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08/11/2013
By: John H.
Serenity Recovery Centers
First of all I'll begin by saying this place makes the best food you will ever have at a rehab center. It was honestly better than anything I've ever had at home. And it's all delicious soul food. THAT BEING SAID. This isn't the *worst* rehab you could go to in Memphis. And it's free. Yet there were a lot of problems with my stay. One they don't allow you to have any books...unless it's recovery related, yet you can watch movies that have nothing to do with recovery. There's really no recreation besides playing dominos and cards, which is really reminiscent of jail. (I caught myself calling the room a pod a few times). You can't have any musical instruments (my main problem but hey it's rehab) and there's really nothing to do during the day. It's not that bad but it is boring. My main problem with this place and the reason I left early is that the counselors really don't do much of anything. Most of the groups consist of them bitching at you for not following the rules (you guys aren't men blah blah blah you go to the bathroom at the wrong time) and you get little instruction on actual recovery. They force you to sit through what they call SLEEPY JOE which is a movie that seems like it's from the 80's of an old black man who speaks in monotone for about an hour and a half. If you like biblical humor, you're in for a treat. I stayed for two weeks and did not speak to my counselor ONE TIME privately. I was told that this was MY FAULT of course. I'm not saying that these guys get paid enough, but it seems like a collection of a government check more than actual helping. I also asked SEVERAL times to be tested for HIV, Hep, etc. I was told over and over again that they would get back to me on that. Which is pretty much the response you're going to get when you ask for anything. And I was not tested the entire time. Which if you're unsure whether or not you have AIDS this creates even more stress on you when you're coming off drugs and being forced to watch stupid movies all day. If you can't afford a rehab like La Paloma or something nicer than this then by all means this is a good rehab for simply detoxing and deciding yourself that you want to quit. But if you're looking for a place where the counselors are going to to actually work with you to see what it is YOU need to get sober this is the wrong place.
07/05/2012
By: grandmother5889
Memphis Recovery Centers
Memphis Recovery the Youth at YP is an excellent program for children . They work with the children to save lives and they work with the faimly. If it were not for YP and YD these children may not be alive today. They leave here learning how to live a life drug and alochol free. I know some that are married with children now. and they say they owed their lives to Memphis Recovery.The counselors work very hard and they care about what they do at YP and YD. Thank you Memphis Recovery.
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01/20/2016
By: Lisa S.
Phoenix Recovery Center PLLC
This place isn't honest about the fees when you call and ask. I would not have used this facility if they were. They add "counseling fees" and you have to pay for your own screenings which is a total of 320$ a month after the first month. I only gave them 2 stars because they are super nice.
05/24/2014
By: Ian D.
Serenity Recovery Centers
“You all did the best you could. My needs were impossible to meet, but you exceeded my expectations and I am so glad I came. At least now I have a sober place to start over from.”Ian Dutt
07/05/2012
By: mkm0985
Memphis Recovery Centers
This place is great! You can tell that the staff at MRC really care about everyone that comes through the doors and have each person's best interest in mind.
Tips & Advices
If you don't have insurance, you may be able to find outpatient programs like Narcotics Anonymous that offer counseling and meetings for patients at no cost.
Some facilities accept health insurance like United Healthcare, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Humana and Medicaid. Many carriers support in-state assessment, detox and outpatient treatment. Some also partially cover residential or inpatient treatment. Because drug addiction is considered a disease, major health insurance providers must treat it like any other chronic condition that requires medical treatment. Be sure to inquire about co-pays and deductibles so you don't receive a surprise bill months after you start a program.
Yes. Some treatment programs promote quick sobriety through seemingly impossible means, such as herbal supplements or religious affiliation. Be wary of questionable claims like, "Shake your drug addiction in one week!" If the advertising sounds too good to be true, the program could potentially be a scam. Instead, look for organizations that include approval and certification from real doctors and health care providers.
Yes. Attending a program that is specific to your drug of choice will make your treatment much more likely to be impactful and successful.  Some provide certain users with medications like Valium and Xanax to counteract symptoms of distress associated with alcohol or drug withdrawals. You may not want to attend such programs if you fear that you may instead become addicted to these substances.
Yes. A physician can determine how severe your addiction is, which will help you decide if you want to try inpatient or outpatient treatment. He or she can also consider any withstanding health issues such as psychiatric conditions that should be factored into your decision. Next, check out facilities and programs that offer treatment for the substances that you abuse.

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