Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers - Youngstown Philosophy
Addiction is a chronic disease, not a lack of self-control. If you are abusing alcohol or other drugs, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic's personalized treatment plans can help. Our highly trained experts will give you the tools you need to reclaim your health - and rediscover a life worth living.
Areas of Specialization
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Meet the Staff
Gerald (Jerry) V. Carter, LPCC-S, LICDC
Jerry Carter is the Executive Director of the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic (NKRC) where he oversees all activities of the organization’s four locations throughout Ohio. He also is the executive vice president for Ohio Operations within Gateway Rehab, NKRC’s parent organization. He is a past president of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Licensure Board and is past vice president of the Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers. He is a part-time instructor in the graduate program at Youngstown State University as well as an experienced trainer and consultant. Mr. Carter holds both bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Certified Reality Therapist, an Ohio Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (with supervision endorsement) and an Ohio Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.
Douglas Wentz, M.A., OCPS II
Community Services Director
Douglas Wentz is Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic’s Community Services Director in charge of programs involving prevention, training and community relations. In his role, Mr. Wentz also consults and provides training for professional and community organizations. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Mahoning County Family and Children First Council and has served as a regional epidemiologist for the Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network (OSAM) as well as an outcome framework trainer for the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. He chaired the credentialing Board Committee which developed the prevention credentials for the State of Ohio and is the past president of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Mr. Wentz received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida and holds a master's degree from Kent State University.
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ABOUT NEIL KENNEDY RECOVERY CLINIC - YOUNGSTOWN
Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, located in Youngstown, Ohio, offers detox and inpatient, treatment for adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse. The facility is one of 22 recovery centers managed by Gateway Rehab. The facility was founded in 1946 by Jack Deibel who opened one of the nation’s first treatment centers for alcohol. In 1999, Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers became a part of Gateway Rehab. Other nearby Gateway locations also offer outpatient services, extended care, and community programming.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, all clients begin their stay with a series of screenings and diagnostic assessments that help determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Clients requiring medical attention for withdrawal symptoms may be prescribed medication to ease withdrawal symptoms and help with stabilization.
The clinic utilizes a holistic approach- including assessment of physical, psychological, and emotional needs- to customize treatment according the individual client’s needs. Counselors utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to teach patients to develop new cognitive and coping skills for behaviors that would trigger the client use substance and to prevent relapse. Clients are also instructed on the 12-Steps as outlined through programs including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The 12-Step programs help clients learn tools for recovery and connect with others also in recovery through 12-step fellowships. Throughout treatment, clients will also receive individual, group, and family therapy. The goal of the program is to achieve full and lasting recovery.
According to the center’s website, the facility employs counselors, therapists, physicians, and nurses.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, at the time of this writing, 20 individuals polled by Rehabs.com gave the facility an average of four out of five stars for the facility’s accommodations & amenities and meals & nutrition. Six alumni polled rated the facility’s cleanliness an average of three stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been eight alumni polled by Rehabs.com. Alumni gave the facility mostly negative reviews. Six alumni gave the facility 1.8 out of five stars for exercise and leisure options, 1.5 stars for holistic offerings, 2.3 stars for the cell phone and visitation policy and 3.1 stars for the facility’s family participation policy. The alumni also gave the facility three stars for cleanliness, two stars for affordability, 2.8 stars for counseling options, 2.6 stars for staff experience and 2.6 stars when asked if the alum would recommend the facility to a friend or family member seeking treatment. One alum, T.B. added additional commentary stating, “Small facility,holds 16 people 8 woman and 8 men. Some of the nursing staff is rude. Detox is not long enough.” Another alum, who chose to remain anonymous, wrote “this facility tries to treat too many clients at once.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there have been nine friends and family members polled by Rehabs.com polled by Rehabs.com. Loved ones gave the facility mostly positive reviews. The friends and family members gave the facility 3.5 out of five stars for exercise and leisure options, 3 stars for holistic offerings, 3.6 stars for the cell phone and visitation policy and 4.1 stars for the facility’s family participation policy. The alumni also gave the facility 3.7 stars for cleanliness, 3.7 stars for affordability, 3.7 stars for counseling options, 3.7 stars for staff experience and 3.7 stars when asked if the loved one would recommend the facility to a friend or family member seeking treatment. One loved one, B.L.P.. added additional commentary stating, “Good recovery program, knowledgeable in the 12 step program. On site nurses available.” Another loved one, who chose to remain anonymous, wrote “Wonderful experience from beginning to end”
Per the facility’s website, the center is in-network with most insurance providers.
Published on July 2017
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