Choices Recovery

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  • Overall: 4.4
  • Accommodations: 4.3
  • Meals: 4.3
  • Effectiveness: 4.6
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3606 E Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, IN 46615
  • $ Paying for Treatment
    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Choices Recovery understands the need for effective addiction treatment for individuals who are struggling with substance abuse. The program's philosophy is to offer choices in the recovery process by using over a dozen treatment modalities with the goal being to reverse the physical and emotional damages of addiction and allow patients to enjoy productive, happy, drug-free lives.

Choices 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.

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I went to choices recovery and just celebrated 1 year sober. Making the decision to go to choices was the best decision of my life. When I got there I was lost and didn't have a clue what I was gettin...


My entire stay at choices was great i learned so much that i never thought i would. I am only 22 and thinking about getting clean at my age was impossible. I went there like, yeah sure getting clean, ...


I would choose no other place to go to treat for my drug addiction. Choices recovery provides the knowledge, coping skills, and foundation necessary in order to live a life free of addiction. Every si...

Chris R.

I wanted to leave my comment here and leave my own two cents worth on how great the Choices Recovery Center is. I had a really, really good experience at this addiction rehab. I was focused, I was ben...


I just completed my almost 2 months in patient treatment at choices recovery. This was my first time entering any treatment or recovery center for my Alcohol addiction. This center gave me the tools t...


Choices recovery provides you will the tools to live a healthy, happy, sober life. Classes are held throughout each day and cover topics from spiritual wellness to relapse prevention. The techs care d...

Proud Dad

My son was at Choices for a 60 day program and I am so happy HE made the Choice to go to rehab after so many years of denial and torment. Life had been a living Hell wondering if he was going to be al...


I am so glad for my sober life, and I can thank most of this achievement to choices recovery, and of course to myself, but without them I would be very far from a sober life. This was a hard road with...


my son was here and they did not make patients follow the rules because there staff never followed the rules. It could be a great place if staff would follow the rules and give these people the struct...


stay away from this place. they worked on getting me in for 5 days.once there they kickedme out for having epileps yet they knew i had it. they evenknee the siezure meds i was on as they said thats wh...


My aunt has been an alcoholic since I can remember, and it was a very heavy situation for our entire family. She has made so many problems in our lives, when we tried to help her and others tried too,...


3 years ago my sister and I were both using heroin. Our parents were miserable and constantly trying to get us to go to rehab. We always refused though. 3 years ago though is when my sister overdosed ...


I could not be happier with the level of service that I experienced at Choices Recovery. I did not personally attend treatment at this rehab center, but my daughter did. The sad truth of the matter ...


Going to Choices was for me, the best place my mom could’ve found and sent me to. I went to Choices twice. The first time I went just to make my mom happy which isn’t why you should be going to re...


Thanks to choices a very good friend of mine, who could be my sister, she is off drugs now, and a totally new person, thank you for saving her! Choices recovery is an excellent place for people who ha...


When you find a place that helped save the life of someone you can not help but want to tell people about it. Being able to find a place that addressed multiple issues of ones problems was not an easy...


Choices Recovery is the perfect place to turn into if you or your loved one is having problem with drugs. I have heard a lot of good thing about it from one of my friend. And he did show me videos of ...


They really take care well for their clients, especially the facilitators, they are very nice. Also the theraphist are nice, and their one on one consulatitons ate very effective. The other cli ets we...


I won\'t even send my dog here. They treat poorly unless you kiss their butts. I have never been to a rehab before but I needed to get of Vicodin. Pay the extra and go to a Hazelton. If you send your...


Staff is well trained Small, but is good for one on one attention Made a lifelong friend


Total care for the clients, variety of programming Could always use more staff Choices Recovery has a caring, dedicated staff that demonstrates pride in program services and in the progress of its cli...


Educated and Empathetic Staff Better selection of healthier foods for the patients is needed. I believe that the staff at Choices Recovery goes above and beyond for their patients. The selection of tr...


Facility has good therapists and case managers who engage both clients and their families well. The SMART Recovery program and the communications courses are very strong in terms of what they provide ...


Great counselors and staff...A variety of programs for patients to participate in during their stay. The patients obtain a lot of information and tools to help with their recovery during their stay. T...


People here genuinely care. Insurance mandates are overbearing and inappropriate. We do not have that much financial resources. We are a smaller facility, so there is a little more time for individual...


