ABOUT PROVIDENCE WOMEN’S RECOVERY
Providence Women’s Recovery, in Dalton, Ga., offers Christian-focused residential treatment for women struggling with substance abuse. It is one of the state's only 144 (45.9 percent) treatment facilities with female-specific programming. Detoxification is not offered on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Evidence-based practices are combined with holistic options and faith-based therapies during the 90-day residential program. Clients will participate in 12-step programming, individual and group counseling, peer support groups, trauma recovery work, and life skills training. They will also attend daily classes that adhere to the Matrix Model of recovery. Holistic options include outdoor activities and art therapy.
Spiritual teachings are a cornerstone of treatment at Providence. Clients can expect Biblical teachings to be a part of treatment. Educational programming on anger management, goal setting, character building, codependency, and other topics is provided. Clients also participate in relapse prevention workshops prior to leaving.
Since cost of treatment is subsidized by the organization’s thrift store, residents also work in the store to gain work ethic and social skills for future employment.
Staff includes a licensed professional counselor and an administrative manager who is in training to be a certified addiction counselor as of this writing. Additionally, of the over two dozen individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date, the four individuals polled on the matter gave favorable reviews for the center's staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.3/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The 10-bed, home-like facility hosts women in shared bedrooms. This suggests highly individualized care, as the median number of individuals in a residential treatment facility was 18 clients, as of 2016. Official photographs show a suburban family home with comfortable seating, dining room, fitness area, and laundry room. An outdoor patio overlooks a wooded backyard with an outdoor pool. The four individuals polled on the matter offered moderate ratings for the quality of the facility.
Facility Cleanliness ans Upkeep: 3.5/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Twenty-two alumni reviews submitted to Rehabs.com to date indicated mostly positive feedback, with alumni praising Christian-based programming and several commenting that Providence saved their lives. “The staff are amazing and truly care about the women who come here to find recovery and build a stronger relationship with God,” C.W. wrote. “This place was truly God sent! It has changed my life completely...You will not regret it!” wrote Elizabeth.
Negative reviews, however, indicated a lack of organization and services offered. Despite giving five stars for treatment effectiveness and strongly agreeing that she would recommend the facility to others, one alum gave just one star for family participation and two stars for holistic offerings. “You usually get what you pay for, and this rehab is no different,” wrote alum S.M.H. R.T. added, “This program does not deliver as promised. It looks nice with a good website. There are no movie nights, weekend shoppoing, etc. There is hardly any Bible study, no AA.”
On Yelp, one alum gave a four-star rating and wrote: "I made many friends and we keep in touch still. This is an affordable program and one will be unable to find another of such quality & intensity at this low cost." Additionally, six Google users also left a high average rating of 4.7 out of five stars as of this writing.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones who responded to a Rehabs.com poll gave four- and five-star reviews for treatment effectiveness, meals and facility cleanliness, staff experience and training, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. Family member Shane wrote, “Great support and very friendly. they did a great job helping my close relative."
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing, three staff members gave varying feedback to Rehabs.com. One reviewer noted the low cost of the facility but felt that staff were not well-trained. “A good mix of classes that represent the Christian values/practices and secular recovery information…” the anonymous employee wrote. Another staffer, who previously attended the facility, wrote, “I believe Providence saved my life.”
Treatment at the women’s center costs $4,900 for 90 days. No financial assistance or insurance is accepted. The facility supports addiction treatment through charitable donations and profits made through its thrift stores. The four Rehabs.com survey respondents polled on the matter gave moderate ratings for the facility's cost
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