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Pioneer Center North

3.1 Good (20 Reviews) |
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1960 Thompson Drive
Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284

Services

  • Private/Secluded

Facility Highlights

Relaxation Exercises

Vocational Training

Pain Management

Philosophy

Pioneer Center North is a 141-bed, long-term residential substance abuse treatment center for the chronically addicted. Most patients have been involuntarily committed, perhaps because they were unsuccessful in other treatment programs, and may pose a threat to themselves or others. Services include detoxification, anger management classes, relapse prevention, life skills, nutrition, fitness, meditation, and aftercare planning.

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

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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2.7
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Counselor Staff at Mount Vernon were all helpful and truly trying to convey recovery to us. However, after the "upper office supervisors" discovered their BHO-insurance glitch/oversight, I was discharged 12 days into my term/stay, I was put on a bus with no housing solutions other than go back to Spokane and Union Gospel Mission or home, where I was not welcome and the staff knew that, AFTER TALKING WITH MY PARENTS TO TELL THEM. Doctors were minimally available (on Skype). NOT 1 PHONE CALL/ATTEMPT TO FOLLOW-UP WITH ME AFTER SURPRISE DISCHARGE. MY ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT COUNSELOR WERE REPLIED TO DAYS LATER OR THE FOLLOWING WEEK. Pioneer Center North COULD NOT HAVE CARED LESS ABOUT MY RECOVERY---if not able to stay there due to cost, I UNDERSTAND. MY DISAPPOINTMENT/RESENTMENT/WARNING TO OTHERS IS THAT EVEN AFTER DISCHARGE THEY HAD NO FOLLOW-UP COMMUNICATION OR CONCERN WITH ONE OF THEIR "PATIENTS/CLIENTS". THANKS FOR THE TILT & HELPING ME REALIZE RECOVERY IS ON MY OWN! 8 MONTHS SOBER AND EMPLOYED, NO THANKS TO PCN.
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4.3
Great
The people who have been rating Pioneer Center North with one Star and warning others not to go here are, respectfully, out of their minds. This place was an incredible stepping stone and experience that helped save my life. The building is a bit intimidating at first because it once was a mental institution and at another time was a locked down facility. That being said the land that this place has been resting upon is some of the most beautiful I have ever had the privilege to live on. The food needs to be worked on just a touch but I am truly searching myself in order to find something to complain about!!! We have shitloads of free time, 4-5 classes maximum Monday through Friday and get to have activities such as kareokee, nails, Walka and Rec time on the weekends and some throughout the week days. I cannot stress enough the importance TO BRING AN ALARM CLOCK WITH NO RADIO, you must practice time management and if you don’t get to class on time you can loose the ability to go on walks and get visitation. I can for the sobriety but I stayed because I fell in love with the amazing, beautiful and powerful women I was so blessed to have met and now have these amazing valkyries as my very own life long friends. They held me up when I was low and I got to do the same for them, they helped heal my soul. The people who work here, nearly every one of them is a recovering addict in one way or another. Each has a gift that they bring to this place, be it comedy relief or just a shoulder to cry on, they care about your life. In my experience the only people who ever gave a shit about me while I was using were other addicts in recovery.... only at the time I thought they were showing signs of weakness because I lacked the ability to feel like anything other than a vicious apex predator. No I do not feel as though we are supposed to compete, no from this day fourth you are my sisters. Pioneer Center North gave me more than a gift of sobriety, it reconnected my soul to the universe and once more allowed me to love another person other than only myself. That is why I have given PCN five stars. Thank you.
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3.7
Very Good
The cons: the mattresses. The pros: 60 days to work on you. Beautiful setting. The program was beneficial and had a lot to offer. The reward system keeps people accountable. Some of the staff was phenomenal while others just didn't seem to care at all. If you are ready to change this place is a great start. Bring some reading material and have someone send you pillows and a mattress topper and you will have it made!
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4.0
Great
Not the greatest ammenidies, but the education and treatment aspect of PCN is state of the art. I highly recommend this inpatient facility to anyone truly serious about treatment for addiction.
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No Rating
This place is great! You get what you put into it, as any recovery program is. the staff are awesome from my experience there and work with you in all areas of your life. Like I said if you're there to work on yourself and listen then you're definitely going to reap the reward from it! I have some favorites there as for staff but you all are wonderful people doing great things for people and got me through some hard times in my life! Guess what I'm still clean and sober!! It works if you work it!! sending my love to you all At PCN....
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1.0
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And to hold me back they they taking my phone and my bank card it has been 3 business days now and I get it back please don't send your love ones there they will not get
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My daughter says violence, drugs, uncomfortable to be there
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2.3
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Facility was ok, treatment and food was below average
