Will I Loss My Job If I Go To Treatment?

Over the years, this question has been presented to us many of times. While each case is unique, there are specific laws in place to safeguard an individual’s job, if they decide to seek treatment services for drug and/or alcohol addiction.

Furthermore, many places of employment have various resources available for these specific circumstances. It would be our recommendation to first speak with your Human Resources Department to discuss this issue further. If you have additional questions or want additional help walking through this process, please feel free to contact us today.

Who Answers My Call?

Our qualified Admissions Specialists are your first experience with our “Patients Come First” philosophy when you start your first step into Clearbrook Treatment Centers. Our admissions staff will take the time to explain each of our programs and answer all of your questions. During these telephone interviews, you will be asked a number of pertinent questions as a part of our intake gathering that will help us facilitate your admission. An intake is done to determine the level of care needed for each potential patient and if we are the most appropriate facility to meet those needs. When the information portion is concluded, appointments are scheduled for admission into Clearbrook. If you have further questions regarding the admissions process, please Click Here.

Where Do I Wash My Clothes?

Clearbrook has a laundry room located on campus, where multiple washers and dryers are provided, along with laundry detergent. Patients are not required to pay for these machines, as they are free of charge.

We do recommend that patients bring their own laundry detergent if they have allergies to specific detergents and/or fabric softeners.

What To Pack When Coming To Clearbrook?

General Items | All clients must bring Photo ID, Insurance Cards, any deductible or co-pays due upon admission, and a 30 day supply of all medications in their original prescription bottles. Tobacco users may bring cigarettes, snus, or chewing tobacco in “SEALED, UNOPENED packs or containers.” Any and all forms of electronic cigarettes and “vapes” are NOT permitted at Clearbrook.

Toiletries | All clients will need to bring the following items: shampoo, soap/bodywash, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, hairbrush, shaving cream, and safety razors. *NO ITEMS MAY CONTAIN ANY ALCOHOL*

Jewelry | We recommend that all patients leave any valuable items, including jewelry, at home whenever possible. If you do choose to bring jewelry with you, please limit it to one (1) ring, one (1) necklace, one (1) watch, and one (1) pair of earrings.

Clothes For Men | The following guidelines are for incoming male patients:

  • Pack a 7 day supply of casual attire including slacks, jeans, shirts, socks, underwear, pajamas, jacket/coat, and at least one pair of comfortable shoes.
  • Shirts can be t-shirts, polo shirts, golf shirts, collared shirts, long-sleeves, sweatshirts and hoodies.
    • NO references or imagery related to bars, bikers, bands, gangs, drugs and/or alcohol use, and/or negative messaging
    • NO tank tops, sleeve-less shirts, or cut-offs
  • Pants can be jeans, slacks, khakis, sweatpants, and shorts
    • NO pants or shorts with holes cut into them are permitted
    • Shorts are permitted Seasonally, weather permitting and at discretion of Clinical Director
    • NO excessively tight fitting or revealing attire will be permitted
  • Baseball hats (Limited to 2 hats) are permitted to be worn OUTSIDE ONLY and must be worn facing forward.
  • Not Permitted to be Worn
    • Cologne

Clothes For Women | The following guidelines are for incoming female patients:

