ABOUT AWAKENINGS REHABILITATION
Located in Albion, Mich., Awakenings Rehabilitation offers inpatient treatment, individual counseling, and other interventions to individuals who are struggling with substance misuse. Awakenings is one of 35 rehabs in Michigan (7.7 percent of all rehabs in the state) to offer detox in a residential setting.
Additionally, Awakenings offers partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 8.3 percent of rehabs in Michigan offer PHP while 36.8 percent offer IOP.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Prior to admission, each client undergoes a full evaluation to determine their exact needs. According to the facility's website, Awakenings offers cutting-edge treatment methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and SMART Recovery, which may also be combined with traditional treatment methods such as 12-Step.
Communication skills training (CST) is an important part of programming at Awakenings. CST covers a range of topics, including anger management, disagreeing without arguing, coping skills, social interaction, and conflict management.
Treatment also includes men's and women's groups, music exploration, and art therapy. Additionally, the rehab offers life skills training, such as achieving financial stability, developing routines, hygiene and nutrition, and job training. Aftercare and transition planning are available for all alumni.
Awakenings' website notes the treatment team includes licensed counselors. The facility is one of 91 rehabs in Michigan (20 percent of all rehabs in the state) that is certified by the Joint Commission and one of 250 (54.8 percent) that is certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com gave generally positive ratings for the staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 3.8/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Photos on Awakenings' website show bright, shared rooms. While 21 individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave near perfect ratings to overall accommodations as well as meals and nutrition, the four individuals polled on specific metrics gave more neutral ratings.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 3.3/5
Exercise & Leisure Activities: 2.5/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 19 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, 17 gave highly positive reviews. Many of the alumni praised the treatment staff, in particular. "This facility has a great caring staff that go out of their way to help the clients," alum J.J. wrote in a representative review, adding "I would recommend this facility to anyone looking to get help with their addiction."
Though reviews were positive overall, the three alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date on specific metrics gave more modest ratings, specifically for holistic offerings and counseling options, though offered more moderate ratings for family participation and staff experience.
At the time of this writing, Awakenings holds a 3.6 out of five-star average rating on Google based on 38 reviews. Many reviewers echoed the praise for staff given by those surveyed by Rehabs.com. In a representative review, alum Mel wrote, "Exceptional staff and the treatment platform is priceless!!!!"
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
B.S., the lone loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, left a highly positive review and gave a five out of five stars to nearly every metric evaluated, including family participation, counseling options, and overall treatment effectiveness.
"During his program the staff there helped him learn better how to deal with people he didn't know," she wrote. "So, going to Awakenings got him off heroin but they've made his life so much easier because of everything else they did for him."
Four loved ones on Google gave mixed reviews. Though three gave five-star ratings, a fourth complained of lack of communication and poor discharge planning.
WHAT STAFF SAY
L.C., the lone staff member surveyed by Rehabs.com to date also gave a highly positive review. "I am employed by awakenings and it is an awesome company to work for," they wrote.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. However, four individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave a below average rating to the program's affordability:
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