- Report: #931646
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Complaint Review: Best Drug Rehabilitation
Best Drug Rehabilitation300 Care Center Drive Manistee, Michigan United States of America
Best Drug Rehabilitation Scientology front with nothing to do with sobriety. Worst experience of my life. A Cult not a rehab Manistee, Michigan
*Author of original report: Sobriety
*Consumer Comment: I agree
*Author of original report: Best Drug Rehab
*General Comment: Agreed....
*Author of original report: Fundraiser for Best Drug Rehabilitation
*Author of original report: Where your Best Drug Rehabilitation Money goes..
*Consumer Comment: Let's unite.
*Consumer Suggestion: Very familiar stuff
Google scientology training routines on you tube and take notice this is what your hard earned 30 thousand is going to and there is no relevance to recovery. You are paying for what you could get at any Church of Scientology so basically you are being exposed and converted to the religion of what is in fact a cult. There is no correlation between recovery and scientology, not one that is Scientifically prooven albeit. And for that reason everyone is entitled to there money back. A large portion of it is given to the Chruch of Scientology which I have proof of.
Extyremely large checks are cut to the Church of Scientology bi=monthly from the money that you paid to get sober and learn as the intake couselors promise what your core issues are. They do have counselors but the majority of your day..6 hours are spent doing Scientology drills and reading L. Ron Huubard books. I know for a fact that the statistics are manufactured not acquired as I made after care calls for two weeks after I graduated the program on March 31 st and found very few people who were in fact sober.
Sobriety is defined as absitnence from alcohol and other drugs, the executive director defines sobritey as staying away from your drug of choice. For instance I once contacted a recent graduate who was an opiate addict and he told me that he had used alcohol and coccaine this was considered sober by the executive director.
Many of the staff memebers myself included relapsed while working there and after complerteing an ethics cycle, and doing there conditons were allowed to receive a pay check and rejoin the group. Ethics cycle and conditons are Scientology disciplinary measures and as the excutive director Amber Howe explained to me in Scientology productivity is what matters not sobriety and she told me that everyone messes up and that Per Wickstrom and Dan Owens mess up as well as the recent graduates.
My attorney has this on record. The excutive director was defending the fact that she left Best Drug Rehab on Mothers Day in the hands of two ex-clients who had recently relapsed on crack and heroine in April so at most had about 5 weeks sober apiece. Is that what you are paying for someone 5 weeks sober to be in charge of your loved one's recovery?
In a legitamite treatment center where sobritey is what you are paying for the staff is required to have a year sober before then can work there and in calfornia they have to be licensed by ccdac to practice. The executive director is not licensed or trained in recovery she claims to have a gift and to see pictures which in her mind makes her qualified to get your loved one sober. She is in fact a scientologits despite her insistance to concerned parents that she is a Christian. She told me that Scientologists deny that they are Scientologists for the greater good of the organization of Scientology.
Best Drug Rehab cuts checks to the church of Scientology and reports all activities to the Church. This is a fact. You and your family memebers are paying for the church of Scientolgy to oversee, run, and operate Best Drug Rehab. Yes, other paths are allowed, AA, NA, Native American and Christian Recovery but they are not required to graduated and as 1/3 of your day is spent sleeping, 1/4 of it is spent in the Scientology course room where you are either doing training routines or reading L.Ron Hubbard books.
The training routines have a part called bull baiting where two students sit facing eachother and are encouraged to say nasty and demeaning things to one another. This includes the words faggot, slut, whore, refernce to gentitail, and what ever the patients can imagine. The person saying these things is the coach while the student has to be there comfortably meaning they cannot so much as loose eye contact with the coach let alone react.
There is no licensed or trained professional there in the room. This is conducted patient to patient and over seen by a Scientologist. The patients are recquired to sit in a chair and stare at eachother every morning for about an hour. And to graduate they have to do this in incraments of 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour and 1 hour and a half, and 2 hours for a supervisor pass. I am epileptic with a major spine disease I am termed permenantley disabled by the Federal Government and was forced to do this.
Since I relapsed I was required to do an additional 25 hours and this is when I left with the paperwork in hand which I showed to the court and was granted a repreive. In my case, my judge and probation officer were lied to and decived by the court and manipulated to get me there. They are taking action and reporting Best Drug Rehab with the attorney general, CARF accreditation, the federal licensing board for health providers. By the way the CARF accreditation was acquired fraudulently and CARF has been informed so do not let that accrediation fool you.
While I was an Ethics officer there from April of 2012 to June 1st of 2012 ( my date of sboriet was Feb 1st, 2012) there was an influx of drug use by staff members that were ex clients. A male case manager in the month of May was found with Methadone in his housing unit. I know as I was there when it was found. He was also selling methadone to clients. This was never even documented because as the Executive Director informed me to write it down woud open them to lawsuits. This did occur there so if your loved one attended Best Drug Rehab during this time and informs you of this believe them.
I know that 3 case managers, 2 withdrawl specialists, 1 administrative assistant, and the director of quality all drank or did drug in the months of April and or May and the ones that still work there are claiming that there sober date is the date they entered the program. This is what you are paying for, newly sober, untrained, ex-clients to get your loved one's sober. By the way the higer ups at best drug rehab only feel this help is worth minimum wage to 9 bucks and hour. So what in fact are you paying for?
