What to Expect in Residential Treatment

This is how recovery starts

Once you walk through our doors, you’re on your way to a new life. But healing doesn’t happen overnight; it happens one step at a time. So does our residential treatment program.

STEP 1—Get settled

Once you’re ready to check in, a staff member will guide you through our intake process. This takes a couple of hours. You will:

  • Complete a urine drug screen.
  • Fill out admission paperwork.
  • Finalize your financial arrangements.
  • Have your photo taken.
  • Check in any pre-approved medications.
  • Meet the staff in your unit.

Then we’ll show you to your room, where we’ll search your personal property and hold any items that aren’t allowed. We’re smoke and tobacco-free, so we’ll help you get any supports you need. (Wondering what to bring? Here’s a basic list, subject to change.)

After that, you’re free to unpack and explore.

STEP 2—Get focused

The first few days can be the hardest. You’ll need time to transition into treatment, develop new skills and learn to manage temptations. It’s the beginning of your road to recovery, and it’s your time.

During this phase, you’ll stay on site without phone access (except for emergencies). That way you can focus on the changes occurring within yourself, without interruptions or distractions. You’re worth it.

STEP 3—Get in a routine

A big key to recovery is getting used to having structure in your life. After your transition phase, you’ll start settling into a daily routine that includes scheduled group treatments as well as opportunities such as yoga, pet therapy, exercise and trips to the community center. You can also start receiving visits from family and friends Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45pm and Saturdays from 1:45-3:45pm.

We’ll provide a weekly schedule that outlines:

  • Group schedule
  • In-house activities
  • Out-of-house activities
  • Down time
  • Med pass

Here’s what we expect from you

  • Attend all scheduled activities.
  • Show self-discipline.
  • Respect your fellow peers and staff.
  • Identify behavioral change.
  • Accept others.
  • Demonstrate new behaviors that promote healthy change.
  • Develop new communication skills.
  • Prepare for a new life free of drugs and alcohol.

Click here for a list of what to bring (List of what to bring is subject to change.)


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