Good intentions, but.... 1) absolutely no flexibility of the schedule or recognition that older adults (50's+) may have slightly different needs, especially when it comes to detox and the need for rest after detox is completed. 2) Most days included an hour and a half or so of group counseling, and this counseling was about as personal as it got, so it was an important piece of the recovery program. Unfortunately, it seemed that quite often the counselors who led the groups were off, sick, on vacation or just not there. The group would be merged with ANOTHER unfamiliar group, which made for one huge uncomfortable group. Noone would be comfortable sharing and it was a huge waste of time. 3) You are assigned a counselor (your group leader) and you get ONE HOUR a week one on one with this person. IMO, The hour was generally not well utilized, and the last two sessions were devoted entirely to the counselor making me Dr, appts for when I would be released. Um... I'm perfectly capable of making my own Dr. appts.So between the merged groups already mentioned and the waste of your ONE HOUR of personal counselor time, there was about ZERO personal attention or therapy. Not, not, not OK. 3) There was very little down time each day, and a Dr's excuse was needed to skip a group or lecture. Seemed to be no understanding of the physical demands of detox and very early recovery, and the physical and mental changes the body is adjusting to. As mentioned, older adults especially needed time to rest and heal, and it definitely wasn't even acknowledged let alone given. 4) There were many required lectures and I think they could have picked more varied topics. I personally heard the same lecture on how the brain heals 3 times in my 24 days there. 5) We had a few kind of hokey team presentations, including one where we had to act out a difficult situation in one persons' families of origin. It felt very kindergarten-y, silly, and somewhat embarrassing, and I'm a pretty good sport. 6) There were so many young counselors with attitudes and on power trips and we could all have done with less of THAT. All in all--- they need to make a MUCH greater effort to develop some sort of a program for older adults.. If I saw one more adolescent / young adult being reprimanded for talking to a person of the opposite sex, I thought I would lose it. I roomed with two girls in their early 20's and I felt so alone and out of it. Then again, it may have been the lack of rest and physical recovery that made me so jumpy. I do think they have good intentions, but ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL and they don't appear to make much of an effort to judge each person's situation on it's own merits.