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.
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.
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.
WHAT YOU MAY BRING
Identification and Insurance Card
Medication (Physician Prescribed or OC in a proper sealed container)
Cash on hand: $100.00 Maximum permitted (small denomination bills for vending and/or store runs)
Personal Hygiene Care
All Items must be sealed when brought to facility and stored in personal locker
Liquid Body Soap
Please review dress code when packing for admission
Undergarments up to (7) changes permitted
Socks up to (7) changes permitted
Foot wear up to (2) pair permitted
Casual Clothing up to (5) changes
Pajama, Robe up to (1) ea
Sport Wear up to (2) ea
What You May NOT Bring:
Alcohol and/or Drugs
Medication not Prescribed or Preapproved
Open Packages Over Counter Medication
Products Containing Alcohol
Weapons Manufactured and/or Construed
Jewelry (Wedding Bands exempt if worn Continually)
Family members who appear under the influence will not be allowed.
Upon entering Brookside, visitors will be checked in by our staff. They will confirm that you are on the approved list of visitors. Only two adults are allowed to visit at one time. Any and all children are permitted, unless they are under the influence.
Adult family members must have a form of ID or will not be allowed to visit.
No cell phones.
No purses, bags, backpacks, etc.
After checking in, family members are to go directly to the visitation area and sign in.
Any items given must be packaged. No opened items of anything will be allowed to be given.
No children are to be left unattended.
Chewing tobacco is not permitted.
Please do NOT bring any potted plants, stuffed animals, homemade foods, open candy, or OTC medications that are open. We are sorry for the inconvenience but there are no exceptions to this rule.
Clients are not permitted to walk you to your car or into the parking lot. Please say goodbye at the visitation area.
Weapons are not permitted in the building.
We reserve the right to refuse visitation for anyone who is deemed impaired or abusive.