Westbrook Health Services Amity Treatment Center Philosophy
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ABOUT WESTBROOK HEALTH SERVICES AMITY TREATMENT CENTER
Westbrook Health Services operates nine treatment facilities in West Virginia. Amity Treatment Center, in the northwest area of the state, offers detox and residential treatment for adult men and women struggling with substance abuse, as well co-occurring mental health concerns. The center is among 24 substance abuse treatment centers in the state that offers short-term residential, non-hospital care.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Amity Treatment Center’s program is traditional, largely based on group therapy and educational sessions, which cover topics such as stages of recovery, relapse prevention, anger management, coping skills, and building a sober network. If necessary, treatment may start with detox and crisis stabilization.
Group therapy is supplemented by individual therapy and family education, 12-step support groups, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as case management services, and discharge planning. The program typically lasts 28 days.
Additional services include psychiatric and nursing care, specialized mental health therapy, and peer support. Medication management may also be incorporated as necessary.
Westbrook Health Services is licensed by the state of West Virginia. Its multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, nurses, professional counselors, social workers, and addiction counselors. The four individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the matter felt the staff was very experience and well-trained.
Staff's Level of Experience and Training: 4.75/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Amity Treatment Center is located in a tree-lined neighborhood in the small city of Parkersburg. The facility provides transportation to appointments. The four individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter also praised the facility's overall cleanliness.
Facility's Cleanliness and Upkeep: 5/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date provided mixed opinions: one was highly positive, the other mainly negative.
The positive reviewer, who rated most metrics five and four stars, including its counseling options and discharge planning, wrote: “They help meet the needs of patients. They are a very helpful and respectful.” The other, who gave mostly one- and two-star ratings, wrote: “There was drug use occurring within the facility.”
On Amity Treatment Center's unofficial Facebook page, all nine reviewers to date rated the facility perfect five stars.  Several praised the program and credited it with saving their life, such as Adam, who noted: “As long as you’re willing to change for the better the program can help you.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date offered mixed feedback skewed to the positive: one review was highly favorable, another moderately favorable, the other negative.
Offering perfect five-star ratings for the level of family participation, loved one Amanda described the staff as caring and educated, and indicated that nobody was sent home before they were ready.
Another listed “they listen” as a strength, but added: “They just repeat the same thing,if you have to go back a second time they don`t change the program.” However, the anonymous loved one also awarded a perfect five-star rating for the level of family participation. The unsatisfied loved one was critical of the facility's administrative processes and lack of communication.
WHAT STAFF SAY
On secondary review sites, Westbrook Health Services in general rather than Amity Treatment Center specifically received mixed feedback: 2.9 out of five stars based on 14 reviews on Glassdoor, and 2.8 stars based on 35 reviews on Indeed.   Positive employee feedback tended to report meaningful employment, as well as a caring and collaborative environment.
Westbrook Health Services’ website does not provide details about its fees and insurance coverage at this time. However, the four individuals polled on the matter felt the facility was overall affordable.
Published on May 2018
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