Mountain Comprehensive Care Center is a 12-step treatment facility based out in Prestonsburg, a tiny town in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. Frank Layne, a priest and recovering alcoholic, opened MCCC in 1983. Though MCCC staffs other facilities as well, its inpatient treatment facility is the Layne House in downtown Prestonsburg, across from the Richmond Cemetery.
Accommodations and Food
The facility at MCCC is humble with room for a maximum of 35 clients at a time. Treatment and housing is in the same building, and comes complete with a basic kitchen with a long cafeteria table and plastic chairs and a media room with office chairs and sofas for watching TV during free time. All clients have roommates and rooms are basic with full-sized beds, nightstands and lamps. The facility also comes with an outdoor basketball court for recreation.
Cell phones and computers are not allowed and visitation is limited to one day a month.
Food menus are determined by a dietitian for the group and meals are delivered by a service that provides healthy, hot meals for clients.
Treatment and Staff
MCCC’s treatment philosophy is simple: go to 12-step meetings and stay sober. Its detox is considered a seven-day “social detox,” meaning there is no medical assistance or oversight. AA and NA meetings are both on-site and off-site, and treatment lasts a minimum of 45 days with group and individual therapy both included in the curriculum (though only one of the latter per week); dual diagnosis support is available for those who need it.
There is no family program at MCCC, nor are there any alternatives to AA. While clients must attend meetings, they aren’t required to get sponsors (though this is certainly still encouraged). Upon graduation, clients also take part in relapse prevention classes as a form of aftercare.
A typical day at the rehab means waking up between 5:30 and 6 am and then eating breakfast. AA and group therapy then lunch follows. After lunch is more AA and one of the many classes. Then there’s free time or exercise which is followed by dinner and AA again (off-site or on-site) before free time and lights out at 11 pm (midnight on weekends).
MCCC has an MD on staff as well as a nurse practitioner who watches the clients. The rest of the staff is also highly credentialed, most of them Master’s-level clinical health counselors or CADCs; all told, there are 11 professional staff members along with volunteers.
In terms of extras at MCCC there is a basketball court and set of weights available for those that want to use them. Additionally, there are AA and NA-related functions like dances or fellowship. The facility also provides parenting classes and anger management.
For its very low price, Mountain Comprehensive Care Center is more than a fair deal. Its simple 12-step philosophy is likely to be a good fit for many in the area. Without all the distractions, MCCC creates a solid experience for those seeking sobriety.
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center
1416 South Lake Dr
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center Cost (in region): $316.66 (30 days adjusted, minimum stay $475, 45 days). Reach Mountain Comprehensive Care Center by phone at (606) 886-7839. Find Mountain Comprehensive Care Center on Facebook
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