Kitsap County Recovery Center

Kitsap County Recovery Center Port Orchard Washington

The Kitsap Recovery Center (KRC) offers inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment services for men and women. KRC primarily serves Medicaid-eligible, low-income and homeless clients. Clients are also referred from local drug courts. Treatment options include assessment, detoxification, case management, group and individual counseling, 12-step support groups, and family programming.

ABOUT KITSAP COUNTY RECOVERY CENTER

Located in East Bremerton, Wash., Kitsap County Recovery Center provides a range of treatment services for individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders. Among the facility’s offerings are detoxification, inpatient treatment, and outpatient-based treatment. The center is part of a larger, county-run agency that provides services which address behavioral health, developmental disabilities, veterans’ issues, homelessness, and other concerns.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

According to the facility’s website, assessments are conducted with all clients to determine their required level and type of treatment. For those who require medical assistance to minimize the severity of withdrawal symptoms, the center provides sub-acute detox services for up to eight individuals at a time. The length of detoxification may vary, depending on the needs of the client.

Once stabilized, clients may transition into Kitsap County Recovery Center’s inpatient program, which lasts up to 60 days. While specific information concerning the facility’s programming is limited, feedback provided to Best-rehabs.com by survey respondents suggested clients participate in a highly structured schedule of programming heavily based on the 12-step model of recovery. During residential treatment, clients may attend 12-step meetings, attend fellowship workshops, and “work the steps.”

Along with 12-step facilitation, clients may participate in counseling sessions and educational classes. According to the facility’s website, a family program is available for loved ones of inpatient clients. Once a client completes residential treatment, they may be encouraged to enroll in an outpatient-based program. Specialized outpatient programs are also available for those involved in drug court.
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STAFF CREDENTIALS

Kitsap County Recovery Center employs a treatment staff, administrative personnel, and private consultants who administer medical and dietary advice and assistance, according to the facility’s website. Of the 21 individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, eight alumni and their love ones surveyed on the matter offered an average rating of 3.75 out of five stars for the staff’s level of experience and training.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Kitsap County Recovery Center is situated between the business district of Bremerton and a large nature preserve. The facility is a government-sponsored treatment center, so clients should expect straightforward accommodations and few amenities. The center can house up to 42 inpatient clients at a time and eight detox clients.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The 12 alumni who provided feedback to Best-rehabs.com about the facility at the time of this writing offered varying perspectives on the center’s approach to treatment, specifically the center’s rules. “Some of the rules are silly,” one alum wrote. Another was pleased that smoking cigarettes was allowed, but wrote: “There are both men and women but you can’t talk to the opposite sex or you’ll be kicked out.” This individual gave treatment effectiveness three stars, but gave affordability, holistic options, and counseling options all just one star.

Other criticisms from surveyed alumni addressed the food and activities. “Your stuck in tiny building with a small out door space, very boring,” one anonymous alum wrote. Alum R.H., who listed food as a facility weakness, was otherwise pleased with the overall experience. R.H. gave five stars for treatment effectiveness, and four stars for the level of family participation, the facility’s affordability, and its counseling options.

Former client A. had a successful experience with this facility, but noted concerns about the staff. A. wrote, “there were the counselors that read about addiction and alcoholism in books and tv shows , they have no idea what the hell an addict alcoholic goes through day in and day out.” Another former client, M.J., responded that he would “NEVER” recommend the facility, adding, “not enough staff.” He also felt that “the treatment was geared toward alcoholics and not addicts.”

On Google reviews, the outpatient facility received an average rating of three out of five stars from four reviewers to date.[1] Three alumni were torn about the effectiveness of the program and its policies. Two gave the facility perfect five-star ratings, and one gave the facility just one star. S.L., the fourth reviewer and a proclaimed “chemical dependency trainee,” who went through training at Kitsap County Recovery Center, also expressed dissatisfaction with the staff. “The culture at KRC was often mocking and punitive toward inpatients” he reported.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The eight loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date offered generally positive reviews of the facility. When surveyed, on a scale from one to five, if they would recommend the facility to others, five respondents provided an average rating of 4.4 out of five stars. “They were great in guiding her, without forcing her into treatments for the underlying issue,” one anonymous loved one wrote.

Counseling options received the highest rating of 4.75 out of five stars from four loved ones. When asked about facility strengths, many family and friends listed staff support. In a representative response, one anonymous loved one wrote: “Knowledgeable staff, empathetic nurses.”

In addition, six polled family and friends gave 4.17 stars for facility’s cleanliness and four stars for its affordability. “They were helpful when I called and stayed firm on the confidentiality to patient… Our son felt good about the facility,” loved one P.R. wrote.

From six loved ones, the center’s connectivity/visitor policy and exercise and leisure options received moderate average ratings of 3.5 stars and 3.67 stars, respectively. The loved ones also offered an average rating of 3.17 for holistic options. One respondent, a spouse of a former client, did express concern over the fact that the “relapse rate is rather high.”

WHAT STAFF SAY

Best-rehabs.com has received only one staff review to date. The former employee, Scott, cautioned potential clients against seeking treatment at the facility, noting the “mocking and punitive” attitude toward clientele. “You might end up up with a counselor who has no understanding of addiction just looking to punish you,” he wrote.

