Damascus Rehab

Damascus Rehab Statesboro Georgia

Damascus uses a solution based approach to life problems in areas of work, school, and family as well as influencing interpersonal relationships through positive peer support inside and outside the residence. The utilization of the 12 steps of AA and NA are the basis for the recovery process.

ABOUT DAMASCUS REHAB

Located in the historic college town of Statesboro in eastern Georgia, Damascus Rehab offers long-term residential treatment for men struggling with substance abuse. This center is approved to accept individuals currently on parole and probation.

Damascus Rehab is not a medical facility, and medical detox is not available on-site. Individuals struggling with mental-health disorders can be accommodated, but only if they have been stable on psychotropic medications for three to six months before admission.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Damascus Rehab uses the 12-Steps along with a solutions-based approach, aiming to address difficulties in clients’ work, school, and family lives as well as their substance use disorders. In addition, the peer support provided at the facility helps clients to resolve their interpersonal problems.

Residents attend off-site 12-step meetings every day, as well as participating in a weekly individual counseling session, group counseling, psychoeducational groups, and community meetings. The program is split into four phases; at each stage, residents take on more responsibility until, in the later stages of treatment, they become positive peer mentors for new residents.

Families are encouraged to participate in the program, though the facility’s website does not detail any structured family counseling activities.

Damascus Rehab also provides drug and alcohol screening, employment assistance, and monthly reports to parole and probation officials.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The center is staff by certified addiction counselors.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Residents sleep in shared bedrooms and complete mandatory chores. After a certain period in treatment, overnight passes can be granted, and the center also aims to encourage residents to develop healthy, sober social lives by scheduling camping trips and outings to the movies and college sports games, among other activities.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The two alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date were entirely polarized. Alum Jack described a lack of counseling and insufficient food. “They have their residents working full time to pay 200 dollars a week to only have a pillow at night. Their form of counseling is actually just sitting in a hot warehouse in a button down and tie for 8 hours every Friday night in a session they refer to as POP,” Jack added.

But C.G. rebutted Jack’s description. “Damascus provided me with structure, accountability, workbook material, relapse prevention, 12 step support and a safe, comfortable environment to learn how to live, work and thrive as a sober member of my society,” C.G. wrote, while acknowledging that one former staff member used some questionable practices.

At the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded minimal coverage: a single five-star review with no accompanying commentary, left by B.H. on Facebook (where the facility can manage its own page).[1]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The single loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, H.E., gave positive feedback. “We are very pleased with his care and find one of the male staff members very knowledgeable and compassionate,” they wrote of their son’s stay at Damascus.

FINANCING

According to the facility’s website, there’s a non-refundable admission fee of $1,295, followed by weekly rent of $205, which clients pay using earnings from jobs they secure during treatment.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/Damascus-Rehab-252758571404163/reviews/

Reviews about Damascus Rehab

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  • I have witnessed the love and care that the staff give to the residents here. 24/7 the owner/counselor is available to pull men from the dregs of addiction, some who have used only hours before. The prayers and the support and the structure provided to these men is truly a "wrap around service" intended to heal the whole individual.
    My son has been living at Demascus since June of 2016. He was released from jail to go there and learn to think and behave in a more productive manner. We are very pleased with his care and find one of the male staff members very knowledgeable and compassionate.
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  • I am a former resident of this program, now 4 years sober, and was surprised to see such a negative review of this program. One of the directors (TS), who is no longer associated with the program, had a tendency to use fear and vey unusual consequences as a means of behavioral modification. I admit, I didn't/don't agree with most of those techniques for a person who has already suffered severe trauma as a result of years of substance abuse/addiction, but we are talking about very unhealthy individuals who arrive to treatment with nothing but problems, poor coping skills, family issues, legal issues and low-self esteem. It doesn't feel good to give up the one thing that provided comfort/relief and learn how to live sober. That's why the statistics for long-term recovery are so low. I can say in all honesty that the program provided EVERYTHING I needed to leave and stay sober. Most places, and I have "unsuccessfully" attended many of them myself, provide a bed and minimal structure. Damascus provided me with structure, accountability, workbook material, relapse prevention, 12 step support and a safe, comfortable environment to learn how to live, work and thrive as a sober member of my society. It's too bad some disgruntled former residents who were unwilling to put forth honesty, hard work, and behavior modification into action. I still maintain friendships with many sober brothers in recovery who had the same experience I did. Thanks staff!
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  • So let's explain Damascus house "rehab". Much of what you see on their website is an out right lie. Two of the staff members have such a hard time keeping their clients inside their "CBT" program because it's not focused on recovery or helping one another through addiction at all. Your day is tragic at Damascus. 545 wake up to start walking all around statesboro by yourself for weeks for 8 hours a day. You receive one meal once you are home, so I don't know where the heck they get off saying they feed you 3 times a day. They sell this as a 6-9 month program until you are there and can find a way to get you mandated by showing up at court dates and such. It's actually a program of completion, which is actually 15-24 months to them. They have their residents working full time to pay 200 dollars a week to only have a pillow at night. Their form of counseling is actually just sitting in a hot warehouse in a button down and tie for 8 hours every Friday night in a session they refer to as POP. I strongly advise anyone looking into this to not be fooled by them.