Worst place I ever went to,, my third,,unfortunately, The second place I went to was Baker house in Baker City Oregon, They offered,,treatment for 100.00 a day,,,,1 thousand a Month...During the week at Baker, they offered trips to bowling alleys, swimming pools, volleyball, bus trips to the surrounding areas,, Betty Ford of wilsonville,offered NON of theat. I was given a room with a bed, a room mate,and a dresser, I was constantly treated like a 10year old. not allowed to watch TV but a couple hours on the weekends, not spoken to like an adult,, where all the "sports Nuts" took over the only 2 hours of TV available to watch nothing but sports,, golf, tennis, football,, didn't matter,, as log as "they" got to hog the TV for sports... Bummer for those of us who hate sports,, there is NO OTHER TV available,, TOTALLY Boring. The ONLY best part was the smoking area where I got more therapy than anything else,, and got more addicted to cigarettes because that was the only thing to do, but where I got better benefit than ANY "class" I was forced to go to....The hallways smell like Bad farts because they don't allow bathroom fans because someone might be trying to smoke something, thus we all have to smell a HUGE amount of sewage.
I had a migraine for 10 DAYS and no one cared,, I didn't eat anything for 10 days(you would think they would notice but NOT!),,at least I lost 20 pounds there,, that they also didn't notice....I missed classes because of that 10 DAY! migraine, and was lucky to make it to some of them (I forced myself with earplugs),, but all they did was complain that I had missed classes!!!
I Suffered for over 10 DAYS!!! No One cared,No one cared at All!For 10 DAYS! but i still managed a few classes and got put "on report" for.
THEN,, My Counselor,,( doesn't matter his name, they all are just salesman to sell you to STAY there till insurance stops paying out) never called me to find out if I was OK,, Even a year later,, He made his Best effort to make me stay there because I had good insurance,, seems if you have crap insurance,, you are cured,, if you have good insurance,, you need to stay till it runs out,, THEN you are cured. I lived through 22 days there,, just barely,, The boredom is unbearable.,I was forced to listen to "war stories" from the young who love to brag about their prison encarcerations, and their prison stays, and the great prisons they've been to, and their prison tattoos, who were bouncing off the wall from their own boredom,, then there was the "game room" is a ping pong table and a card table. Take it from me,, Save your 25 grand a month and go to Baker house in Baker city, Oregon,
At Baker,, if you need a dentist, doctor, counselor,, you just pay a little extra in town to find a local pro you need, instead of paying that entire staff at Betty ford.
Their "policy" is,,as they say,,,, you can leave anytime you want,
Worst place ever.. That "doctor" who is on easy street there,,,was supposedly a "pain expert",, HA,, I had a migraine for 10 out of the 22 days I was there (didn't get any credit for the food I didn't eat), , DUH,, I hd already been to a dozen docs who couldn't help but I paid ( my insurance luckily)a HUGE price for his useless opinion.
My room mate was informed too late that his insurance had run out. Needless to say,, He was cured once they found out but too late for him,, a farmer from Nebrasca,,(people come from all over) I feel SO sorry for him
Mostly I am angry because I had to get the hell out of there and ,,It's been a year now,,and my "great" counselor NEVER EVEN CALLED TO CHECK UP ON ME!
Yea,, you at Hazelden can delete this,, but I am copying this to make sure everyone knows how much you stink,,I do not care if you will delete this.
I am STILL WAITING FOR MY COUNSELOR TO CALL AND AT LEAST CHECK ON ME!!!!!
but Not to worry,, there are MANY other avenues to display this!!! Thank GOD!!!
PLEASE, whoever you are,,,,,
GO TO BAKER HOUSE IN BAKER CITY!!!,, CHEAPER AND HUGE BETTER!!!