When you’re putting money toward a family member’shealth and future, you want to make sure you’re making the right choice for your Ida alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation clinic. While the best alternative may still be to speak to our helpline advisors so they can discuss your specific needs, looking at how others have reviewed or rated some of the addiction rehabilitation programs near you is another great place to get started.
When reading some of the reviews here that seem extremely negative, keep in mind that the maturity of an active addict essentially stopped developing when they were teenagers. Because of this, when an addict doesn't get his/her way, some of them resort to temper tantrums and self-obsessed diatribes that don't reflect objective reality. With that said, allow me to tell you a bit about how Brighton actually works in pro/con format. I was going to write something more lengthy but let's be honest you don't want to read a four-page essay. PROS - The staff is extremely friendly if you act like an adult. The people who have problems with them are generally the folks who weren't going to succeed in the first place. - Beautiful locale which helps keep you relaxed during your stay which is essential. - The educational classes are VERY informative and more than once have aided me in maintaining sobriety. - You will not be hungry here. You get three meals a day and you can go up for second, third, fourth servings if you so desire. There are also snacks provided between meals and in the evening before lights out. - Well stocked gift shop with very informative books and MORE FOOD. - Group therapy is quite possibly the best thing that has ever happened to me. If you put work into it, you will get a LOT out of it. - The facilities are kept very clean. Rooms are vacuumed and bathrooms are washed every morning. - Lots of leisure activities are provided in between classes and therapy. There are TV lounges (separated by gender for obvious reasons), puzzles and games, outdoor areas with sports equipment, a weight room, and a full gymnasium (not always open, unfortunately). CONS - Although the staff does their best to monitor everyone, they can't be everywhere at once and unfortunately, you will likely encounter a fair number of scumbags who don't take anything seriously and seem to do their best to ruin the experience for you. Fortunately, they usually quit after a few days. - Despite rules about fraternization between men and women, while I was a patient there were four people (who each had spouses at home) who were sneaking into bedrooms and having sex. This is of course grounds to be expelled but nobody really wants to be a tattle-tail. If you are gross enough to be cheating on your spouse in rehab you should probably just go home as you aren't going to make it. - The food isn't spectacular. It isn't awful but for a hospital, it was surprisingly unhealthy (in my humble opinion). Lots of bread, rice, and noodles and not much of a veggie portion. There was a salad bar you could choose to use as well but the entrees themselves were very high in carbs. I suppose this is because hard liquor drinkers and opioid addicts don't eat so they needed to fatten them up. I was hoping to LOSE weight while there and I was a bit dismayed! - THE WATER. Oh my god. The showers are stained yellow from all of the minerals in their well water and if you use the sink to rinse your mouth out while brushing you might actually vomit. Fortunately, all of the drinking water is filtered. - Three people to a bedroom in the building I was staying in and it's really a roll of the dice as far as roommates go. I was lucky but there were a couple rooms in which the smell of BO and unwashed laundry was so bad it spilled out into the hallway. The only complaint I have is that there was pretty much always pee on the toilet seat and floor of the bathroom. What can you do? Overall it was a great experience. The cons sucked but considering what I got out of the experience they were worth putting up with. You'll be surrounded by a few liars, cheaters, and 45-year-old man-babies but if you follow the advice of your therapist and the teachers there you will probably have a lot of success after the program. I did. I've maintained sobriety with very little struggle thanks to what I learned at Brighton.
Serenity point recovery has defenitly saved my life. When coming here I had no idea what to expect.This place has gave me a second chance at life, love and recovery. Staying quit tought me the skills I was so despretly looking for to keep me sober. It tought me before a physical relapse theres always the mental relapse. I have the skills now to prevent it from becoming physical. Anger management has tought me how to have a disagreement and see the other persons feelings before blowing up and exploding on others, that im very thankful for. Relationships has tought me how to find myself again. It tought me how to maintain the healthy relationships I currently have. Coping skills tought how to find ways to cope with my addiction in a healthy way and find the great activities in my life I had forgot about and lost along the way. Relapse Prevention has tought me the skills I need to stay sober. It showed me theres more to life than using. To stay positive in negative situations. My councelr has got me to open my heart and mind to other options in life. I have now been able to open up to complete strangers and tell them my story with no judgment. That's one of the best things that has ever happen to me. Im extremly thankful to my aftercare specialist that has worked with me to get me groups for me to continue my recovery once Im home. I thank the staff members for making my recovery a very smooth transition. Everyone has been so awesome here I appreciate everything so much. The other clients here has been remarkable to my recovery. Without them I couldn't of got through this. Thank you so much Serenity Point Recovery.
rapid detox treated me like family and cared for me when I didn�t care a lot about myself