Par, Inc.

Rating: 4.17 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 6655 66th St N Pinellas Park FL 33781 USA

Mission: Our mission is to strengthen our communities by caring for families and individuals impacted by substance abuse and mental illness.

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Rating: 4 stars  

PAR has saved my son's life! He was addicted to oxycodone and his life spiraled out of control. Eventually, he was arrested trying to buy pills. While this was a wakeup call for him, it did not solve his problem, nor teach him about his addiction and how to live a drug free life. He did have the courage to ask the judge for help. The Judge recommended Operation PAR as in inpatient in their therapeutic community.

While it has not been easy, he was committed to overcome his drug addiction. PAR gave him the tools and education he needed to be successful. There were many things he did not agree with, nor could he understand some of their rules. Slowly, as his mind became clearer and his body healthier, the logic behind PAR's methods began to make sense to him. Operation PAR is very pro-family and helped to educate our family about addiction as well.

It has been almost a year and he is still doing well. I thank Operation PAR for saving his life and giving my son back his family

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son lives in the PAR TC.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

While PAR's methods are very good, I would like to see them expore alternate programs other than AA/NA as this program may not be the right fit for every client.

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Rating: 1 stars  

Operation Par is a great place if you plan on making a lifetime commitment! What they don't do is help when you want to quit their program! My husband has been suffering for 7 days! He was removed from Par because after 8 yrs he was unable to pee in a cup. So Par decided he was dirty and kicked him out of the program! He was not dirty then and stiill is not! He is suffering from pain! Par forgets to tell you that Methadone is the hardest drug to quit! The withdrawl lasts a month and you feel like you are dying! So unless you plan on becomming a lifer stay away!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

2nd hand

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Warn people how hard it is too get off Methadone!

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a board member, I have had the opportunity to see first hand how much of a positive impact PAR has made in the lives of their clients. One program that is particularly valuable is the Village that allows women to live with their children while receiving treatment. They learn parenting and coping skills, as well as having time to bond with their children. There are many other valuable programs offered. PAR is an amazing organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through listening to the testimonials of former and current clients. I've also seen the women and children in the Village as they are receiving treatment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None, other than obtain additional funding to be able to offer more programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen first hand the difference Operation PAR has and can make on an individuals life. My Brother is 31 one years old and has gone his entire teen and adult life suffering from depression and drug abuse. He felt he had nothing to live for and lost the only girl he ever loved. The sadest part is he is so very intelligent and has such a kind heart. He has so much to offer the world yet no one ever has a chance to see it because he hides it behind his addiction. He got himself in some trouble over the summer and I believe this was a wake up call for him. He is now in an inpatient program with operation PAR and for the first time in years I have seen my Brother smile, he is genuinely happy. He is drug free and thinking clearly, getting the help he needs and taking the steps to further his life. He is even going to be taking college courses. PAR gave him an opportunity and open up their doors of help and now my brother is living and smiling again..... I can't wait to see what the future holds for him.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The benefits of Operation PAR and their staff

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have no negative changes to be made. They run a tight ship and take care of many people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Operation Par literally saved my life! I went from a suffering drug addict to a valuable member of society in just a year thanks to Par. Without them I don't know if I'd be here today! The Counselors are amazing and caring and the other employees are friendly and professional. This entire experience has made me want to become a Substance Abuse Counselor or Expert. Thank you Operation Par for giving me my life back!! I have and will always highly recommend their services! They don't just hand out medication they change lives! They provide services to completely turn your life around including but not limited to counseling services, help with finding a job, help with finding help with other issues, etc. Again, THANK YOU OPERATION PAR!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the Maps program of Operation Par. I've attended the program for almost a year and a half now. I have not relapsed once since I started at Par.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Build a MAPS in Hernando County so I wouldn't have to drive so far everyday. I would also find a way to help people that can't afford MAPS to find a way to still get the help they need. I also think that they need to do a little bit of weeding out at the MAPS program. There are a few addicts still using and attending the clinic everyday. They brag about how they still use in the lobbies around others who are there to take the program seriously.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The team at Operation Par is a great asset to the community. Not only have they helped thousands of people every year with their addictions, but there prevention efforts (helping kids to learn how "never to become a client” by living a life of staying free from drugs) are impressive. They are truly a gift for this community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Worked with them as a coalition member in prevention education for 8 years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

clone them all, so we could double all the great things that they do for the area.

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