A Forever Recovery

4.3 (107 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
216 St. Mary's Lake Rd.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
8774678321 Visit Website

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  • 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.

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Sophie

My brother was struggling to stay sober so much before he went to A Forever Recovery. Before going there he'd been to 5 rehabs in a 2 year period and he wasn't having any luck staying sober after fini...

Jillian

My experience with the treatment I received at A Forever Recovery was that it was excellent. The different programs they have, the way the staff help you through everything was exactly what I needed. ...

Georgia

During my daughter's program she became a stronger, smarter person. She became more understanding of others and honestly, she became a nicer person. During her program she learned a lot about herself ...

James w

Hands-down best and nice people I’ve ever met they put you first I was totally amazed how they all acted towards there clients great place to be for treatment

Chelsea

To the people only giving AFR one star and saying detox was cramped and the rooms were terrible. Are you only saying that because they said it? Did they finish out and graduate? Did they relapse? I L...

CL

Finally found a center that worked for our son and as a family we could not be happier. From the beginning of speaking to someone over the phone to getting him on a plane to the center and being in th...

Anonymous

My life was out of control and getting to the point where it was becoming unmanageable. As much as I would like to sit here today and say that my life was not spiraling out of control and no one aroun...

Bradley

All approaches to drug and alcohol addiction are completely different and this center really understands that. They understand that not everyone is struggling with the same issues as the person sittin...

Jenn

Do NOT believe these 4-5 star reviews!!! This place is a 1 Star max, and that's if you attend during summer. I was there mid-winter and it was HELL. Any positive reviews are LIES! So I'm here with the...

Nicole

I am a former client of A Forever Recovery and after gaining some positive clean time and education, I am now an employee. As a patient, the program was the best I've ever come across. I loved the ide...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

DW

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

Julie

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

Anonymous

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

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,...

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...

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...

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

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...

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. ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Anonymous

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

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...

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

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....

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...

SM

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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...


Areas of Focus
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.

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.

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.