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Truly grateful for this facility program and staff. My son would not be alive today if it weren't for the amazing care and help he received in the 60 day program. He is now 1 year sober and working at a recovery center in the detox unit!!
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1.0
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Friends and family of an at risk drug/alcohol abuser hope that a facility they trust their person to will be the solution to their recovery. My family did. I attended PCN and I made a sincere effort to get the most out of their program. I was placed there as an incentive to my legal situation due to my substance abuse. The facility, program and staff were marginal at best. Many of the clients do not want to be there. It is a warehouse alternative to jail or homelessness for most. I worked on trust issues along a laundry list of historical components that contributed to my own substance abuse... I was able to manage my sobriety after leaving, in spite of the depressing and dismal experience and surroundings. You have to want it more internally than wallowing in your external circumstances. Sadly, there is a need for such facilities in our society. Not everyone wants to get sober and jail isn\'t a therapeutic environmental consequence. People who want recovery bad enough will find a way no mater what. PCN is a reprieve.
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This facility was like a jail it only makes a recovering addict feel like a animal. The facilities are okay but this place needs a change of direction and curriculum... In short no treatment will work unless the addict is ready to stop they must make the choice sending your loved one to a place like this is not a bad idea only a waste of money if they don\'t put the effort in. K quit with methadone treatment after 7 years and have been to 12 treatment centers including pcn and a two and half year inpatient residential program called habilitat. In short u can show someone the way but these places won\'t change them be smart and educate yourself and don\'t listen to the first doctor who says it will work trust me I\'ve been to Mexico and done ibogane treatment for 20,000 I did everything short of blood transfusions I couldn\'t get past sickness from heroin. In my opinion methadone treatment with outpatient and counseling with proper medication excirsize dieting and meditation is the best for someone who actually wants to quit but can\'t get thru initial withdraws and post a acute withdrawals.
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1.5
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They treat you horribly! . They ignore you completly!! I mean ... just look at the place?! >:-《. The whole place just stinks of stale cigarette smoke!! The food is not cooked all the way! That place is top #1 out of many, That i recommend u STAY AWAY from!!!
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5.0
Excellent
Pcn was a great place for me to start my recovery process
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3.0
Good
Its a lockdown facility with a detox on site. poor nutrition, under staffed, sleeping quarters are drafty. The program was a joke, but getting some clean time behind me started me on a journey to being nearly five years clean today.
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4.3
Great
IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR RECOVERY THIS IS A GOOD FACILITY. LARGE PERCENTAGE OF RESIDENTS COME FOR THE SATISFACTION OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND DON'T CARE. THIS EFFECTS OTHERS THAT ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR RECOVERY. PAY YOUR STAFF MORE..THEY MIGHT CARE MORE ABOUT THE LIVES THAT ARE TRYING TO BE SAVED. YOUR MEDICAL PROGRAM IS TERRIBLE. PEOPLE THAT COME INTO YOU FACILITY ARE LEGALLY SICK BY DEFINITION AND MOST HAVE PHYSICAL PROBLEMS. EXTREMELY INADEQUATE AND A SENSE OF "WE DON'T CARE" ON THE MEDICAL SIDE. STOP ADMITTING REPEAT OFFENDERS WITH MULTIPLE TRIPS TO THIS FACILITY.
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4.0
Great
The facility is beautiful, and staff are great
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3.0
Good
it is next door to a job corp which I find kind of strange, but the facility is nice
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1.0
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This isn\'t a treatment center, it is a transition center for criminals. It\'s dirty, cold and the staff treats you like a criminal... you are expected to do \"chores\" such as cleaning the toilets. They made more mistakes than I can list here. Regarding the food: It is slopped on a well used plastic tray. Typical meal is bologna and cheese, canned beans, salisbury steak, canned peaches, frozen processed chicken patties, turkey hotdogs. Overheard from people there, \"This is worse than jail food\", \"This is one step up from jail food\". If you don\'t have to go to treatment to get out of jail or stay out of jail, find another place to go! Otherwise, you will just be doing time and not getting treatment.
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2.0
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All the psych department did was MANDATORILY make me take my antidepressant meds. If not - I would get "points" taken awayAfter behaving for a number of days - you get the advantage of going out on walks in the beautiful area and also to play some sports and do arts and crafts. We also were able to leave the facility to go to AA, NA or CA meetings and have REAL CAFFEINATED coffee. It was worth the cost because I needed to get away from my daily life of hell, but also at the same time it was not worth the cost because I didn't receive treatmen that I think I needed.
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5.0
Excellent
When i got to PCN I thought it was going to be easy to fake it but the staff at PCN was a lil smarter then I thought and called me on my stuff and helped me work through hard times and gave me a better understanding of my addiction, I will forever be thankful for their help and support because of going to PCN I will be celebrating six months on June 21, 2014. I'm still clean and sober and there is no cost to great to achieve that
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