ABOUT PROJECT C.U.R.E., INC.
Located in the Dayton, Ohio, area, nonprofit Project C.U.R.E. provides outpatient-based programs and services for adults struggling with substance abuse. The facility provides medication assisted therapy (MAT), counseling, and case management. It also offers the gender-specific Project W.I.L.L. (Women into a Lasting Lifestyle).
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning the program, clients participate in a medical evaluation. According to the facility’s website, this process is designed to assess “each life area for strengths, needs, abilities, preferences and weaknesses.”
The primary service of Project C.U.R.E. is Opioid Agnostic Therapy through methadone and Suboxone administration**. With methadone, clients receive an initial dose to alleviate opiate withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings. As clients progress through the program, the level may be tapered until they no longer require this medication to maintain sobriety. To promote accountability, clients are subjected to regular drug testing.
Along with MAT, Project C.U.R.E. facilitates group and individual counseling to address the underlying issues contributing to addiction including physical, mental, spiritual, economic, legal, and educational, as well as relationships.” Project C.U.R.E also provides no-cost HIV and hepatitis testing and offers case management, which may assist clients locate community-based resources for recovery support, employment, and housing.
Project W.I.L.L. is an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for women who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. In addition to individual and group therapy, the curriculum incorporates special issues groups that address parenting, trauma, and self-esteem. Project W.I.L.L. also offers mothers on-site child care services during treatment sessions.
Project C.U.R.E. is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Its staff includes physicians experienced in addiction medicine, nurses, and substance abuse counselors. Four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing rated the staff’s level of experience and training an average of 2.8 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Project C.U.R.E.’s facility was updated recently. The large brick complex is in a park-like setting with an ample parking lot.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Two former clients polled by Best-rehabs.com to date offered differing opinions about Project C.U.R.E. An anonymous alum provided positive feedback by awarding four out of five stars for overall treatment effectiveness, perfect five stars for counseling options, and writing: “I have a new look on life thank to them.” The other alum, Dawn, submitted mixed feedback with a rating of two out of five stars for overall treatment effectiveness and one star for counseling options. Yet they rated the staff’s level of experience and training four stars and cited “good counselors that really care” as a program strength.
On Google, the facility earned 4.1 out of five stars from 18 reviews to date, of which 15 were five and four stars. Most alumni reported success and praised the staff, such as Jody, who wrote in a representative review: “This place saved my life. I would recommend project cure to anyone who has an addiction. It’s a great place with awesome people who really cares about your sobriety.” Alum Vincent commented: “Helpful if you are ready to change, a few hoops to jump through but well worth it!” However, among the few critical critiques, Alum Mohammed wrote: “Its just business to make money of dope head from the insurence.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing were disappointed with the facility. Both provided a rating of one out of five stars for the facility’s level of family participation and its cleanliness. “The facility is dirty,” Lynn wrote, but added: “This facility takes medicaid, so those who cannot afford a nice luxurious facility can at least receive some kind of treatement.” Rating the facility’s overall treatment effectiveness with one star, loved one Vicki simply wrote: “It’s not that great.”
There currently is no information provided on Project C.U.R.E.’s website regarding its costs. However, the four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars for the facility’s affordability.