Before admitting anyone for treatment, our physician conducts a complete physical examination to determine whether methadone treatment is appropriate.
A person may be physiologically addicted if they have been taking heroin or other opiates daily for extended periods of time. People exhibit symptoms of withdrawal when they stop using these drugs.
Along with irritability and cravings to use opiates within eight hours of discontinued use, the most common signs of opiate withdrawal are runny nose, large pupils, eyes tearing, sweating, chills, diarrhea, yawning, nausea, cramps, insomnia, joint pain, and gooseflesh.
The process starts by scheduling an interview with us. In that interview, a staff member and potential individual to be admitted meet to answer questions, explain services, fees, guidelines, and the admission process.
To be admitted:
Participation must be voluntarily.
Individuals must be at least 18 years old.
There must be one year of dependence on heroin or other opiates before admission. (The one-year requirement is waived for pregnant women or HIV-positive patients.)
Required photo ID.
Call or stop in to schedule an interview.
After the interview, the individual receives a medical exam to help us understand medical history. The exam will include blood work and urine samples. If the individual is pregnant they will be referred for prenatal care and follow-up.
For Residential Centers
Individuals who would like to enter our residential program, generally plan to stay with us for 30 days or longer. They are asked to bring:
Prescription Card (if you have a separate card)
All medications in their original prescription bottles (Nonprescription medications such as vitamins need to be in unopened packages)
Toiletries (must be non-aerosol and cannot contain alcohol)
Liquid laundry detergent
Unopened packs of cigarettes (if a smoker)
Notebook and pen
Please limit clothing to one week’s worth.
No revealing clothing or clothing with inappropriate logos/slogans.
NA/AA recovery reading materials or religious readings
Advanced Directive/Living Will
Do Not Bring
Food (including gum and candy)
Cell phones, laptops, cameras, MP3 players (iPods), video games, etc.
Alcohol or drugs (toiletries cannot contain alcohol)
Any items of value
Cologne, perfume, or aerosol cans
Curling irons or flat irons
Electronic cigarettes, vape, cigars, hookah sticks, chewing tobacco, or lighters
More than $10 in cash
We will provide all linens – Bedding, pillows, towels, washcloths, blankets, and comforters.
Any items of value, including credit cards and cash, will be sent home with family once initial paperwork is completed.
Our goal is to promote a safe and therapeutic environment.The above list is not comprehensive. Other items will be evaluated by staff upon admission.
Feel Free to call us at 270-877-8333 with any questions.Our goal is to provide the tools you will need to stop the destructive behaviors surrounding addiction.
How to prepare for treatment
Many who suffer from addiction may consider a drug treatment program, but will likely see it as much easier to postpone, or often second guess themselves and assume they are helpless against their habit.
Depending on the severity of someone’s addiction or their circumstances, there may not be much time for preparation. Whenever possible, it is important to get personal affairs in order.Returning from rehab and facing overwhelming burdens can often trigger immediate relapse, which is something that should be prevented at all costs.
A few priorities to consider before arrival to a detox and rehab center are:
Work – Addiction is considered a serious health condition, and by law, eligible individuals are permitted by, “The Family Medical Leave Act,” to take a job-protected leave of absence.Our staff is able to help complete any necessary paperwork required by your employer.
Finances – Make arrangements to cover your financial obligations during the treatment period.
Court – Often, legal problems go hand in hand with addiction and drug abuse. If there are pending court dates, be sure to notify your attorney, the courts, or have a friend or family member be present at the scheduled court date.Once in treatment, our staff is able to work with the legal system, including attorneys, judges, and probation officers, so you are in compliance with any current court orders or probationary requirements.
Family and Friends – Chances are that loved ones already know. Take some time before leaving to apologize for shortcomings or problems which have arisen from your addiction.Support from your family and friends will help you succeed in your recovery.
Once everything is in place, you can enter treatment with only one concern – overcoming addiction.
If you or someone you know suffers from alcohol or drug addiction, please know that it’s never too late to get help.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and don’t be afraid to get sober – contact us today for more information at 270-877-8333.