Lengthy, but insightful, complaint about the program, the lies told about what the facility would be provide, what the program was about. She complains that the program choices are non-existent or only for 1 day per week, counseling is only 1x per week, conditionsare filthy, limited food for a vegan. However, the most interesting part at the end of the complaint concerns how she was treated, especially after the then case manager Paul Lawson, took her out on the program boat to go over her "inventory" which she needed to complete. Only problem is that she was out sun bathing in a bikini when he came over to her, suggesting she join him for this part of the program on the boat. When they returned, staff and students were concerned that he'd taken advantage of her physically (claiming he had a history of with other patients) which she was insistent that he hadn't. However, she was confused about whether she'd been emotionally taken advantage of by the case manager during some moments on the boat, which she describes. The director, Pam Anderson, was concerned and pressured her to tell her if he had... even preventing her from graduating from the program until other staff intervened on her behalf. Read and decide if he was inappropriate.
A Forever Recovery
Doing business as:
A Forever Recovery
Address: 216 Mary's Lake Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49017
Managed by: Per A. Wickstrom
Registered Agent: Phillip B. Slot
7 Monroe Center NW, Suite 77, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Totally disabled veteran files complaint seeking help from the Attorney General's office describing an inexcusable experience at AFR. He finds that he's been picked up by several "members" and, unbeknownst to him, is being driven to AFR. On arrival, realizes he is in a rehab. While heavily under the influence of drugs. he is asked if he has insurance. He tells them everything is in his wallet, believing they would see his Medicare and state funded supplemental health insurance cards. Instead, they find and have this victim sign authorization forms for his debit and credit cards. Then comes the physical pain and suffering because his health problems are ignored and the facilities were not handicap accessible. After 36 hrs in detox, and a short time in the main program requiring he be mobile despite the pain it is causing him, he decided to leave. They told him he would die if he left. It gets worse from there. He filed this complaint and also one with the police.
The client made multiple allegations in this complaint including not being advised of Recipient's Rights, or a rights program contact, and being required to submit to random drug testing without a chain of command to secure samples. As a result of this inspection, a recommendation was made for A Forever Recovery to provide Recipient's Rights brochures to each client with a rights program contact. Additionally, the program was required to add language to their policies and procedures on securing all drug screens collected.
Violations: Plumbing, core kitchen issues, sanitation
Violations: Sanitation, plumbing, weatherstripping
These parents became concerned when their 19-year-old son was transferred from Best Drug Rehab to Tranquility Detox, without their knowledge. According to the parents, an intake counselor in Manistee refused to let them speak to their son on the phone. More research about the Narconon program caused alarm. Calls were placed to the Michigan Attorney General's office and Law Enforcement in both counties, where officials assured them the program was dangerous. One or both parents traveled to Michigan to remove son from the program.. On arrival at the facility, their son refused to leave the program, but appeared heavily medicated. He wrote a letter of refusal, on the spot, which the parents believe was coached or coerced.
This is a complaint about questionable insurance billing and delays. The person was made to change their address to A Forever Recovery for insurance purposes and also start a new credit card and sign over Durable Power of Attorney to AFR before treatment.
This complainant was made to change their address with the insurance company to the facility's and open a new credit card as guarantee of payment. They were also required to sign a Durable Power of Attorney so the facility could act in the husband's name to ensure payment.
A parent details how any connection to scientology was denied by A forever Recovery and the horrible conditions faced by her son, including "being billeted in a grimy room with 7 other patients."