My wife called A Better Tomorrow to find out about getting help getting off prescription pain pills. They talked me into giving them my VISA credit card number. They said they would have to have $5000 up front. My wife changed her mind about going there and never saw anyone from there nor was she ever admitted. I have been trying for one month as of today to get them to credit the $5000 back to my VISA. They are a RIPOFF! Check with the Southern California Better Business Bureau website and look at all the complaints they have against them. Them decide if they are right for you. Probably NOT!
After reading some of the complaints I feel the need to comment. I am currently an employee for A Better Tomorrow as a house manager. I am a recovering alcoholic. In response to the complaint from John Wilk Scam No Treatment. The phone call issue you complain about. Yes you can call anytime but if the client is in group, with the doctor, psychaatrist, therapist or particpating in an activity we will not disrupt that part of the recovery process. Every house has a phone that is solely for the clients use to recieve and make calls from. If you are calling only the office to speak with your loved one then your loved chose either to not call you or give you the number to the house in which they were staying. The receptionist cannot give you that number as per the patient confidentuality. As to the comment PROMISE: you will be seen by a Psychiatrist. TRUTH: you will speak to a Psychiatrist once, for 30 minutes, in 6 weeks. Every client has the choice to see the Psychiatrist or not. If the client doesn't want to see the Psychiatrist the client doen't have to. It is the clients choice. I have had many family member complain that thier loved one needs to see a Psychiatrist but the client refuses. As for the theft I can't respond to that so far I haven't recieved any complains from my clients regarding misssing items. I do know that if personal items have been stolen ABT is more than willing to replace it for same or similar item. The 9000.00 you are saying provides just a pretty bed, it also provides three meals a day+ plus snacks, transportation, activities and outtings, meetings, medical dr visit, Psychiatrist (if clients wants) a therapist, and a drug and alcohol counseler. You only get what you want from any rehab program. How come a majority of the complaints are from family members and not the client themselves. A person coming out of there addiction are not normally very happy people and complain about anything they can to have an excuse to leave the program to go use again.and use those reasons as to why the program didn't work. The program at ABT or anywhere only works if you want it too. I agree that the patient intake personel are all liars and yes will tell you whatever to get you in the door. It is us as house managers to try and fix what is promised by the intake person. We at the houses have guidelines we have to follow. When a person is ready to live a sober life any program will work because that person is ready to make it work.
Just finished my treatment there and these people saved my life! People complain but we are all dope fiends so not surprised to here negativity about this place. The house manager there picked me up and took me to detox 1st, then treatment. I lived in a house out in wine country (ironic for an alky) and it was beautiful out there! Pool in the backyard too was nice cuz its hot in Cali! Went to a lot of cool meetings. The people there cared a lot. I read someone say rumor about 7 people dying (are you kidding me!!). These guys couldn't have 7 people die there and stay in business!! What a dope fiend. That person probably relapsed already! Not everyone was happy there but I chose to be a leader in treatment not a follower. Those that wanted to stand around and ### like chickens on a farm were never going to stay clean. I figured that I was almost dead before I got into ABT so as long as I didn't die, it was an improvement. Now I am 48 days sober, back to work and going to meetings. My family is even starting to like me again. I am truely blessed! One day at a Time!!!
Company is full of lies and un-fulfilled promises. They told me they could take care of my court matters and only made thing worse. I have evidence to this regard.
This place is nothing but a scam. They do not care about the people - they care about the money. They made me...