ABOUT OPERATION PAR, INC. IN CLEARWATER, FL
Operation PAR, Inc., located in Clearwater, Fla., offers medical detoxification and laboratory services to individuals addicted to opiates. Some clients may participate in clinical trials as a part of the facility’s contribution to behavioral health treatment and recovery research. Operation PAR is a non-profit organization founded in 1970. The facility has more than 400 employees across multiple campuses in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Manatee, Sarasota and Lee counties.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The Operation PAR facility in Clearwater offers one primary program called Medication Assisted Patient Services (MAPS). The facility also offers laboratory services available to the general public. The MAPS program offers Methadone maintenance and detox, Buprenorphine maintenance and detox, and other medication assisted treatments. To be admitted, clients must contact the Clearwater treatment facility directly.
Throughout treatment, clients are able to receive physical examinations, laboratory workups, in-depth assessments of their life systems, an individualized treatment plan, and regular counseling by trained staff. Operation PAR also offers specialized treatment for pregnant women. The primary drug screening method is Oral Fluid Testing, which is less invasive than urinalysis. Laboratory services available at the facility include drug testing through urinalysis and oral swab screens. The facility is state licensed and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
The treatment team includes Licensed Technologists and a Licensed Supervisor. One program alum gave the staff at Operation PAR two out of five stars for experience, and a friend or family member of an alum gave the facility staff five out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there has been one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com. The reviewer gave Operation PAR mostly poor ratings, but said she would recommend it to others. The anonymous client gave the facility two out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, one star for accommodations and amenities, and two stars for meals and nutrition. She did not agree that there are many counseling options to choose from, strongly disagreed that the facility is adequately equipped and staffed to treat, and did not agree that facility staff are experienced and well-trained. She felt that a strength of the facility was that having class consistently forces clients into a routine. She felt that the facility could improve upon the length of treatment, saying clients should be able to stay longer if they are detoxing from methadone. She also added additional commentary, saying, “It was really hard to get into detox here and was thrown on methadone…I’m just happy i made it out alive and as to others i seen just thrown out on the street after receiving methadone for years.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there has been one friend or family member of a client polled by Best-rehabs.com.The reviewer spoke highly of Operation PAR. The anonymous loved one gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, five stars for accommodations and amenities, and four stars for meals and nutrition. He strongly agreed that there are many counseling options to choose from, strongly agreed that the facility is adequately equipped and staffed to treat, and strongly agreed that facility staff are experienced and well-trained. He felt that a strength of the facility were the classes, and did not mention any weaknesses. He added additional commentary, saying the facility needs more space.
On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of 3.7 out of five stars based on 28 total reviews. The reviews were very mixed. One alum, L.N. who gave four stars, had a very positive experience at the facility. She wrote, “This is a great place. Nurses rock and very much sweet and helpful. Thanks.” M.A., another alum, did not agree with that viewpoint of the facility. He gave one star and wrote, “Joke of an institution. No actual treatment or help received, they just throw clients through whatever programs they choose even if its not court ordered.”
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. However, the facility accepts Medicaid. One alum of Operation PAR gave it a three-star rating for affordability, and a friend or family member of a client gave the facility a five-star rating in this category.