Choices Recovery is a very professional rehab center. The staff is very kind and understanding. They understand the struggles and pain people with addiction go through. The facilitiy is generally w...


Definitelly five stars! Very nice, chill placeI a but like a weekend get away, but make no mistake, they are a professional highly trained rehab center. They are known for their holistic approach and ...


They gave us false information... During my sons 45 day stay he met with a counselor one-on-one on only two separate occasions. The ratio of trained counselors to clients is very low and the quality o...


Choices Recovery saved one of my best friend`s life and now she is a totally different person then she was before. Since I knew her she was always bored and that`s why she turned to drugs. But now she...


It requires a whole team dedicated to bringing about such marvelous results. Plus the facilities and all the things to keep any distraction away and let the treatment work for individuals to get the b...


Choices Recovery helped me with my addiction in a lot of ways. The staff were kind and caring. I had been through several other programs before finding Choices. The thing I liked about it the most was...


I was an heroin addict a few years ago. I would have been dead probably if my parents didn't take me to Choices Recovery. They offered me such great treatment and help in the toughest times! I can't t...


I will forever thank this program for saving my life. I did not want help nor did I want to stop using drugs. After many family fights and resistance, I finally obliged to try the program mainly bec...


This center is effective - that is the most important matter in any rehab. However this center also has nice amenities and treats their patients well. They don\'t just stuff them with other drugs ...


Choices Recovery has been a gigantic impact on my life. I\'ve only been to a rehab facility once in my life, and I would like to keep it as such. Being it was a fresh facility, I am very pleased with ...


As a former drug addict, I understand the pain and loneliness it can cause. When I was placed in Choices Recovery I was very doubtful they could help me. That quickly changed when I was given the choi...


I am writing this today because I am alive and I am alive because of the help from Choices Rehab. I am from an upper class family outside of Boston. I went to private schools growing up, I was an onl...


This place is incredible. I love the fact that they use things like communication and responsibility to help a person recover from an addiction, plus infusing music in to the rehabilitation! The calm...


Most people do not realize that they have a drug problem before it is to late. Luckily for myself I was able to get help and found a center like this one to teach me and guide me along the way. Choice...

Areas of Focus
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.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

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.

Creative Arts Therapy

Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.

Alumni Testimonials
  • I have learned how to live a fun-filling and happy life of sobriety, and though there will be rough days, I know now they are not the end of the world but something that you must confront in order to control your decisions and keep control of my life. I have learned that failures in proper communication that have affected me in the past can now be changed for the better. I have also learned that we all have choices to make that are well within our capability of handling in a positive manner, and that one bad choice can affect a large part of your life and survival.
  • A year & a half ago I left my last treatment center confidently. I was ready for success. I had found a new home in the AA 12 Step program, a program I had never expected to find comfort or belonging on the center was Highwatch Farm in Kent, Connecticut where Bill Wilson himself had written a good portion of our coveted Big Book. The cathedral with his very desk sat inside the blessed walls, untouched. It was a spiritual, inspiring place. So what went wrong? I had spent 5 weeks there, coming off of 5 AA meeting a day. The problem, though, was that over the course of my 5 week stay, I had also been on about 5 different prescription psych meds. The treatment center prided itself on the fact the Bill Wilson had written Alcoholic’s Anonymous on its grounds they needed no further security for their clients. We go Bill & psych meds & AA. I relapsed shortly after. I fell back down the rabbit hole quickly, tumbling into old habits & forgetting anything to do with 12 Steps. A year & a half later I found myself in Marne, Michigan. There were no psych meds allowed here & they certainly didn’t load us up on more, like the last 2 places I had been at. My first two weeks were a trainwreck of fear & anxiety. But then the medication cloud wore off. I saw myself for the first time and realized me relapses happened because I had never learned coping skills, I had learned to pop and anxiety pill instead. But not at Serenity Point! And then I started taking the 12 Step Native program where I began to strengthen my newfound coping skills even further. It teaches a path to “Wellbriety”, where we are sober AND well. Native took the 12 steps from my Big Book & added and ancient wisdom to them that I had never before gotten. My spirituality & the Native 12 Step went hand in hand together, combining my already existing beliefs in my Higher Power with its own. Between its powerful teaching, the guided meditations, the healing circles surrounding a beautiful fire & our facilitator Native Dave, I found a missing piece to my wellbriety puzzle. I found peace & I found my own serenity.
    Jenna D.
  • I came into this program expecting to just go through it without a problem and a core. But when I started this program I started to realize that this program will change me if I put the steps into action. So I admitted the problems I had and decided it was time for me to change my future because if history repeats itself my future was not going to be okay. The life I have been living is not positive and it will not get me anywhere. These steps helped me learn to grow up because I’m done with this addictive behavior. Through the help of God I am willing to stop using and start being the man that I was put on this Earth to be. Through God I will be able to overcome the struggles. By keeping a clean house I will be able to stay sober, by helping out the community I will be able to keep my mind off of the things that would make me relapse and to keep myself busy so that I don’t go down that wrong path I’ve been choosing. I feel like my mind has changed and I am finally ready live in real sober happiness in which the drugs and alcohol had given me. These steps have changed me for the best and I feel if you try your hardest to follow these steps your life and sobriety can be changed and achieved. Just like what I have accomplished from this program changed my life, why don’t you let it change yours also.
    Noah M.
  • I learned a lot about myself and my beliefs during this Red Road to "well-briety" study. It really messed with my core beliefs and values. I do believe in a higher power and that the higher power wants a personal relationship with everyone. I believe that many world religions teach the ideals of the positive warrior and love­-based thought system. The idea that living this way brings harmony to our personal and family lives, our community and nation. I believe in the idea that all things grow and come full circle. I have seen many of the teaching come true in my past due to my actions, both positive and negative. I look forward to returning home and implementing these principles in my daily life.
    Chris H.
Key Staff Members
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    Andrea Bishop - Counselor

