WestCare - Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center Philosophy
WestCare Kentucky's Men's Residential Program provides intensive alcohol and other drug abuse treatment services for adult males residing at the WestCare Kentucky Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center. Men's Long-Term Residential services are provided in a male-only facility, and the clinical curriculum is designed to better serve the needs of men. The Men's Long-Term Residential Program allows for a stay in treatment a minimum of 90 days.
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Chief of Facilities (COF)
Mike Lavin is responsible for licensing, maintenance, and renovation in excess of 80 facility sites located in Nevada, California, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. He monitors all facilities for compliance with all codes and regulations for health, fire, safety and Americans with Disabilities Act. He is also a National Certified Addiction Counselor.
Chief Program and Services Officer (CPSO)
Robert L. Neri has been a member of the Sr. Management team with WestCare Foundation since 2001. He is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) in the State of Florida and holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Vermont College. Mr. Neri is also a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). Mr. Neri has over thirty years' experience working in the healthcare field and has been responsible for designing, overseeing and maintaining clinical operations of three non-profit substance abuse treatment providers in Florida. Throughout his career he has developed and managed residential therapeutic communities for adolescents and adults.
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ABOUT WESTCARE — HAL ROGERS APPALACHIAN RECOVERY CENTER
WestCare is a national association of nonprofit organizations dating back more than four decades, dedicated to providing mental- and behavioral-health and human services programs to adults, children, adolescents, and families, particularly vulnerable communities such as the indigent population, those with multiple disorders, and those in the criminal justice system.
In the hills of rural east Kentucky, on the Virginia border, WestCare’s Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center provides long-term, intensive residential treatment for adult males.
The center is also licensed to provide DUI assessments, education, and treatment.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The minimum stay is 90 days, and the program uses the 12-Steps. The two reviews of this facility submitted to Rehabs.com to date also indicated that treatment was faith-based. The aim of treatment is to empower residents to take responsibility for their own recovery, and give them a firm foundation for continued sobriety.
Overall, treatment is fairly traditional, combining 12-step work with individual and group counseling, vocational skills development, education about drugs and alcohol, relapse prevention training, optional weekly chapel services on the treatment campus, parenting classes, and HIV/Aids education. The center also provides education and support services for families and significant others.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff; however, the single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it four out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
WestCare - Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center is an 88-bed center. Both individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the center five out of five stars for its meals and accommodations and four stars for its cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The single alum polled by Rehabs.com to date would recommend treatment at this center. D.A. gave the facility five stars for its overall effectiveness and four stars for its exercise offerings and family program. For its counseling options and treatment for co-occurring disorders, he gave the center three stars. “They have a good success records, some of the boys I new never used again,” he wrote, but added that the center is “not a good support group for the people that relapses.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave mostly positive feedback. “Good values taught however program should be longet,” C.M.S. wrote, giving the center five stars for its counseling options and four stars for its overall effectiveness; however, they also gave the center just one star for its family program.
The single secondary review Rehabs.com could uncover to date was negative. “This was first time I was there to make a visit rudest staff members… I know if God forbid I ever have to get any of my family members help this most definitely would not be the place,” Donna wrote in a one-star review on Google.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The single review from a staffer at the Ashcamp facility that Rehabs.com could uncover at the time of this writing was very positive. “I would go in to star my shift and everybody was very friendly. I loved the work I done there and even the residents that were there were also very friendly and loved me to death as they said,” the anonymous former employee wrote in a five-star review.
There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs, however, both individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the center four stars for its affordability.
Updated January 2017
Published on February 2017
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