Cochran Recovery Services, Inc. Philosophy
Cochran Recovery Services serves to deliver cost-effective, comprehensive behavioral health services in a secure, stable and growth-oriented employment environment, dedicated to ensure individuals recognize their assets and responsibilities. Our mission is to treat chemical dependency by operating a detoxification center, Trauma Informed Care, inpatient MI/CD dual diagnosis treatment, outpatient treatment and Group Residential Housing.
Areas of Specialization
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.
Intensive Out Patient (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.
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ABOUT COCHRAN RECOVERY SERVICES
Located in the riverside town of Hastings, Minn., Cochran Recovery Services (CRS) offers a comprehensive suite of programs for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Originally established in 1974 as a local detox center, this nonprofit organization now provides residential detoxification treatment, wellness programming, trauma-informed therapy, and sober living support.
Many clients are recently released from prison, on probation, or unemployed. Within the state, CRS is among 51.1 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities with special programs for clients with co-occurring disorders and one of 84 that treats criminal justice clients.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients undergo a comprehensive psychiatric assessmentand receive an individualized treatment plan that addresses mental health needs, medication, and family involvement. There is no standard program length; duration of treatment is based upon each client’s unique needs. Of note, one client reported to Rehabs.com of staying longer than 90 days. Many programs include medication management.
Although detox services are available to individuals ages 12 and up, the Cochran Recovery Program, the organization’s residential mental illness/chemical dependency treatment service, requires participants to be at least 18 years of age. Within the state, CRS is one of 21 substance abuse treatment centers that provides residential, non-hospital detoxification.
CRS also maintains transitional housing facilities for adult men under the banner of Cochran Group Residential Housing (GRH). This program offers a safe and sober living environment for clients, many of whom are homeless, and helps them achieve independence. GRH offers daily living skills counseling as well as medication management. In the state, CRS is among 41.9 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities with special programs for adult men.
CRS strives to provide care that is holistic in nature and addresses mental, physical, and emotional health. The center utilizes 12-step methodology and provides mental health counseling for all participants. Trauma-informed therapy, a newly introduced treatment modality, is being incorporated into individualized treatment plans for adults with co-occurring disorders. In addition, the Cochran Wellness Program includes fitness activities, on-site yoga classes, and nutritional counseling.
CRS employs a multidisciplinary staff including a psychotherapist, licensed addiction counselors, case manager, registered nurse, and yoga instructor with a master of social work.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
CRS is situated in a large German-style house surrounded by woods. Residential clients are provided with three meals and snacks each day. Laundry, phones, and vending machines are on-site. Visiting hours are on Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, 12 alumni polled by Rehabs.com submitted mixed reviews, skewed to the negative: five provided favorable impressions of CRS whereas seven offered the opposite. Two of the reviewers who processed a series of evaluated metrics awarded positive ratings of four and three out of five stars for facility cleanliness and upkeep, holistic offerings, meals and nutrition, staff experience and training, and treatment effectiveness, and would recommend CRS.
K.S.C. wrote: “They care and never give up on you, very educated staff." The other, an anonymous alum, added: “The program is a good place to be if you want to be sober” and cited counselors and staff as strengths. "The program is rigid but not as rigid as many other programs. If you are truly seeking to escape the madness of addiction, you can do it here,” they wrote.
The balance of the reviewers cited poor treatment from staff, substandard physical conditions, lack of communication, unclear cost structure, and bad food and nutrition. “This place is an awful detox center. It’s dirty, uncomfortable and the nurse was extremely rude. They basically do nothing,” one alum wrote. Another former client, Bri, added: “I learned NOTHING nobody gives care about you, the food stinks its dirty and over crowded and TONS of down time.”
On secondary sites, CRS received mixed coverage to date: 1.9 out of five stars based on 13 reviews on Google and 4.2 stars based on five reviews on the unofficial Facebook page for the facility’s inpatient program.   Positive reviewers, who awarded the facility perfect five and four out of five stars, praised the counselors and referred to the center as a “spiritual place.”
On Facebook, E.A.B.K. wrote: "Cochren helped me find a life worth living and for that ill forever be greatful.” The many negative reviewers complained of rude treatment, lack of caring, filthy conditions, and, as one-star reviewer M.D. on Google noted: “They rudest staff I have ever met in my life. The place feels like a nastier than a jail cell."
WHAT STAFF SAY
On secondary site Indeed, former and current employees to date offered mixed reviews, skewed to the negative about the facility, including a 2.9 out of five-star average rating based on seven reviews.  Positive reviewers considered CRS a “good place to work” with cooperative colleagues, close-knit team coverage, shared ideas, and interesting and challenging assignments. A detox technician, who rated the facility the top five stars, wrote: “Working on the unit(s) can be hard because the clients can be challenging but it is also so rewarding."
Conversely, staffers who submitted negative reviews described incompetent staff and management, some disrespectful colleagues, long shifts, and understaffing. One counselor characterized the facility as a “Very chaotic place for staff and clients. No one is held accountable. “
CRS accepts medical insurance, though the website doesn't provide details. Citehealth reported that state insurance is accepted. One Rehabs.com survey respondent noted receiving financial support through Minnesota’s Rule 25 and The Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund.
Published on December 2018
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