I pity myself when I remember what I went through at Promise treatment center. I thought rehabs are there to treat and rehabilitate those with mental issues or substance abuse. These kinds of facilities have the evidence-based treatment that helps the patients to rebuild their life. I, along with other people, have experienced unprofessional services from some of the unworthy addiction and behavioral treatment centers. A rehab like Promises treatment center is one of those unworthy rehabs who are delivering their unpolished treatments to society. People go there to get help with rebuilding their lives from addiction and other mental disorders but those goons are taking it as an advantage to make money.
People have suffered in different occasions under this unprofessional rehab. They advertise themselves on social media and T.V programs just to attract more prey into their careless hands. They talk of their great and fruitful treatments only to show their false image to the society. I get filled with rage when I remember the fake promises made to me the day I was admitted at the Promises treatment center. To hide the unethical nature they have closed some of their websites and Facebook pages where a lot of people had commented about the reality behind the fake promises.
Whatever I encountered from Promises treatment center is really terrible. It’s my wish to alert others before they mess up. People are attracted by what they watch and hear about this unworthy place to be. This article will help people to know the reality behind this unprofessional rehab.
What is the Promises Treatment Center?
This is a mental health and addiction treatment center located in Scottsdale AZ. Their program is known for anomalous gender-separate programming, traditional therapeutic approach, inspiring setting and alternative and comprehensive therapy perspectives.
Staff Members at Promises in Scottsdale AZ
In this facility, there is quite a large number of staff members. Some of these staff members were once addicts and mentally disordered. They are not experienced and have less knowledge of addiction and mental health treatment. The staff members include Shannon McQuaid (clinical director and executive director), Michael Ahmann (medical director) Michael O’Brien (operations manager) Yvonne Crewse (primary therapist) Dejaye Botkin (primary therapist) Tanya Burch (primary therapist) Dee Romero (associate therapist) Olivia Lee (psychiatric nurse practitioner) among other members.
About Promises’ Treatment Experience
Promises Treatment Center lies to people that their facility is dedicated to customized treatments. They separate clients’ treatment plans so they are unable to offer effective treatment to each client. All the treatment promises made during the admission are never experienced in this facility. Their addiction treatment experience is not comprehensive and individualized as they say about their treatment plan.
If you require addiction treatment, residential mental health or medical detox they give unworthy options that they will never experience. This facility does not offer any varying level of care that suits the specific needs of each client. Their therapies are not evidence-based, experimental or alternative to engage the clients into effective treatments.
They force the clients to choose a treatment center then enforce them to interact and express themselves into daily therapies that they are not comfortable with. These therapies include art or music therapy, equine therapy, yoga and meditation, role-playing in psychodrama sessions. All these therapies are mandatory to all the clients even if they don’t like it.
In their treatment programs, clients are just several patients present and the clinicians never work closely with them. They start the treatments without any plans, preferences or understanding someone’s addiction and mental issue background. The behavioral and medical staff are not specialized in treating addiction or mental health issues. They work for their benefit but not with a reason to transform lives.
About their aftercare support, they are not involved in the follow-up of the former clients. They promise that there will be an alumni support which includes special events, workshops, and meetings to encourage them to remain connected to the recovery.
My Admission at Promises Treatment Center Scottsdale
I was admitted at Promises Treatment Center in Scottsdale, Arizona for an alcohol addiction treatment program. I had struggled with alcohol addiction for many years which made my body weak and caused me depression. I needed help to transform my life so I came across Promises rehab and their website. The details about this facility were as promising to me as their name suggests. The information about their professional treatment programs gave me hope to heal my mind, body, and spirit. Their expensive fees were not a bother to me because I had spent and lost more due to alcohol addiction. I hoped and believed their so-called alternative, comprehensive and evidence-based treatment approach will help me through the tough journey to rebuilding my life.
I got 30-days admission which in my drunkard mind thought that my life will change. Little did I know that this was the beginning of suffering. The staff was very welcoming and the place itself looked cool but suddenly things turned red when I signed the inpatient admission form. I was issued with a patient’s attire that made me feel like I had just joined a hospital ward or some kind of prison. My phone and other items including the civilian clothes were locked in a patient’s locker where I would pick them up on my release. I couldn’t imagine staying without a mobile phone in a new and unfriendly environment. I was told that these restrictions would help in cutting the communication with my drunkard friends.
There was an extensive interview in which my counselor asked me questions about my alcohol addiction and my goals. The counselor seemed friendly but took my answers and opinions for granted. He never added something nor did he mention anything to do with their customized plan to be implemented specifically to lead me to my recovery.
The life in the Promises Treatment Center was tougher than I expected. I never experienced anything helpful to meet my recovery needs. I spent time in peer groups and the only thing I found helpful there were just funny jokes from the participants which at least put a smile on my stressful face. I had started craving on alcohol and so I did all I could to get a tot or two but trials were a failure. During the nights, the corridor entrances were always locked like prison gates so I or my fellow clients could not get an escape route. The place was more of a prison to me. Everything at Promise Treatment Center was misery with silly and enforced rules.