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Shannon West Homeless Youth Shelter

Las Vegas, Nevada | See other Nevada rehab reviews

1640 East Flamingo Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Interview from Raley
Are you male or female?
Raley: Female

How old were you when you attended this facility?
Raley: 19

Describe your addiction:
Raley: Anything and everything, i have an addictive personality

Why did you choose to go to rehab?
Raley: I have addiction in the bloodline and i know i am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul.

Why did you choose this facility?
Raley: I didnt really think about what kind it really was at the time. I mean i thought i did, but now looking back on it, i didnt think of it at the age of nineteen as the proper way of putting my life together, just that i needed to put it back together.

How long were you in this rehab facility? Inpatient or outpatient?
Raley: I was in the facility for approx 7 months and one month was spent under the inpatient services.

What is this facility's approach to the treatment process?
Raley: It was a combination on single and group setting. Monday through Friday twice a day for outpatient services and three times a day for inpatient. One individual meeting a week with my assigned councilor. We would facilitate the 12 step program into a daily life that would allow myself to leave a normal adult life.

What do you think this rehab facility does well?
Raley: It does well on sustaining the potential to be a very successful facility. With it being a state run non profit, the last time i was in there the faculty, some had the best interest at heart, but the frustration of the mixed energies and people detoxing in really such a small (renovated old motel) environment, teens already filled with anxiety and stress and hormones, some people didnt know how to handle it. Better more carefully chosen staff could have made a difference.

What could this facility do better?
Raley: a new level of comfort needed to be created. sometimes we were made felt to be just a paycheck, and being very sensitive in nature, its not a pretty relationship base for someone that should be reaching a deep place to fix you.

Overall do you feel your treatment here was successful or not?
Raley: At first no, i was angry and just ready to be rid of that place, and i was force fed that i am a dope fiend and not just a person who was lost and had some issues she didnt know how to deal with. but later on after making a few mistakes in life and learning the real meaning of self love, i know understand everything i was taught, and kinda feel as though the full circle of knowledge is finally completing itself/

Did you relapse after treatment?
Raley: I did relapse. several times. but as a young person, you always have that feeling of what if in your mind. I had the imression what if the drugs arent my issue. My issue is my life outside the drugs. Granted, not saying drugs can not be my issue, but they were not the reason why i hit rock bottom. To this day i only smoke marijuana but only being because i believe in its medicinal purposes. I had to fix me before doing this was okay. Drugs were never my thing really. They make me sick and lazy. Though drugs can play a nasty role in my life and to me that is the dame thing. drugs are never good, no matter the circumstance. so i take the tools from the 12 steps and apply it to my everyday life and full fill what it takes to overpower the dis-ease.

Would you recommend this facility to a friend or a family member?
Raley: Yes, but with foretelling them of what to get out of it. Nothing good comes without a little hard work and self discipline.

What general advice would you give to somebody dealing with addiction?
Raley: Work on you. Fix what is wanting you to feel so numb, and in return you will receive no greater high any drug can give you.

Have you been to any other rehab facilities?
Raley: no other rehab facilities.