Admissions Overview

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Upon admission to North Bay Recovery Center each Client is welcomed by the admission counselor and a primary therapist.  Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs begin with an initial psychosocial assessment and stabilization period.Our objective during this period of assessment and stabilization is to identify the Client's presenting core issues, physically and psychologically. His drug and alcohol use, family history of addiction, and other important factors that may affect his treatment will be explored.

The Client will then participate in a psychiatric assessment, and also meet with an M.D. specializing in addiction to address possible detoxification needs. The team will also delve into the Client's past stumbling blocks to recovery and formulate a strategy for successfully overcoming them. During the admissions process, a North Bay Recovery Center counselor will meet with the Client’s family to address any questions or concerns they may have about their loved one’s treatment. We believe that family involvement is imperative to a successful recovery and the building of a foundation for ongoing healing.

During the admission process, each Client receives his copy of the North Bay Recovery Center Handbook containing an introduction and welcoming materials. These materials include all curriculum handouts used in our addiction treatment program. The handbook also provides an orientation to North Bay Recovery.

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Center’s drug and alcohol treatment process, workbooks, and house rules. Clients utilize the handbook for referencing selected topics during group therapy, for note taking, and completing workbook assignments.  While in addiction treatment, Client handbooks are kept at the Skill House - the clinical center of activities. When a Client completes the program, they are presented with their handbook to keep.

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Finally, Clients will be assigned to a Life House, the place where they will live among peers and practice the skills acquired during day treatment.