ABOUT SELF-HELP ADDICTION REHABILITATION, INC (SHAR)
Founded in 1969 and located in Detroit, Mich., Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation, Inc. is a comprehensive human service that assists clients throughout the greater Detroit area who are struggling with mental health disorders, substance abuse, and co-occurring mental health conditions. The treatment center is one of the 68 (14.9 percent) of Michigan treatment facilities that offers long-term residential treatment. Other programs include outpatient treatment, transitional housing, case management, and medical detox.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation's website, the first level of treatment is subacute detox, for clients that need it. Detox usually lasts between three and five days.
Once clients have detoxed, they may progress to SHAR’s residential or outpatient recovery programs. Clients who opt for residential treatment will receive a personalized treatment plan that identifies triggers and provides insight into relapse prevention. Duration of treatment varies, but residents may remain on-site for up to 120 days.
Outpatient care is gender-specific and consists of both community-based group sessions and individual counseling. Beyond outpatient treatment, SHAR offers transitional housing facilities and case management for those who require additional services, such as primary health care or transportation.
Little information is available on SHAR's website their day-to-day staff. The CEO is a social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor. A medical director who is board-certified in addictive medicine leads the treatment team. Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation is one of the 250 (54.8 percent) of Michigan facilities that are accredited by CARF. To date, the four individuals polled by Rehabs.com about the staff's experience gave positive feedback.
Staff's level of training and experience: 5/5 stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
SHR provides few details regarding its living conditions or amenities. The seven individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave mostly high ratings for accommodations and meals.
Accommodations and amenities: 3.6/5 stars
Meals and nutrition: 3.7/5 stars
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the six alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, four gave positive feedback about Self-Help Addiction Rehabilitation, and two provided negative reviews. Alumni wrote about the helpful staff and effective programming as strengths of the facility.
The three alumni surveyed on all 15 metrics gave five out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the facility, affordability, family participation, and cleanliness.
One alum, however, gave a dissenting opinion. He gave SHAR a one-star overall rating and took exception to the cleanliness of the facility. Another alum called the center awful.
Reviews found on secondary review sites to date offer less flattering feedback. The two alumi to leave feedback with CiteHealth gave conflicting reviews. One alum awarded just one out of five stars and wrote: "really BAD staff." The other gave four out of five stars. "this is a place to go if you really want to help yourself," they wrote. 
To date, the 13 people to leave Google Reviews gave an average of 2.8 out of five stars, and mixed commentary. Some reviewers wrote about how the center changed their lives, while others called it dirty and unprofessional. 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave positive feedback. However, one anonymous loved one felt that treatment was too short. They commended the “very friendly” staff, but wrote: “Not spent enough time with. All in all it was a great place to be but needed more time with and let go sooner than ready.”
The other loved one didn't provide any ratings, but provided positive commentary. "He had all good to say about the staff,nothing bad nor negative came out of his mouth about staff," they wrote.
According to the center’s website, SHAR is one of the 366 (80.3 percent) of Michigan treatment facilities that accepts insurance.
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