A Forever Recovery

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Recovery.org Reviews
  • Overall: 4.3
  • Accommodations: 4.2
  • Meals: 4.2
  • Effectiveness: 4.4
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Contact Information
216 St. Mary's Lake Rd.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
8774158935
  • $ Paying for Treatment
    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

A Forever Recovery understands that no one approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment will work for everyone. As a result, the substance abuse rehab offers a variety of comprehensive and flexible treatment programs, all of which take into account the unique needs of each individual. Clients are encouraged to choose the program that best fits his or her own beliefs and lifestyle, and are empowered to take ownership of the recovery process. Sobriety becomes a personalized experience as a result — one that’s effective, manageable, and sustainable for a lifetime.

A Forever Recovery Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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Dave

A forever recovery is located in Michigan, next to saint marys lake, amazing. I just loved the view it's breathtaking. Just the environment itself makes you want to stay there, and it makes you feel b...

ET

Rehab can feel like an intimidating and overwhelming place to be, but A Forever Recovery is nothing like that! It all starts with the facility itself. As it sits overlooking a private lake, it immedia...

Julia

I had such a great experience at A Forever Recovery. It was unlike any rehab center I’ve ever been to before. It was just so much better there. For starters, the building is really nice. It’s clea...

EW

I am thankful to have found A Forever Recovery. Rehab will always be a tough road but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and AFR was there to get me through every rough patch I went through. Th...

DR

What a wonderful rehab center! Someone very dear to me was a patient here and their journey was something only those close to them could've only dreamed of. They were so far gone down the rabbit hole ...

JCL

I literally do not understand some of these reviews. The staff are great and the facility is great. It really has served its purpose and made me drug free a feeling I have not had in a long time and a...

Aaron

This rehab is just horrible and degrading. They keep many things from you when you're on the phone with admissions. How can they expect us to be honest when the leaders lie. Do not send your loved one...

Robert

Worst rehab ever. Beds are horrible. Staff is horrible. Just an insurance milking machine. I will never send my loved ones here again.

B.G.

I wanted to say a few words here about A Forever Recovery, even though it has actually been years since I went to this treatment center. I had a really phenomenal experience at this treatment center, ...

Rj

Don't let the photos on the website deceive you. They will first take you to a detox center, which is in a very old building and very tight spaces. Sometimes up to 6 people in a room. They won't show ...

JS

This facility is amazing because it offers so many options of treatment. It offers whatever is needed to completely handle the addiction and get the person back to be a happy drug free individual who ...

Casey

My parents pestered me for 6 months before I finally agreed to go to A Forever Recovery. I’m more than lucky that my parents found AFR and were relentless in their determination to get me there. For...

Anonymous

Strengths:Rehab and detox Weakness:Under staffes. During my treatment, I had ready access to my individual therapist, and was welcomed by the additional therapists on staff.All therapists on staff dur...

N.

Very calm are and the most amazing staffs i ever met .I would like to recommend this drug and alcohol rehab facility to everyone who is looking for a stable solution to their addiction problems. They ...

Anonymous

Very on purpose staff members.I would like to recommend forever recovery to everyone who would like to get sober in the most effective and the most holistic way possible. They are equipped to help you...

Deborah H

I am so happy and glad to be sober. I loved the application of a program that looks at you deep down.

SW

6 months ago, my daughter went to A Forever Recovery and we couldn’t have asked for a better treatment center. Started using pain medication 5 years ago. She was 26 when she started using them and b...

Ts

When I was younger I dealt with a lot of depression from being overweight and people making fun of me. It was an everyday thing in my life I felt worthless I felt unattractive so when I turned 16 and ...

Anonymous

Moral Reconation Therapy, Individual counseling, Therapeutic process group, Cleanliness I have worked at this facility for almost eight years, have seen many changes throughout the years, but through ...

Anonymous

Very nice people Didnt like so luch the food Thank you to a forever recovery they helped me into a program when I felt hopeless. I have been into 3 detox centers before and each time I relapsed. I hav...

Ashley

The staff members are very helpful and understandign Old building I can only say good things about a forever recovery. They have a clients is first attitude, and they will do anything for their client...

CD

When my husband went to A Forever Recovery it was his last chance to get his life together before I divorced him and took our kids away. I love my husband and didn’t want to divorce him but I wasn...

FF

Very nice people who work there, A downfall was that I think its pricey for some I am very satisfied with all the staff and all their work. While I was at a forever recovery I received the best care t...

Sam

Amazing people who work there Food could be better though. Where should I start. A forever recommend very dud so much for me, they deserve a good word from me. They have greatly helped me to get on th...

