Strengths: Very structured, they kept us busy all day & evenings with groups. Meals were healthy & tasted good. Junk food was a rare treat & only small servings. I struggled a lot not having chocolate or candy but they did it to help us get healthy and not gain a ton of weight. Weaknesses: Family/loved ones are not welcome to participate in our recovery. Visits & phonecalls are so limited I felt isolated and depressed not having contact with anyone on the outside, especially my 4 year old daughter. I have bipolar I disorder and no one seemed to understand that after 6 days of no meds (they threw them away), why I was so unstable. I was sent to a crisis stabilization unit 15 miles away for 7 days to get my meds back & wind-down from mania. They give no meds/relief for withdrawals, no nicotine patches or gum. Its rough. I believe what Jordan's Crossing has to offer is valuable and a person can be successful there in recovery. They focus on healthy lifestyle, taking responsibility, no whining, self-sufficiency. If you need much empathy, or struggle with tightly structured settings/schedules, or have a significant mental health issue, this may not be the right fit. I was unhappy there but I saw women who had been there 30-60 days who spoke highly of the program and stated it saved their life. It is not a bad place and if you work their program I believe you CAN recover and feel good about it when you leave.
Oklahoma City, OK