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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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