Jess

Treatment Building was a strength. If you ever feel like addiction is taking control over your life, don't hesitate to reach out for help. There are probably many great places but my recommendation wo...

Kate

My sister went to A Forever Recovery about a year ago and her life has improved drastically since she went there. When she first went to AFR I figured it was going to be like every rehab before it tha...

Jennifer

I really appreciated the help and the care that A Forever Recovery gave my son, and I have a lot to say about them, but I will try to be brief. The A Forever Recovery rehab program was excellent and w...

Snp

If you are serious about recovery and find that the twelve step method is not for you this is definitely the place to go. They do have the traditional 12 steps too, but its facultative. You get to cho...

NL

My husband went through this program and so far he made a lot of progress. We like that this rehab treats their patients with individual programs and not everybody gets the same. The facility was very...

Jb

A forever recovery is truly a place of healing. Through it's holistic approaches, it covers recovery from the beginning to end. Starting with its detox/residential all the way to intensive outpatient,...

Vincent

Facilitators and counselors were great. There could have been better social activities I feel great about myself which I credit bdr

Dawn

It’s an amazing thing to know that my son is truly living his life for the first time in 11 years. My son was addicted to crack cocaine for 11 years and it was a pretty rough 11 years for all of our...

David

A forever recovery was the best experience of my life. I had a horrible coke problem and am proud to say I was a year clean and sober yesterday. The case managers care so deeply about every patient th...

Aj

The place is nice, the staff are nice too. I had an over all very good experience with afr. I went there for drug addiction, and I did the program, mainly 12 steps, but there is some other choices too...

Sg

Forever recovery is really a rehab that is a bit different from other places. They have an open ended program, which means you got to stay as much as you need to finish your program. In my viewpoint t...

Ag

This place is a good place in ovet all, very good service in terms of helping you come off the drug or alcohol. It is not very nice and old, but the program itself work. In all honesty it is not very ...

Hs

My half sister has szruggled with addiction for many many years! i don\'t even remember her seeing fully clean for a longer period than a week or two. Yeah like really bad, i cludi g getting arrested ...

C P

I highly recommend this place if you are truly wanting a change in your life! It helped save my life! It is all what you want and put into it! I loved the fact everyone working there can relate and it...

JL

I would not let my dogs sleep at this place. I was there for two weeks, (yes, i\'m still sober). The building is about 45-50 degrees at all times so you will need layers of clothes. Most all of the...

Stephanie

Every aspect of my life has improved since I went to A Forever Recovery. My dad and I have had a pretty strained relationship ever since I started using when I was 16. I love my dad and have always wa...

Ross

Please don\'t take your loved ones here! It\'s horrible and only makes money for hidden purposes. Betty ford is good and others in Ohio. Akron Ohio is where AA and all other 12step movements got their...

M j

Program worked for me. But the gym needs an upgrade. And the medical department needs a doctor on call to make decisions.

Chase

Outstanding program with a generally loving and caring staff, you are well taken care of and taught a variety of tool to help you on your road to recovery.

AS

Great

TG

This was the worst experience I have ever had! I was lied to in order to get there... I did not get my own room with one roommate, I was put in a room with 3 other girls in bunk beds ( I felt like I ...

Em

Very good and effective rehab center and program, I know someone who got help from them, and went to A forever recovery for drug addiction, and this person is doing very well now. The staff are very n...

Ciera

My cousin has completed A Forever Recovery`s program and it`s like a miracle happened to her. This place did not just save her life but she came hoe like a totally different person. She is so happy sh...

Tracy

I’m so glad I found A Forever Recovery when my daughter needed help again. She’s been in and out of rehabs so many times since she started using drugs. My daughter tried heroin a few times when sh...

Tarah

Let me just start off by saying thank you AFR for having more faith in me than I ever though I could have in myself. My goal was to get sober and be a better person and I can happily say that, that is...

Sara

I came to A Forever Recovery a worthless, hopeless junkie. I was a ticking time bomb who was just trying to figure out when, where and how I was going to get my next high. I walked out a completely n...

Destiny

AFR had a super clean environment. There only concern it to save lives. They recently helped my friend overcome his severe Meth addiction. He had been to 3 different treatment centers prior to coming...

Arie

AFR is the BEST! I won\'t lie, when I first arrived there I was completely resentful. I was an intervention and was very angry. I figured it was just like jail, stuck in a building, no phone, horrible...

Sz

I think Forever Recovery is a cool place if you need help. My father went there not long ago and so far he is doing really great. I hope he will successfully complete soon and be with us again. We fou...

