I was admitted to adcare twice. The second time I left after two days and will leave my experience and you can take what you want from it.
The first time, I was hospitalized for alcohol. A, for the lack of the term, “salesman” named Chris visited me in the hospital and pitched how it would change my life. I was at a very bad place at the time and agreed to go.
First week - admissions were fine, getting in was fine, everything seemed okay. I detoxed in the hospital so I went to the detox wing of the facility while my covid tests were pending. Food not spectacular but what do you expect at a place serving 100+ people. After a few days I was led to the residential unit.
Within a week of being in the residential unit, without notice we were locked in the ping pong room and being told our units were being searched for food. You might ask why people are hoarding food in their rooms? Because in residential you get peanut butter, jelly, odd tasting bread and occasionally milk. There are some green bananas and apples, which may I add, are never thrown out nor eaten so good luck with that one.
After being locked in a room for 3 hours, we are told there may be a possibility of drugs so we all need to undergo a full on strip search. Meanwhile, this is in my first week of being here and I am here for alcohol. One day lost of treatment for strip searches and food which lead to no drugs or alcohol being found.
Weeks 2-3 were pretty uneventful. A methadone addict opened a bottle of orange juice for god knows what reason and we ended up having to give urine samples to be drug tested. My best guess is someone tried to smuggle some orange juice out of the cafe and it was left in the fridge for weeks. Again nothing found.
Week 3 on my release I spoke with my consoler maybe 2 times, still barely had an aftercare strategy. I specifically said I had a job and couldn’t attend an aftercare program requiring daily in the middle of day treatment. I was given an aftercare treatment plan that required me to be there 5 days per week 3 hours per day from 11-2. The admissions consoler literally asked me why I was there it was a complete joke.
The groups are good, the consolers are good, the food is alright, however it is extremely short staffed.
Hence, bringing up my second time with adcare. I relapsed within 9 days. I drank heavily 2 of them and called immediately. I was told to come back, explaining I was drinking at the time.
I was specifically told I would be able to avoid the detox period - 5-10 days by the person on the phone.
I received a Lyft from adcare and on admissions was sent to the hospital. Somehow a detox facility was unable to do anything but some local, tiny hospital which didn’t give me anything (i was told I wasn’t even able to get water a few times) I was released less than 7 hours later by a doctor but couldn’t go back until next day.
Went back the next day and and was again told
by Scott he thought my best treatment plan was another place offering IOP during the middle of the day 5 days per week in the middle of the day.
I immediately checked myself out ama, because the doctor was putting me on anti-seizure medicine, although I was already on one prescribed by the hospital and a neurologist.
Also beware - the psychologist is a quack who’s go to is Wellbutrin. If Wellbutrin can’t help you “you need to just deal with it”
Take what you want from what I have to share. I would suggest saving your money, going to AA and finding our own psychologist and therapist.