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Damascus Rehab

3.3 Good (4 Reviews) |
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18 Simmons Center
Statesboro, Georgia 30459


  • Average Location/Amenities

Facility Highlights

12-Step Integration

Psycho-Educational Groups

Individual Counseling


Damascus uses a solution based approach to life problems in areas of work, school, and family as well as influencing interpersonal relationships through positive peer support inside and outside the residence. The utilization of the 12 steps of AA and NA are the basis for the recovery process.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only


  • CARF
  • ADP


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Meet The Staff

Tim Strickland, M.Ed., LPC, MAC, CCS

Mr. Strickland earned his Bachelor's Degree in 1995 from Georgia Southern University in Therapeutic Recreation. He began his career working with adolescents at a Residential Treatment Facility in Bloomingdale, Ga. He eventually earned a Master's Degree in Counseling from Georgia Southern in 1998 and began working with all age groups in Mental Health for the state of Georgia. He spent four years as a Counselor in the Wayne County School System and now works with Bulloch Recovery Resources. He currently has a Georgia License to practice as a Professional Counselor and is Nationally Certified as a Master Addiction Counselor. His community involvement includes teaching Adult Sunday School at the Pembroke United Methodist Church and serving as 1st Vice President and Secretary for the Pembroke Lions Club. Mr. Strickland has previously held the position as the Community Chair for the Enforcement Work Group for the Georgia Southern University/Community Coalition to address Alcohol issues on and off campus. He was recently named 2013 Licensed Professional Counselor of the year for the state of Georgia by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association for his development of Damascus, LLC, Research and Development for the DUI court treatment protocols for Bulloch County, and his outstanding efficacy with working with men who suffer from the disease of addiction. He speaks at public events several times a year and has developed and implements curriculum for substance abuse education geared towards college students monthly in Statesboro, Georgia.

Vern Howard, NCAC I, SAP

Mr. Howard is a native of and resides in Bulloch County. He attended Georgia Southern University and graduated from Royal Oak Community College. He is a veteran of the United States armed forces. As a Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor and Substance Abuse Professional, he provides counseling for alcohol and drug abuse/dependence. He teaches Anger Management and Alcohol and Drug Awareness Programs for Relapse Prevention. He owns and operates Bulloch Recovery Resources, an Outpatient Substance Abuse facility that provides Alcohol/Drug Evaluations and Individual/Group Treatment programs for members of the Statesboro community and surrounding counties.


User Reviews

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I have witnessed the love and care that the staff give to the residents here. 24/7 the owner/counselor is available to pull men from the dregs of addiction, some who have used only hours before. The prayers and the support and the structure provided to these men is truly a "wrap around service" intended to heal the whole individual.
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My son has been living at Demascus since June of 2016. He was released from jail to go there and learn to think and behave in a more productive manner. We are very pleased with his care and find one of the male staff members very knowledgeable and compassionate.
I am a former resident of this program, now 4 years sober, and was surprised to see such a negative review of this program. One of the directors (TS), who is no longer associated with the program, had a tendency to use fear and vey unusual consequences as a means of behavioral modification. I admit, I didn\'t/don\'t agree with most of those techniques for a person who has already suffered severe trauma as a result of years of substance abuse/addiction, but we are talking about very unhealthy individuals who arrive to treatment with nothing but problems, poor coping skills, family issues, legal issues and low-self esteem. It doesn\'t feel good to give up the one thing that provided comfort/relief and learn how to live sober. That\'s why the statistics for long-term recovery are so low. I can say in all honesty that the program provided EVERYTHING I needed to leave and stay sober. Most places, and I have \"unsuccessfully\" attended many of them myself, provide a bed and minimal structure. Damascus provided me with structure, accountability, workbook material, relapse prevention, 12 step support and a safe, comfortable environment to learn how to live, work and thrive as a sober member of my society. It\'s too bad some disgruntled former residents who were unwilling to put forth honesty, hard work, and behavior modification into action. I still maintain friendships with many sober brothers in recovery who had the same experience I did. Thanks staff!
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So let\'s explain Damascus house \"rehab\". Much of what you see on their website is an out right lie. Two of the staff members have such a hard time keeping their clients inside their \"CBT\" program because it\'s not focused on recovery or helping one another through addiction at all. Your day is tragic at Damascus. 545 wake up to start walking all around statesboro by yourself for weeks for 8 hours a day. You receive one meal once you are home, so I don\'t know where the heck they get off saying they feed you 3 times a day. They sell this as a 6-9 month program until you are there and can find a way to get you mandated by showing up at court dates and such. It\'s actually a program of completion, which is actually 15-24 months to them. They have their residents working full time to pay 200 dollars a week to only have a pillow at night. Their form of counseling is actually just sitting in a hot warehouse in a button down and tie for 8 hours every Friday night in a session they refer to as POP. I strongly advise anyone looking into this to not be fooled by them.
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