During admission, a client undergoes assessment and evaluation by the case manager (counsellor who shall take him or her through therapy, as part of the treatment program). The sponsor, next of kin, client and any other relevant personnel shall be contacted to avail information such as medical, psychological, legal, birth, developmental, career, and educational history that might be crucial for formulation of a treatment plan.
The client is subjected to the first 30 days of no contact with the outside world. Phones and any other electronics apart from radio or Bluetooth are prohibited from the facility. This period of “isolation” from the outside world enables the client self-reflect and introspect, breaking down the barriers of denial, and creating self-awareness hence embracing the program and working it. The family shall be called upon as per the case manager’s discretion to enable them be a part of the journey.
The institution provides a platform for
visitation and learning more about the program, every 1st Saturday
of each month. Through this, they are able to gain insights on how the program
works, what it entails, and its importance. The said days are referred to as
“family day”. Towards the end of the individual’s stay, he or she is required
to have a clearly defined exit plan that stipulates plans for life after
discharge. The main focus of the institution’s treatment is the AA/NA 12-step
program. Being an ecumenical facility, the 12-steps accommodate not only
different religions, but also atheists, who embark on a spiritual journey
successfully. These steps are universally helpful for all human beings, whether
addicts or not.