Our residential treatment center provides
education, medically supervised withdrawal (detox), and group therapy
that assists the patient in dealing with the complex issue of chemical
dependency. Length of stay varies based on individual treatment
needs and financial resources. The program is usually 21 or 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.
Most of the counseling staff are themselves in recovery and wish
to share the miracle of new life and freedom from harmful addictions.
- Free Initial Consultation/Evaluation
- Medical Observation, Detox
- Stabilization & Review
- Group Therapy
- Education about the disease of chemical dependency
- Family Program (Focus on repairing
- Transfer to Outpatient and Recovery
NEW PATIENT INFO - Transportation, Location and What to bring
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.
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
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 chemical dependency.
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 substance abuse. This is a preparation process for writing out
an autobiography of use. Patients receive assistance in preparing
their First Step information.
Group therapy is the primary form of treatment for chemical dependency
and is used extensively at Serenity Lane. However, 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
Our Chaplain 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 the Chaplain is optional.
Serenity Lane's Lecture Series is composed of lectures, videos,
readings and discussion groups. During these sessions valuable information
is provided regarding chemical dependency. 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. Serenity Lane has a library of educational videos available.
Patients can request access to these materials from evening or weekend
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.
Serenity Lane's nationally recognized Family
Program is an educational program that focuses on repairing
relationships brought by years of destructive chemical dependency.
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
Family members wishing to visit patients while they are in our
facility may do so at the following times.
Wednesday evenings: 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sundays 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 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 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.
Read more about our Employer Services.