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(3.6 of 5)
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3375 US Route Sixty East
Huntington WV 25705

Prestera Center Philosophy

Prestera Center offers behavioral health care services, including addiction treatment, to those in need, regardless of ability to pay. Services include medically monitored detoxification, outpatient care, short- and long-term residential treatment, transitional housing programs, DUI treatment programs, public shelters for safe sobering up, and mental health care for co-occurring issues.

Areas of Specialization

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

  • Individualized Treatment
    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.

Facility Highlights

Individual Therapy

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

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ABOUT PRESTERA CENTER

Since 1967, Prestera Center has provided addiction recovery services to adults, adolescents, and children from all levels of socioeconomic circumstances. The nonprofit treatment center offers a full continuum of care across 55 facilities throughout West Virginia, and its Huntington location offers outpatient services, short- and long-term residential programs, transitional living programs, co-occurring disorder therapy, and medically monitored detoxification.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The center’s CARF-accredited residential programs are gender-specific and typically last three to six months, with varying levels and intensity of care depending on the individual. Residents participate in family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, psychiatric evaluation, and psychiatric treatment/case management. The center also offers a unique long-term residential program for women and their dependent children called “Renaissance.” This program can last anywhere between three months to a year or longer.

The Huntington location also maintains six to eight beds in its Crisis Residential Unit (CRU), for adult psychiatric stabilization and detox.

Outpatient services for adults incorporates counseling, 12-step recovery coaching, structured groups, and relapse prevention. For adolescents, the outpatient center in Huntington adds “family-centered,” “office-based therapy,” school-based services, and in-home services.

Finally, Prestera provides unique community services such as a DUI treatment program for regaining driving privileges, employment services, community engagement services, and peer support specialist training.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

While there is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, the 10 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com on the staff’s level of training and experience gave the facility an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website or elsewhere regarding its living arrangements and related offerings; however, the 10 former clients surveyed by Rehabs.com on the facility’s accommodations and amenities gave it an average rating of 3.6 out of five stars.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The Prestera Center has received mixed reviews from alumni. The staff received the most praise (as mentioned, 4.4 out of five stars for their level of training and support), and almost every alum described them as caring, supportive, and helpful. Cleanliness and affordability were also rated highly; the 10 alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of tis writing regarding the two categories gave Prestera 4.4 out of five stars for its cleanliness and 4.3 out of five stars for its affordability.

But the 12 alumni who weighed in about the facility’s treatment effectiveness gave it an average rating of 3.3 out of five stars. A lack of exercise and holistic activities were also a common complaint -- the 10 alumni surveyed on those two metrics gave the facility 3.2 out of five stars for its exercise options and just 2.7 out of five stars for its holistic offerings. Tash told Rehabs.com that there were “no extracurricular activities such as exercise, meditation, yoga, etc.,” while Regina added: “Not enough one on one and no exercise.”


WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Most loved ones provided Prestera with positive feedback; out of five stars, the seven alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing on the following categories gave the facility 3.6 stars for its family participation, 4.1 stars for its counseling options, 4.1 stars for its staff’s level of training and experience, and 3.9 stars for its affordability. Several reviewers noted that they felt the length of treatment was too short.

FINANCING

According to its website, Presser Center accepts many major insurance providers as well as Medicare and WV Medicaid, but does not accept Kentucky or Ohio Medicaid.

Updated February 2017

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Very difficult and frustrating company to receive services from!

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It was decent.

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security. staff I. don't believe the staff was trained properly on dealing with substance abuse. Every time I visited there always seemed to be new staff.

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caring supportive. supportive,loving and understanding.

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caring. not long enough stay allowed. was for a family member.

The treatment was not long enough; failed to keep going to meetings.

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It gave me the chance to learn a new way to live. I have already referred 2 friends, one is there now

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The recovery coaches were recovering addicts themselves. No extracurricular activities such as exercise, meditation, yoga, etc. I enjoyed groups that were led to teach about the 12 steps. Those were most utilized once out of treatment.

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Recovery coaches are great and help getting long term treatment is great. I think Pinecrest is great. It saved my life. Employees are always there to help.

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Fantastic employees that really took the time to care and help. The meals could have tasted better. Reminded me of hospital food. I would just keep up the good work.

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Able to get in fast and treated but Not enough staff. This site is very understaffed considering it's such a high demand in our area.

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great support and the way they talk things out with you but not enough counclers good people worked there. it was a good place for my alcahol addiction. just not enough councelers

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Positive attitude of staff location was very far away. This facility engaged with family members to help the person whom was actually seeking treatment which when the person came home gave the family a was to cope and help the individual to stay on the right path

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Everyone is so helpful in treating you. They really care about you & want you to be addiction free

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Not the best consoling but if u are there for help you can get it as long as you make it early to all appointment s an dnt upset or possibly of a conselor

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Kind Staff just lacking in activites

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It has good family and friend support. Not enough AA or followup. They take medicaid.

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Strengths: care, food, clean, helpful. Weaknesses: not much free time to yourself. My cousin was there and it help him tremendously except he said they didn't give him any free time to himself

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Community, support was a great. Not enough one on one and no exercise. The staff is incredible and very supportive. They do all they can to help you while you are there are to get you into the proper place and counseling after you leave.

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I feel they make an effort which is more than many others. My son seemed fine at first, but as time went by he has went back to addictive behavior. I think that if he had something to do with spare time or someone who wasn't in the same situation... Him, being the way he is, he is too easy to sway--he feels that there is no real reason to stay straight. He also has other physical problems that make him feel that he needs pain medications. He talks about death and feels that he is not going to live much longer. I am frustrated with him, but at the same time, I am empathetic. It seems like a no win situation.

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One on one care and accommodation for each individual. Prestera has affected the lives of several people I am close to and would recommend this facility to anyone

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The staff, location, and can smoke. No gym or work out room. This program offers an up to date program for men and women, focus on the individual, realistic not a country club.

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