ABOUT SERENITY HAVEN
Opened in 1999 by Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio, Serenity Haven is a residential treatment facility for women. The program is located in rural Fayette, Ohio and focuses on chemical dependency, mental health, and co-occurring disorders with specialized treatment for pregnant women.
As a whole, Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio also offers outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, and aftercare as well as tracks for men and adolescents.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients undergo a diagnostic assessment upon intake to determine the course for treatment. Most residents stay for 90 days, but the length of stay depends on each individual’s needs. Pregnant women can give birth at the facility free of drugs and alcohol and continue to receive care postpartum with their infants at their side.
Residents are required to attend daily 12-step groups and must contact their sober support buddy every single day. Family counseling and involvement is encouraged, and clients partake in intensive group and individual counseling six days per week. Discussion topics include understanding addiction, building sober supports, healing from trauma, establishing a sober lifestyle, building healthy relationships, and establishing healthy boundaries. Staff also assist with case management and medications, and random drug testing is utilized.
Trained and credentialed clinical staff includes counselors, social workers, case managers, a full-time nurse, psychiatrist, marriage and family therapists, and chemical dependency professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There are no details listed online about Serenity Haven’s living conditions other than that there are 16 beds. A former client gave the facility only two and three stars for accommodations and cleanliness, respectively, but awarded five out of five stars for meals and nutrition.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Although Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive survey data from loved ones or staff members, two alumni gave mixed reviews of the rehab program at the time of this writing. An anonymous alum indicated that treatment was effective and worth the cost with four out of five stars, but gave only two stars for connectivity, counseling options, and the staff’s ability to treat co-occurring disorders.
Both alumni who left feedback complained about the physical facility itself. An anonymous respondent described the building as “Not much more than an old skating rink “rehabbed” into a treatment facility. All exercise equipment was donated and most didn’t work,” but added “if a woman is serious about recovery, it is sufficient.” Another alum, Joanne, felt the marketed accommodations were not reality. “The rooms don’t look like this! the building doesn’t look like this,” Joanne wrote.
The two alumni also commented on the staff, with one calling the night staff “inexperienced staff “Babysitters” and another writing “the staff care more about what’s for lunch than the patients.”
Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio accepts Medicaid, private insurance, and self-pay, according to its website.