This place is a pathetic excuse for a detox, especially one as reverred as a one of the largest & best detoxes on the east coast. They do not take the time to distinguish between the addict and the human being, instead clumping us all together like substance abuse disorder is not a disease and something we all do to make our lives and those around us more miserable. I was there two nights in a row, sick and instead of treating me like I was an alcoholic in withdrawal, they treated me like a woman who was not severe enough to even be listened to, even by a “so called” detox specialist. I would recommend doing your research when you’re scared and find a place that will take you seriously. It’s criminal what they do.
Only place i did rehab . i did rehab & detox was hard to get in with medicare had a friend whose husband worked there went a few years ago very nice place most staff Nice good food , patoemt demographic was ok people seemed tobcare o wasnt teady then mybmom was dying
No organization here, mixture of staff but it seems the higher exert more anger and misery with life they need help because they lack the professionalism to seek help rather than take it out on patients who are there for help. I read wonderful things here from years before which breaks my heart that the place has such disorganization and chaos, there is no routine. Don’t know if food if brought or you have to get it same deal with menus and it being taken. No clocks in the room no alarm system they choose days when they have announcements, nothing to wake you up I can go on. With this COVID you must wear a mask they choose who they penalize and how heavily this woman Mary has spoken about how miserable she is at that job and she spreads her misery targeted another person and I having a final warning meanwhile we had no other warnings on anything. I said a first warning is fine I’ll sign but not a final they could barely think of one other time I didn’t have my mask on correctly. Another time they tried to write me up for being too close to another person meanwhile we were a chair apart with our masks on. That was taken away because of the ridiculousness of it but beware they target people. Other person who signed the papers walked up to someone and suggested they check the masks 6 people did not have their masks on not a single write up which shows targeting. On top of that some groups there is no sharing only babbling by leader if you raise your hand you are put down showing with some people questions aren’t allowed and lack of positive environment. I can go on but to each their own, maybe it’s COVID-19 but my experience there had me feeling worthless. My counselors never checked up on me maybe a pass in the hall way but what is that? Favoritism is big here get on their good side suck up only to them and you’ll be allowed what you want. I wish you the best no matter you life circumstances.
I must say that I am very disappointed with this whole system. The first place I was at was a sham too. I won't tell you about that experience (this is not a review of New York Presbyterian Hospital, I will be writing a review about them too).It was an experience that would turn your Stomach. Talk about people that have been at their jobs too long and have complete loss of caring for patients. All they want is your Insurance money, especially if you are on Medicaid (not by choice). I can't write all of my experience here but I warn you you will be very disappointed with the after care, NONE!!!
I thought it was fine. A few years ago, and not my first detox. But I recall decent food, no horrible experiences. I think I had "figured it all out" after two weeks and declined to stay for the third that they pushed really hard, and had covinced my insurance to pay for. No complaints. Have seen better and worse.
I am proud to say I have over 1 year sobriety thanks in large to the institute. I came in broken barely able to walk & no doubt a few months away from death. The kindness & patience of the staff was incredible because we are hardly at our best & a little crazy as we go through detox. Through it all the counselors & staff stood by me By the time I left I looked & started feeling like a different person. I took all the suggestions & headed straight to an AA meeting & quickly found a home group & sponsor and a community that embraced me. Today my life is so different simply because have s life now!!!
Mt. Sinai put my husband out after four days of detox, contacting me the very same morning. They said it was an insurance problem. We have Medicare and NJ Horizon. I called Horizon and they said he should have had five days and if the counselors felt he needed rehab they should heve called them. My husband is 81 years old and had to walk to Port Authority to get a bus home . He ended up leaving valuable personal property that was never recovered. We kept calling about it. Unfortunately they never returned our calls.