Hands Of Hope Is A Scam

Hands Of Hope Is A Scam

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Beware

Ashland, KY

#2 Jun 17, 2011
I agree! It use to be much different now that Paul has his license and don't need his former employees (who did care about the patient)!
CamelToe

Richmond, KY

#3 Jun 17, 2011
I you really wanna be clean and sober just shut up and deal with it. The rehab I went to cost $36k for thirty days. I would have paid anything it took. The point is that if your focus is truly about getting and staying clean then don't worry about money! Sounds to me like your just looking for a relapse excuse! Plus I guarntee that you have spent alot more on dope.
been there done that

Ashland, KY

#4 Jun 17, 2011
Sick and Tired wrote:
Hands Of Hope Addictions therapy & counceling facility is a TOTAL money-racket! They claim to really have their clients best interests & sobriety in mind, but as an active member/client I can say that they are ONLY interested in getting that allmighty dollar at the end of the day...I'm NOT going into great detail as to what goes on there, but I DID wanna take a moment to post this just to see just how many people feel the same way I do about them...
I have been in treatment facilities all over the country. I tend to agree with the person who said that there are other facilities around that cost so very much more. I do believe that Hand of Hope provides services to those who do truely do wat to get clean and sober. The past money spent (on drugs) pales in comparison on money spent on a facility that helps provide a person who is truely vested in thier own personal journey to a recovery oriented way of life.
Try and do the math and change your outlook as it may improve your chances at recovery. Remember, recovery is a personal thing and you get out of it what you put into it!!!!
Sick and Tired

United States

#5 Jun 17, 2011
That's all good and I do believe they wanna help us, but when they clearly put their financial interests ahead of my sobriety was when I finally wrapped my mind around the whole deal...It has nothing to do with how much or how little it costs to attend the meetings in comparison to the costs of being an addict...I KNOW that the real agenda is to make their money off us, and our sobriety and well-being is second if even that good...I really like the people there but I've lately seen their TRUE COLORS and what's clearly most important to them, and it sure as hell ain't me...They've seen their last dollar from me...I'm in debt now as far as the money goes, and I admit I had money problems before when I was an addict but compared to now....I was finacially in better shape then before all this bullshit. You can ask anybody who goes there, if they tell the truth...They'll tell you if they were'nt required to go there they would not go...
Sick and Tired

United States

#6 Jun 17, 2011
CamelToe wrote:
I you really wanna be clean and sober just shut up and deal with it. The rehab I went to cost $36k for thirty days. I would have paid anything it took. The point is that if your focus is truly about getting and staying clean then don't worry about money! Sounds to me like your just looking for a relapse excuse! Plus I guarntee that you have spent alot more on dope.
First thing, I've been clean for almost 2 yrs and if I wanted to use I would, I don't need a fucking excuse to do so Toe'...You obviously didn't get my meaning..I'll rephrase & use small words so that you can understand me, the beef I have with them and anyone running a treatment facility is when they make it obvious that their finances come first and foremost then your sobriety/or whatever comes next or 3rd or 4th down the line...yes, it upsets all of us b/c we don't have many ppl interested in anything to do with us b/c we ARE ex-adddicts and are judged no matter what we do or how long we've been clean...So to me, it's important that the people I pay my hard-earned money to, are there to actually help me. Not bleed me dry and not give a rats-ass about my sobriety, as long as that all-mighty dollar is rollin' in...I guess I'd just like for them to earn their money they get from us b/c I feel like they're only there to take care of the transactions & to see that eveyone's being paid...What's the fuck is sooo wrong with that?
CamelToe

Richmond, KY

#7 Jun 17, 2011
Exactly what are you paying for if you have been clean and sober for two years? If your talking about suboxone that's different. It is a business. Also let me add that if your on suboxone or methadone then you are NOT clean and sober! I think there must be something that I'm missing here. All the meetings that I've attended since I became clean were completly free. Just addicts helping other addicts. Please help me understand what your talking about. I have a smart mouth and I'm brutally honest but I truly believe in helping other addicts out. Ive been where you are and understand alot.
eh

United States

#8 Jun 18, 2011
CamelToe wrote:
Exactly what are you paying for if you have been clean and sober for two years? If your talking about suboxone that's different. It is a business. Also let me add that if your on suboxone or methadone then you are NOT clean and sober! I think there must be something that I'm missing here. All the meetings that I've attended since I became clean were completly free. Just addicts helping other addicts. Please help me understand what your talking about. I have a smart mouth and I'm brutally honest but I truly believe in helping other addicts out. Ive been where you are and understand alot.
The meetings at hand of hope cost at least $20 each (and thats if you have insurance)
eh

