ABOUT CED MENTAL HEALTH CENTER IN ATTALLA, AL
Cherokee Etowah Dekalb (CED) Mental Health Center, located in Attalla, Ala., offers residential and outpatient treatment to children and adults struggling with mental illness and/or substance abuse. The facility has treated over 30,000 people since its inception in 1974, and has three treatment facilities. The other two locations are inand , Alabama.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients must contact the facility directly by phone to schedule an assessment. For adults, CED Mental Health Center offers outpatient services, intensive day treatment, and residential care in foster or group homes. For children ages five to 19, the facility offers juvenile court liaisons, outpatient services, crisis counseling, and case management.
The facility’s substance abuse treatment program focuses on dispelling five “myths of addiction.” Throughout treatment, clients receive group and family therapy, assessments, medication management, nursing services, case management, and psychiatric evaluations. Medication can be prescribed to clients if necessary. CED Mental Health Center encourages families to participate in treatment if desired, and offers a specialized family therapy program called Project FIND (Family Integrity Network Demonstration) for children and their parents. Project FIND involves in-home therapy for a maximum period of 12 weeks.
There is currently no information provided by CED Mental Health Center regarding its treatment staff. However, one alum and one family member of a client gave the facility four and five out of five stars when asked to rate the training and experience of staff members.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by CED Mental Health Center regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, one family member of a client gave the facility three out of five stars when asked to rate the facility’s accommodations and amenities. The facility received four stars out of five for meals and nutrition.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At time of writing the one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com gave a generally mixed review of the facility, and wrote that they would recommend the facility. The alum gave perfect five-star ratings for the facility’s treatment effectiveness, inclusion of the 12-step processes, and the staff’s level of training and experience, but gave only one-star ratings for the facility’s cleanliness and affordability. The alum did not rate the facility’s exercise and leisure options, connectivity, holistic offerings, and family participation policies.
On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of 1.8 out of five stars based on 13 total reviews. Nearly all of the 13 reviews are overwhelmingly negative, with many alumni complaining about long wait times and lack of communication from staff. Alum E.L., who gave five stars, called the facility “a joke of a medical practice.” She wrote, “You will be a file, not a person.” M.T., another alum, supported that viewpoint. She gave two stars and wrote, “Mismanaged. Terribly difficult to contact health care professionals. High turnover. Continuity of care is a constant battle. Understaffed.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At time of writing, the one loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com gave a very positive review of the facility, and wrote that they would recommend the facility to others.
The loved one gave the facility five out of five stars for affordability, four stars for cleanliness, and four stars for exercise options. Additionally, the loved one listed the staff’s level of training and experience as one of the facility’s greatest strengths, awarding the metric a four-star rating. They added, “I went to visit my brother and felt welcomed by that more could be done in order to prevent future usage.”
There is currently no information provided by CED Mental Health Center regarding its costs. However, one alum surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility one out of five stars for affordability. A loved one of a client who was surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility five out of five stars for affordability and said they believed treatment was worth the cost.