Volunteers of America Addiction Treatment Program

Volunteers of America Addiction Treatment Program

ABOUT VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM

A program of Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, the Addiction Treatment Program in Camden, N.J., is a 24-bed residential facility that offers both short- and long-term care for adult men.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Prospective clients undergo an initial screening and assessment process to ensure they’re an appropriate fit for the program. Those with co-occurring mental health disorders are also appropriate for the Addiction Treatment Program.

Though treatment plans are individualized, programming itself is made up of daily group therapies. In these groups, men participate in evidence-based treatments like motivational enhancement therapy (MET), SMART Recovery, and trauma-informed care. They’ll also have opportunity for health education and vocational and educational counseling.

There’s also a Re-Entry Substance Abuse Program for high-risk individuals who are on parole. The program similarly provides evidence-based treatments, with the dual goals of reducing “the risk of substance abuse relapse as well as the risk of relapse into criminal recidivism.”

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to the program’s webpage, all clients receive oversight, both during and after the completion of treatment, from a substance abuse manager. The clinical staff is comprised of an ASAM-certified medical director, nurses, and certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADCs).

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The 24-bed facility has 20 short-term and four long-term beds.

In their anonymous Best-rehabs.com survey response, an alum referred to the facility as “Very secure” and gave three stars for its meals and accommodations.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

D.C., the sole respondent of a Best-rehabs.com survey as of this writing, was quite critical of the program. Apparently, they claimed it was co-ed (and therefore “not particularly comfortable for women”) and that it offered no private counseling.

They also gave mostly one-, two-, and three-star ratings for over a dozen treatment metrics evaluated, including ones measuring the “uneducated” staff’s level of training and experience, the counseling options available, and the family programming, amongst other areas.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from affiliated friends or family members.

On Google, however, where the program has an average rating of 3.4 stars from five individuals, two parents reported incidents of theft.[1] “They stole all his Stuff plus ID SS card Birth Certificate all his clothes,” wrote D.D. “DON’T TRUST THIS PLACE.” And Robert called the staff “very unprofessional,” telling others: “and they steal just as a warning.”

FINANCING

Volunteers of America programs receives funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations as well as assistance at federal, state, and local levels.

[1] https://goo.gl/qBpVsP

Reviews about Volunteers of America Addiction Treatment Program

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  • Very secure facility. Uneducated staff . No private counseling. Coed not particularly comfortable for women.