Rehab Center Name:
A Forever Recovery in Battle Creek, MI
Rehab Center Title Contact:
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Rehab Center Website URL: aforeverrecovery.com
Rehab Center Treatment Setting:
Treatment Center Setting
REHAB CENTER PHILOSOPHY
A Forever Recovery
A Forever Recovery understands that no one approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment will work for everyone. As a result, the substance abuse rehab offers a variety of comprehensive and flexible treatment programs, all of which take into account the unique needs of each individual. Clients are encouraged to choose the program that best fits his or her own beliefs and lifestyle, and are empowered to take ownership of the recovery process. Sobriety becomes a personalized experience as a result — one that’s effective, manageable, and sustainable for a lifetime.
REHAB CENTER AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:
Areas of Specialization
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
Buddhist 12 Step
Meet the Staff
Pamela Anderson, MBA. MRT
Pamela Anderson is the Executive Director at A Forever Recovery. After having experienced a family member’s struggle with addiction, she dedicated her life to helping others recover from substance abuse. With her tremendous experience in the field and her certification as a Moral Reconation Therapist, Pamela has designed recovery programs that have helped countless individuals regain control of their lives. The diverse program created by Pamela and her staff gives patients the opportunity to recover from addiction through a variety of treatment options. Her number one goal is to ensure the success of each and every patient that walks through the doors at A Forever Recovery.
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ABOUT A FOREVER RECOVERY
Set on 14 scenic acres overlooking a private lake, A Forever Recovery (AFR) is a residential facility that treats substance abuse as well as eating disorders and process addictions, such as those to gambling, porn, shopping, and the internet. Medically monitored detox services are available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
AFR’s program takes a moral reasoning approach, which uses various cognitive and evidence-based practices to aid clients’ recovery. To be responsive to each individual’s needs, AFR uses several different pathways of care. Rather than subscribing to any one treatment philosophy, AFR holds that any method that can get at the root of the addiction should be used.
The paths offered are: faith-based; self-help, which uses Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other recovery community organizations; cognitive, which is ideal for those who are uncomfortable with the 12-step model and religious-based environments; holistic, which incorporates yoga, martial arts, guided imagery, and more; and indigenous, which incorporates Native American teachings into the 12-Steps. Each regime promises some individual therapy — though some alumni polled by Rehabs.com reported that they did not receive individual therapy.
Clients graduate from AFR with a customized aftercare plan that includes connections to support groups and religious institutions, fitness centers, and other sober activities.
The clinical director is a master’s level licensed professional counselor. The center also employs numerous other counselors and case managers, plus an M.D. and a nurse.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
This is a 60-bed facility with some private rooms, sprawling over 60,000 square feet.
On-site amenities include a gym, a media center, and a game room. In addition, there is a music and arts center, a casual dining hall, and multiple areas for meditation.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, 42 alumni had submitted feedback to Rehabs.com for A Forever Recovery, and reviews are mixed. Twenty-eight reviewers reported a positive experience, many of which praised the MRT program and the caring staff, said they felt safe and comfortable, and endorsed the facility for turning their lives around. Blake wrote: “This program is without a doubt a life changing experience and I am forever great full to all of the staff that was involved with my recovery process.” Another alum, Andyback, wrote: “There were so many different groups to attend and they were there to help me find something I was interested in. I loved that I actually had a say in how things went.”
These glowing reviews were balanced by 12 negative reviews and two neutral accounts. The negative reviewers frequently said the facility did not live up to promises made before admission, complained of a lack of individual counseling, and noted that there were more security guards than treatment staff. When asked about holistic offerings, nine alumni polled on the subject only gave an average of 2.56 out of five stars. L.N.B. wrote: “BEWARE this facility uses commissioned sales people to get you in the door… Detox facility is NOT at the 14 acre lake property, but a dingy converted office building in a bad part of town.” And Julie wrote: “There was a lack of individual counseling and poor nursing care.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Almost all 21 reviews submitted to Rehabs.com from loved ones at the time of this writing were very positive. Several reviewers said their loved ones successfully recovered here after failed attempts at other rehabs. AMF added: “Followup and communication and service to families was great.” Based on their half-sister’s experience, H.S. added: “She said that she really bonded with many people.”
However, S.M. echoed some complaints from alumni, saying: “Worn out facilities and poor sober living offerings.” Additionally, Laurie complained that “family was not included in recovery process.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
A single staff member has submitted feedback to Rehabs.com to date. R.S. awarded four and five out of five stars for all 15 categories rated, except for staff’s ability to treat co-occurring disorders, which only received three stars. The reviewer wrote: “Working in a rehab can be very difficult,” but added that “The staff genuinely appear to love what they do.”
According to its website, A Forever Recovery accepts most major insurance policies, but gets better coverage from PPO plans. The facility also works with those who do not have insurance. The cost per day is $1,000.
Updated March 2017
Published on June 2016