Advanced Counseling Services, PC Review by Anonymous
A member review of the rehab center completed on Sunday, September 21, 2008 10:16 AM MST.
Pathways may sound appealing, but the inpatient treatment compares more to brainwashing than recovery. Their approach, flooding and drilling the patients hours a day with recovery material, gives the facility a prevalent cult-like theme that does not internally assist the patients. They have very strict rules and security, which is crucial to recovery, but they present these foundations as a threat to the patient. Being a former patient of Pathways, I do not recommend it to parents looking for help with incorrigible children with substance abuse problems and addict behavior. It was not helpful to me, nor many of the other former patients. There are many other juvenile rehabilitation treatment centers in southeast Michigan that offer more effective services that focus on much more than temporarily flooding the teen with anti-drug propaganda, that focus truly on recovery tools, dual diagnosis, coping skills and self-improvement.