ABOUT SAMARITAN RECOVERY COMMUNITY, INC.
Located in Nashville, Tenn., and in operation for more than 40 years, the nonprofit Samaritan Recovery Community operates in partnership with the United Way to provide treatment for adults struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
The agency offers a breadth of programming that includes residential treatment, a variety of outpatient options, continuing care, supportive housing, programming for family members, and DUI-specific programming, a service provided by 17.5 percent of rehabs in Tennessee.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Following a brief telephone screening, all clients meet with an admissions counselor to determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Clients who require intensive treatment and a high level of structure are typically admitted to Samaritan's 28-day residential program, which is one of just 43 (19.8 percent) short-term (less than 30 days) residential treatment programs in Tennessee.
During the day, clients participate in on-site, evidence-based therapeutic programming that aims to address each individual's unique needs. Clients participate in a structured schedule of individual and group therapy, educational classes, and coping skills workshops. In the evenings, clients are transported to local 12-step meetings. Specialized treatment is provided to clients who have received a dual diagnosis of chemical dependency and another mental health condition.
Outpatient treatment, which is available at intensive (IOP), partial hospitalization (PHP), and standard outpatient levels, is similar in design but less time-intensive. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 53.5 percent of rehabs in Tennessee offered IOP, while 18.4 percent provided a PHP.
Additionally, clients who have completed treatment and are in the early stages of recovery may apply for housing through Bridgeway Crossings, the agency's transitional living program.
According to the facility's website, the staff includes medical doctors, psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors, and a psychologist.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients have access to an outdoor recreation area that includes a basketball court and picnic tables. Transitional housing includes 12 unfurnished, single-occupancy apartments and six furnished double-occupancy units. The commons area includes a lounge, television, laundry facilities, and kitchen.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
J.C., the lone alum polled by Rehabs.com to date, gave positive feedback overall. "After forty years of using drugs and trying every way to stop and could not, I had lost everything. Samaritan Recovery Community gave me the tools needed to change my life," he wrote. Likewise, he awarded four or five stars each for aspects including general accommodations, meals and nutrition, staff training and support, and the quality of group counseling services.
On Google to date, 18 reviewers rated Samaritan an average 4.7 stars out of five. One alum, Patrick, characterized his treatment as comprehensive. Echoing the experience of Jimmy, he reported success after several prior attempts at rehab. "THE most effective treatment experience in my life," he wrote.
On the facility's official Facebook page, which staff may manage, 13 reviewers contributed to an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. An anonymous reviewer on CiteHealth rated the facility a perfect five stars. The sole reviewer on Yellowpages.com also rated it a perfect five stars.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Two anonymous loved ones who responded to Rehabs.com surveys gave mostly positive reviews. They rated the facility four and five out of five stars for the effectiveness of treatment and the level of staff training and experience. Feedback on opportunities for family participation in treatment was viewed slightly less favorably, earning three- and four-star ratings.
Although the facility's cleanliness and upkeep received four and five stars, one respondent identified "older facilities" as a weakness. The other anonymous family member highlighted the value of aftercare in continuing recovery.
WHAT STAFF SAY
A single former employee surveyed by Rehabs.com gave a highly positive review. "It's just the best ...Treatment were as good as it gets. This non-profit, state funded facility was equivalent to some of the best private rehab facilities," she wrote. She rated the level of training and experience on staff a perfect five stars.
The 28-day residential program costs $6,000, and three outpatient sessions per week cost $50. A 90-day stay in the transitional housing program costs $7,200.
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