Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers - Austintown in Austintown, OH

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5211 Mahoning Ave Suite 370
Austintown OH 44515

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Opened in 1946, Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers provides a full continuum of treatment programs for clients seeking treatment for substance abuse through its three facilities. In 1999, Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers joined Gateway Rehab, a large treatment provider that operates 22 treatment facilities throughout Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. The Austintown, Ohio location, 67 miles southeast of Cleveland, provides an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and other outpatient-based support programs.


Before beginning treatment at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Center, clients undergo an initial assessment to guide clinicians in forming an individualized treatment plan. If necessary, Gateway Rehab does utilize medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using Suboxone or Vivitrol to alleviate withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid addiction. Nearly 26% of U.S. treatment facilities use Suboxone in their treatment processes, while Vivitrol is used in 21% of facilities. Clients must be in a relatively stable medical condition for MAT treatments.

Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers’ intensive outpatient program is largely founded in 12-Step methodology. The 12-Step program is used in up to 48% of U.S. treatment facilities. To guide clients through the principles and practices of 12-Step, the program implements Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF), a manual-based therapy that outlines the peer-led fellowship. During treatment, clients connect with others in 12-Step, study program literature (Big Book), and perform associated “step work.”

Along with an immersion into 12-Step, clients participate in individual and group counseling sessions utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). When appropriate, the program also incorporates family therapy sessions. Counseling sessions help identify the links between irrational thinking patterns and addictive behavior.

In addition to their intensive outpatient program, the Neil Kennedy Recovery Center also offers an employee-assistance program (EPA) for employers, as well as a student assistance program (SAP) for adolescents. These programs address both substance abuse and its effects on work or school performance and productivity. It is one of only 127 programs in Ohio tailored to the needs of adolescents.

The Austintown facility holds outpatient sessions in both the morning and evening on weekdays. To promote ongoing recovery, Gateway Rehab provides aftercare through its own recovery app,12:01, which offers online recovery resources. Gateway Rehab also invites graduates to seek ongoing support through its alumni association.


Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers’ outpatient programs are facilitated by licensed professional counselors. Gateway Rehab also operates its own training and research center, the Kenneth S. Ramsey Ph.D. Research and Training Institute, which provides continuing education workshops for National Board Certified Counselors (NBCC) members. It is a Joint Commission-accredited facility, which only accredits 19% of U.S. facilities.


The sole alum polled by about the Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers at the time of this writing praised most aspects of the facility. The anonymous alum gave five out of five star ratings for the facility’s discharge planning, the treatment staff’s level of experience and training, and for the likelihood they would recommend the facility to others. The survey respondent gave four star ratings for the facility’s counseling options and its affordability. “Great staff, schedules, and exercises,” the alum wrote.

On Google, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic has a five out of five star review without written commentary and a one out of five star review.[1] Todd described how he was told that they took “Medicaid/Medicare” only to get “there and they flipped the answer.”


On Indeed, the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic has an average rating of 3.3 out of five stars from seven reviews.[2] While some employees indicated how they enjoyed helping clients “in need in a professional caring agency,” employees wrote how it is “under staffed” with “not desirable” client/staff ratios, leaving clients without “what they need for recovery.”


The Neil Kennedy Recovery Center accepts private health insurance plans. Financial assistance is available for clients who are underinsured or uninsured. Donations are collected to help fund clients’ treatments as well.


Gateway Rehab continues to focus on growing trends in recovery and addiction. One of its most recent focuses is on opioid addiction. It routinely releases new information regarding discoveries in the treatment of opioid addiction in an effort to make sure that everyone gets the help that they need.

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on November 2018

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