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Narconon in Michigan / Re: Serenity Point Rehab Marne, MI Staff Exodus?
« Last post by Miss Fortune on September 04, 2018, 10:25 »
Wickstrom's TIA Corporation still owns the building that housed the Narconon Freedom Center, which is now occupied by another related entity, "Awakenings Rehabilitation".

Awakenings was formed on December 29, 2016 as a Nevada corporation (Awakenings Rehabilitation, Inc.), and applied for certification in Michigan on February 24, 2017. The Michigan paperwork was executed by attorney Phil Slot.

Awakenings was issued a Michigan substance abuse facility license on August 2, 2017:
https://w2.lara.state.mi.us/VAL/License/Details/2420944

Its Senior Director of Administration is Josh Sowers, who most recently worked as the Program Director at the Narconon Freedom Center:
vhttps://w2.lara.state.mi.us/VAL/Files/ViewDocument/38152

Brad Lyben, a longtime Wickstrom alum, is the Executive Director. Lyben was formerly with the now-shuttered Serenity Point Recovery, and previously was the Senior Director of Production at Best Drug Rehabilitation.

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Narconon in Michigan / Re: Serenity Point Rehab Marne, MI Staff Exodus?
« Last post by DeathHamster on September 03, 2018, 09:55 »
LARA lists licenses. I don't know what "state certification" would be unless it's a catch-all of zoning, fire safety approval, etc. CARF's certification is mainly safety of the location, so a new tenant could probably get an expedited inspection where they check off that nothing has changed.

Per's Narconon Freedom Center also lost its license. Is he selling that place too? I wonder if he's planning new places, or now that he's got his fancy house near Clearwater, he's cashing out of the game before he gets busted for something?
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Written in crayon, no doubt.
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Narconon in Michigan / Re: Serenity Point Rehab Marne, MI Staff Exodus?
« Last post by BigBeard on August 29, 2018, 23:22 »
Unless the "certification" and "accreditation" are just certificates on the wall that didn't actually come from the state or CARF.
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Good point.

It would make sense that a closed facility with a lapsed state license wouldn't have "certification" available on a "turn key" basis.

Also, CARF states the obvious on its own site:
"A service provider seeking accreditation for the first time generally needs nine to twelve months to prepare for a survey."
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Narconon in Michigan / Re: Serenity Point Rehab Marne, MI Staff Exodus?
« Last post by BigBeard on August 29, 2018, 15:08 »
Unless Michigan operates differently than most places I've lived, I don't get 'state certified' and 'CARF accredited' being part of the listing. Normall if a new owner takes over a treatment facility, and brings in new staff, they have to get there own certifications, license to operate, and any accreditations required.
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Or I could be wrong, as the property is for sale with a $6.9 million dollar price tag:
https://mls.carwm.com/listing/30320801/15140-16th-Ave-Marne-MI-49435

Turn key state certified residential treatment facility located 10 minutes northwest of Grand Rapids. This approximate 95,000 square foot 1 and 2 story campus has been completely remodeled and updated in the past 3 years. Approximately 17.5 acres. 250 bed capacity, 3,300 outbuilding. 1800 square foot outbuilding, Completely furnished. Fully equipped food service kitchen and cafeteria, top of the line fire suppression system, 2 steam saunas, CARF Accredited. Call LS for appointment to show.
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It may be marked "Closed" because Serenity's license expired on July 31, 2018. Serenity's Facebook page is still active and its site ( http://www.serenityrehab.org/) is still live online.
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Well now...

https://w2.lara.state.mi.us/VAL/License/Details/2293913
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Name: SERENITY POINT RECOVERY INC.
Address: 15140 16th Avenue, Marne, MI 49435
Profession and License/Registration Information
Profession: Health Systems Facilities
Type: Substance Abuse
Permanent ID #
SA0700123
Status
Closed

Issue Date
06/08/2015
Expiration Date
07/31/2018
Cool!
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