Safia

That place is amazing , the facility is beautiful and very neat. That the staff members are very competent in what they are doing. I love the food choices as well , it is very important to eat a well-...

Molly

Before my sister went to A Forever Recovery I was just waiting for that phone call telling me she had died. My sister has struggled with addiction for 15 years now and the rehabs she’s been to in th...

JJS

I would highly recommend this facility. A Forever Recovery is one of the best rehab center. They offer many different type of treatment programs. Everybody can find the perfect fit for themselves. Fro...

Jason

One of my best friends of many years went to A Forever Recovery. He is one of my closest friends and is like a brother to me. It became apparent to me a little less than a year ago that he was suffe...

T N

I have heard a lot about A Forever Recovery from one of my new friend. When I first met him he seemed a little confused and he got better and better day by day. And he told me his story that he was an...

RS

Faith Based, Holistic, Location, Patient oriented Staff pay and benefits Working in a rehab can be very difficult. You either love it or hate it. The staff genuinely appear to love what they do.

Andrew

Before I arrived to A Forever Recovery, I somewhat felt relieved that people genuinely cared for me when I couldn’t even begin to care for myself. I cannot think of anyone who wasn’t did/willing t...

Jackie

My boyfriend went to A Forever Recovery and has been sober for the last 5 years as a result. Our lives have completely changed for the better and I\'m so grateful that this facility was able to get hi...

MW

The telemarketers will tell you anything to get you into this place. Beware because when you arrive you are then taken to a dirty detox place a few blocks away and you are asked to sign all types...O...

SM

Accepted aetna. Worn out facilities and poor sober living offerings. Seems to fail at recognizing mental health issues and 'faked' recovery

Julie

There was a lack of individual counseling and poor nursing care. The program was based upon a book.

BJL

The strengths of the facility include: MRT, many different tracks to choose from in the evenings, every counselor, facilitator is in recovery. The program is the responsibility of the CLIENT. They don...

LMJspencer

Well so far into the program I have found the negative comments about the staff and facility totally false. I myself was treated with nothing but respect and never felt like an inconvenience when I wo...

EK

Forever Recovery is such a fantastic place to receive treatment. It is set in a beautiful location on a lake in the middle of nature. There's nothing to distract you from what is most important: your...

DW

Just don't go there way to expensive for what you get. It's dirty. They just take your money.

Andyback.

My name is Andy and I went to this center a few months back. My mother made the initial call and spoke to an intake counselor who was very helpful in answering all of her questions. He always was hone...

FG

Thank you to Forever Recovery I have been free from drugs for 5 years. I started using drugs around the 8th grade when I moved to a new school. I was a very shy person who was not very confident so ...

Denise

I went to A Forever Recovery for a duration of five months. My experience there has been positive mainly due to the help of the staff. Some of them know what it feels like to be recovering from addict...

AMJ

A Forever Recovery is a beautiful facility. The grounds are calm, clean and inviting. The staff are well trained, know their business and deliver real help to those is such great need. At this center,...

Anonymous

They had a great 12-step program and faith based treatment program; however, they needed more counseling options.

Heather

This facility is great from start to finish. The staff is top notch.I cannot say enough about this program. My son had been to to three other programs in Florida and Indiana with no luck they were ver...

JS

I paid this company $10,000.00 to help me cope with an alcohol addiction. I barely made it two weeks before packing my things and leaving on a bus, without any cash (they held on to cash I had given ...

SDL

I had to leave a comment on A Forever Recovery. I have never found such an inviting, warm and effective facility like I found when I found A Forever Recovery. Their team works so hard to ensure that e...

BJ

This facility is the reason I am drug free as of today. I owe so many thanks to them I do not even know where to begin. One of the staff members is hands down one of the most amazing individuals that ...

Andres

I must say that the holistic approach in the program creates a whole new concept and method to get rehabilitated from the use of substances. Having a better understanding of how and why the person...

Blake

I first began using drugs as a way to cope when my parents divorced when I was 15 years old, it first began while I was in school hanging out with the wrong crowd and I began to experiment with weed. ...

TC

It was a positive experience for me on my journey to recovery . It just lacked things that I needed to stay sober. It was a good first step. STEPS I think a program with a 12-step basis is most eff...

Shelley

Their MRT program is amazing. Moral Recognition Therapy

Anonymous

This was my first rehab center I have ever been to and I absolutely regret going here. I wish my family had looked around they called and the man my family talked to completely lied about everything s...

Lnb

BEWARE this facility uses commissioned sales people to get you in the door. While you are at your worst they use pressure with you and your loved ones, to get you in thevdoor. They say the have a \'be...