United States

#9 Jun 18, 2011
My husband has been going there for a year and 1/2 and has no issues with it except for some of the people he has to go to meetings with. Lol They've even helped us out numerous times with financing when we didn't have insurance. Sorry, don't know what you're talking about.
Love the place

New York, NY

#10 Jun 18, 2011
I don't know what is so difficult to understand. Of course they want money and of course it will be expensive. Don't be an idiot. It is a business and they provide a service. A service that of done right could potentially save your life. I don't know how you're in more debt now then before? I spent twenty tomes the money on drugs then I do there. If you want to get clean then just shut up and get clean. You can't put a price on sobriety. It is a beautiful thing and Hand of Hope has given me that. They have helped me get my life back.
really

Whitney, TX

#11 Jun 18, 2011
eh wrote:
<quoted text>
The meetings at hand of hope cost at least $20 each (and thats if you have insurance)
And how much were you spending daily to feed your drug habit ? Twenty dollars for a meeting sounds like a bargain !
reality bites

Whitney, TX

#12 Jun 18, 2011
Sick and Tired wrote:
That's all good and I do believe they wanna help us, but when they clearly put their financial interests ahead of my sobriety was when I finally wrapped my mind around the whole deal...It has nothing to do with how much or how little it costs to attend the meetings in comparison to the costs of being an addict...I KNOW that the real agenda is to make their money off us, and our sobriety and well-being is second if even that good...I really like the people there but I've lately seen their TRUE COLORS and what's clearly most important to them, and it sure as hell ain't me...They've seen their last dollar from me...I'm in debt now as far as the money goes, and I admit I had money problems before when I was an addict but compared to now....I was finacially in better shape then before all this bullshit. You can ask anybody who goes there, if they tell the truth...They'll tell you if they were'nt required to go there they would not go...
Sounds like you were going to avoid jail and not ready to give up your addiction. You were not in better financial shape as an addict..you were probably stealing from everyone to feed your habit. Quit going ..and maybe your next high will kill you, or better yet, maybe you will attempt to break in my house to steal for something to hock for drugs and I will blow your brains out. Either way, your problem will be solved.
eh

Jersey City, NJ

#13 Jun 19, 2011
really wrote:
<quoted text>And how much were you spending daily to feed your drug habit ? Twenty dollars for a meeting sounds like a bargain !
I've never had a drug habit. It was my husband, but yes, it's nothing compared to that. I wasn't saying it isn't bad but not free.
CamelToe

United States

#14 Jun 19, 2011
Why do you have to pay to attend meetings? What am I missing here?
eh

Jersey City, NJ

#15 Jun 19, 2011
CamelToe wrote:
Why do you have to pay to attend meetings? What am I missing here?
Because it's a company and not just regular NA meetings (although it's like the same thing). You're required to go to them to be in the suboxone program.
CamelToe

Reston, VA

#16 Jun 20, 2011
Thank you. I thought that it may be a suboxone program.
ErR

Richmond, KY

#17 Jun 20, 2011
???????
i agree

Ashland, KY

#18 Jun 22, 2011
Paul lets anyone work there and the clients no longer come first he let Randy come back and he doesnt even have 30 days clean and the groups suck Paul just sits and talk about himself and no one wants to hear that shit and nobody working there even has a degree to do counseling
eh

New York, NY

#19 Jun 22, 2011
CamelToe wrote:
Thank you. I thought that it may be a suboxone program.
Lol no problem. Sorry, I didn't realize that's why you were confused.
cluelesspeople

Marion, OH

#20 Jun 23, 2011
i agree wrote:
Paul lets anyone work there and the clients no longer come first he let Randy come back and he doesnt even have 30 days clean and the groups suck Paul just sits and talk about himself and no one wants to hear that shit and nobody working there even has a degree to do counseling
wow, not sure where you got your info, but as far as I know, all the counselors who do groups have a degree in counseling or social work. So I am pretty sure that makes them qualified to do counseling. I love all the staff there, they have worked with me when I have had problems.
i agree

Ashland, KY

#21 Jun 24, 2011
I got my information from someone that works there and what about Randy doing groups and counseling and not even stay clean himself??? i see you didnt touch that and i would like to see proof of these degrees you are talking about. Paul use to care about people now he just cares about making money that is the point

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