The Hour House is the primary facility of the Central East Alcoholism and Drug (CEAD) Council, a community-based, nonprofit treatment organization of eastern Illinois. Located in the community of Charleston, the Hour House functions as a medical detoxification and intake center, as well as residential facility for adult men.
In addition to The Hour House, CEAD offers gender-specific residential facilities for women, young mothers, and adolescents, as well as outpatient programs and assessment services in the communities of Charleston, Shelbyville, Mattoon, and Lerna.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before admission into The Hour House (or other programs), clients participate in an initial assessment and evaluation to determine the appropriate level of care. The Hour House provides 24-hour emergency intake and assessments.
During medical detoxification at The Hour House, clients also receive supportive counseling and early recovery education. Once stable, clients are referred to an appropriate residential or outpatient program. The Hour House offers a gender-specific residential program for men. In addition to group and individual therapy, clients also participate in assertiveness and relaxation training, family therapy, behavioral change therapies, didactic groups, and therapeutic recreation. They also attend self-help groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, regularly. According to the program’s website, length of stay various based on the needs of each client.
Residential alumni have the option to transition into the adjacent halfway house where they are required to obtain full-time employment or continue education, as well as participate in treatment services.
While there is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, the five former clients polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the Hour House 4.2 out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Although there is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, the five alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility an average rating of 3.4 out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The five former clients surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the Hour House mostly positive reviews. They awarded the facility average ratings of 3.2 out of five stars for its counseling options, four stars for its cleanliness, and 4.6 stars for its family participation. “Very rigorous days of group counseling. Well trained and from experience counselors. Great meals. Family groups. Access to aa and na meetings,” wrote one anonymous alum in a representative review.
Complaints were minimal and included a lack of exercise options and a high staff turnover.
There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs, but the five former clients surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the Hour House an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars for its affordability.
Updated March 2017