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encouragesrelape

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Nov 7, 2012
 

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What a joke and a bunch of unprofessional know nothings running that office! MEDICAID SCAM. They lie at the begining of a perons "treatment", then find any possible way to keep the person from completing treatment to keep them there, in an attempt to kee the money rolling in. Their census is not as high as Uticas Beacon so they literally prevent people from completing treatment, even though the ppl are doing everything they are suppose to and passing the drug tests! This place is a fraud and should b out of business!!!Im surprised that the ppl that go there arent all using even more while attending! They prolong a single topic to a week of conversation. In groups and individual counseling, if there is nothing being said or everything was covered...they will make you sit the entire time doing nothing...why??? Because they need you there for a mininum amount of time so they can charge!!! They are against people completing their prgram....they are not for it. Only one counselor in the office has a histor and the rest just pass judgement! DO NOT GO THERE AND MEDICAID SHOULD NOT COVER THEM!
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Nov 7, 2012
 

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Pass judgment..I would say it is a place to go to look like your doing something.
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Went there and have been sober for five years!
Loving Life

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Well I have to disagree... I've been sober for almost 2 years and that place helped me with achieving that. Sounds like you probably just got yourself into some trouble, are forced to be there, and are just placing blame somewhere else rather than taking responsibility for what landed you at Beacon to begin with. Sucks to be you I suppose... I was also there with a mandate but I chose to get something out of it and really focus on where my actions had gotten me. You obviously know nothing about recovery or don't care to... you can go the whole time with clean screens and still need the treatment. Those of us who actually completed did so because we chose to change our lives. I'm sorry to see that you have not arrived at that point and instead resort to bashing on this site just to make yourself feel better and to get others to agree with you. I wish you luck in life and hope you change for your own sake.
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Great comment Loving life! I coudn't have said it any better! Glad you are doing well.
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Being sober is a wonderful thing.Many great things have happened to me since I sobered up.You can have agreat life if you give it a chance.Stop bitching about the program until you give it a chance.The alternatives such as jail,prison,or being stuffed in a coroner's bag are just around the bend if you want to take that road!Maybe you just haven't hit bottom either way its all up to the individual.Good luck and I'll prey for you.
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Nov 10, 2012
 
sounds like 'encouragesrelapse' has some misplaced anger... umm you should know that places of business have to make money to stay open! lol... and i highly doubt they prevent people from finishing the program just to keep charging. i finished the program and i know of many others who have too. probably has something to do with learning how to live sober and liking it. with the obvious dislike you have towards beacon it sounds like you just want to finish so you can go drink or drug again.
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Nov 14, 2012
 
One thing 'encouragesrelapse' needs to remember is that in any treatment program, you get what you put in. If you choose to sit and complain and not work at your recovery than you will get nothing but miserable stretched out time in return.

Instead of sitting and complaining the whole time your there or on this site why don't you try to actually look at why your there, and what you need to do to complete the program?

As far only one worker being there with a history of use, I am sure there may be more, however it doesn't matter if they choose to share that information with you or not. If they have a history or not doesn't mean they can not provide you with information about addiction and how to over come it.

Grant you I found in my own recovery I liked have counselors who truly have walked down the same path, because I felt less judged (not that in reality the non-using counselors were judging me but my mind felt like it at times)However I have had just as many non using counselors help me through my faulty thinking and keep me in recovery.

One has to remember that yes it is important for one to feel comfortable in their treatment and with their counselors, however one has to be willing to take responsibility for ones own actions and also be willing to put forth some effort into their recovery. Again you will only get back what you put into it.

I have been to the beacon center and many of counselors I have not connected with. There are two who I like and one is the new heavy set girl, however I know I haven't always put my best effort into my treatment and that the previous counselors didn't deserve my attitude. They were doing their jobs when they called me out, and I am grateful they never gave up on me.

I hope one day 'encouragesrelapse' that you are able to set aside your anger and look deep into your soul and take responsibility for the actions that brought you to where you are today, and that you can stop blaming those you are trying to help you, and that you start helping your self.
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Personally, I know this original post is not true. I know someone that has been kicked out of treatment because this person kept missing appointments and failing drug tests. If they were worried about the money that they could be making off this person just to stay open, they wouldn't have made this person stop coming. I think you might want to get your stories straight before saying something about Medicaid fraud.
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Nov 16, 2012
 
Your all a bunch of welfare junkies nobody cares about you
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That place is all f*cked up. How can counselors who obviously have eating addictions tell an addict. There in the same boats however different the circumstances vary. And they seem to like to hire lesbians there as well.
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You might want to brush up on your grammar, xhs. Dropping out of school probably wasn't in your best interest. FYI, lesbians and overweight people are human beings, not the plague. And did a counselor tell you they were a lesbian? Hmmm.... you seem to have a crystal ball and can look at someone and just KNOW, right? Please finish that 8th grade education and at least learn how to string sentences together. You sound like an uneducated idiot.
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Nov 17, 2012
 
Ok Angela
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Sounds like some person going to Beacon just to appease dss or its court ordered. Either way if you do not want it to work it wont...you will blame everyone. DSS,CPS,A judge,Medicaid or beacon for your lack of success. You won't make it unless you want to.
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Beacon won't work for anyone that doesn't actually WANT to be helped. Showing up once a week, failing your drug test because you smoked/snorted on your way there isn't doing anyone any good. If you are only going there because it is court ordered, do yourself and the rest of the tax payers a favor and just stop going. Get yourself straight first, find the desire to want to complete a program, stop lying to yourself and to everyone else and then try to get your kids back. People like that are such a joke.
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Nov 18, 2012
 
In Reality wrote:
Beacon won't work for anyone that doesn't actually WANT to be helped. Showing up once a week, failing your drug test because you smoked/snorted on your way there isn't doing anyone any good. If you are only going there because it is court ordered, do yourself and the rest of the tax payers a favor and just stop going. Get yourself straight first, find the desire to want to complete a program, stop lying to yourself and to everyone else and then try to get your kids back. People like that are such a joke.
Well said.
In Reality

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Nov 18, 2012
 
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<quoted text> Well said.
Why thank you
Pickles

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Nov 19, 2012
 
In Reality wrote:
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Why thank you
why your welcome.
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It's all very simple. You have to want it. If you don't want it, no amount of help is going to work. Councilors waste a lot of their time dealing with people who don't want to get clean. They get very happy when per say one out of twenty people that they have tried to help remains clean and sober, and that's probably pushing it. It is not an easy job and they don't get the respect they deservefor being noble.
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Pop wrote:
It's all very simple. You have to want it. If you don't want it, no amount of help is going to work. Councilors waste a lot of their time dealing with people who don't want to get clean. They get very happy when per say one out of twenty people that they have tried to help remains clean and sober, and that's probably pushing it. It is not an easy job and they don't get the respect they deservefor being noble.
A) you spelled "counselors" wrong

B) "They get very happy when on per say" WTF does that even mean. It makes zero grammatical sense. It's "per se" and you used it completely wrong in a failed attempt to sound smart.

C) how is a counselor "noble"? Again, improper usage of words. Stop it.

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