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The Walker Center - Residential Treatment

3.8 Very Good (21 Reviews) |
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3.8
Very Good
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605 11th Ave.
East Gooding, Idaho 83330

Services

  • Wilderness

Facility Highlights

Gender-Specific Programs

Medically Supervised Detox

Family Programs

Philosophy

Established in 1976, Walker Center is Idaho's premier alcohol and drug addiction treatment provider. As a not-for-profit entity, we seek to offer high-quality, evidence-based treatment services at an affordable price. As one of the leading treatment centers in the Northwest, Walker Center has helped thousands of people find a way out of the craziness addiction brings to lead much more meaningful, productive lives.

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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Meet The Staff

Reid Lofgran
Medical Director

Dr. Lofgran makes all the medical decisions for the residents at the Center. Upon admission, vital signs are monitored and a Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA) is completed if necessary. After the initial evaluation, any necessary medications are placed in lockup and are taken by the resident under the supervision of a member of the treatment team. The resident enters treatment activities as soon as initial assessment is completed, during the first day of residency. Laboratory work is available, if indicated by medical assessment. Additional medical care will be given according to individual needs. These services are optional and it is the patient's responsibility to pay for them.

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5.0
Excellent
Saved my life! Gave me the tools I needed to get back on the right track. Meals were wonderful staff very helpful and knew what they were talking about.
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1.3
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This place is a joke! Had a girlfriend and in desperation to fix her alcohol problem took her to Walker Center of Gooding. If you are gonna charge someone 18,000 dollars and think that you can fix a alcoholic by just taking alcohol away for 28 days and give them some activities and classes. Would have been better off her getting her 4th DUI. First off the detox almost killed her because of people not knowing what there doing. As in reading there heart rate as there blood pressure and vice versa. Then the activities and some classes are ran as co sex meaning the Male addicts are joined in with the female addicts. There is plenty wrong with that alone. With today's society girls/boys alot of them are dependent on attention and emotions. You got coed swimming together, exercising together, having water fights, ect. People need to be focusing on recovery not on play time with joint genders. So now you got coed addicts playing in the water going on hikes together and then when they get caught sneaking off to have sex they get kicked out. That is a problem. Because this facility put them in those situations. There is multiple types of addictions it's more than just alcohol, or drugs. These people need the right placements without distractions. Then to top off the amazing job these people did with my girlfriend is they told her she should break off her relationship.. excuse me. I took her there so she could get better so I can make her a wife. I wanted the help for her. Who are you to tell her she needs to end her relationship with a guy that only wants the best for her? Like I said this place is the biggest joke ever! She went in drunk and the first day out of completing there rehab.... still drinking. If I was the one that paid for it I would take this place down cuz that is a ton of money to waist on nothing. Like they're motto. It's a addiction center ran by addicts. It's a joke.
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No Rating
I had the displeasure of being at the Walker Center and it's $$$$ the greediest outfit ever. I'm 54 and understand it's a business but wow, detox at home. It is possible !! Good luck. STAY AWAY. They don't care about addict's.
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4.0
Great
It's too soon to rate the treatment effectiveness for our young adult son, but we are grateful for this program and very happy with what we've seen so far. The counselors we met were caring and professional. The 3-day family session was very beneficial and we almost missed it. Our son's counselor who called to tell my husband about family week, did not give any detailed information or express how valuable or important it would be. Had it not been for our daughter strongly urging both of us to go, my husband would've missed it--and that would've been unfortunate. Even though I felt that our son's counselor could've been more assertive in his communication with us, our son liked his "laid back" approach as a counselor. The meals are Standard American Diet, but thankfully, they include a well-stocked salad bar. This program is based on the 12-steps, but only step 1 is required to complete the program. The required AA meetings may not be the best fit for everyone, but the overall program seems like it would be beneficial for anyone.
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1.0
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This was a terrible place! My daughter is 10 times worse than she was. Terrible terrible counseling. Would NOT send my love one here.
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5.0
Excellent
Awesome
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Hi I felt comfortable the min I stepped in to the walker center the one thing I liked the best is every one employed at the walker center from cooks, house keeping, house moms, Councelor\'s, HR, admition,;) was all very kind, caring and supportive. I would recommend to any one that is in need of recovery. Thanks so much Walker Center
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4.0
Great
I had a bad experience with another provider and Walker Center was the only other choice covered by my insurance.
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4.3
Great
The facility has excellent customer service and is extremely willing to help you! They make you feel welcome and accepted for who you are. The price was a little higher than desired, but worth it for the treatment. The facility is extremely compassionate and helpful in every way when it comes to achieving your own personal goals. They truly want what's best for you and are willing to give advice and treatment that works for you rather than just prescribing random things.
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2.0
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This was a horrible treatment center!! I personally went through it and you are just a number there, I never felt like the staff cared about you they were just there to do a job. No aftercare options do they provide you with either. 28 days residential is just not enough for most people I\'ve known myself and a handful of othera that have went through all have the same opinion and have relapsed. I just finished a 90 day residential treatment and did 120 day stay and am now in a transitional program they offer and the Walker Center doesn\'t even come close to it. I for once in my life have a desire to be sober and live a life worth living. I would not recommend the Walker Center to anyone trying to stay sober, plus the price is outrageous for the level of care they provide you with. The facility is nice though, if they would get new therapists and staff and make it longer they could go somewhere.
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2.0
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I liked the family weekend. Would like to see more post-rehab options in Boise. Would also like to see options for relapses, like in my ex-husbands case. He was on his own . Caring and friendly staff but not a lot of holistic/alternatives to 12 steps. Not much follow up on patients.
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4.0
Great
Good facility but needs better counseling options.
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5.0
Excellent
Support but not enough one on one.
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4.0
Great
They offer tools for recovery, counseling, and require a 12 step program in conjunction with their treatment facility. Strengths: Outpatient and relapse prevention. Weaknesses: No residential treatment facility in Boise.
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5.0
Excellent
This is the only facility in our area that I would recommend.
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5.0
Excellent
The staff was very unsupportive. However, there was a lot of connectivity in the facility.
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4.7
Excellent
This was more than I expected and I will forever be grateful.
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5.0
Excellent
I went back to meetings and worked the program.
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5.0
Excellent
Very good counselors, although they need more family counselors. Religion was a downfall of the facility.
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4.3
Great
They are a very positive facility and that was an awesome party. I felt that them keeping men and woman separate was a downfall.
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4.0
Great
The time management they enforced was awesome and the staff was great. They incorporated family very well as well, and they provided great one on one time. However, there was not a lot of free time and they needed more to eat.
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