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A Forever Recovery

216 St. Mary's Lake Rd., Battle Creek, Michigan, 49017

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A Forever Recovery understands that no one approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment will work for everyone. As a result, the substance abuse rehab offers a variety of comprehensive and flexible treatment programs, all of which take into account the unique needs of each individual. Clients are encouraged to choose the program that best fits his or her own beliefs and lifestyle, and are empowered to take ownership of the recovery process. Sobriety becomes a personalized experience as a result — one that’s effective, manageable, and sustainable for a lifetime.

Facility Highlights

  • Buddhist 12 Step
  • Native American
  • Self-Help

Specialization

  • 12-Step
    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
  • Holistic Therapy
    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

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john From the magic capital of the world

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532 May not be that big of a number for some. But to me it\'s huge. I spent most my life Drinking and Drugs. I would tell you AFR Saved my life but they didn\'t. They give me the tools to save my life. And I have. AFR Give me the tools to deal with life. 532 Days Of Sobriety.Thank you AFR.

Kathleen

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I would not recommend this facility to anybody looking for real help with addiction. While they may know a little, their no pharmaceuticals of any kind, just isn\'t practical. They pull you off any anxiety/depression meds without your doctors approval! It\'s mind boggling, especially when they know NOTHING about you! You also get to spend your time in detox in a cold basement with beds stacked and hardly any personal space. The restrooms are shared by many of both sexes (gross), though there\'s separate shower facilities. Food is sent over from main building and is okay. After about a week here, you move to the main area where you first arrived and into a hotel like room shared, again, with up to 4 or more people with hardly any personal space. Mind you, you\'re (insurance) being charged up to $20,000 for \"treatment\". The classes are more about following instructions than helping one learn about why they became addicted in the first place. I found it not helpful at all and a total waste of my time and money.

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The worst experience of my life. Kept me from getting sober for a lot of years because I was scared of treatment centers after this.

Linda

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If my daughter hadn’t gone to A Forever Recovery for treatment, I don’t know where she’d be right now or what she’d be doing. It wouldn’t be anything good though, that’s for sure. When my husband and I started looking into rehabs for our daughter, we knew that she wasn’t ready to get help. We couldn’t just do nothing though so, we started looking into treatment for her. When we first spoke with the intake counselor at AFR we told him that we didn’t know when she would agree to go to treatment or if she ever would. The intake counselor was really great though. He was willing to talk to my husband or I whenever we called, and he was instrumental in helping us to get our daughter to agree to get help. He helped us understand why our daughter wasn’t willing to talk to us about getting help and he helped coach us on how to go about talking to our daughter about getting help. Without his help, our daughter would still be using and not even thinking about treatment. It was 6 months before our daughter agreed to get help and this intake counselor, he spoke with us at least once a week. Checking in on us and our daughter, finding out what was going on with her, giving us advice on dealing with her and generally just helping us cope with having a kid who was addicted to drugs. Once our daughter was at AFR, it didn’t take long for the changes in her to become visible. For starters, I could talk to her again without worrying that the only reason she was calling me was because she wanted money. I could talk to her without the conversation devolving into an argument. Being able to talk to her and having her temperament being what it was before her drug use was a really nice change. Her dad and I went to visit her 3 weeks after she got to AFR and the physical changes were amazing. She’d lost a lot of weight because of her drug use and she’d started gaining it back. Her skin was clearing up and her happiness seemed to just radiate from her. Every parent worries about their kids. There are so many things in this world that can hurt them and having them basically choose to hurt themselves by using a drug like heroin and becoming dependent, it’s a horrible thing to have to deal with. You know that until they make the decision to get help, there’s not much you can do to help them. So, having that kid finally get the help they need and watching them come back to themselves and start acting like the person you raised again, it’s amazing and wonderful and I can’t thank AFR enough for giving me that. Because my daughter went to AFR, because of the help my husband and I received before she even agreed to go there, she’s now off everything and has been completely sober for 5 months. My daughter has been vigilant in continuing with her aftercare since coming home. She speaks with her aftercare specialist regularly. She knows that just because she went to treatment, that doesn’t mean that her dad and I instantly started trusting her again and since she’s come home, she has done a lot of work to earn our trust back. We knew that she needed to start working and doing something with her day but, we were worried that having her own money again wouldn’t be good for her. So, when she got a job 2 months ago, she worked it out with her dad so he’s in charge of her money. When she goes out to lunch, she brings him the receipt so that we know exactly what she spent her money on. Doing that, it isn’t something that she had to do, it is her money but, she knew how worried we were and is doing it to put us at is. Showing that consideration for her dad and I, it shows just how far she’s come since going to AFR.

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I first came across A Forever Recovery at least 7 years ago, when I was looking for a place to send my son. While reading some of the things said about AFR I decided against sending him there. There were far too many reviews about AFR stating that it was a recruiting center for a cult, and I didn’t want my son going to a place like that. My son spent the 6 years in and out of rehab and every time I started looking for a new place to send my son to, I’d see the advertisements for AFR and finally after 6 years with absolutely no improvement in my son’s life, I figured it might just be easier to get him out of a cult that to get him off drugs, so I finally called them. Turns out, that don’t us the same programs that they used to, and they have no affiliation with that cult anymore. They still have an impressive set-up and the more I heard about AFR, the more I was almost excited at the prospect of my son going there. AFR has different programs for the clients to choose from. There’s not a one size fits all mentality to treatment there and I thought that, more than anything would help my son. In fact, I’m almost ashamed to admit that it didn’t ever occur to me that my son might be doing the wrong program for him. Whenever he’d relapse, I always thought it was him, just not trying enough. Because I thought he wasn’t putting in the effort to get sober, I never considered that he might need a different program, so I always sent him to 12-step programs because the 12-step program has been around for so long, it’s the only one I knew anything about, and so it was the only kind of program my son had ever gone to. When my son went to AFR he was able to choose a program that he felt comfortable doing and his attitude towards his recovery changed immediately after choosing the SMART program. He was putting more effort than ever before to get a recovery program done right. The clients at AFR are moved forward on their programs based on their individual progress. It’s not a 30-day or any other amount of days type of place. My son stayed at AFR for 18 weeks because he wanted to. My son started AFR liked he started so many other programs, irritated he had to go back to rehab, wanting to get it done as quickly as possible and not working as hard as he should have. After going through detox, seeing the different programs they have and spending time figuring out what he wanted to do, his whole attitude changed about being there. All of a sudden it wasn’t an annoyance he had to get through to appease me, it was something that could really help him stay sober and he was very happy about that. Going to A Forever Recovery gave my son a better chance at sobriety than all the other rehabs he’s gone to. I’m really glad I finally gave AFR a chance because going through his program has saved my son’s life. He got home last week, and I’ve never seen him so determined to stay sober. He’s doing everything he’s supposed to be doing, calling up to AFR, checking in and continuing his aftercare program. Our entire family’s life has changed for the better because of my son’s stay at AFR and I’m incredibly grateful for everything they did for him and everything they’ve continue to do since he’s come home.
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