Jess

A forever Recovery saved one of my family member`s life and now she is a totally different person then she was before. Since we were kids she was always bored and never knew what to do with herself th...

Copper

I have to give a shout out to all of the staff at the A Forever Recovery program. I was struggling with Heroin for a long time. I was in denial about getting help because I thought that I could contro...

B

Can\'t seem to get their visitors list for their patients right. Really is unfortunate when you\'re trying to support someone who is going through a tough time in their life.

Anonymous

The program itself was great. However, the price was very high and what they tell people to get them to go was a weakness. When I was at A Forever Recovery, the staff was great. I went in broken and a...

KS

The program itself is effective which is the most important thing. It could be kept a bit cleaner however. The staff concentrates more primarily on the patients' recovery which is totally understandab...

KW

detox house was a shack! treatment center had me a 40 something women in the top bunk! water smelled, and I had 5 people in my room

Laurie

The food and variety of counseling was amazing. However, the detox center was not a clean facility, haircuts were given in the cafeteria and family was not included in the recovery process. Do not rus...

JH

I had a family member of mine go to this facility to handle their drug addiction and I was very impressed with this place. I found the staff friendly and caring, they seemed to be knowledgable in what...

Susan

I went there cause it was reasonably priced and one could stay up to 90 days. They were also in the middle of flux. Redoing things, seemed like things were changing all the time, counselors left. T...

BobP

I was an alcoholic one year ago. Alcohol would have destroyed my life if I didn't visited A Forever Recovery. This is the perfect facility to get up on your feet and return the control over your life....

ZH

This facility looks beautiful so peaceful. I think this is the perfect place to receive help. The staff are well trained and they are really there for the you. They don`t just take your money and do n...

Anonymous

I was not impressed by the overall care. Bad expereince, false advertising

AMF

Followup and communication and service to families was great. Understanding and compassion was displayed and appreciated since we ..the parents were not close by to the facility.

Mike

Horrible,,intimidate you, And had to wait a week to get my pertinent blood pressure meds. Please do yourself a favor and research this place.


