ABOUT COVENANT RECOVERY, INC.
Located in Pine Bluff, Ark., 42 miles south of Little Rock, Covenant Recovery is a substance abuse treatment facility offering transitional living services for adult men and women struggling with chemical dependency. Detoxification services are not provided on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To determine an individual’s needs, clients may undergo a vocational/employment and substance abuse assessment upon intake. According to the facility’s website, the Covenant Recovery’s transitional program is a “hybrid” between outpatient and residential treatment. While the transitional program provides long-term structure, supervision, and support of residential treatment, the facility also offers the freedom to pursue practical goals to prepare for a successful discharge. Length of stay is usually long-term, lasting anywhere from 30 days to 18 months.
Each treatment plan is individualized and includes one-on-one counseling, education classes, and group therapy. Family therapy and educational lectures for loved ones are also available. Major components of treatment are continuing education, employment, and vocational training. For those wishing to return to school, the facility offers help with applying for scholarships, grants, or loans, and clients can attend a GED course on-site.
For residents who already possess vocational skills, the rehab assists with resume and interview preparation in addition to helping locate employment opportunities in the community. Clients with legal issues are aided by a court liaison who regularly communicates with courts, judges, and probation officers to address these issues.
According to the facility’s website, the treatment team is comprised of licensed substance abuse counselors and addiction specialists who boast a combined 40 years of experience. All of the counselors are certified through the Arkansas State Board.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Covenant Recovery’s 6,000 sq. ft. facility can accommodate between 35 and 45 residents. The program is coed, however the living quarters and bathing facilities are gender-specific. Bedrooms accommodate multiple residents with bunk bed sleeping arrangements, and clients share closet, desk, and bathroom space. The facility boasts an on-site computer lab, recreational and exercise yard, and basketball court. Unique to Covenant Recovery, residents are allowed to visit loved ones off-site on weekends.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Although Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive feedback from alumni at the time of this writing, secondary sources revealed overall alumni approval. On the facility’s Facebook page, eight individuals awarded the facility an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars, many citing the facility’s staff and overall effectiveness as its strength. “It helped me get my life together. I have 18 months clean now due to the great people at Convent Recovery,” Kristi, a representative reviewer, wrote.
Similarly, on YellowPages.com, a single reviewer awarded five out of five stars and wrote: “Amazing Place if you want it! Great staff! Great Opportunities.All around great, really teaches addicts to live and funtcion in society…”
Google reviewers offered slightly more criticism of the facility with just 1.8 out of five stars from five ratings. Many complained about costs and being charged for everything from laundry to food. “ive been to prisons nicer than covenant recovery,” one alum wrote. Additionally, Mike added, “There are no licenced counselors there. The owner is the only one that is licensed and he is never there. There is no staff there from 10pm to 7:30am and there is so much chaos it will drive a sane person crazy.” He went on to say, “Even if you pay you fees to be there they have you working at a car wash the owner of Covenant Recovery owns also and you DO NOT get paid and it DOES NOT go toward your rent and fees.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date disagreed with the positive alumni reviews. Out of five stars, loved one M.B. gave two stars for the facility’s counseling options and one star for the level of family participation. Describing the the facility as “poorly run,” M.B. wrote: “Did not do what the virtual tour said. No GED, all they wanted was for them to work 70 hours week. Very few groups…”
There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website or elsewhere online regarding its costs.