Community Healing Center is there for individuals, couples, and families dealing with addiction and substance abuse. Kalamazoo, MI area residents in need of addiction treatment can find hope and begin their journey to recovery at our facilities.
The Addiction Treatment Center to Put You on the Path to Recovery
Adults with chronic alcohol addiction, opiate addiction, or other drug addictions should contact Community Healing Center to find out about admission to our detox center. Our heroin addiction treatment and substance abuse detoxification services are offered at our residential treatment center, in a positive, nurturing recovery environment for both men and women, ages 18 and older. Medical monitoring helps to reduce the duration and complications associated with withdrawal during detox. Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan area patients can rely on the 24-hour nursing care that we provide for our detox patients.
Detoxification and Residential Treatment at our beautiful treatment center typically involves a stay of 10 to 18 days. We have recently completed a major renovation at our facility on Shaffer Street, offering state-of-the-art services for residents of Kalamazoo, MI and all of Southwest Michigan.
If you or a loved one is in need of heroin addiction treatment or struggles from other drug or alcohol addictions, seek substance abuse detoxification at Community Healing Center in Kalamazoo, MI. We are committed to providing our patients with financially and geographically accessible holistic healing services. Take the first step with detox. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you heal. Contact Community Healing Center at (269) 382-9820 or (800) 338-5444 to speak with one of our intake specialists. This program is open 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
See below for information on what patients should bring to Community Healing Center, as well as visitation policies and more. We promote healing and health for both our patients and their loved ones on this important journey to recovery.
Information for Patients
Download information to help you plan for your admission to the Gilmore Community Healing Center:
THINGS TO BRING
- Medications (no addictive medications – talk to the nurse before you come).
- Hygiene products (see items that are not allowed).
- Laundry Soap.
- Alarm Clock/Wristwatch
- Shower sandals (suggested)
- Small amount of spending money for vending machine.
- Insurance card.
- Copay and deductibles.
- Appropriate clothing/nightwear.
- Gym shoes.
- Books or magazines for free time.
- Change and/or long distance card for the pay phone.
ITEMS THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED
- Any mood altering over the counter drugs such as: Tylenol PM, Alka Seltzer Plus, Nyquil, diet medications, Sudafed. Certain prescription medications are not allowed. Check with the Nursing staff about all of your medications.
- Anything that might be considered a weapon such as: pocket knives, box cutters, scissors, chains, any implement with a blade.
- Any alcohol based products such as: aftershave, cologne, perfume, mouth wash, body spray.
- Radios, CD, DVD, MP3 and Lap top computers.
- Cell phones and pagers.
- Caffeinated beverages.
- Liquid bleach.
- Inhalants such as: hair spray, aerosol deodorant, glue, room deodorizer, nail polish remover.
- Pornographic material.
- Drug paraphernalia such as: papers, steel wool, tubes that might be used as pipes.
- Dice, lottery tickets.
- Photographs or T-shirts, etc. that are gang related, promote Alcohol or drug use or are sexual in content.
- Cameras and/or video recorders.
Family & Friends Information
In accordance with Michigan law, The Gilmore CHC is a smoke free facility. Detox clients are not allowed to go outdoors to smoke because of client safety concerns, but we do have a ventilated smoking room for Detox clients only. Nicotine substitute products will be available and provided at no cost for the detox clients in order for them to be as comfortable as possible. Once completing their detox (average length of stay is two to three days), clients will be allowed to smoke outdoors during the daytime in between therapeutic activities and during designated evening smoking breaks. If our residential clients wish to remain smoke free after detox, they will be able to purchase smoking cessation products.
Information for incoming residents and their loved ones:
Individuals entering treatment at Gilmore Community Healing Center may bring enough clothing to fill a 30-gallon tote (a large suitcase). Any extra clothing or shoes will be stored in a locked facility for the duration of the individual’s stay and will be returned to the individual upon completion of treatment.
All clothing and other fabric material brought into Gilmore will be heat-treated upon the client’s arrival.
All belongings brought into the facility will be searched by staff. Belongings left at the facility can be picked up for 15 days. After that they will be donated to charity.
Loved ones of individuals receiving treatment are encouraged to attend a free program on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the activity center at Gilmore Community Healing Center. Facilitated by staff the program assists loved ones in gaining a better understanding of addiction and co-occurring disorders. Following the 2-hour program, loved ones may visit for 20 minutes with individuals in the facility.
We encourage family members to contact our therapy staff to discuss having a family session with their loved one. Call 269-382-9820.
Food items (wrapped and packaged), cigarettes and money may be dropped off at the front desk anytime between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. There will be no other visitation without approval of the therapy staff. There are vending machines featuring snack items and soft drinks. No caffeinated beverages are allowed to be brought in. Clients have access to caffeinated coffee in the morning.
Individuals in treatment usually begin with 4 days in detox and then move to our residential program for 10 days. Once in residential they will be attending classes all day in a structured environment. The classes focus on recovery, providing coping skills, understanding how the brain works in addiction, improving communication, etc. Clients may watch TV or provided movies in the evening. Clients like to have things to do to keep occupied. You may provide them with word search, Sudoku or crossword puzzles. They may also bring books to read and coloring books and pencils or markers.
Individuals receiving treatment are not allowed to have electronic devices (cell phones, computers, etc). In order for them to concentrate on getting well, we do not permit calls for the first 4 days. After that clients may use the pay phone between 12 and 1 pm, 5:00 to 6:30 pm, and 8:30 to 10:30 pm. They will need to provide their own money to use the phone. Individuals may call at other times with their therapist. The number that may appear if it is from the therapy staff is a variation on 269-382-9820.
All individuals receiving treatment will be encouraged to make follow-up doctor’s and therapy appointments. We also encourage individuals to continue with 12-step meetings.
Information for incoming residents and their loved ones:
Open AA Meeting (Saturday 7:00pm)
The open AA meeting is led by members of AA and focuses on one of the Twelve Steps.
Residents may receive and send mail Monday through Friday. Residents must provide their own stamps. Envelopes and paper are provided.
Please notify the nursing staff if the patient is taking medication. This is extremely important for proper medication management. All medications must be brought in at the time of admission. If necessary, we can help clients fill their prescriptions, and we can help facilitate to get home meds filled and delivered.
Patients Attempting to Leave Treatment
If the patient contacts you in an attempt to leave against medical advice, please talk to our staff before taking any action. Patients are not required to remain in treatment against their will; however, staff must be involved in this decision.
Virtual Tour – Gilmore Community Healing Center
This virtual tour slide show of the Gilmore Community Healing Center can help give you an idea of the good work that takes place here. We’re pretty proud of our newly renovated complex! Heartfelt thanks to our supporters and donors to the Community Healing Centers Capital Campaign Healing Families: Mending Broken Hearts.