ABOUT THE WOODS AT PARKSIDE
Located in Gahanna, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, The Woods at Parkside offers a comprehensive suite of treatment services for individuals struggling with substance misuse. These services include residential treatment, partial hospitalization (PHP), and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment programs. These are treatment options offered by 21, 57.2, and 13.7 percent of rehabs in Ohio, respectively.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients begin treatment with a clinical assessment, the results of which form the basis of an individualized treatment plan. If necessary, clients move on to detox, which lasts three to 10 days.
The Woods bases much of its treatment on 12-step principles, incorporating psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and individual and group therapy. Emphasis is also placed on family programming and involvement.
PHP, the most intensive level of care, consists of eight-hour sessions seven days a week. Most clients remain at this level of care for 10 days. IOP may be used as a step-down option and includes three, three-hour sessions each week. Most clients stay in IOP for six to eight weeks.
The residential program lasts up to 45 days. The program involves individual and group counseling, 12-step introduction, relapse prevention, stress management, art therapy, family education, recreational therapy, music therapy, life skills groups, and group fitness.
The Woods’ clinical team includes a family physician, registered nurses, licensed social workers, licensed chemical dependency counselors, and licensed professional clinical counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to its website, The Woods at Parkside has 50 beds, nearly twice the average number of beds (26) at residential rehab facilities in Ohio). On-site at the 23,000-square-foot center is a communal dining hall, a theater/auditorium, and multiple recreational areas. Both private and semi-private rooms are available. To date, the seven individuals polled on the matter gave mixed reviews concerning the facility's upkeep.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The more than 20 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave mixed opinions concerning the facility. On the negative end of the spectrum, many reviewers criticized the treatment effectiveness and the performance of the staff. "I received a very poor plan of treatment. The treatment facility was horribly understaffed," wrote D.N.A. in a representative review.
Despite the mixed nature of the reviews, the four alumni surveyed on more granular metrics generally gave positive ratings. In particular, they gave high ratings to the program's family participation, the facility's cleanliness, the staff's experience and training, and whether or not they would recommend the facility to others.
Would Recommend: 4.3/5
Family Participation: 4/5
Staff Experience and Training: 4/5
Reviews on third-party sites tended to be more positive. On the facility's official Facebook page, which staff may manage, The Woods holds an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars based on 31 reviews. On Google, 68 reviewers gave the facility an 3.9 out of five-star average rating. 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Six of the seven loved ones polled by Rehabs.com gave negative reviews. Many issued warnings to prospective clients: “This place is to be avoided like the plague. It is no place for a person to heal,” wrote one anonymous loved one in a representative review.
Several mentioned a high rate of staff turnover and ineffective treatment for heroin addiction. “My brother has been there 2 weeks and they completely changed staff to times,” A.R. wrote.
Three reviewers polled on more granular metrics gave low ratings. In particular, they were critical of the facility's exercise and leisure options, staff experience, counseling options, and holistic offerings.
According to its website, The Woods accepts self-pay and most major insurance plans, including Medicare, which is accepted by 48.9 percent of rehabs in Ohio. To date, Rehabs.com collected seven reviews on cost which yielded slightly above average ratings.
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