2019-11-08 15:12:56 via Google
It's hard to come up with the right words to review a place that has done so much for our family. We had tried several other programs for mental health issues related to our child's struggles with no success until we found FAIR. The FAIR program and its staff provided the most comprehensive and supportive program. They provided support not only for our child but for our whole family. There is no other program out there like it. We had access to their support system 24/ 7 and our family wouldn’t have traveled this road as well as it has without this program. You aren't just a "case" or a "file" and the clinicians work as a team to make the best recommendations not only based on best practice but on what's best for your child, family, and circumstances.
2019-05-10 19:01:50 via Google
This is a good program for the kids who are willing to work it, but it's not for everyone. During our time here, more kids left than completed the program. If your kid is defiant, and/or strongly addicted, this may not not be the right place or you may want to start with residential. It takes a significant time commitment - 4 days per week for 3 hours each. Parents attend two sessions a week and work all issues out as a group with other parents. A lot of the feedback is helpful, but some not so much. The program is very prescriptive - you do exactly what they say or they will suggest you find another program. It's difficult if you're working with other professionals you trust who have conflicting recommendations. They demand total abstinence. If your kid relapses, they will discharge him/her and refer to residential. Omni Youth has a different approach and will work with kids who are still using. Find what works best for your kid and don't be afraid to try different treatment providers.
2018-01-27 22:27:15 via Google
We often talk about our son's substance abuse and treatment at FAIR as being the "best worst thing" in our lives. We were fortunate enough to find FAIR his junior year of high school at which time we were dealing with substance abuse and anxiety issues. This is definitely a program for your entire family, not just your adolescent or young adult. We all learned so many things that we have continued to carry with us even since our son graduated over five years ago (and has been sober over five years!) and we continue to attend as volunteers. There are several things that set FAIR apart from other treatment facilities--having the entire family involved, the peer group and encouragement to be around the peers at FAIR, and the continued support of FAIR graduates who return as volunteers and mentors for the current patients. You not only get individual and family counseling sessions, but you get the great benefit of group therapy. When we attended, FAIR was considered out-of-network with our insurance company. Do not let that deter you.....they also have a foundation available that you can apply to for assistance. Whether your adolescent or young adult is struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues, you will feel at home and in the right place when you start treatment at FAIR.
2017-04-21 22:23:07 via Google
This program saved my life. I was admitted as a 17 year old with addictions to multiple substances, depression, anxiety, emotional trauma, and serious familial issues. Initially I dreaded participating in this program as most young kids typically do; I didn't like it at first because it required me to change, which can be uncomfortable for anyone. However, today I stand behind this program 100%. The counselors somehow always knew exactly what to say and how to help me deal with my issues healthily...Today my relationships, emotional stability, habits, and hobbies have taken a 180-degree turn for the better. Life is nice when you've actually achieved stability, happiness, and professional goals, and I can only attribute the achievement of these things to the FAIR program.
2018-01-11 14:27:48 via Google
This is my first review. And I'm proud to write it. This is an amazing program. We had been to many, many other programs in the area and none are like FAIR. They do not take your money, sit your kid in a chair and lecture them. This program is about real, deep, change. How do they do that? We are a community, a family. Parents, volunteers, patients, counselors all work together to help your child or young adult. And they don't give up. The family is involved in the treatment and this is the key difference between FAIR and other programs. I have been to other programs (Alexian) that say the family is involved, but it is only lip service. Here at FAIR you notice the difference from day one. Parents are part of the treatment and there is real accountability and progress on the patient's part. One of the key differences in this program is their peer groups. Peer groups are mixed with new patients and volunteers who graduated FAIR and come back to help out. Peers are powerful in recovery and FAIR is so loved that graduates come back to help. Schedule a visit. You will not be disappointed.
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