ABOUT RECOVERY HOUSE, INC. – SERENITY HOUSE
Located in the rural Vermont town of Wallingford, Recovery House, Inc. offers a comprehensive continuum of care for adult men and women struggling with substance use disorder. Serenity House is the facility’s residential program, which also offers on-site detox services. It's one of only three residential treatment facilities in Vermont (just 7.1 percent of all residential facilities in the state) to provide medical detox.
In addition, the facility accepts intravenous drug users and pregnant women, the latter of which is accepted by only 38.1 percent of Vermont treatment facilities.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The program is based on the 12-Steps and designed to teach residents how to maintain sobriety by relying on a network of community-based support systems. All treatment plans are individualized, use evidence-based therapeutic practices, and vary in length depending on the client's needs.
Clinical services include medical assessments, individual and group therapy, addiction education, on-site 12-step meetings, aftercare planning, and family counseling. Clients who graduate the program but still need supervision can enroll in extended care at Grace House, the facility’s 12-bed sober living house.
According to the facility's website, there is an on-call physician, and nursing care is provided 24 hours a day.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings; however, the two alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility a one-star review and a five-star review for its cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, the two former clients surveyed by Rehabs.com had opposing opinions of the facility. J.A. indicated that he would not recommend Serenity House to others and gave it just one or two out of five stars for its counseling options, its exercise and leisure activities, its holistic offerings, and its staff's level of training and experience. "Unless you are ordered to be there and aren't too serious about your recovery, I would go anywhere else," they wrote.
T.E., on the other hand, reported that the treatment was highly effective and awarded the facility five out of five stars for its level of staff support, the overall quality of its counseling, the frequency and consistency of its meetings, and its respect for clients' treatment preferences. "I felt very safe and comfortable at this treatment facility." they wrote. "I had to go there 3xs for 21 day stays to help me with alcoholism. All of it was helpful to me, the staff is very respectful and understanding."
On Google, Serenity House earned an average rating of 3.8 out of five stars based on eight reviews. All of the former clients who left comments described the facility as an effective and compassionate environment for recovery. "Amazing loving people who care when I didn't care for myself," Heidi wrote in a representative review. "They have a will balanced program with amazing people."
According to its website, Serenity House accepts some private insurance plans, as well as Medicaid. Sliding scale fees are available to clients without insurance, which is an option offered by 66.7 percent of treatment facilities in Vermont.
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