USC United Summit Center - John D. Good Recovery Center

100 Hopemont Drive, Terra Alta, West Virginia, 26764

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About USC United Summit Center - John D. Good Recovery Center

Philisophy

The John D. Good Recovery Center provides residential treatment for adult men and women facing substance abuse disorder. Treatment options include a 90 day recovery community program, group and individual therapy and 12-step participation. Treatment is peer-driven and community-based and encourages self-reliance, personal growth, and responsibility.

Specialization

12-Step

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

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.

Facility Highlights
  • Self-Reliance Development
  • Therapeutic Community
  • GroupTherapy
Financial Details
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ABOUT USC UNITED SUMMIT CENTER – JOHN D. GOOD RECOVERY CENTER

United Summit Center (USC) provides behavioral and mental health services to the residents of seven counties in West Virginia. Among the organization’s 17 locations is the John D. Good Recovery Center, which offers residential care for men and women between the ages of 18 and 24 struggling with substance abuse. The center is one of only 29 non-hospital, residential facilities in West Virginia.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

According to the facility’s website, programming is tailored to address each client’s specific needs, which are identified in an initial assessment. The length of treatment varies, but clients can remain on-site up to three months.

During residential treatment, clients can expect a mix of addiction education, counseling sessions, recovery planning, relapse prevention workshops, and 12-Step work. There is also an educational component for family members, which may include family counseling.

Those who still require treatment after the three-month mark may be referred to sober living homes. In West Virginia, the center is among the 25.8 percent of facilities to cater programming to young adults.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to the facility’s website, all treatment is administered by qualified professionals and paraprofessionals. The two individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter rated the staff’s level of experience and training with one star and three out of five stars.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

John D. Good Recovery center can accommodate up to 16 clients at a time. Smoking is allowed during designated intervals at the facility. To date, the two reviewers polled by Rehabs.com rated the facility three out of five stars on average for its accommodations and amenities.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The two alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave mixed reviews of the facility. "John D Good Recovery Center was one of the most transformative and enjoyable experiences of my entire life, which I owe to the people I was with and the people who work there," one alum wrote. However, R.S.B claimed she was denied pain medication even though she entered the facility five days after back surgery. She rated the facility just one star in every category, and wrote: “I feel that they should have taken into account my recent back surgery before having me enter...It was one of the most horrible experiences of my life.”

Reviews from alumni on secondary sited were generally positive. Six reviewers on the center’s Facebook page, which the facility may have the ability to manage, all provided ratings of five stars,[1] and two Google reviewers also submitted perfect five-star reviews.[2] Amoret, in her five-star Facebook review, described her treatment as “one of the best thing that ever happened to me.” Similarly, reviewer Savannah wrote: “John D. Good is a awesome and fair place to Help NA and I see the people that made mistakes turn into a happyer life for people.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The three loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date suggested that John D. Good Recovery Center provided basic but effective care for their family members. Two loved ones polled on the matters both rated the facility four and five out of five stars for family participation, counseling options, and cleanliness. B.G. wrote: “They had counseling classes all day long and NA/AA meetings every evening. Each person was expected to do chores and participate in their rehabilitation.” Loved one Bryan added: “Once your in its a good place be.”

FINANCING

Treatment fees are based on the individual’s care, services, and duration of treatment. According to the facility’s website, USC accepts Medicaid and several private insurances. In addition, it is part of the 60.8 percent of facilities in the state that accept Medicare. Additionally, some financial assistance is available to clients of limited means.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pages/John-D-Good-Recovery-Center/196125090458538?rf=937299656366711

[2] GoogleReviews

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  • Donnie B
    John D Good Recovery Center was one of the most transformative and enjoyable experiences of my entire life, which I owe to the people I was with and the people who work there. I wouldn't trade my time there for anything.
  • Ms
    It was brought to my attention by a loved one in this center has repeatedly asked for the group meetings to stop allowing the glorification of drug use to be sole topic. I have even addressed this issue and it seems to be on going. Drug abuse continues to be an issue and the staff refuses to drug test anyone or stop this behavior. It is sad when even the therapist tells an addict this place is no good for them and this place if for people with no hope. So wow...great job staff.
  • BG
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    This program was a state paid rehab. It was not a fancy place, but they had counseling classes all day long and NA/AA meetings every evening. Each person was expected to do chores and participate in their rehabilitation.
  • Bryan
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    Once your in its a good place be.. there a long waiting list. If you can get in I've heard it's a good place
  • RSB
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    I had back surgery 6 days prior to entering this facility....They refused to give me my pain medication...I feel that they should have taken into account my recent back surgery before having me enter. Or, they should have told my family and I up front what would happen to me and how I would be treated once in the program....It was one of the most horrible experiences of my life...