ABOUT C.E.D. FELLOWSHIP HOUSE
Located in Gadsden, Ala, 56 miles northeast of Birmingham, C.E.D. Fellowship House offers residential treatment for adult men struggling with substance use.. According to its website, the facility provides a low-intensity level of care, and residents are expected to obtain employment during their stay.
C.E.D. Fellowship House does not provide detoxification on-site, and prospective residents must pass an initial toxicology screening before admission. The facility also accepts individuals struggling with aand individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon intake, clients undergo an initial assessment to evaluate and identify specific issues, including any legal, medical, or clinical concerns. C.E.D. Fellowship House’s programming is largely based on the principles and practices of the 12-step model of recovery. During residential treatment, clients may attend 12-step meetings on- and off-site, study fellowship literature, gain a sponsor, and perform “step-work.”
Along with 12-step immersion, residents may also participate in counseling sessions and educational workshops that address issues common among men in recovery. Programming may address relapse prevention techniques, improving self-esteem, setting boundaries, and anger management. In addition, loved ones are invited to participate in family counseling sessions. According to the facility’s website, staff members evaluate the progress of each individual weekly to modify programming.
Adhering to a therapeutic community model of recovery, C.E.D. Fellowship House emphasizes accountability and individual responsibility as important components of recovery. During residential treatment, clients may receive vocational training. According to its website, the facility utilizes community-based resources that promote self-improvement. Residents are required to obtain employment while living in facility and are subject to periodic toxicology screenings.
C.E.D. Fellowship House employs a team of accredited addiction counselors, licensed professional counselors, therapists, program managers, and recovery coaches.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
C.E.D. Fellowship House is a homelike facility that can accommodate up to 20 men at a time. Images sourced from the facility’s website revealed double-occupancy bedrooms, well-furnished communal areas, spacious counseling rooms, private bathrooms, and laundry facilities. The facility provides transportation to work for a nominal fee.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The one former resident polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing was overall critical of the facility. The anonymous alum gave a one out of five-star rating for the level of family participation and the treatment staff’s level of experience and training, citing the staff as a weakness of the facility. The survey respondent submitted a two-star rating for the facility’s counseling options, though offered three stars for its discharge planning. “Find somewhere else for treatment, “the alum wrote.
On the facility’s unofficial Facebook page, two reviewers gave the facility perfect five out of five star ratings. Alum Sammy wrote: “Great place to be they really helped me get my life own track…” On Google reviews, the facility has one review, also a perfect five-star rating.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date also offered a negative opinion of the facility. Although submitted a five-star rating for the facility’s cleanliness and a moderate three-star rating for the facility’s counseling options, loved one Elizabeth gave one-star ratings for the facility’s level of staff support and family participation. “Not caring at all,” she wrote.
The facility does not accept insurance. Residents must pay an initial $250 admission fee. Once employed, 30 percent of the resident’s net income is deducted for room and board.