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. A dedicated family education program is provided for loved ones, who are also encouraged to attend local 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.
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. And on Google, the facility received an average rating of four stars based on 11 reviews. 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.”
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.