What is the average
length of stay?
An average length of stay depends on the decision of the clinical and
medical staff. If a patient is medically stable and clinically appropriate
for the next level of treatment, then they are discharged to that level of
care, usually in the order of inpatient to partial to outpatient.
Can I get
fired for coming to treatment?
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects most patients from being
fired if there have been multiple write ups or other disciplinary measures
taken this can affect the person's job security.
Will I meet
with a physician?
All inpatient and partial direct admissions meet with the Physician for a
History and Physical. Any patient who needs to meet with the physician at
the inpatient/partial program will be set up for a consult when it is
needed and as often as it is needed.
No, not even if you wanted to pay more, we believe semi-private rooms at
the inpatient level results in the best outcome. The tendency of the
addicted person to isolate and the benefit of the community are addressed
by having 2 per room
As approved by the physician, our inpatient facilities have rope courses,
exercise and other outside activities designed by Activity Therapists.
rules regarding visitation?
Adult visitation is on Sunday from 2 until 4 o'clock. Adolescent inpatient
at Madison is on Sunday from 12:30 until 2 o'clock. Check with the
individual facility for specific rules regarding what you can bring, etc.
tours of the facilities?
Due to confidentiality there are no general tours. Pictures of the
facilities are on this web site.
bring food from home?
Patients/Families cannot bring food, candy, drinks, etc. too the inpatient
Your family will be asked to attend Family Week at some time during your
stay at whatever level of care you start your treatment in. Your counselor
will arrange a session with your spouse as required.
call my family?
Yes, generally within 48 hours someone will contact your family to share
progress and arrange Family Week
Yes, your confidentiality is protected by law. Only through signed
releases can information be released.
Can I bring
CD's to treatment?
No tapes, CD's, cell phones, camera's, computers, or any other electronic
device can be brought to treatment. (shavers may be used)
What type of
clothing do I bring?
We suggest 5-7 days of clothing that is casual and comfortable. No
clothing that refers to alcohol or drug use, bar T-shirts, etc. BHS has
washers and dryers in each patient area.
of toiletries can the patient bring?
Adolescent patients can have only electric razors, no aerosol
products or colognes. Adults may have non-alcohol based toiletries
Adult patients may smoke outside their patient area. Adolescents may not
smoke. With parental consent, adolescents can be evaluated for a Habitrol
patch while in treatment.
Non-denominational services are available at each inpatient facility