ABOUT SPARC – SPOKANE ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTERS
Founded 50 years ago and located in a residential neighborhood in southwestern Spokane, the nonprofit Spokane Addiction Recovery Centers (SPARC) offers on-site medical monitoring plus residential and outpatient treatment for substance abuse and, specifically for indigent men and women.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
SPARC’s website states that treatment is individualized, evidence-based, and multi-dimensional. Treatment includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and motivational enhancement therapy. Alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com indicate that treatment uses the 12-Steps.
Outpatient treatment is available at both standard and intensive levels, and services include DUI assessment, abuse treatment, and alcohol & drug information school. Mental health services include counseling and psychotherapy, medication supervision, and case management.
There is currently no information provided by SPARC regarding its treatment staff. Seven people polled by Best-rehabs.com rated staff’s level of experience and training an average 3.9 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
No information is available on SPARC’s accommodations. 13 reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com to date rated SPARC’s accommodations and amenities 3.8 out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The 12 alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing rated SPARC’s treatment effectiveness an average 3.5 out of five stars, with ten rating it a high four and five stars and two rating it only one or two stars. Three alumni rated its affordability the highest at four out of five stars.and its connectivity lowest at 2.5 stars.
Comments indicate that the facility does good work, despite being overburdened. K.R. wrote: “The ‘amenities’ were few (no internet back then, nor alternative treatments, exercise equipment, etc.), but the program was solid addiction recovery and prepared us to reintegrate as seamlessly as possible.” Linda, another alum, wrote: “You are held accountable by the other clients with a family atmosphere.”
Yet at least four alumni mentioned that the facility seemed overcrowded, proving little time for individual attention. An anonymous reviewer commented: “Too many patients,” and another wrote that despite the “caring staff,” there was a “lack of resources and time for each individuals’s needs.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com gave mostly positive feedback for SPARC. Both would recommend treatment at the facility, and they gave four out of five stars for its family participation and treatment effectiveness. One did echo alumni complaints, writing: “Too many clients at one time.” Another felt that the rules on phone and Internet usage were too strict.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Best-rehabs.com has received two reviews from anonymous staff members, each giving four or five out of five stars to SPARC’s family programming, affordability, counseling options, and the staff’s level of training and experience. One highlighted the “Awesome staff,” while the other noted certain aspects of the treatment process. “Not able to use faster acting naloxone shots due to no qualified pharmacy,” they wrote.
SPARC receives public funding from the State of Washington and Spokane County. Medicaid is accepted. Six alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com reported using state or federal insurance, and seven other reviewers gave an average rating of 4.14 out of five stars for the facility’s affordability.