ABOUT GIBSON RECOVERY CENTER
Headquartered out of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Gibson Recovery Center is a nonprofit that runs gender-specific residential treatment facilities, outpatient programs, and medical detoxification services for adult men and women. Gibson Center also runs a traffic offenders’ program and works with court-referred and others involved in the criminal justice system.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment begins with an initial assessment and in-person interview to determine an appropriate treatment plan. Clients requiring detox typically complete the facility’s Modified Medical Inpatient Detoxification (MMID) within three to seven days; those in need of a higher level of care may be transferred to a nearby hospital.
Residential treatment combines the traditional 12 Steps with individual, group, and family therapy, training in relapse prevention, and educational lectures on medical matters and addiction. Length of treatment varies, though all clients learn to develop essential life skills – budgeting, interviewing, and work ethic – in preparing successfully for life after rehab.
Backed by evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI), outpatient care consists of family education sessions, employment services, and counseling.
For clients with’, psychiatric care includes evaluations, case management services, and family outreach, amongst other services. There’s also a drug court program as well as an **outpatient program for *those on parole or in probation.*
Licensed physicians and a full-time nurse practitioner provide MMID; a team of master’s level clinicians and addiction specialists, mental health counselors, employment specialists, and community support personnel work with residential and outpatient clients.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Pictures published on the facility’s webpage depict a modest building with shared bedrooms, a dining room, and a recreational room with ping-pong table, pool table, and books. Gibson Recovery Center sleeps 46; the men’s facility 16, the women’s facility 16, and a third, co-ed facility houses an additional nine.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All four alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com as of this writing recommended treatment at Gibson Recovery Center. As a group, they gave average ratings of 4.75 out of five for treatment affordability and 4.25 stars for the counseling options here. Yet they also indicated that extracurricular programming wasn’t a facility strong suit; the four alumni gave average ratings of 2.75 for the holistic opportunities and 3.5 stars for the exercise and leisure offerings.
Disappointment aside, most reviewers celebrated the staff. “Each and every staff member from the program director to the overnight techs genuinely care about the consumers,” alum Kim wrote. Angela, another former client, appreciated that “most staff are in recovery themselves,” while an anonymous alum felt counselors were “great at listening,” adding, “They made me feel like someone actually cared.”
Feedback also came through positive across secondary sites. On Google, where three reviewers awarded the male residential program at Gibson Recovery Center an average rating of 3.3 out of five stars, one described the center as “amazing.” “They helped save my life,” M.J.R. posted. “They go above and beyond.” The female transitional housing was given a five-star rating by one reviewer, who left no further comments.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Though they felt a need for “more meditation space. Quiet alone time spaces,” the single loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com shared mostly four or five stars for over a dozen treatment metrics evaluated, telling Best-rehabs.com: “Counselors are the best. They understand.”
Gibson Center accepts most private insurances and offers financial assistance for residents of Missouri.