recovering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs (including opioids).

We also have specialized expertise in treating the dual diagnosis of addiction and mental illness. If you are struggling with another disorder, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or an eating disorder in combination with your addiction, we help you treat each disorder, drawing on expertise available within Rogers’ specialized areas of focus. It’s been shown that treating both at the same time is the most effective approach. Our outcomes show that our addiction treatment works.

Shared goals

Our team of addictionologists, physicians, nurses, dietitians, behavioral specialists, master’s-prepared therapists, counselors and more have shared goals: to help you understand your addiction, learn healthier behaviors, and develop coping skills and awareness to avoid relapse and move on with your life. 

When it’s time for you to transition out of our care, we’ll help you develop a plan to continue recovery through ongoing treatment, 12-Step or other support group meetings. And you’ll already have the support of the Herrington McBride Alumni Association, whose members strive to build connections with every adult who successfully completes treatment at Herrington. 

We follow a medical model at the Herrington Recovery Center. Here you can expect to stay an average of 30 days. You will have regular contact with a psychiatrist or physician in addition to your ongoing work with dedicated therapists and counselors. As a team, everyone will work with you on an individualized treatment plan that includes:

  • Medical management, including comprehensive medical evaluation, monitoring and lab testing
  • More than 14 hours a week of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and associated therapies, including behavioral activation (BA) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET), offered by masters-prepared therapists trained through the Rogers CBT Academy
  • 12-step recovery principles
  • Medication-assisted treatment, following FDA-approved guidelines

Individual, group and family therapy are all important within your care plan. Network therapy adds an additional level of support through family and peer connections to help you with skills and knowledge upon leaving residential care. Through experiential therapy, you will gain skills that build trust, independence and self-worth through activities such as art, music or movement.

Additional therapeutic support

Other components of therapy at Herrington Recovery Center include:

  • Nutrition and health education
  • Personal wellness
  • Spiritual care
  • Daily living skills
  • Community outings and therapeutic passes

Networking support

You will have access to community-based support groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Heroin Anonymous. Alumni members of the Herrington McBride Alumni Association lead weekly sessions, share their personal recovery stories and host a quarterly celebration. Alumni also lead 12-Step meetings.

We know residential treatment for your substance abuse or addiction may be intimidating, but living a life controlled by your disease is even scarier. The time you’ll spend in our care will help you make the improvements you need to take back life again.

Here’s what a typical weekday at the Herrington Recovery Center looks like:

Morning Afternoon Evening

Meditation/goals review




Education group

Education or alumni sessions


Special topic/gender-specific group

Support group participation

Morning exercise

Goals/community Group

Exercise opportunity

Experiential therapy

Journaling/assignment work


Group/including stretching


Review Group

Education Group


Group Therapy


In addition to your regular individual therapy sessions with your attending physician, primary therapist, and other team members, residential counselors are available 24 hours per day. They will provide assistance and one-to-one support while you are in treatment, motivational enhancement, daily goals, problem solving, feelings identification, treatment assignments and more.

While in programming, our multimodal staff, who are directed by a board-certified physician specializing in addiction, will help you reach milestones on your road to recovery.

Members of your treatment team may include:

  • Board-certified family physician
  • Board-certified psychiatrist
  • Licensed clinical psychologist
  • Registered nurse
  • Certified clinical supervisor
  • Master’s level certified substance abuse counselors
  • Master’s level marriage and family therapist
  • Behavioral specialists
  • Experiential therapists
  • Registered dietitian
  • Residential counselor

Upon admission, you will meet members of your treatment team for a comprehensive evaluation to assess the history and severity of your addiction and related psychosocial factors. This information will help us build your care plan, which will be designed specifically for you.

  • Dana Marlowe, MD, Medical Director, Herrington Recovery Center

    Dana Marlowe, MD

    Medical Director, Herrington Recovery Center

    Dana Marlowe, MD, is medical director of the Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers–Oconomowoc and specializes in addiction treatment. Dr. Marlowe graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with ...

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  • Upton Thomas, MD, Adult Psychiatrist

    Upton Thomas, MD

    Adult Psychiatrist

    Upton Thomas, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist who treats patients at the Herrington Recovery Center and in the FOCUS Adult Residential program at Rogers Memorial Hospital–Oconomowoc. ...

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  • Chad Wetterneck, PhD, Clinical Supervisor

    Chad Wetterneck, PhD

    Clinical Supervisor

    Chad Wetterneck, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with ...

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Wondering if you could benefit from residential treatment?

Contact us to request a free confidential screening and learn more.

Call 800-767-4411

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Herrington Recovery Center setting and tour

Located at the eastern edge of Rogers' 50-acre home campus in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, on the tranquil shores of Upper Nashotah Lake, this 20-bed facility provides a private, therapeutic and serene environment for addiction treatment. The facility meets certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, and features:

  • Private gathering places for patients and families
  • Peaceful spaces for meditation and prayer
  • A resource room with materials to strengthen recovery
  • Inspiring lake views
  • A rooftop garden and access to walking paths and gazebos

An indoor and outdoor ropes and challenge course, gymnasium, art studio, hiking trails and open outdoor spaces complement the Herrington Recovery Center's environmentally friendly facility.


Main Lobby

Rooftop Garden

Rooftop Garden

Rooftop Garden



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