Gilmore Community Healing Center

Gilmore Community Healing Center

ABOUT GILMORE COMMUNITY HEALING CENTER IN KALAMAZOO, MI

Gilmore Community Healing Center, located in Kalamazoo, Mich. offers residential and detoxification treatment to adults struggling with addiction and substance abuse. The facility is one of four locations operated by Community Healing Centers in Michigan: the Elizabeth Upjohn Community Healing Center in Kalamazoo, Mich., Community Healing Center in Niles, Mich., and Hope House in Sturgis, Mich.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

To be admitted, clients may call the facility to speak with an intake specialist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most clients spend 4 to 5 days in detox followed by 10 to 14 days in the residential program.

The facility’s treatment program follows the 12-step method for recovery. Throughout treatment, clients attend classes all day in a structured environment. Classes focus on providing coping skills, helping clients understand how the brain works in addiction, and improving communication. Participants needing detox may receive medication as part of the facility’s medically assisted treatment offerings. Families are able to be included in the treatment program through family therapy if desired, and the facility also offers a two-hour family support program on Tuesday evenings.

In the evenings, clients are allowed to watch TV or movies, do word search, Sudoku or crossword puzzles, or read books. Although Gilmore Community Healing Center does not have a formal aftercare program, clients are encouraged to attend 12-step meetings after they have completed treatment.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

There is currently no information provided by the Gilmore Community Healing Center regarding its treatment staff. the six individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing gave mixed but generally positive ratings for the staff’s level of training and experience, leaving an average of 4.2 out of five stars.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

There is currently limited information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, photos on the Gilmore Community Healing Center website show shared rooms with twin beds, a shared dining area, and a large meeting room with couches and chairs. Clients are not allowed the use of cellphones while in treatment, and family members may visit once a week for 20 minutes.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At time of writing, the four alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com left mixed but generally positive reviews for Gilmore Community Healing Center. The anonymous clients gave the facility an average of 3.5 out of five stars for cleanliness, four stars for family participation, and 2.8 stars for counseling options.

When asked about strengths of the facility, alumni commented that the clients are diverse, the staff are kind, and the small size of the facility increases individual attention. One reviewer added additional commentary, saying, “This facility concentrates on rehabilitation, not luxury. They know the issues and help you fight them each step of the way.”

When asked to comment on facility weaknesses, alumni said they would like to see alternatives to the 12-step program taught, that the facility could be kept more clean, and that some counselors were judgmental.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing gave the facility polarized but generally positive reviews. While both loved ones agreed and gave high ratings for the facility’s family participation policies, connectivity, and the staff’s level of training and experience, the two reviewers disagreed on metrics like afforability, counseling options, and meals and nutrition. In these metrics, one reviewer gave high marks while the other was far more negative.

Regardless, both friends or family members wrote that they would recommend the facility to others. One loved one wrote, “They really helped my mom when she needed it. They offered her a lot. Made her a better person.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

The only staff polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave a glowing review of the facility. The anonymous staff member gave the facility a perfect five stars for cleanliness, four stars for affordability, and three stars for exercise options. They felt that the facility and its staff were equipped to treat co-occurring mental health problems. The staffer did not leave any further commentary.

FINANCING

There is currently no information provided by Gilmore Community Healing Center regarding its costs. However, seven individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility an average of 3.8 out of five stars for affordability.

Reviews about Gilmore Community Healing Center

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  • They did a lot of couseling. Not a lot of group activities. They really helped my mom when she needed it. They offered her a lot. Made her a better person
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  • Outpatient contain nursing care. Need better meal program
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  • a small facility with small group activities more one on one with your therapist. I found the counselors to be judgemental we're not recovering addict and felt that they blamed us for our situations. I have remained in recovery sticking closely with my personal plan of recovery. I have severe social anxiety making NA and AA meetings almost impossible. counselors should consider plans of recovery more suited to the individual. most importantly two weeks is certainly not enough time to be educated in the disease of addiction
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  • Diverse rehab with counceling that helps all demographics and situations. Cleanliness is somewhat an issue due to age of facility. The do the best they can with what they have. This facility concentrates on rehabilitation, not luxury. They know the issues and help you fight them each step of the way.
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  • Relatively small group sizes, so there was individual attention. Very good service, was clean in a month
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  • Recovery once your out. NA and AA brings meetings to the facilty weekly
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  • Nursing and friendliness were strengths. There should be alternatives to 12steps. A fairly decent bottom of the barrel rehab.
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  • Good program overall