ABOUT GIVEBAC ACE CAMP u2014 RETREAT SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM FOR WOMEN
Based in a remote, rural setting 75 miles southeast of Charlotte, N.C., Givebac Ace Camp is a nonprofit that offers residential care for women who are struggling with a substance use disorder. Medical detox is not available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment is offered in 30-, 60-, and 90-day programs.
The program is founded on the 12-step philosophy that u201cthe therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel.u201d The center offers a retreat structured as a therapeutic community, where women can escape the stresses of their daily lives while they recover from addiction. The program emphasizes the 12-Steps, spiritual growth, peer support, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Residents also journal regularly, which, according to the course description, is invaluable in helping them to move past the difficult events that might surface in early recovery.
After treatment, women are advised to move into sober-living facilities in the community.
The facility is monitored 24/7, and the official website notes that medical services are available when necessary, though this is not a medical facility. Thereu2019s a certified cognitive behavioral therapist on staff. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility an average rating of 4.75 out of five stars for its staffu2019s level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center has all the amenities of a family home: a washer and dryer, satellite TV, internet, and three meals a day. Thereu2019s also a fishing pond on the grounds. Residents participate in daily therapeutic activities, such as fishing, nature walks, workouts at the gym, and arts and crafts. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility an average rating of 4.75 out of 5 for its cleanliness.
Visitors are welcome, but clients may not go home at any point during their stay, nor may they have smart phones.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All four of the alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date would recommend this facility. The reviewers gave the facility average ratings of 4.75 stars for its exercise and leisure options, 4.5 stars for its family program, and 3.75 stars for its holistic and counseling options, all out of five. Individual reviewers praised the facilityu2019s classes and its cognitive behavioral therapy, and two reviewers offered glowing praise for the facilityu2019s director. u201cThe director is amazing, inspiring, motivational, he was a drug addict who has been clean over 30 years through giving back to other addicts he knows his stuff !u201d one anonymous alum wrote in a representative review.
At the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded mostly positive coverage. On Facebook, the center had two five-star reviews; it also had one five-star review on both Google and HealthGrove; and on CiteHealth, it had a one-star, a three-star, and a five-star review. u201cIf you are looking for a good