What To Expect

Step 1: Intake Exam and Interview
The recovery process begins with the initial comprehensive examination and interview. This step, also called the interview and assessment process, is where counselors and medical staff collect information about the patient’s addiction, history, background, any underlying medical conditions, type and duration of addiction or addictions, frequency of use, date of last usage, and other pertinent information. Some medical tests may be required, such as a urinalysis or blood tests.
The results from the intake exam and interview allow the counselors and other treatment facility staff to create a personalized treatment program for the patient, and to determine the recommended length of treatment.

Step 2: Detoxification
Our facility includes a staffed non-medical detox service. Drug detox is the process of removing all traces of the abused substance from the body. All detox is carried out under 24-hour supervision and care. Unfortunately there are some substances that require medication to detox- as such, we cannot offer this service to those detoxing from certain sedatives (“nerve pills”) or in severe case of alcohol. If you are currently dependent on these substances, you cannot be admitted to active treatment until you have been drug or alcohol free for a period of 48 hours.
This means that detox will have to take place at another facility, which should be a hospital that provides detox services. It is critically important that detox take place only under 24-hour medical supervision, as some withdrawal symptoms – particularly for long-term alcoholism – may be severe or even life-threatening. Most withdrawal symptoms, however, range from mild to moderate. There are moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms for poly-drug addiction, or long-term alcohol and drug abuse, in some individuals. For many people, the period of detoxification is between 1 to 3 days, although, as previously mentioned, long-term or multiple addictions may require a longer detox period.
We are a non-medical facility, and as such, please be sure to bring your own prescribed medication for the duration of your stay. We DO NOT offer medication in our facility.

Step 3: Active Treatment
This is the period of treatment where the real work begins. It’s actually comprised of multiple elements utilizing various treatment modalities and services.
Research shows that people who remain in and complete their addiction treatment program have a better chance of staying clean and sober and going on to live full, happy, and productive lives. Checking out early (quitting rehab) is often followed by relapse. The longer a patient stays in treatment, the better his or her chances are to achieve lasting sobriety and to be better prepared for effective recovery. However, although it is not advised, you are fully able to leave treatment at any time.
That said, the hard work in active treatment begins with learning about the disease of addiction, meeting with a counselor, meeting in groups, learning how to recognize and identify triggers to using, and learning and practicing effective coping skills.
Counseling also works to help overcome emotional issues that may be aggravated by the addiction. Various possible treatments include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), individual psychotherapy, family therapy, art therapy, psycho-educational groups, art therapy, stress management strategies, spiritual development, fitness and nutritional counseling, yoga/meditation. Again, depending on the type and length of addiction, frequency of use and other contributing or underlying conditions or factors, the length of the recommended treatment program may vary. Some patients are in treatment for 30 days, while others may require 60, 90, or 120 days.
After discharge, our staff will arrange continuing care or aftercare as part of your overall treatment program.

Family and Communication
Family members should be prepared for little or no communication during the first phase of active treatment. The counselor and staff will advise when it’s appropriate and recommended to visit. Eventually, you can expect to meet with your family twice a week (Sat. and Sun) for 45 mins. each visit. We allow two adults and any children to visit with you.
Our Safe and Supportive Healing Environment
You will share a room with other residents, and you will be expected to do some light daily activities every day. You will be expected to maintain your room and keep it clean. You will also be expected to participate in counseling, group, scheduled outdoor activities, workshops, and planned trips. We have a kitchen that will provide meals to you for your stay. We have showers and laundry facilities available to you. We also have a fully functioning computer lab, study, game room, and resident hall. Activities like bowling, movies, basketball, cornhole, etc. will be scheduled frequently for the duration of your stay. Perhaps most important is that you feel confident that you will be in a safe and supportive environment. This is conducive to optimum healing. We strive to maintain this environment for you. What can you expect from drug rehab during those first 30 days? Expect that this is the beginning of the journey. Whether you are the person entering treatment or it’s your loved one, expect that there will be good days and bad days, times when you feel ready to conquer the world and times when you are fearful and uncertain. Know that our treatment professionals will work to provide the best foundation possible so that you or your loved one will be better equipped to manage addiction and live a happy and productive life in recovery.