Rayville Recovery

Rayville Recovery

ABOUT RAYVILLE RECOVERY

Set in a small, rural town in northeast Louisiana, Rayville Recovery provides alcohol and drug addiction treatment to low-income state residents. The facility offers a residential treatment program for adults, as well as medically-supported detoxification. Court-mandated clients are accepted.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Before beginning treatment, clients undergo psychological and physical assessments to determine their individual needs. If necessary, Rayville Recovery offers medically supported detox, which uses medications to alleviate the discomfort of withdrawal. However, the facility does not use drug replacement programs such as methadone or Suboxone. The medication most commonly prescribed during detox is Librium.

Treatment programming is based on the 12-step model of recovery. Each client follows an individualized treatment plan and is assigned a “buddy” for orientation. Along with attending 12-step meetings and performing “step-work”, clients also participate in gender-specific group therapy, individual therapy sessions, and holistic therapies. Ongoing medication management is also available for individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders. A dedicated family education program is provided for loved ones, who are also encouraged to attend local Al-Anon meetings.

Rayville Recovery has an extensive referral network, and advises that all graduating clients progress to a sober living home for at least 90 days. Clinicians may also offer referrals for mental health services, physical health appointments, and 12-step meetings.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Led by a physician with more than 30 years of experience, the facility’s staff includes social workers, a registered nurse, certified addiction counselors, and two master’s level counselors-in-training. According to the facility’s website, many staff members are also in active recovery. The seven individuals polled on the staff’s level of training and experience at the time of this writing gave this aspect of the facility an average rating of 3.7 out of five stars.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Although information is limited concerning the living arrangements and amenities of the facility, clients must bring their own towels and bed linens. Visitors are permitted on weekends after the first 10 days of treatment, and smoking is allowed in designated areas. The seven reviewers polled on the facility’s cleanliness at the time of this writing gave it a 3.6-star average rating.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The four alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave moderately positive reviews of the facility. The two alumni polled on the matters both gave five-star rating for the strength of its 12-step programming, as well as three-star and four-star ratings for the facility’s counseling options.

Yet, the two reviewers tended to suggest that the facility was somewhat bare-bones. Both reviewers gave one-star ratings for the facility’s holistic offerings and exercise provisions. One of these two alumni wrote, “The counselors were good but it was a dump,” while alum Mark criticized the “lack of physical activities.”

On Facebook, where it should be noted that the facility can manage its reviews, the center has a 4.1-star rating based on 19 reviews.[1] And on Google, the facility received an average rating of four stars based on 11 reviews.[2] Reviewers frequently praised the staff. “Staff is kind, considerate, and willing to go beyond measures to help anyone who really wants Recovery,” Rob wrote in a representative review on Facebook. On Google, nine of the reviewers gave the facility four- and perfect five-star ratings.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The five loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date offered mostly positive feedback. The five loved ones repeatedly praised the affordability of the treatment, which earned an average of 4.3 out of five stars – the most stars of any category. One anonymous loved one wrote, “Affordable, accessible,” which many of the other individuals echoed as well. The five reviewers also offered above-average ratings for the staff’s level of experience, for counseling options, and for family participation, which received 3.6, 3.2, and 3.6 stars, respectively.

On the other hand, loved ones did offer some criticisms. The mother of a former client, L.R., wrote: “Not large enough to handle the many people seeking their services.” A few loved ones were also concerned with the way staff treated family members and clients. C.J.B. felt “they need to treat family members better,” while another anonymous reviewer wrote: “Disappointed with professionalism of staff.”

FINANCING

According to its website, Rayville Recovery accepts private insurance, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Value Options, Vantage, and Cigna, as well as Medicaid. Low income clients may also qualify for no-cost services. The six reviewers polled on the affordability of treatment gave it an average rating of 4.17 stars.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/rayvillerecoveryllc/reviews/

[2] https://goo.gl/AWjlDw

Reviews about Rayville Recovery

My wife released our three childrens birth certificates and Social Security cards to the front office for me to pick up. When i did stop by they said they would mail them out to my address because they were to busy to stop and find them ....Two and half weeks later NO documents ever sent ! Now every time i call I get the run around from the front desk ... Very quick to not confess to where our kids documents are at... Now i'm going to have to notify Credit Bureau and Social Security Office ...Also they need to treat family members better. I am Medically Retired Army and have PTSD from multiple Combat Tours... This situation isnt helping me out at all .... I'm not the one in rehab my wife is.....So start treating Spouses better before you judge... It was just to easy i guess to stop and find documents for me... Brush me off like yesterdays leftovers.
Disappointed with professionalism of staff. Nurses called patients "stupid" and "idiot". Also website was misleading. Did not specify exactly what they allowed at the facility. There was a section regarding what to bring but it was not accurate. Website state that "should you retain any unauthorized items, you will be required to mail these to family are your own expense.." Patient was not given that option...told her items would be thrown away.
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  • Nutrition lack of physical activities You will only,get what you put into it
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  • Affordable, accesible, focused on recovery Is the best for the low cost. My cousin went through the program twice and still struggles with his addiction however he is clean at the moment and has repeatedly had nothing but good to say about the facility.
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  • I have been to treatment 5 times and never stayed clean. This last time I stayed clean almost 3 years only because I finally surrendered my will and my life over to the care of my God as I understand him....honestly and wholewheartedly. The counselors were good but it was a dump.
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  • Affordable, accessible. No one is turned away due to financial reasons.
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  • Focused on recovery. Not large enough to handle the many people seeking their services. My son went through the program twice and still struggles with his addiction however he is clean at the moment and has repeatedly had nothing but good to say about the facility.
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  • Councilors were great. Effectiveness of seeing that patient was faking was a downfall of the facility.
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  • Offer services to low income patients. It was helpful to my relative.