USC United Summit Center – John D. Good Recovery Center

USC United Summit Center - John D. Good Recovery Center Terra Alta West Virginia

The John D. Good Recovery Center provides residential treatment for adult men and women facing substance abuse disorder. Treatment options include a 90 day recovery community program, group and individual therapy and 12-step participation. Treatment is peer-driven and community-based and encourages self-reliance, personal growth, and responsibility.

ABOUT USC UNITED SUMMIT CENTER – JOHN D. GOOD RECOVERY CENTER

United Summit Center (USC) provides behavioral and mental health services to the residents of seven counties in West Virginia. Among the organization’s 17 locations is the John D. Good Recovery Center, which offers residential care for men and women between the ages of 18 and 24 struggling with substance abuse.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The length of treatment varies, but clients can remain on-site up to three months.

According to the facility’s website, programming is tailored to address each client’s specific needs, which are identified in an initial assessment. Participants can expect a mix of addiction education, recovery planning, relapse prevention,and 12-Step work. There is also an educational component for family members.

Those who still require treatment after the three-month mark may be referred to group homes.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to the facility’s website, all treatment is administered by qualified professionals and paraprofessionals. Three reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com rated the staff’s level of experience and training an average of three out of five stars.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

John D. Good Recovery center can accommodate up to 16 clients at a time. Smoking is allowed during designated intervals at the facility. Three reviewers polled by Best-rehabs.com rated the facility three out of five stars on average for its accommodations and amenities.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Reviews from alumni are generally positive. Four reviewers on the center’s Facebook page, which the facility can manage, provided an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars to date,[1] and a single Google reviewer submitted a five-star review.[2] Amoret, in her five-star Facebook review, described her treatment as “one of the best thing that ever happened to me.” Similarly, reviewer Savannah wrote: “John D. Good is a awesome and fair place to Help NA and I see the people that made mistakes turn into a happyer life for people.”

R.S.B, the sole alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, claims she was denied pain medication even though she entered the facility five days after back surgery. She rated the facility just one star in every category, and wrote: “I feel that they should have taken into account my recent back surgery before having me enter. Or, they should have told my family and I up front what would happen to me and how I would be treated once in the program…It was one of the most horrible experiences of my life.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Two loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com suggested that John D. Good Recovery Center provided basic but effective care for their family members to date. While neither respondent mentioned any noteworthy amenities, both rated the facility four and five out of five stars for family participation, counseling options, and cleanliness. B.G. wrote: “They had counseling classes all day long and NA/AA meetings every evening. Each person was expected to do chores and participate in their rehabilitation.” Loved one Bryan told Best-rehabs.com: “Once your in its a good place be.”

FINANCING

Treatment fees are based on the individual’s care, services, and duration of treatment. According to the facility’s website, USC accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and several private insurances. Additionally, some financial assistance is available to clients of limited means.

Updated November 2017

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pages/John-D-Good-Recovery-Center/196125090458538?rf=937299656366711

[2] https://goo.gl/Gby5LU

Reviews about USC United Summit Center – John D. Good Recovery Center

It was brought to my attention by a loved one in this center has repeatedly asked for the group meetings to stop allowing the glorification of drug use to be sole topic. I have even addressed this issue and it seems to be on going. Drug abuse continues to be an issue and the staff refuses to drug test anyone or stop this behavior. It is sad when even the therapist tells an addict this place is no good for them and this place if for people with no hope. So wow...great job staff.
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  • This program was a state paid rehab. It was not a fancy place, but they had counseling classes all day long and NA/AA meetings every evening. Each person was expected to do chores and participate in their rehabilitation.
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  • Once your in its a good place be.. there a long waiting list. If you can get in I've heard it's a good place
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  • I had back surgery 6 days prior to entering this facility....They refused to give me my pain medication...I feel that they should have taken into account my recent back surgery before having me enter. Or, they should have told my family and I up front what would happen to me and how I would be treated once in the program....It was one of the most horrible experiences of my life...