ABOUT THE HALE FOUNDATION INC.
Founded by two businessmen in Augusta, Ga. and operating since 1990, the Hale Foundation, Inc. offers residential services to male adult clients seeking recovery from addiction. Detox services are not available on site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment is divided into two phases, both with a heavy emphasis on 12-step practices. Phase One, for clients who have successfully detoxed, is a regime of daily programming Monday through Friday, including meditation and educational videos and lectures on the disease of addiction and the recovery process. Out-of-house 12-step meetings happen three times per day, closed group therapy twice a week, and four in-house 12-step meetings per week.
Phase Two continues much of the same programming as phase I, and clients who have completed a treatment program at another facility may enter this phase. House chores are added on, and clients are expected to increase their willingness to recover. Family visitation is allowed during this period.
An Industry Program helps employees recover in conjunction with support from their employers. Other services Hale offers includes nursing assessments, lab work, and physical clinical evaluations.
Hale employs residential nurses. A certified drug and alcohol counselor directs the program, while the executive director has 36 years of experience in the drug and alcohol addiction field.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients stay in dormitory-like accommodations, with bedding, laundry facilities, and hygiene supplies provided. Residents obtain employment and pay rent as part of their recovery process. Transportation is provided at affordable rates, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com to date has received no reviews from alumni about Hale. On third-party sites to date, there are two five-star reviews spread across Facebook and YellowPages.com.  Note, the facility can curate its Facebook page.The alum on YellowPages.com wrote: “The staff is very nice and willing to help. It is never just a bout money but helping the person get and stay clean. They are real life people who understand drug addiction.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
One loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave The Hale Foundation mostly three out of five stars across many different metrics, including the connectivity/visitor policy, the family participation, the counseling options, the affordability, and the staff’s level of training and experience. When asked whether they felt that the treatment received was worth its cost, the loved one gave four out of five stars.
Phase I costs $500, while phase II costs $175 per week. During recovery, clients seek out employment to pay for their fees. No information is available on whether Hale accepts insurance or offers aid of any kind.