WestCare - Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center Philosophy
WestCare Kentucky's Men's Residential Program provides intensive alcohol and other drug abuse treatment services for adult males residing at the WestCare Kentucky Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center. Men's Long-Term Residential services are provided in a male-only facility, and the clinical curriculum is designed to better serve the needs of men. The Men's Long-Term Residential Program allows for a stay in treatment a minimum of 90 days.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Chief of Facilities (COF)
Mike Lavin is responsible for licensing, maintenance, and renovation in excess of 80 facility sites located in Nevada, California, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. He monitors all facilities for compliance with all codes and regulations for health, fire, safety and Americans with Disabilities Act. He is also a National Certified Addiction Counselor.
Chief Program and Services Officer (CPSO)
Robert L. Neri has been a member of the Sr. Management team with WestCare Foundation since 2001. He is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) in the State of Florida and holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Vermont College. Mr. Neri is also a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). Mr. Neri has over thirty years' experience working in the healthcare field and has been responsible for designing, overseeing and maintaining clinical operations of three non-profit substance abuse treatment providers in Florida. Throughout his career he has developed and managed residential therapeutic communities for adolescents and adults.
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ABOUT WESTCARE — HAL ROGERS APPALACHIAN RECOVERY CENTER
WestCare is a national association of nonprofit organizations dating back more than four decades, dedicated to providing mental- and behavioral-health and human services programs to adults, children, adolescents, and families, particularly vulnerable communities such as the indigent population, those with co-occurring disorders, and those in the criminal justice system.
In the hills of rural east Kentucky, on the Virginia border, WestCare’s Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center provides long-term, intensive residential treatment for adult men. It is one of the state's just 143 (39.8 percent) male-only, specifically-tailored treatment centers.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The minimum stay is 90 days, and the program is based on the principles of 12-Step. The two reviews of this facility submitted to Rehabs.com to date also indicated that treatment was faith-based. The aim of treatment is to empower residents to take responsibility for their own recovery, and give them a firm foundation for continued sobriety.
Overall, treatment is fairly traditional, combining 12-step work with individual and group counseling, vocational skills development, education about drugs and alcohol, relapse prevention training, optional weekly chapel services on the treatment campus, parenting classes, and HIV/Aids education. The center also provides education and support services for families and significant others.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff; however, the single individual polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it four out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
WestCare - Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center is an 88-bed center. Both individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the center five out of five stars for its meals and accommodations and four stars for its cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date shared opposing views of Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center. D.A. gave the facility five out of five stars for its overall effectiveness and four out of five stars for its exercise offerings and family program. For its counseling options and treatment for co-occurring disorders, he gave the center three stars. “They have a good success records, some of the boys I new never used again,” he wrote, but added that the center is “not a good support group for the people that relapses.”
The two other former clients to provide feedback to date both noted a lack of holistic offerings. Timonthy wrote, "I was a resident here for aprox. 3 mos. there was only 3 time we had any type of recreation outside was force to stay up 12 to 15 hours a day with no time to do any work for classes or one ones self," and S.I. added, "no recreation at all."
Eight Google users at the time of this writing produced a 3.4-star average rating. Though some former clients credited the facility with being life-changing, several others commented on poor quality food and rude staff members.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
One of the two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date gave mostly positive feedback. “Good values taught however program should be longet,” C.M.S. wrote, giving the center five out of five stars for its counseling options and four out of five stars for its overall effectiveness; however, they also gave the center just one star for its family programming.
The other reviewer, who left written feedback but no ratings, remarked that calling the facility for information on her loved one was very difficult.
On Google, loved one S.S. praised, "my fiance is in there an its done miracles for him an the staff there is amazing."
WHAT STAFF SAY
Three current and former employees of the Ashcamp facility in particular provided two three- and one five-star rating on Indeed to date. “I would go in to star my shift and everybody was very friendly. I loved the work I done there and even the residents that were there were also very friendly and loved me to death as they said,” one anonymous former employee wrote in the five out of five-star review. One of the three-star reviewers cited a lack of resources as the reason for her lowered rating.
There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs; however, both individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the center four out of five stars for its affordability.
Published on December 2018
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