ABOUT JOURNIES, INC.
Located in Grand Rapids, Mich., Journies Inc. has provided treatment for those involved in the court-system struggling with substance abuse since 2001. As an outpatient center, services primarily take place in group settings, though individual counseling is available too.
Testing and screening services are also available at additional costs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
At a fee, substance abuse assessments are offered to help prospective clients determine if there’s a need to pursue treatment.
The two-phase intensive outpatient (IOP) track provides over a month of group counseling in alcohol and drug education. Clients meet twice weekly for four week in phase one, and then once a week in phase two, the goal being a client’s comfort in their sobriety. By appointment only, clients looking to address more private issues may benefit from individual counseling.
There is also a relapse prevention group, a Crossroads Group, for clients with up to two offenses, as well as a First Offenders Group that meets every other week each month. Daytime and evening groups are both available.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment team, yet the single Best-rehabs.com survey respondent considered the knowledgeable and friendly staff a major facility strength.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at time of writing gave a generally positive review, though they abstained from giving ratings for the facility’s exercise options and holistic offerings. “The environment is conducive to learning,” the alum wrote, “The staff is friendly which makes it easy to share.” The alum went on to give perfect five-star ratings to the staff’s level of training and experience, and the facility’s cleanliness.
On Google, feedback was more mixed with seven reviewers giving the facility an average score of 3.3 out of five stars. One positive reviewer, called Journies a “Great place” with “Great staff!!” Additionally, reviewer Jerald wrote: “Affordable, excellent assignment, and professionally staffed with caring people to help through troubled times.”
Conversely, a third Google reviewer was more skeptical. “They probably do help people with alcohol and addiction problems, but they want everyone that is mandated to go to their facility to act like they’re an alcoholic or addict. In this way they keep the money flowing in, along with a test by the state to continue funding,” they wrote.
Treatment fees are posted on the center’s webpage; individual counseling costs $60 per session, the relapse prevention group costs $60 per session, and enrollment into the multi-phase IOP track comes to $700.