ABOUT DART — CHERRY
Located on the outskirts of the small city of Goldsboro, in semi-rural North Carolina, DART — Cherry is a state-operated facility offering residential treatment for individuals on probation and parole who are struggling with chemical dependency.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s website, DART – Cherry offers a modified version of the therapeutic community (TC) model, which prioritizes structured community and social skills.
Otherwise, the center offers a cognitive behavioral approach using evidence-based practices. The program is dedicated to a holistic approach and addresses needs in six major life areas – drug and alcohol, psychological and mental health, medical and physical health, education and vocational, family and social, along with legal status.
Counselors are trained in the Hazelden’s, which provides 12 components of substance abuse treatment, including screening, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, and consultations with other professionals.
The program aims to provide support for clients’ psychological, medical, educational, legal, and family/social development, as well as their relationships with drugs and alcohol.
The facility’s website indicates the DART Cherry treatment team includes a psychiatrist, a physician, counselors, and nurses. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave an average of 4.25 out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center’s website notes that residents may only bring religious or recovery-related reading materials into the 300-bed residential facility. Also, personal electronic items are not permitted. Primary medical services are available on-site.
The four individuals surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date gave an average of 4.25 out of five stars for the facility’s cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the three alumni questioned by Best-rehabs.com to date, two were mostly positive and one was mixed. Both alumni polled on the facility’s offerings in a variety of treatment metrics gave it four out of five stars for its treatment for co-occurring disorders. However, the single alum polled on the center’s holistic options and family participation gave them just one and two stars respectively.
“GREAT EXPERIENCE…SAVED LIFE ..LEARN ALOT ABOUT MYSELF….BROUGHT MY EGO TO REALITY,” Thomas wrote in the most positive review received to date. Both other reviewers praised the program in general but noted that the accommodations required improvement.
At the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded mixed feedback. The six people who left Google Reviews for Dart Cherry Program at the time of this writing gave an average of 2.7 out of five stars. The two alumni who provided feedback provided different opinions. One loved the facility, while the other mentioned it’s not somewhere you would want to go. 
To date, the six individuals who left reviews for the facility on CiteHealth gave an average of 1.83 out of five stars. Most reviewers left negative feedback calling their time at the center a “waste of time.” 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Both loved ones questioned by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive feedback. The loved ones indicated they would recommend the facility, and gave it four- or five- out of five stars for its exercise and leisure offerings and its counseling options.
However, they disagreed about the quality of the program’s family participation, giving it a one-star and a four-star rating. “They have lots of great counselors,” a loved one wrote, though they lamented the lack of visitation. The other reviewer was pleased that the program was a mandatory 90 days.
There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs. To date, the four people surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave an average of 4.25 out of five stars for affordability.