For those reviewing this site, congratulations! It appears you're doing your homework (and truly interesting in the recovery process!). Admitting yourself into a substance program isn't easy, at least it wasn't for me, but I feel so much better several weeks / months into the process!
As a current patient within the Dawn Farms network, I have to say there have been impressed with nearly ever aspect of their programs.
Yet, unfortunately, there have been several heavy hitting cons. As in many on-line reviews, I tend to look for consistency in what's written here ---- if several individuals are concerned about the same issue, then more than likely, there's a reason for it.
Reviewing several of the recent comments posted on this site (2017), I have to agree, that certain members of the staff (including professional therapists), do tend to carry some level of hidden bias or judgement --- which occasionally, rears its nasty head. That's human, right? Nearly all of us do at some point.
However, it's disappointing when these limitations of care, cross the line into a professional, recovery environment. If this occurs, it obviously could cause someone in treatment to fear retaliation; or worse yet, 'shut down' during their therapy sessions.
While the majority of Dawn Farms staff members have been outstanding resources during my recovery process, there were one or two 'bad apples.' The way around this? In my opinion, it was open communication. Works most of the time.
I found it best to communicate my feelings, especially when misunderstood or misread, by one staff member in particular. Most of the time it helps...other times, people are just going to be ignorant (or insecure), and there's little we can do to change the situation.
Acceptance. That's what I'm learning through AA (along with a health does of courage and wisdom!). Haha!
Do your homework on agency success accommodations and rates, and decide which facility, agency or network is best for you.
Either way, try and go in with an open mind and you'll be successful! Yes, sometimes easier said-than-done, but welcome to addiction! For myself, I'm glad I entered the program and FINALLY find myself HAPPY. Hope you can too!
Anyway...overall, I would say the positives (for myself), have far outweighed any negatives; as the facility has been well established in the local community for several decades.
Congrats for trying to better your life and doing what you have to -- clean, open and honest We all can do this! Go for it ------ it only gets better from here!