FINANCING

According to the facility’s website, the center primarily serves low-income individuals through funding through various state agencies, including the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

[1] https://goo.gl/jEsytF

Reviews about Kitsap County Recovery Center

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Dual tx is effective inthat it is monitored by professional, both medicl. good program, support and commited staff. community agency tends to be questioned by private programs.
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  • I have stayed clean and sober because of the work I have put into my recovery through the twelve steps. 3 years now continuously battling this monster. KRC gave me a clean and safe place to be, away from the temptations of drinking and using. It was pretty much a 30 day detox. There's a mix of counselors that understand recovery because they are recovering as well. However at least mine spent the majority of group sessions talking about his personal life almost as it was his two hours to brag. The same counselor during his lectures focused more on a comedy routine ( failed comedy routine) than actually showing us tools to apply to our lives. Then there were the counselors that read about addiction and alcoholism in books and tv shows , they have no idea what the hell an addict alcoholic goes through day in and day out. Those counselors have a mentality that they are power and love to flex their muscles. As another commenter ( the trainee ) said they almost get a thrill at humiliating some of the patients. I wasn't on that end of their power trips but certainly witnessed it. Sadly many of those didn't stay in recovery too long after completion. On the other hand 9 out of 10 of the aides that work in the detox area are awesome. The building is old and run down with mysterious smells. They truck in meals made at the county jail. Yes I know it's not supposed to be a resort setting but jail food ? Cmon If this is your only choice then by all means go. Just remember there are groups of people out there that have been in your shoes and have the same disease as you and it doesn't cost a dime. It's also all you can drink coffee .
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  • Worst place ever
    Best treatment facility ever. One of the first to graduate in 1990 and have stuck with it since then. Two quote's that I will always remember from my stay " When you go to sleep do not count the sheep, talk to the Sheppard" and "Do not think your way into a new way of living, live your way into a new way of thinking". KRC Alumni, Greg
    As a chemical dependency trainee, I spent a year getting Chemical Dependency Professional certification from Olympic College (excellent program; learned a lot there, caring staff and educators) and then moved on to KITSAP RECOVERY CENTER for further training and internship. What a disaster. The culture at KRC was often mocking and punitive toward inpatients. I know because I was present at many staff meetings. Some staff are caring and do their best to help, but there are a toxic few whose cynicism and brutality pollute the culture under the current leadership. Powertrippers. Ugly. Do not seek treatment there if you can avoid it. You might end up up with a counselor who has no understanding of addiction just looking to punish you
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  • Went to off in April 2014 was a life changing experience for both me and my family. Everything has been wonderful for the last 27 months thank you
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  • supportive and sympathetic facility relapse rate is rather high The facility is quite good. Unfortunately my spouse experienced a relapse.
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  • very supportive staff impressed with the staff
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  • Friendly and compassionate on personal level to patients family. Too much "grey area" /personal standpoint when it comes to listening to patient's needs v.s. policy.
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  • Knowledgeable staff, empathetic nurses, A little outdated This facility is small, but efficient. They got my mom in immediately. They were great in guiding her, without forcing her into treatments for the underlying issue.
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  • I think the recovery program was a joke they made promises they did not keep and did not follow up as they promised, the staff was marginal at best and I would not recommend KRC to anyone!
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  • Treatment is the focus at KRC...some of the rules are silly, the food is so-so, facility isn't the most comfortable in the world, but if you work hard, you'll do well and come out a better person. While I was there, the counselors were good and the system was effective overall.
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  • I learned and grew a lot in just 30 days. I made life-long friends that "get it". I wouldn't change this experience for the world.
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  • Need a better way to handle detoxing
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  • communication and rules were strengths of the facility. exercise and food were downfalls of the facility. i loved krc the best place i have ever been to very strict and very humbling changed my life.
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  • The staff was very caring and nice. You can smoke cigarettes. There are both men and women but you can't talk to the opposite sex or you'll be kicked out. There's nothing to do, you do you lectures counseling and that's it. Your stuck in tiny building with a small out door space, very boring. I definitely learned a lot abut my addiction And the family plan was ok. But it's very stressful to have to follow the same boring schedule everyday in the same building with nothing fun to do.
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  • Keep you busy from sun up to sun down. Always meetings, classes, or exercise. Loved playing volleyball. Needs to be more secure. They are supportive and understanding. Just make sure you follow the rules.
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  • One size fits all treatment. Based on the Twelve Step Program. Most people in the facility had been coerced through the criminal justice system into being there. Counselors were poorly trained and were not good especially in group counseling...The director and most counselors are narrow minded and refuse to accept modern treatment such as methadone or suboxone. The is a narrow mindedness that permeates the facility. They lack knowledge about motivational interviewing.
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  • Offered meetings, sponsor, 12 steps combined with willingness and a 1 day at a time attitude it works. I was addicted to meth for 21 years. I have been clean and sober for 12 years since January 7, 2014. I have a life today thanks to the AA program. The treatment facility gave some hope and and 30 days of recommendations on what to do. I've seen so much in recovery. It comes down to one important ingredient, the decision not to get loaded and the willingness to do what it takes to stay sober 24 hrs at a time. I really only have my experience.
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    They were helpful when I called and stayed firm on the confidentiality to patient. They answered all of my questions or found someone who would/could. Our son felt good about the facility.
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  • Toughest treatment center around, last house on the block so to speak. Awesome treatment center for high risk addicts
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  • The treatment was geared toward alcoholics and not addicts. I have had better success re-entering my 12 step program, 21 days was NOT long enough,not after 29 years of using.