ABOUT JOSEPH S. MASSIE UNIT
Located in Cumberland, Md., The Allegany County Health Department’s Joseph S. Massie Unit provides treatment to adults struggling with substance use, mental health disorders, or co-occurring disorders. It is one of the 24 (6.2 percent) of Maryland treatment centers that offers short-term, residential care.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to The Allegany County Health Department's website, upon admission, clients receive medical and psychiatric assessments for treatment planning, along with medical care and nutritional therapy. While treatment is individualized, clients enrolled in the holistic, residential program typically stay 21 days.
Treatment plans may include individual, family, and group counseling, vocational counseling. HIV testing and counseling, alcohol and drug education, nutritional services, psychiatric evaluation, aftercare planning, gambling assessment and counseling, family education, and alternative pain management counseling.
Clients receive additional support through referrals to appropriate outpatient facilities, assistance with legal obligations, and HIV testing and counseling. All program graduates have access to follow-up appointments with the unit’s staff three times in the year following discharge.
The treatment team consists of consulting psychiatrists, licensed and certified alcohol and drug counselors, nurse practitioners, and a certified therapeutic recreation specialist. The three individuals polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave five out of five stars for the staff's support.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Joseph S. Massie Unit is tobacco-free; however, smoking cessation assistance is provided. On-site amenities include a fitness center with a weight training system and transportation to and from the facility for recreational activities. The four people polled by Rehabs.com on accommodations and amenities gave high ratings.
4.75/5 accommodations & amenities
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided high ratings and positive commentary for Joseph S. Massie Unit. Each alumni highlighted the quality of the treatment staff, characterizing team members as helpful, supportive, and caring.
Alum B.B. also wrote that the personal experience of facility leaders in recovery was "great." Brian, who reported having sought treatment twice and being welcomed without judgment, wrote that clients would need to "do the work" for treatment to be effective.
To date, the six people to leave reviews for Allegany County Addictions Services (Joseph S Massie Unit) on CiteHealth gave an average of 2.83 out of five stars and mixed feedback. Some alumni mentioned kind and professional staff, and others called them rude.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date provided mostly positive commentary. The two parents polled by Rehabs.com offered favorable reviews. Ruth wrote that her son "loved everyone there" and L.S. rated the effectiveness of treatment for their daughter four out of five stars.
"The Massie Unit staff and program saved my daughter's life. They reached her when nothing or no one else could," a loved one wrote in a representative review.
Dave, also a client's parent, submitted a tentatively positive review on Yellowpages.com, reporting that the treatment program "seemed to have helped my daughter with her meth addiction."
However, a parent on Citehealth complained about communication problems.
The facility's website notes that insurance covers treatment for most clients, and that it is one of the 208 (54 percent) of Maryland treatment centers that offers a sliding fee scale for those with a demonstrated need.
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