Greenleaf Center is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center that is situated in lovely Valdosta, Georgia at 2209 Pineview Drive. Addiction to drugs, alcohol, or any other substance of abuse, can take a toll on the well-being and livelihood of the addict. It's important that these individuals seek professional treatment, guidance, and care in order to safely and successfully beat the addiction. Whether the patient requires inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment, Greenleaf Center can provide patients with everything they need to beat addiction.
It's very typical for an addict to believe that they can overcome addiction on their own. Although this idea may seem tangible, going cold turkey is unsafe and more than likely will result in a relapse in the very near future. It's imperative that addicts seek the help of Greenleaf Center as patients will receive quality addiction care and treatment methods at Greenleaf Center. If addicts do not seek help for drug and alcohol addiction, their future will be unclear. This is because addiction is a degenerative and progressive disease that requires intense, professional treatment in order to conquer.
Greenleaf Center can provide patients aged Adolescents, Adults with unique treatment methods along with compassionate care and guidance. The counselors that work with the patient will be by their side every step of the way, helping to ensure their success in recovery. Every addict is able to overcome their addiction if they want it badly enough, but it does take the professional help of Greenleaf Center in order to get to the level of sustained sobriety.
Through deciphering the core reasons why the patient uses drugs and alcohol as an escape will help counselors to better create a treatment program that works for them. A tailor-made approach to recovery is what patients will receive when they enter Greenleaf Center and this is believed to be the best way to treat addiction.
If patients are truly ready to overcome their addiction and begin a new happy and content life than they will succeed in recovery. They must be in that mindset, though, in order to achieve lasting sobriety. Visit Greenleaf Center online now at www.greenleafhospital.com and recognize how quality treatment can change one's life for the better.
I was a patient. As a patient, you grow attached to the people around you. The hardest thing about leaving is that you'll never see the other patients you've spent so long with again.
This review is really long, but I know for some people, not knowing what to expect is what keeps them from entering inpatient programs. Hopefully, these details can help make some of those people make the jump if needed. To begin, the bar for rehab/inpatient programs is set very low by many awful hospitals. If this was for any other hospital, my rating would be more like two stars; however, compared to other mental health and detox inpatient programs, this place is pretty nice. I stayed for eight days (three involuntary, five voluntary) for suicidal ideation, no attempt, no history of drug abuse. ***STAFF*** The place is nice and well maintained. The mental health techs (the people you interact with the most) vary on bedside manner. In comparison to nurses at a typical hospital, I'd say 1/5 were fantastic, 3/5s were average, and 1/5 need to be fired for rudeness and laziness. The main nurse is VERY overworked, so she can seem rude at times, but she DOES try her best. See treatment for my review of doctors/therapists. ***ROOM AND BOARD*** My bathroom was cleaned regularly, but you and your roommate are expected to keep your room clean. The rooms are a moderate size that didn't feel crammed. Each room has two beds that are comfortable enough. You start off with one thin blanket each, so make sure you ask for more (3-4 was the most popular amount) as the place is kept very cold. There was a limit of one pillow per person. This was disappointing, but the pillow was thickish and softish enough that it didn't affect my sleep. You can't bring your own pillows or blankets. There was also a small dresser and a spacious bookshelf for each person to keep their things. The bathrooms are set up a little weird so that there is no way to hang or drown yourself, but other than that, I had no complaints. Mental health techs check up on you multiple times a night, but the doors open completely silently, so even a light sleeper like myself did not notice this. Greenleaf provides complimentary basic hygiene products, but they suck, so make sure you bring your own. There's a hair dryer at the front desk you can use by request. The food was okay and on par with most other cafeterias. It's better than what I received in high school. Breakfast became repetitive as it is the same thing every day. ***MEDICAL TREATMENT*** I was able to see a NP for physical health and the psychiatrist Dr. Isang for mental health within 24 hours. However, other people experienced longer waits. If you haven't been seen within 24 hours, FILL OUT A COMPLAINT FORM at the front desk. It'll be handled immediately. Both doctors were very knowledgeable, unrushed, and respectful. Dr. Isang is probably the best psychiatrist I've had. Her extensive experience was the most invaluable part of my whole stay. She seemed to know exactly what to do as soon as she heard my background. She had an excellent balance of professionalism and personability. The majority of the therapists here are overtly lazy and inexperienced. I was unable to see my therapist one-on-one despite asking multiple times. Because of this, I would not recommend 2 week+ care at this facility. The most helpful part was talking to other people struggling with severe mental illness and drug abuse was life changing. There was a culture of respect and solidarity between patients. Something to note is that those seeming to suffer from illnesses like untreated schizophrenia appeared to be separated from people with emotional illnesses. Most of the people I interacted with had bipolar, depression, or anxiety disorders, and could pass as "normal." There were a few oddballs, but no one "scary" ***FINAL NOTES AND TIPS*** Overall, the rules are enforced pretty relaxed. WRITTEN complaints are taken seriously. Bring lots of smokes! Heavy smokers might want to get the patch (it's no extra charge). You're not supposed to smoke on it, but no one checks who goes out on smoke breaks.
I still need to go! Everyone tells me I do so I hope the people are nice...