    Andrea Bishop obtained her Masters degree in Counseling at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2006. Andrea is also a licensed Mental Health counselor since 2013 and a National Certified Counselor since 2010. Andrea has worked in addictions counseling for over 10 years and has experience in assessments, treatment planning, implementation and evaluation, along with group and one-on-one counseling.

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    Barbara Hawkins-Cleveland - Counselor

    Barbara Hawkins-Cleveland obtained her Masters of Science in Counseling and Human Services at Indiana University of South Bend in 2014. She has over 6 years of experience in mental health counseling along with addictions counseling, both in group counseling and individual counseling, she uses EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, solutions-based therapy, narrative therapy and others.

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    Francesca Hrezo - Counselor

    Francesca Hrezo obtained her Masters in Human Services, Mental Health Counseling, and Addictions from Indiana University South Bend. She is a member of the American COunseling Association, Indiana Counseling Association, American Group Psychotherapy Association, and working towards her certification in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR); a therapy that focuses on helping those who have experienced trauma process through their tragedies and find relief. Before joining Choices Recovery in 2015 Francesca worked as an intern with St. Margaret’s House of South Bend, the Center for the Homeless, and the Salvation Army as an addictions rehabilitation and mental health counselor. She is experienced in treating each individual from the intake process, through assessment work, and individual and group therapy. She has been trained in and works from several different modalities and techniques to include, Mindfulness/ Awareness Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and group therapies that include SMART Recovery, The 12 Step process, Interpersonal Processing, and Narrative Therapy. Francesca believes in treating the individual from a holistic perspective, encompassing mind, body, and spirit to help individuals move beyond the need to use substances, avoidance, or isolation as a means to cope. Using an eclectic approach to assist people in exploring how events in the past and present impact their emotions, beliefs, and decisions. Francesca believes strongly in helping clients identify and build on their personal strengths as a resource for improving quality of life, self-confidence, self esteem, and personal balance.

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    Jerry Vanest - Case Manager

    Jerry I. Vanest has served in the Military and has worked for the State Department for many years, Jerry has earned an Associates’ Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in psychology from the University of Trine. After working with children with addictions at a mental health facility, Jerry has been working as a Case Manager at Choices Recovery for over a year. Jerry is able to help guide the clients through their daily needs of recovery and by teaching the clients SMART recovery.

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    Mark Piechowiak - Counselor

    Mark has a B.S. in Biology from Manchester University (nee, College) with a concentration in Genetics. He also has a Masters in Social Work from Indiana University South Bend. His concentrations there included bereavement and assessments. Mark has worked an eclectic quality of positions including: pharmacy tech, as a medical laboratory technician and in a community mental health center as a therapist, and addictions counselor.