ABOUT COMMUNITY ACTION AGAINST ADDICTION, INC.
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Community Action Against Addiction, Inc. (CAAA) is a community-based treatment provider that offers outpatient programs for adults struggling with chemical dependency. In addition to standard outpatient (OP) treatment and intensive outpatient (IOP) programming, CAAA also offers transitional housing and a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program for individuals recovering from opioid dependency.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients are required to participate in an initial intake screening and provide records of recent psychological assessments, mental health evaluations, medical exams, treatment plans, and urinalysis tests. If a client is recovering from opioid addiction, they may enroll into CAAA’s medication-assisted treatment program, which is designed to help minimize withdrawal symptoms and curb opioid cravings. Depending on their needs, clients may be prescribed methadone, Vivitrol, or buprenorphine.
Along with its medication-assisted treatment, CAAA also offers outpatient counseling and an intensive outpatient program, which includes individual therapy, group therapy, relapse prevention, art therapy, and case management. All counseling sessions are designed to be interactive and motivational.
For male clients, CAAA provides short-term transitional housing. Housing is intended to be a stop-gap solution for men who require long-term care. During their stay, residents receive case management, participate in psychotherapeutic groups, and engage in individual counseling. Clients also receive ongoing medical screenings throughout the duration of their placement.
According to the facility’s website, treatment at CAAA is administered by a team of licensed clinicians.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
CAAA’s transitional housing unit can accommodate up to eight men at a time. During their stay, clients are given three meals a day. The facility is intended to provide temporary housing, so clients can expect basic amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
When asked how likely he was to recommend CAAA to others, Chris, the one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, provided a rating of four out of five stars. “Works for me,” he wrote. He gave the program’s treatment effectiveness five stars, but submitted three-star ratings for the staff’s level of training and experience and the center’s counseling options. “Six years sober but Treats clients like they are still addicts,” he told Best-rehabs.com.
On Google, 26 users provided an average rating of 3.6 out of five stars. Most of the Google users who submitted low ratings were disappointed with the facility’s staff. “The workers here treat all the clients as if you are just a number…They are short staffed so you will be in very long waiting lines . Counselors talk and treat you like you are beneath them and just another junkie coming in,” Shane wrote in a representative review. Those who provided above-average ratings characterized the staff as helpful and reported personal success. “This place has changed my life!! Definately made the right decision to come to this place!” Candance wrote in her five-star review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The one loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing noted that they would not recommend CAAA to others. Offering two-star ratings for the facility’s staff support and its counseling options, the loved one described the program as “very mechanical.” “Nothing handled on an individual basis to personalize treatment, group sessions are quite useless … workers attitudes that they are better, smarter, and above the people seeking treatment,” they told Best-rehabs.com
CAAA accepts a range of private insurance plans, including those from Paramount, United HealthCare, Buckeye, and Caresource.