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ABOUT SERENITY HOUSE IN PORTLAND, ME
Located in Portland, Maine, the Serenity House provides inpatient treatment to men struggling with addiction. The center does not offer detox on-site, but does provide treatment for dual diagnosis.
According to the center’s website, the mission of the Serenity House “is to provide the best and most accessible residential treatment in the state of Maine for men with chemical addiction.”
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the Serenity House’s website, the center offers treatment for a number of issues such as alcoholism, drug addiction, dual diagnosis issues, co-dependency, and relationship issues.
Each patient’s treatment plan is individualized, and is created by healthcare professionals and the patient. Treatment goals at Serenity House are achieved through a combination of different practices.
Treatment plans usually consist of individual counseling, family counseling, didactic lectures and education groups, life skills planning, dual diagnosis referral, and different therapies.
The therapies at the Serenity House include individual therapy, group therapy, relapse prevention therapy, and organized recreation therapy.
Residents at the Serenity House are encouraged to work on their health in a well-rounded way. The health director meets with each new patient for a health assessment. Patients are encouraged to quit smoking, and can get a club membership to the YMCA, which is in walking distance of the Serenity House.
The center also employs a full-time chef who can cater to different dietary needs.
According to the center’s website, the treatment team includes alcohol and drug counselors, and counseling aides.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Pictures on the Serenity House’s website indicate the center is a brick house with a yard.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The sole alum polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing had a positive experience with Serenity House. J.J. gave the center five out of five stars when asked if he would recommend the center.
He also gave the center top marks for cleanliness, affordability, and the staff’s level of training and experience. He wrote: “It works if your willing to be honest with yourself and your open to take suggestions it's that simple.”
When it came to available counseling options, the level of family participation in treatment, and holistic treatment offerings, however, J.J. indicated that these were not areas of focus for treatment at Serenity House, offering two- and one-star ratings for these categories.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, the single loved one to respond to Rehabs.com gave the center positive reviews as well. This respondent, the sibling of a former client, gave four and five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations, family participation, administration, counseling options, and overall experience. She reported to Rehabs.com, "i recommend it."
WHAT STAFF SAY
Rehabs.com had yet to receive feedback from staff members at the time of this writing. However, two former employees left mixed reviews of Serenity House on Indeed.com. One staff member gave the center five out of five stars, and wrote: “Co-Workers very friendly Relaxed work environment...Enjoyed working with residents and their families.”
The other alum only gave the center one star, and wrote: “Disorganized administration. Lack of clarity on program procedures. Lack of cooperation from supporting departments. High staff turn over.”
There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs.
Published on January 2018
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