What sets the Plymouth House apart from other treatment facilities?
The Plymouth House is not a treatment facility in the traditional sense of the term. We are a Twelve Step Retreat focused on giving addicts, alcoholics and their families a new way to live. Our staff consists of experienced Twelve-Step practitioners with diverse educational backgrounds and life experiences. The Plymouth House Model has been adopted by many treatment centers, but the depth of our staff experience, our family programming and our aftercare planning make us unique.
Why doesn’t the Plymouth House accept insurance?
We choose not to accept insurance because it would not allow us to do the work that we’ve been doing successfully for 15 years; changing the lives of people who struggle with addiction. Accepting insurance would keep us from focusing solely on our unique brand of presenting Twelve-Step practice, as we would then be forced to artificially insert modalities that insurance pays for. We understand that families are sometimes in a position to seek only treatment that accepts insurance. If this is the case, please give our admissions staff a call, as many families have found that the cost of treatment at the Plymouth House is actually less than that of insurance-covered programs after out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles, and maximum coverage allowances are factored in. Our admissions team is also happy to point you in a different direction if the Plymouth House is not the right choice.
What is the staff to guest ratio?
The work we do at The Plymouth House is done through direct, continual and honest communications with each guest and their families. The Plymouth House employs twenty full-time staff, with an average staff to guest ratio of 1:4. Every guest works with an individual staff contact person for the duration of their stay.
Does The Plymouth House have any medical professionals on staff?
While we believe, and know the value of medical attention for those suffering with addictions issues, we are not a medical facility. The work we do at the Plymouth House treats the problems we encounter after the alcohol and drugs are removed…we are restless, irritable and discontented, and therefore continue to use and drink. These problems are addressed after one is medically stabilized during detox.
What are the Big Book and the Twelve Steps?
For over 70 years the most successful and continual recovery from addictions has come from the principles laid out in The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Twelve Steps. We present a practical, pragmatic, experience driven method of personal development and positive change.
Does the Plymouth House work with guests that have a dual diagnosis?
Many of our guests arrive at The Plymouth House with both an addiction problem and mental health issues. Our experience has taught us that often, mental health issues can’t be successfully addressed until a guest has some sobriety under their belt.
What is the success rate of the Plymouth House?
We don’t provide numeric success rates, as we feel they are usually misleading and the methods used to gather them have both questionable internal and external validity. Addiction is a complex and multifaceted problem, and success in treating it should be represented by a genuine increase in quality of life. We are confident that the practices we teach are effective, when they are practiced. Many members of our sizable alumni community have well over a decade of sobriety, and every year our annual alumni weekend brings many hundreds of Plymouth House alumni back home to where it all began.
What prescription medications can guests take during their stay at The Plymouth House?
Some medications are generally restricted at the Plymouth House, please give our admissions staff a call to talk about what is restricted.