New Destiny Treatment Center is located in Clinton, Ohio, a small town in the Akron metropolitan area. The New Destiny Treatment Center is a ministry of the Barberton Rescue Mission and started in 1961 as a home for alcoholics and homeless persons to receive food, clothing, shelter and hope. Its drug and alcohol treatment program began in 1993. The organization offers faith-based residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment to adult men struggling with substance abuse.
Accommodations and Food
New Destiny’s treatment facility is a large white building in a nice residential area. The facility houses 18 men, all in double rooms with two twin beds that come with fresh linens and bedding.
The facility has on-site kitchen staff who prepare three meals a day for the residents and as well as some snacks throughout the day. Although the food is prepared from a set menu, the cooking staff can accommodate residents who have food allergies or restrictions. The facility also has security personnel on site 24/7 to help watch over the residents.
Treatment and Staff
Those interested in New Destiny begin the treatment process with a phone assessment with one of the organization’s case managers to see if New Destiny would be a good fit. Clients then meet with the case manager in person and discuss the commitment requirements and rules of New Destiny. The costs of all treatment and medication at New Destiny are covered under Medicare, and clients are required to apply for coverage prior to entering treatment. The residential program typically has a waiting list of about two months.
The residential program lasts for nine months, and the men must commit to staying for the entire length prior to entering the program. Clients begin their day at 6:30 am and must be in bed by 10:30 pm every night. The treatment consists of both group and individual counseling. Clients attend two hours of group Mondays through Fridays and one hour of individual counseling each week. The group meetings are based on variety of treatment techniques including education, 12-step recovery, relapse prevention and spirituality. New Destiny is Christian faith-based and clients are required to attend at least one church service Tuesday through Sunday. Clients are also randomly drug tested once a week.
Residents are not allowed to receive phone calls or have outside visitors for their initial 30 days in the program. After their first month in treatment, residents are allowed to have pre-approved visitors every Saturday and Sunday from noon to five pm. New Destiny also invites visitors to attend church at 10 am Sunday morning. Although residents are not allowed to have cell phones and laptops while in the program, they are allowed to receive and send letters as much as they want.
The men are also not permitted to leave the facility for the first three months in treatment except for court or medical appointments and must be accompanied by a staff member. When the counselors believe the client has made significant progress in their treatment, the resident is allowed one overnight pass each weekend. After six months in treatment, clients are permitted weekend passes lasting from noon on Fridays to five pm on Sundays. Residents are also required to participate in at least one hour of chores per day. While staying in the program, the men are prohibited from cursing, fighting or using any sort of alcohol or drugs.
New Destiny provides dual diagnosis support by referring clients with potential co-occurring disorders to their on-site medical staff, which includes doctors and nurses. Each client has also has an individual meeting with the doctors at least once a month and the nurses are on site everyday from eight am to four pm as well on call after hours. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) using Suboxone and Vivirol is available to those who are struggling with opiate addiction. The counselors at New Destiny are all LADCs.
New Density also offers GED classes, literacy classes and computer training education to clients on-site. The organization also facilitates a variety of substance abuse and psychologically educational classes. Clients are required to attend four of these 45-minute classes a day Mondays though Thursdays.
New Destiny requires all residents to participate in at least one hour of exercise each day. The facility also offers a variety of recreational options including a weight room as well as a volleyball and basketball court outside. Residents also participate in a variety of extracurricular outings including hiking and bowling.
Although New Destiny does not have an official aftercare program, counselors usually refer clients to outside AA/NA meetings as well as outpatient programs for them to continue their recovery. The organization also offers an outpatient Suboxone treatment program to clients who are undergoing opiate withdrawal.
New Destiny Treatment Center offers highly affordable faith-based residential treatment to adult men in the Clinton, Ohio area. The Medicare coverage allows clients of all economic positions the opportunity to receive treatment and the focus on faith provides a platform for clients to explore recovery from a physical, mental and spiritual perspective.
New Destiny Treatment Center
6694 Taylor Rd
Clinton, OH 44216
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