ABOUT EDWIN SHAW REHABILITATION HOSPITAL — DOBKIN CENTER FOR THE TREATMENT OF ADDICTION
The Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital is a division of Cleveland Clinic Akron General hospital, a nonprofit healthcare organization that operates a 532-bed hospital and numerous clinics. Alongside a variety of rehabilitation services, including programs for stroke and Parkinson’s disease patients, the Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital provides outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents who are struggling with substance abuse and. These services are offered through the Dobkin Center for the Treatment of Addiction.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To determine the most appropriate level of care, clients first participate in an in-person assessment conducted by a chemical dependency counselor. All treatment plans are individualized, and the duration of care varies occurring to each individual’s condition.
The facility runs intensive outpatient (IOP) programs for adults during daytime and evening hours. Among the evening options is a dedicated treatment track for those struggling with co-occurring disorders. Dobkin Center’s IOP programs focus on lifestyle, behavioral issues, and motivation for change by offering evaluation, educational lectures, and group and family therapy. The daytime program meets three to five times a week, and the evening program is held three times a week.
The center also offers a variety of standard outpatient programs for adults, including weeklytherapy for graduates of IOP, a program for individuals struggling with chemical dependency and traumatic brain injury or other neurological disorders, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction, which includes a Suboxone program.
For adolescents struggling with substance abuse, Dobkin Center offers a specialized treatment track that consists of group counseling, educational lectures, and films. Clients’ families are required to attend a family program. Clients may also attend general outpatient or aftercare sessions, which consist of individual and group therapy.
The center’s website notes that treatment is provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes chemical dependency counselors. The five loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the staff’s level of training and experience an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing shared differing perspectives. Jennifer gave Dobkin Center’s treatment effectiveness five stars and praised its “great doctor and nurses.” Jennifer also awarded the center’s counseling options, its affordability, and its 12-step programming four stars. However, she gave one-star reviews to the staff’s level of training and experience and the center’s treatment of co-occurring disorders, telling Best-rehabs.com that the group facilitators “need to be better.”
M.K., a second alum, advised others to “go straight to AA,” giving the center’s treatment effectiveness just one star. This alum noted that they would not recommend the facility to others, characterizing the program as a “waste of money and time.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
All five of the loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the center five stars for its treatment effectiveness. Respondents gave the center above-average ratings in every evaluated category, including the staff’s level of training and experience, the center’s counseling options, and the program’s holistic offerings, which received ratings of 4.2, 4.6, and 4.8 stars, respectively. In their comments, multiple reviewers praised the center’s staff, who they described as “friendly and highly qualified” and “great.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The single staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this review noted that they would recommend the facility and gave the center four or five stars in every evaluated category, including the center’s family participation, its counseling options, its treatment of co-occurring disorders, and the program’s overall treatment effectiveness. “Wonderful staff, Kind and helpful staff, respectful to family,” they told Best-rehabs.com.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s website indicates that it accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurance plans, including those from Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and Cigna. Additionally, financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals through Ohio Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP) and the center’s CARE charity programs. The five family members polled by Best-rehabs.com gave the center’s affordability an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars.