ABOUT NEW DESTINY TREATMENT CENTER
Located in the community of Clinton, Ohio, a suburb of Akron, New Destiny Treatment Center (NDTC) is a residential facility for adult men struggling with chemical dependency. A ministry of Barberton Rescue Mission (BRM), the faith-based treatment program requires a nine-month commitment. NDTC also offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to alleviate the discomfort of withdrawal. In addition to its residential program, ambulatory MAT and an outpatient program (OP) are available to both adult men and women.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning treatment, clients contact the facility via phone to ensure the residential program is an appropriate option. NDTC blends evidence-based treatment approaches with Christian philosophies and practices. The facility’s website states: “New Destiny Treatment Center brings recovery to our clients through psychological and emotional counseling, education, physical exercise and the spiritual guidance and healing of Christ.”
During residential treatment, clients adhere to a highly-structured schedule of group, family, and individual counseling along with sessions in nutrition, anger management, 12-step principles, and other offerings in a therapeutic community environment. Clients attend four 45-minute educational classes Monday through Thursday and two hours of group counseling each weekday. They also receive weekly individual counseling and attend regular worship services, spiritual counseling groups, devotionals, and Bible study classes.
To promote lasting lifestyle changes, clients are required to maintain an exercise schedule and perform daily chores. G.E.D. preparation and testing and vocational training opportunities are available. In addition, clients are given the option to take an evidence-based addiction medication, Vivitrol, to help curb opioid and/or alcohol cravings during residential treatment. To ensure the safety of the residential program, clients are subject to regular toxicology screenings.
Along with its residential program, NDTC offers a Suboxone maintenance OP program for adult men and women. Suboxone is designed to alleviate withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid dependency and help minimize cravings. OP clients attend counseling and relapse prevention sessions, see a doctor once a month, and are subjected to drug testing.
According to the facility’s website, all treatment programming is facilitated by chemical dependency counselors licensed by the state of Ohio. The facility also employs a medical director and nursing staff. Spiritual activities and worship services may be led by religious leaders of the BRM.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Set on 13 acres, the 65-bed facility offers a comfortable, supportive environment conducive to sobriety and early recovery. While information is limited concerning the living arrangements, the facility features a weight room, basketball court, and volleyball court. Clients also enjoy supervised off-site activities throughout their stay at the facility. After the first 30 days of residential treatment, clients can receive approved visitors on weekends from noon to 5 p.m.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The sole alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing participated in the Suboxone OP and reported a positive experience, awarding the top five stars for its overall effectiveness. The survey respondent also gave a perfect five-star rating for the facility’s group counseling sessions and the lead counselor’s effectiveness. The alum awarded four out of five stars for individual counseling sessions and the treatment staff’s level of training.
On NDTC’s Facebook page, which the organization can manage, the facility received an average of 4.4 out of five stars based on 52 reviews (a mix of alumni, loved ones, and others).  Many alumni cited the facility’s staff and its Christian-based treatment approach as strengths. “New Destiny Treatment Center through Jesus Christ saved my life. They took me in when nobody else would. I was given the opportunity to repair my life my health and my relationship with Jesus Christ,” wrote Kerry in a representative five-star review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Although Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive feedback from loved ones, reviews from loved ones on the facility’s Facebook page praised the effectiveness of the program and its staff. “New Destiny saved my husband. Made him a whole new person who is now helping others,” Jacque posted in a representative five-star review.
According to the facility’s website, Ohio Medicaid covers the cost of residential treatment for men ages 18-65. However, clients are responsible for the monthly copay of medications. NDTC does not take private insurance at this time.