This will be a long but honest post. This place was a total waste of money. And let me just say, I’ve been to 5 treatment centers ranging from a place like this to ones where people are literally coming off the streets. First of all, I learned the exact same things in every place. Fancier place, same info is all. I ended up leaving early bc I was fed up with my counselor who was a total joke. You would think with the amount of money they take, they would hire the best of the best, but maybe they spend it all on the facilities and food. No surprise, I relapsed just as I did after any rehab and I called with my head down in shame begging to come back. They told me my only option was to do like 2 weeks of treatment and I must go to a halfway house, no negotiations (I wanted to go in for at least another month). The halfway house they wanted me to go to was 10k a month btw. They also had a tone as if to say “I told you so” since I left early. I was shocked by how they handled someone begging and saying I’m sorry, you were right and I need help. There was another rehab I left early and went back to (yeah, I was one of those addicts lol) and this place welcomed me back with open arms. In fact, they had a whole policy that regardless of if you leave AMA (against medical advice) or not, they will not turn away someone who might need help again in the future. Why even work in treating addicts if there’s no real empathy? I didn’t take their offer. Instead, I completely relocated to a new state with the determination to change my life and several years after my experience at Caron, I’m sober and doing great, no thanks to them. They actually are the reason why I chose to not go back into treatment again and lose faith in the people who are working in positions to help and try this leap of faith in moving. Your mindset is the number one most important thing in getting sober. Then, I truly believe that’s when rehab or however you choose to get sober will work.
Also, the type of people I was with at Caron were terrible. Basically women whose rich husbands forced them to go to rehab bc they drank too much wine. We went to an AA meeting with a different group once and a girl from that group told a dark and harrowing story about her drug addiction-a reality so many of us addicts know. Afterwards, one woman in my group actually spoke in disgust about how she couldn’t believe some of the things this girl has done and how she didn’t want to hear stories like that. Ummm, does this woman not realize she’s in the EXACT SAME rehab? She might think she’s better but somehow ended up in the same place lol. A lot of other women agreed. I recommend this rehab if you want to be pretentious and snobby and act like you’re better than those “other addicts” whose lives actually went to crap from addiction and want genuine help.