ADS Alcohol & Drug Services

ADS Alcohol & Drug Services

ABOUT ADS ALCOHOL & DRUG SERVICES

Located in Downtown Greensboro, N.C., Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) is a nonprofit organization offering outpatient substance abuse treatment, psychiatric services for co-occurring mental health disorders, and medication-assisted therapy (MAT) for those that are detoxifying from opiate use. ADS is one of 206 outpatient facilities across the state of North Carolina to provide intensive treatment.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

ADS offers two outpatient tracks that vary in length and intensity. Lasting four to eight weeks, the Basic Outpatient Program consists of group therapy once a week, random drug and alcohol testing, and individual counseling as needed.

For those with more severe substance abuse issues, the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Program runs for a total of 12 weeks. Here, clients attend group therapy sessions three times a week, as well as one-on-one counseling and family therapy where needed. Both programs follow the evidence-based Matrix Model approach for treatment, which is endorsed by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.

There’s also a specialized track for women. In group settings designed to facilitate mutual support and feedback, women address various issues such as coping with trauma, domestic abuse, understanding self-worth, cultivating healthy interpersonal relationships, HIV/STD treatment and prevention, and more.

At this facility in Greensboro, basic outpatient counseling takes place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and evenings, and IOP sessions are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to its website, ADS is staffed by licensed clinical addiction specialists, certified substance abuse counselors, a licensed clinical social worker, and others qualified in mental health care. The director is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and also holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Though the website doesn’t currently show the amenities or list accommodations, in a photo it appears to be housed in a modern medical facility. One alum who reviewed this facility for Best-rehabs.com offered the center four out of five stars for its cleanliness and accommodations, but another said it was overcrowded.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Three alumni to submit a review to Best-rehabs.com gave the facility mixed reviews. Two of the alums rated the treatment effectiveness and treatment of co-occurring disorders highly. The third, however, had mixed feelings, offering just three out of five stars for effectiveness. On a positive note, the staff received high marks.

On the facility’s Facebook page, which ADS can manage, two alums gave called ADS five out of five stars.[1] One of the reviewers, in glowing commentary, wrote of the facility: “This place is a great provider to those who want to live and beat the disease of addiction!!!”

Conversely, while on Google one review did leave a perfect five-star rating, the other reviewer gave a low one-star rating and lambasted the facility and its inefficient structure. “Worst place ever,” the alum wrote, ” The counclers there are rude deff. To new people. They don’t tell you nothing about the program when your new.”[2]

WHAT STAFF SAY

Best-rehabs.com received positive feedback from a sole staff member. This employee rated group and individual counseling as strong. He or she also reported that the staff were readily available to clients, and that MAT services were on point. In terms of weaknesses, they pointed out outdated technology for documentation, as well as the physical work space.

FINANCING

Per the facility’s web page, ADS accepts Medicaid and other state insurance. Self-pay and some private insurance plans are also accepted.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/Alcohol-and-Drug-Services-ADS-805676999459351/reviews/
[2] https://goo.gl/Tr6G8u

Reviews about ADS Alcohol & Drug Services

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  • It was beneficial to me. Helped me to train in another direction.
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  • Strengths:conveintly located Weakness:overcrowded was not good!!!!!!!!
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  • It was great.
    Availability to clients was nice. Counseling and group sessions were also nice. Medication dosing of clients. Some weaknesses: Technology for documentation and record keeping. Employee benefits. Work space environment.