ATS is dedicated to supporting people who are struggling with chemical dependency issues. The drug and alcohol treatment center doesn’t focus on addiction as an illness, but instead regards each individual as a person with the strength, courage, and will to overcome their addiction and grow as a result. Residential treatment and sober living isn’t easy to live through, but ATS is committed to showing its clients that the rewards outweigh the obstacles.
ABOUT ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES
Located in Traverse City, Mich., Addiction Treatment Services (ATS) offers a variety of programs for men and women struggling with substance abuse. The treatment center offers medical detox, gender-specific residential services, outpatient, and drug testing services. In addition, ATS owns and operates four sober living homes for men and one for women, all located in Traverse City.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, Addiction Treatment Services does not focus on addiction as an illness, but rather on a holistic approach of empowering clients to lead fulfilling lives. All levels of treatment are trauma-informed and evidence-based.
Although the length of treatment is determined by each client’s individual needs, residents typically stay at the facility for 28 days. Programming includes a blend of individual counseling, group therapy, skill-building groups, and experiential activities. The rehab’s proximity to shopping, coffee shops, and churches is designed to encourage community reintegration as a part of recovery.
The outpatient program offers individual, group, and family counseling, plus groups on anger management,, and relapse prevention.
Gambling addiction counseling is available as an outpatient option. If further support is necessary, clients can live in one of ATS’ gender-specific sober residences.
The center’s website notes the treatment team includes doctors, therapists, nurses, care coordinators, a nurse practitioner, and social workers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility’s website indicates Phoenix Hall, the women’s residence, accommodates up to 12 women and is located within walking distance to Grand Traverse Bay, while Dakoske House, the men’s facility, has 28 beds. Most rooms sleep two people. Both residences are suburban homes on tree-lined streets, with large front porches.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients. However, the 20 people who left reviews on the treatment center’s Facebook page, which the center has the ability to manage, provided an average 4.5 out of five stars.
“ATS has helped me embrace the courage, strength, and fortitude to LIVE, face, and Iove life 7 times more than I ever would have imagined! I’ll never, ever quit fighting for myself, my loved ones, and others right to have those privileges,” an alum wrote in a representative review.
Only two people left one star reviews, however they left no commentary.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive feedback. They gave four and five out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the treatment center.
They also gave four stars for the staff’s level of training and experience. “They were very great. They help my sister get clean and stay clean,” a loved one wrote.
“They helped my brother get clean and show him there is a better way to live,” the other loved one wrote. Yet, they wrote the center doesn’t help much with aftercare.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The six staff members surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave mixed reviews. Half of these staff members wrote to Best-rehabs.com to express concerns about this facility, citing shame-based, coercive, and outdated treatment methods.
Two counseling staff members reviewed gave one out of five star ratings for the leadership’s willingness to put client’s interests first and indicated they had concerns about the standard of care. “Bootcamp mentality. Very discouraging,” B.H., wrote, but added, “Very loyal and caring support staff.” Pamela wrote: “Prison-like atmosphere,”
However, two additional treatment team members surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave five stars for the experience of addiction, mental health, and medical staff at this facility. In addition, they gave four and five stars for the overall quality of care. “ATS is an excellent treatment facility regardless of the level of care needed. The utilize evidence based practices and management is very active and knowledgeable in all areas of client care,” K.B. wrote.
In January 2016, Addiction Treatment Services was selected out of a thousand nominees to receive thefrom the National Council of Behavioral Health.
According to the center’s website, ATS works with multiple health insurances, Medicaid, and Priority Health Insurance.