Areas of Focus
Detox

Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

12-Step

The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Alumni Testimonials
  • A Forever recovery has changed my life completely. I came in unsure of myself-no confidence or drive to do anything. MRT was intimidating at first, but I adjusted to it. The steps were very challenging but I learned so much. I learned that there are underlying issues as to why I became addicted in the first place. MRT pushed me to find the “real me”- my inner self. I realized I don’t need to hide my feelings and past traumas, that people here have similar pasts so I have nothing to be ashamed of. Most important is sobriety. For the first time in my life (well10+ years) I can be me, without substances. I can handle things and emotions without covering it up every day. I’m very thankful for this program!
    Lyndsey R.
  • A Forever Recovery has helped me in so many ways to find myself again. I used to think I needed external sources to make me happy or motivated but you all have shown me I can have everything I need from within. The MRT program is fantastic in so many ways. We used to just ponder if life had a set group of guidelines for us and this program has done that and more. The book is just a book if you choose to view if that way, but to me that book is priceless. The book can provide a pathway into your heart and mind that allow you to be successful in whatever you choose to apply it to. It brings clarity to your life, past and present, allowing you to evaluate, assess and apply what you need to change. Listening and being aware of your inner self is the best tool I have learned how to use here. I was lost without it but now I am truly found and I have this program to thank. You all have helped me identify what I need to do so I do not become complacent. You’ve shown me that I need an action plan to achieve any goal I want to obtain. Also you have all shown me that I need not to slack off in my recovery for it is a lion waiting to strike the moment I let my guard down. I now see the importance of taking on my addiction by the horns everyday by going to meetings and just asking for help in general even if I don’t think I need it. I look forward to the calls I will receive from Aftercare as well as the feed back from my life, my heart without coming here and obtaining these life skills. I don’t believe I could project myself past the truth of being anchored by an addiction. You all have changed my life and I love all of you for this amazing experience. Sincerely, Alexander
    Alexander H.
  • Before coming to A Forever Recovery (AFR), I was a lost girl, simply going through life with no sense of direction. I was living a lonely life and isolating myself from the ones who truly love me. In fact, I didn’t even love myself. A Forever Recovery taught me how to become a strong and independent woman. I learned how to love myself again and embrace life with open arms. I realize now I wasn’t enjoying life during my addiction, just going through the motions. The MRT program is truly a life changing experience. Each step has opened my eyes to my destructive behaviors and dangerous lifestyle, I will forever be grateful for having the opportunity for coming AFR.
    Amanda G.
  • A Forever Recovery (AFR) has been revolutionary for my recovery, as I had only been utilizing AA in my past. AFR and the MRT methods have opened my eyes to a much broader mindset that helps me to address the underlying issues that always led me back to relapse. I now understand and believe that my struggles w/alcohol were simply masked for several underlying issues. Namely, my anxiety and obsessive worrying cooped together w/poor and unhealthy management techniques have been challenged for me for many years. AFR has helped me to understand this matrix of factors and has equipped me with the tools to truly achieve and flourish in recovery. I really enjoy MRT’s methodology and holistic approach to recovery. By exploring and evaluating my internal thought processes, I have learned a great deal about myself. The self-inventory was a tough process to undertake at times, but I found out many things about myself. My struggle with anxiety and stress has lead to many problems in my life. However, MRT has provided several techniques that can be utilized to proactively address problems before they create major problems (e.g. relapse, damaged relationships, diminished trust, etc.) in my life. Ultimately, MRT and Self-Inventory have helped me to establish a solid foundation for my recovery. I am really looking forward to implementing everything that I have learned into my life and to continuing down the path of recovery.
    Brock E.
  • AFR has helped me in every aspect of my life to find the real me that has been missing for so long. The MRT program has taught me so much about my inner-self & about the core drivers of my addiction. One of the biggest impacts that AFR has taught me is that I am not an addict! Being an addict is just a label that I and society has put on myself because I used drugs to cope with life. I no longer consider myself an addict, but a good person with a hard past. A past that I have learned from to not only improve myself, but also to help other people who many struggle with thinking problems like I do.
    Evan S.
  • A Forever Recovery hasn’t given me my life back it has given me a new life. It has made me a new man with a completely new outlook on life and sense of meaning in my life. I can’t thank this program enough for letting me become the man I always knew I was but wouldn’t get to on my own. I am truly blessed.
    Richard T.
  • A Forever Recovery] The Program helped me open up when it comes to my emotions. It helped me realize the underlying reasons for my drug use. The MRT program helped my walk through my life in baby steps so I was not overwhelmed. The self-inventory helps you to come to what you need to do in order to heal. Besides being told what I need to fix, A Forever Recovery helped me come to find that I don’t need drugs to live a happy life.
    Brandon H.
  • A Forever Recovery has done what I thought would never be possible. I grieve over my miscarriage and abandonment issues. I know how to properly handle my emotions and anger. I have grown so much as a woman. I was so lost, now I have a definite sense of direction. I have goals that I will complete. I feel independent and learned how to establish boundaries with my family. I’ve made better friends here than I have at home. Everyone likes me for me and vice versa. Everything feels so new but it’s exciting. I know that I will do great things with the most of my life and I couldn’t have done it without the help from everyone I went here with at AFR. This place changed my life and I am so grateful. Thank you & stay beautiful.
    Alyssa C.
  • A Forever Recovery & MRT has helped get me back to the person I used to be more in tune with my inner self. I have also learned to not stress over things I cannot control, which was a huge problem for me. And to let go of the past, it only holds me back. I’m glad my family found this for me and proud and thankful. I put forth the effort to get the most out of the program.
    Chris “Cody” J.
  • A Forever Recovery has helped me in many ways. The staff and other patients have helped me and welcomed me. When I came here I thought my only problem was my drug addiction but I found out I had a lot of underlying issue which may have triggered drug use. I learned a lot about my inner self and that I must love myself before I can love anyone else. I learned to think positive and the difference between accepting and suppressing your emotions.
    Alexis C.
  • A Forever Recovery has given me a second chance at an honest, trustworthy and hardworking life. They transformed me into the person I know I could be. They’re positive, motivated and determined to help everyone that walks the doors. They break the old you down and rebuild you into a masterpiece. Every aspect of this program focuses on bettering ourselves, from MRT to small groups, to the chores they make you do. It’s all for a reason and pushing you towards the bigger picture.
    Eric M.
Key Staff Members
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    Pamela Anderson, MBA. MRT - Executive Director

    Pamela Anderson is the Executive Director at A Forever Recovery. After having experienced a family member’s struggle with addiction, she dedicated her life to helping others recover from substance abuse. With her tremendous experience in the field and her certification as a Moral Reconation Therapist, Pamela has designed recovery programs that have helped countless individuals regain control of their lives. The diverse program created by Pamela and her staff gives patients the opportunity to recover from addiction through a variety of treatment options. Her number one goal is to ensure the success of each and every patient that walks through the doors at A Forever Recovery.