Visitation: Loved ones of individuals receiving treatment are encouraged to attend a free program on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm 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, loves 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 (less than $50) may be dropped off at the front desk anytime between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm. 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.
Program: Individuals in treatment usually begin with 4-5 days in detox and then move to our residential program for 10-18 days. Once in residential, they will be attending classes all day in a structured environment. The classes focus on recovery and providing coping skills. In the evenings, clients may watch TV or provided movies. 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, pencils or markers.
Telephone Use: Individuals receiving treatment are not allowed to have electronic devices (cell phones, computers, etc.). In order for them to concentrate on getting well, calls may be made once they have been admitted to the Residential Program, and if it is on a designated phone call day.
Aftercare: All individuals receiving treatment will be encouraged to make follow-up doctors and therapy appointments. We also encourage individuals to continue with the 12-step meetings.
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.
Mail: Residents may receive and send mail Monday through Friday. Residents must provide their own stamps. Envelopes and paper are provided.