Complaint / review text:
I don't want to write out an extensive report so I'm going to try to point out all of the things done to my family and I with A Forever Recovery, or Forever Recovered. It is a complete nightmare. There were so many horrible things that I experienced and just thinking about it makes my skin crawl. Within five minutes of being there, a huge male security guard walked in on me being stripped searched in this tiny room where they stick you for about four hours. I was then sent to the "detox" house and it was the most disgusting place I think I've ever seen. And I have spent months in Africa. The detox house was full of people talking about the terrible things they've done, in a proud manner. They were all still taking narcotics to help them detox. I explained that I didn't need to go to the detox house but they sent me anyway, just so my Dad would have to pay the $2000 dollars it costs to stay. How is it that this foul, molding dark place with bunk-beds and no air conditioning could cost this much?
The man that prepared the food was putting ingredients in it with about five to six thousand calories a day. This is fatten you up if you have lost weight due to drugs, so that when they take your before and after picture you look like you have changed. I starved myself on days because I could not eat what was offered, and there are no other options.
You are disciplined no matter what your age for a million different things. If you get a certain amount of write-ups a week then you have to wear a neon orange mesh jersey and you are placed in a container like area where others can look at you through the glass while you write an extensive essay on a book concerning your behavior. You are stuck in there for 3-5 days.
One of the employees asked me if I wanted to use his phone and go upstairs to take naked pictures of myself. I was attacked by a girl who was manic depressive and bipolar. I was sexually harassed over and over by male employees. They lied to my parents about what I was doing and saying. The woman that owns the place parades around not speaking to anyone with her three sons who work there and two ugly toy dogs. This is like a high school rehab, with deplorable conditions and people are constantly having sex and often it is with employees. They took me off of prozac cold turkey and I'm not even going to begin to tell you how terrible I felt. The dryers caught on fire while I was there, and the water ruined anything I tried to wash (you had to have your own detergent.) I passed out in the nasty sauna where security guards have sex with other girls, because there are no cameras. The nurses treated me like a disease and complained when I tried to get advil for tooth surgery I had while. She said I was interrupting her breakfast. They don't need much staff considering the 'clients" are made to clean the entire place every day.
The people that do the intake are just trying to sell you something. They charged my Dad over $24,000 in full so that my bed would not be taken. There were plenty of beds, all completely disgusting, and they physically would not let me leave. I was constantly told that I had no friends, and that no one would write me and that my parents don't want to talk to me. I could go on and on and on. If you would like any other info let me know. This is my first time complaining about any company and probably my last. Please do not send anyone you love or know to this place, and if you are seeking a rehabilitation program, there are a lot of good ones that do take insurance and won't leave you with more problems than you had to begin with. I am writing just to help others avoid the sadness and pain this place inflicts on people.