The place is filthy. A major viloation of health code to say the least. There is no air conditioning. It is a large facility and the patients are responsible for cleaning it. And those on ethics cycles which is primarily clients caught having sex or using drugs clean the facility for 12 hours a day. By the way that is illegal as anyone who is at the facility Best Drug Rehab meets the men rea for temporary disability as they are deemed incaple of taking care of them selves and therefore it is a violation of their rights to be forced to clean.
The alternative is being dropped at a homless shelter. Best Drug Rehab did not get your loved one from a homeless shelter so where do they get off on your loved one to one. I witnessed an extremely intoxicated 20 year old boy be driven to one. In California treatment centers do not kick you out intoxicated as it is a major liability. They let you sober up before they kick you out. One day someone will kill or be killed because of this practice.
Alcohol use is rampant by the clients. They sneak down the hill and steal alcohol from the market or have a Western Union sent to them and purchase it. Yes, this is addicts being addicts and happens everywhere but I have been to many treatment centers and this is the worst I have seen. And it is because there is no recovery offered here. Best Drug Rehab does not offer any form of legitamite recover on Saturdays.And at best your loved one is getting 90 to 120 minutes of recovery (Sunday through Thursday) that they have to seek as additional to the Scientology stuff that is required to graduate. A lot of patients do not because no one wants to stay there any longer then they have to. The place is by definiton hell.
Keep in mind that Scientologists do not believe that addiciton is a disease. They do not believe that addiction is progressive and that it is a brain disease. Counseling is just provided it is not acknowledged. The Owner and Executive director believe that all you need to do to recover from addiction is to confront it. I do not even know what this means and obviously it does not work. To go to a rehab where the patients relapse while in treatment, the staff does drugs and addiction as a disease is discounted is horrifying enough.
But lets not forget that your loved ones are forced to endure Scientology training routines or be dropped off at a homeless shelter. That is a violation of human civil rights. Freedome to choose your own religion. And finally you were lied to and manipulated. Did you know that Best Drug Rehab was based on Scientology training routines? Were you called repeatedly by the intake counselors who promised you a paradise for your loved one, and exploited your desperation to get your loved one there. You should get your money back and you should report this to the state of Michigan Attorney general 517-373-1110, CARF International 520-325-1044, The Manistee Board of Health, 231-723-3595, and the FBI Internet Fraud Divison.
Everyone who came or comes to Best Drug Rehab is a victim. I have witnessed the executive director hit both patients and staff. The security are from the Nation of Islam and they say some horrificly deragatory statements to the male clients. Calling them faggots and gainging up on them like some sort of prison gang. The food budget is 1.80 cents per meal so the food is very low quality and made in a dirty enviornment.
Prison allotes 50 cent per meal so this is not much better. And Best Drug Rehabilitation claims to be hollistic so wouldn't healthy food be implied in that statement? The facility is flithy and the patients clean it themselves the whole 4 story buliding. All extra curricular activities must be paid for out of your loved ones student account.
So what are you paying for or what is your insurance company paying for? The executive director told me that Best Drug Rehabilitation was not a celebrity center and laughed at the horrific conditions. She claimed it was for the middle class and scoffed at that. But the insurance is billed 800 a day and cash pairs pay and average of 24,000. The average patient gradauates in 45 days. So insuarance will have paid 36 thousand dollars for six weeks.
This means Best Drug Rehab is making 4 to 6 thousand a week and between 571 and 800 dollars a day. The food is 5 dollars and 40 cents a day. The staff makes an average of 9 dollars a day, those that are scientologists make a lot more but still what are you paying for? I guess seats for Amber Howe and Per Wickstrom and there band of Scientologists on the Spaceship to Xion. Because you are definitely not paying for your loved one to get sober.
90 meetings in 90 days is an effective way to get sober and it is statistically prooven in a sound manner. Self help, NA/AA meetings are free. Sober living is around 250 dollars a week depending on the area you live in. And there are lots of legit treatment centers around the united states that take insurance and are more cost effective. To name a few Beit T'Shuva 7,500 a month in Culver City California. House of Impact in Pasadena Calfornia 7.500 a month. Pasadena Recovery Center in Pasadena California 9000 a month. Any of these centers legitamelty help people and have licensed staff and are cheaper then Best Drug Rehab.
Best Drug Rehabilitation was the worst experience I have ever had. California Institute for Women and Los Angeles County Jail were not only cleaner facilities, but they were better facilities and I never thought I would say that. My emotional well being and physical health were jeaopardized and overlooked. Working there was a moral conflict of interest and a major moral dilema. No one believed me about how horrible the facility was and no one took action to get me out of there.
When I finally escaped a trained professional, a licensed counselor, explained to my family and legal liasons what was going on there and validated my complaints. I am beyond greatful for that. As I am 29 years old and have been using drugs for a long time there has been a lot of manipulation on my part and times when I have lied. This was not one of them but who would have known that if someone did not stand up for me. This is the exploitaion and manipulation that allows for Best Drug Rehab to exsist.
If you stand for nothing then you fall for anything and we the victims need to unite and stop this from happening to anyone again. Stop before more lives are ruined and befroe someone actually dies or kills themselves as a result of being there if it hasnt already happened. I will be looking at this sight daily. Let me know if you want to take action and I will guid you in the right direction as legally I cannot refer attornies or give out my last name.
Best Drug Rehab is a scam that preys on the lost and the desperate and exploits your loved ones desperation to get you help.
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