Re: Recovering from Choices Counseling Center
Date: August 29, 2009 08:19PM
Just some fact and clarification. Everyone (although I am sure there is an exeption somewhere), either is referred to Choices by a therapist or signs themselves up. Remember, if you are over 18, you have to sign in yourself. Second, the $5000 a month is not the fee charged for therapy. Choices is an out patient facility, and about a third of the bill is for rent, food, etc. These fees are reasonable. When my daughter was there, I think we were charged $400 a month for rent. The care was, in part, covered by my insurance. As the client progresses, the therapy costs are reduced. What I found surprising, is that, believe it or not, the price at Choices is cheap compared to other treatment facilities. It cost about $28000 for one month at another facility my daughter was at. If you look around and shop, the treatment facilities are unbelievably expensive.
The issues, in my opinion, regarding Choices, and especially on this forum, are methods, results, and consequenses. The people who were there and walked the walk, can talk the talk. Their feelings are real, and experienced first hand. I have not walked in their shoes, nor seen with their eyes. They are experiencing real emotions and, in some cases, pain. People can read about it all, but will ultimately make their own decisions.
Lastly, and I have stated this before, while I have serious concerns about the entire process, given the results I have today,(a clean, sober, productive and wonderful daughter), I would send her there under the same circumstances. But I strongly point out, it is not for everyone, it doesn't always work, I am not happy about alot of the methods, and there are always alternative places that may be a better fit. Before anyone goes, or is sent, to any facility, they should do alot of homework, speak to alot of people, and possibly even visit.