Re: Recovering from Choices Counseling Center
Date: August 27, 2009 09:09PM
i DIDNT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ON THE BOARD BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE MODERATOR SENT THEM TO ME IN A PRIVATE MESSAGE. I do not know all of the answers to those questions, and I do not wish to spread rumors or inconsistencies. I gave the Choices website, and anyone is free to look up the info, as provided by them.
I will say that Choices is anout patient, intensive out p[atient, program. Anyone over 18 is free to leave whenever they want. Sometimes, families will not be supportive of the person if they leave, as so much destruction has gone on in their life (which is why they went there in the first place).
I know people who have stayed for 30 days and for years. It is certainly not for everyone. As I had stated previously, although I question some of their procedures, the end result was that after 14 months, I had a clean and sober daughter who has gone on with her life and is doing well. I am sure the time spent there ws very hard, and I have a great deal of respect and admiration for anyone who goes there. To pick up your life, be displaced, and work on your life is one of the most difficult things I can imagine.
I feel for those who may feel abused and mistreated while they were there. I am a parent, not a client, so I may have a different perspective. What I am encouraged to see, on this forum, is that so many people have done well, even though they may have issues with Choices. There is someirony in that, as wasn't that the reason they went there? To be able to go one with their life, be sober, be productive, be a part of their families, develop relationships? I amalso thankful for forums like this where people can get support and comfort that they are not alone in their feelings.