A Forever Recovery Review by Anonymous
A member review of the rehab center completed on Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:42 AM MST.
The first time I saw something about A Forever Recovery, it must have been at least 7 years ago. I was looking into rehabs for my son and AFR had seemed like a nice place that would be a good place for him. Before calling them, I did a bit a research and after some of the reviews and posts about AFR, basically saying that AFR was more or less a recruitment center for a cult, and I had no interest in sending my son to a place like that. My son spent the next 6 years in and out of rehab and every time he relapsed and I’d start looking for a new rehab for him, I’d come across the advertisements for A Forever Recovery and after 6 years of my son making absolutely no improvement, I started to wonder if it would be easier to have a cult get him clean and then get him out of the cult. Obviously, that’s not a normal thought for a mother to have but, I was at the end of my rope. I did call and talk to someone there and I found out that AFR isn’t affiliated with that cult anymore. Which made the decision to send my son there a whole lot easier. AFR has an impressive set-up and the more I heard about it, the more excited I was to have my son going there. AFR has different programs that their clients choose from. They don’t have a one size fits all mentality about treatment and I thought that, more than anything else, would be what helped my son the most. Before calling AFR and talking to someone there, it had never occurred to me that my son wasn’t the only problem, that the programs he’d been doing weren’t right for him. Whenever my son relapsed, I’d think he wasn’t trying hard enough, that he’d been lying to me when he told me that he wanted to get sober, or that he just didn’t care to try hard enough. I’d been sending him to 12-step programs because it was the only program that I knew anything about. It’s been around for so long that I didn’t even think to look into different programs. So, my son had only gone to 12-step programs and when I sent him to AFR I learned that was also part of the problem. When my son was at AFR he was able to choose a program that he felt comfortable doing and when he chose the SMART program his attitude about his own recovery changed. He put more effort into doing that program because he’d finally found something that made sense to him. The clients at AFR are also moved forward on their programs based on individual progress. As I’ve said, they don’t have a one size fits all mentality at AFR, so the clients choose their program but, they also stay at AFR for however long it takes them to get it right. When my son first started at AFR, he did so like he’d started every rehab program before, Which was a bit annoyed that he had to go back to rehab to appease me, planning to just ride out the program without putting much effort into. After going through detox, seeing the different program that they have and spending time figuring out what he wanted to do, his whole attitude changed about being there. It stopped being something he had to do and became something that he wanted to do. He stayed at AFR for 18 weeks because he wanted to stay for that long. He knew that being at AFR was helping him and he felt that the program he was doing was something that would really help him stay sober, so he put everything into doing the program right. Going to A Forever Recovery gave my son a better chance at staying sober and I’m very happy that I finally called AFR and gave them a chance because going to AFR has saved my son’s life. He got home last week, and I’ve never seen this kind of determination from him to stay sober. I’ve never before seen him do everything he’s supposed to do without complaint. Our entire family’s life has improved because of the help my son got from going to AFR. I’m grateful for everything they did for him while he was at AFR and everything they’ve continued to do for him since he’s come home.