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The Pines Family Campus

Valdosta, Georgia | See other Georgia rehab reviews

305-A Smith Ave.
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

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

How old were you when you attended this facility?
Madeline: 33-34 years old

Describe your addiction:
Madeline: My drug of choice: iv methamphetamine multiple uses daily for 2 years prior to treatment.

Why did you choose to go to rehab?
Madeline: I chose to go to rehab because I honestly ran out of other options. I had already lost my home, my car, my children and my freedom. Rehabilation seemed the only way out of the emotionally insane world I was trying to internally escape from. My last stop before rehab was jail. Despite having a bond no one would agree to bailing me out until I had 45 days clean and agreed to go directly to a rehabilation facility.

Why did you choose this facility?
Madeline: This facility was recommended to me by Department of Family and Children Services case worker months prior to my arrest and inpatient treatment. Pre admission screening and acceptance a long with waiting for availability was already completed prior to and during my incarnation.

How long were you in this rehab facility? Inpatient or outpatient?
Madeline: Inpatient 13 months

What is this facility's approach to the treatment process?
Madeline: Inpatient voluntary treatment with a focus on improving decision making skills of addicted mothers desiring reunification with children. Facility uses a phase up systematic approach offering increasing freedom and increase opportunities to re- enter society as one remains clean and follows the rules of the facility.

What do you think this rehab facility does well?
Madeline: Reunification of mothers with their children and helping mothers to strengthen/develop decision making skills that make them healthy and productive members of society.

What could this facility do better?
Madeline: Improve employee educational standards and incorporate more extensive counseling sessions for one to one.

Overall do you feel your treatment here was successful or not?
Madeline: I felt that my treatment was successful in my individual case. I was given a structured environment with a goal oriented approach. I was allowed independence within my structured environment which allowed me to remain comfortable but at the same time observed for drug seeking behaviors. Supervision and education of my disease provided daily with counseling sessions weekly and as needed. Reintroduction into society slowly while remaining under the safety the program provided.

Did you relapse after treatment?
Madeline: Yes I have relapsed since rehab. I experienced increases in stress dealing with life and returned to drug use as an answer to the way I was feeling. I began snorting meth and eventually shooting method again. I am clean today because I was involved in a drug related accident that barely spared my life and a spiritual awakening followed.

Would you recommend this facility to a friend or a family member?
Madeline: Yes I would definitely recommend this facility to others. Its goal oriented approach and phase up systematic approach provides positive reinforcements for any mother struggling to regain parental rights.

What general advice would you give to somebody dealing with addiction?
Madeline: To be successful at rehabilitation is like anything else in life. You have to sincerely and undeniably desire to live a life free of drugs and drug related things.

Have you been to any other rehab facilities?
Madeline: gateway inpatient rehabilitation facility