ABOUT DAMASCUS REHAB
Located in the historic college town of Statesboro in eastern Georgia, Damascus Rehab offers long-term residential treatment for men seeking treatment for substance abuse. It is one of Georgia’s 51 (17.5 percent) of residential treatment facilities. This center is approved to accept individuals currently on parole and probation.
Damascus Rehab is not a medical facility, and medical detox is not available on-site. Individuals seeking treatment for mental health disorders can be accommodated, but only if they have been stable on psychotropic medications for three to six months before admission.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Damascus Rehab uses the 12-Steps along with a solutions-based approach, aiming to address difficulties in clients' work, school, and family lives, as well as their substance use disorders. The 12-step program is used in 217 (74.3 percent) of treatment facilities in Georgia. In addition, the peer support provided at the facility helps clients to resolve their interpersonal problems.
Residents attend off-site 12-step meetings every day, as well as participating in a weekly individual counseling session, group counseling, psychoeducational groups, and community meetings. The program is split into four phases. At each stage, residents take on more responsibility until, in the later stages of treatment, they become positive peer mentors for new residents.
During treatment, clients often find employment to help pay for their treatment. It also serves as a work training program, which is only offered in 144 (49.3 percent) of the state’s treatment programs.
Families are encouraged to participate in the program. Damascus Rehab also provides drug and alcohol screening and monthly reports to parole and probation officials.
The center is staffed by certified addiction counselors and program administrators. Many of the staff members are in recovery themselves.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residents sleep in shared bedrooms and complete mandatory chores. After a certain period in treatment, overnight passes can be granted, and the center also aims to encourage residents to develop healthy, sober social lives by scheduling camping trips and outings to the movies and college sports games, among other activities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received two positive and one negative review from alumni of Damascus Rehab. Alum Jack described a lack of counseling and insufficient food. "They have their residents working full time to pay 200 dollars a week to only have a pillow at night.” He added that “Their form of counseling is actually just sitting in a hot warehouse in a button down and tie for 8 hours every Friday night in a session they refer to as POP.”
However, the other reviews were more positive. C.R. wrote how. "Damascus provided me with structure, accountability, workbook material, relapse prevention, 12 step support and a safe, comfortable environment to learn how to live, work and thrive as a sober member of my society.” L.W. wrote about the “love and care that the staff give to residents” and the “prayers and the support and the structure provided.”
At the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded minimal coverage: a single five out of five star review with no accompanying commentary on Facebook (where the facility can manage its own page).
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date, H.E., gave positive feedback about their experience at Damascus Rehab. "We are very pleased with his care and find one of the male staff members very knowledgeable and compassionate," they wrote of their son's stay at Damascus.
Pricing is not provided, but many clients find employment during treatment to help pay for their treatment. Self-pay is accepted.
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