Serenity Lane
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A private, not-for-profit, family-oriented
treatment center for alcoholism and drug abuse.


Inpatient / Residential Treatment Program
For adults 18 years and older

About Medical Detox -an interview with our Medical Director, Dr. Ron Schwerzler

Our residential treatment center provides education, medically supervised withdrawal (detox), and group therapy that assists the patient in dealing with the complex issue of substance use disorder. Length of stay varies based on individual treatment needs and financial resources. The program is typically 28 days. The nursing staff, physicians and counselors work together to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient.

The treatment atmosphere is similar to that of a healthy family where everyone is involved and participating in a caring, gentle and loving manner. Our primary goal is that all patients find recovery.

Services Include:

  • Free Initial Consultation/Evaluation
  • Medical Observation, Detox
  • Stabilization & Review
  • Group Therapy
  • Education about the disease of addiction
  • Family Program (Focus on repairing family relationships)
  • Transfer to Outpatient and Recovery Support

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Medically Supervised Withdrawal

All patients are initially admitted to the hospital unit of the treatment center. At this time the medical staff carefully monitors patients to ensure a safe withdrawal from alcohol and/or drugs. This process is often referred to as 'detox' (detoxification).

Medical treatment is individualized, therefore the length of stay in the hospital unit will vary. The nursing staff, physician, and assigned counselors work together to develop a specific treatment plan. When the patient's medical condition has stabilized, the physician will arrange for transfer to the residential treatment program.

While in the hospital unit patients are expected to:

  • Remain in pajamas issued by Serenity Lane. Clothing and other personal belongings will be secured for safe keeping.
  • Phone calls are limited to individuals who understand and support the patient's recovery.
  • Toilet Articles: (ie: shaving materials, cosmetics) should be left at the nurse's station. Patients may use these items when needed and then return them.
    Please note: Serenity Lane will provide disposable razors for patients in detox. Upon transfer to the Residential program, patient's personal razors will be returned to them.

Residential Treatment

Once stabilized medically, the patient will begin our residential program. This includes education about the disease of addiction and group counseling. There is a set schedule Monday through Friday. However, the Saturday and Sunday schedule will vary, depending on the patient's length of stay, to accommodate participation in the Family Program.

Patients are assigned a counselor who will work with them throughout their residential stay. Each counselor has a number of patients, who together, form a group. During week days, the group will meet each morning and afternoon to explore problems, feelings, changes and conflicts that come up in the treatment process. This is called group therapy and it is a significant part of residential treatment. Patients will be oriented to group and assigned a "buddy" (another patient who is further along in treatment). This person will help explain the rules and ease transition into the group environment.

Patients are educated about the effects of substance use disorder. Most importantly, patients are introduced to the First Step portion of treatment. The First Step process is an initial review of the patients history with chemicals, the effects that usage has had on their life and those around them, and the negative consequences of their behavior. This is a preparation process for writing out an autobiography of their history with alcohol and/or other drugs. Patients receive assistance in preparing their First Step.

Group therapy is the primary form of treatment for substance use disorder and is used extensively at Serenity Lane. Individual counseling is available to patients and family members on an "as needed" basis, during the treatment period. Counselors visit with patients periodically to discuss their progress. It is their responsibility to let the counselor know if they have specific issues they wish to discuss.

Our Spiritual Advisor is available to assist with spiritual needs. The term "Higher Power" is often used in treatment and refers to a personal belief in a resource which gives one inner strength. Interaction with a Spiritual Advisor is optional.

Serenity Lane's Lecture Series is composed of lectures, videos, readings and discussion groups. During these sessions valuable information is provided about addiction. Patients are expected to attend all lectures unless excused by the clinical staff. We recommend that patients take notes on all lecture material for later reference.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment & Recovery Support

Outpatient Services and Recovery Support are a continuation of the planned recovery process for patients and their families. These programs are offered to those patients completing all components of their prescribed treatment. Statistics show that your chances of staying in quality recovery will double if you complete the Recovery Support component of treatment. Involvement in 12-step meetings is encouraged as part of Recovery Support.

Family Program

Serenity Lane's Family Program is an educational program that focuses on repairing relationships brought by years of destructive behavior during active addiction. Our program is designed to integrate the patient and the family and to supply vital information about how this disease deteriorates the family system. The Family Program is an integral part of Serenity Lane's Residential Treatment. It offers support and educational opportunities.

Family members wishing to visit patients while they are in our facility may do so at the following times.

Saturday and Sundays 3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
You may visit patients in detox from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

Please note: Visitors are not allowed to have dinner here with the patients.

Employer Services

The patient's employer can be very important to treatment and recovery. Therefore, patients are encouraged to sign a release form that allows staff to contact employers. At the request of the patient, the employer will be invited to visit Serenity Lane and/or have a counseling session with the patient and their counselor. This meeting may occur during the last week of treatment or at some other time. If patients are uncomfortable about signing a release form we urge them to speak with their counselor. If problems or complications arise with employers, Serenity Lane will assist in negotiating a positive outcome.
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