  • Pack a 7 day supply of casual attire including slacks, jeans, shirts, socks, underwear, pajamas, jacket/coat, and at least one pair of comfortable shoes.
  • Shirts can be t-shirts, longsleeves, sweatshirts, collared shirts, polo shirts, and hoodies.
    • NO references or imagery related to bars, bikers, bands, gangs, drugs and/or alcohol use, and/or negative messaging.
    • NO tube tops, tank tops, halter tops, sleeve-less shirts, cut-offs, or low cut shirts.
    • Shirts MUST cover the navel area
  • Pants can be jeans, slacks, khakis, sweatpants, and shorts
    • NO pants or shorts with holes cut into them are permitted
    • Shorts are permitted Seasonally, weather permitting and at discretion of Clinical Director
    • Shorts must be knee length (No “Short Shorts” permitted)
  • Stretch pants, yoga pants, and/or leggings may be worn BUT must be accompanied with a long shirt, kimono, tunic, or other upper-body covering that extends down to the mid-thigh of leg.
  • Dresses and skirts are permitted
    • Must be at least knee length (No mini-skirts permitted)
    • No slits, cuts, or holes are permitted
    • Dresses may not be backless and must have appropriate necklines
  • Cosmetics are LIMITED to:
    • One (1) cream or press powder consealer
    • One (1) blush
    • One (1) lipstick
    • Eye makeup is permitted, limited to eyeliner and eye shadow. (NO MASCARA)
  • Not Permitted to be Worn
    • Perfume, spandex and tight fitting, and/or revealing clothing.
What Recreational Activities Are Available For Patients?

At Clearbrook Treatment Centers, we believe the disease of addiction is threefold, physical, mental, and spiritual. While our clinical practices address the mental and spiritual aspects of the disease, we believe wholeheartedly in treating the physical component as well. Once a patient has transitioned from our detox program to our rehab program of treatment, they are welcome to join in on recreational activities provided throughout the campus.

At Clearbrook, we have a basketball court, exercise bikes, a walking track, and designated areas available for various games, including football, bocce ball, Frisbee, and horseshoes. Multiple board games and educational reading materials are available for use. Music is played daily each afternoon during our recreation time. Every Saturday night, pizza is provided for our patients while they enjoy a movie on our 90 Inch Flat Screen Television.

Additionally, we offer a wilderness program that focuses on reconditioning the mind, body, and spirit through the utilization of various outdoor activities. For a full program summary of Sober Canyon, please CLICK HERE.

What NOT To Bring To Clearbrook?

Please do not bring any of the following items when being admitted to Clearbrook*:

  • Electronics including: cell phones, pagers, portable radios, cd players, iPods, MP3 players, laptops, iPads or tablets.
  • Scissors
  • Consumable items: food, drinks, gum, candy, etc.
  • Mouthwash or Aftershave (Permitted with “Alcohol Free” clearly printed on commercial label)
  • Hairspray
  • Aerosol Containers
  • Mirrors or Glass Picture Frames
  • Magazines or newspapers
  • Bedding, pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals

*Any of these items that are brought with you to Clearbrook will be stored with your belongings and returned at the end of treatment.*

What Is A Typical Day Like At Clearbrook?

While every day’s clinical schedule varies from the next, patients can expect a general daily format. Each morning, patients are woken up at 7:00 AM, but have the ability to wake up earlier if they so choose. During this time, it is expected for each patient to be showered, dressed, and ready for the day. The first roll call is taken at 7:45 AM and breakfast is served at 8:00 AM. It is also during this time that rooms are cleaned, beds are made, and room inspection takes place.

At 9:30 AM, the commencement of clinical lectures and/or groups will take place. There are two clinical groups/lectures in the morning and two in the afternoon. Patients will be allotted time for bathroom and smokes breaks between each group. At 11:45 AM, roll call is taken and lunch is served. After lunch, the patient community has 45 minutes of free time. During this time, patients have the ability to return to their rooms to relax and refresh for a few minutes prior to the afternoon groups.

At 1:00 PM the afternoon clinical schedule with commence. Again, patients will be allotted specific time for bathroom and smoke breaks. At 3:30 PM, after the daytime clinical schedule is complete, the recreational period will begin. At this time, the campus store will open, where candy, cigarettes, clothing, toiletries, greeting cards, etc. can be purchased. Furthermore, it is during recreation that the patient community may utilize the basketball court, walking track, footballs, Frisbees, exercise equipment, board games, etc.

At 4:45 PM, roll call is taken and dinner is served promptly at 5:00 PM. After dinner, patients are permitted to make phone calls to family and friends in between groups until 10:00 PM. Patients are permitted back to their bedrooms for 15 minutes, to freshen up and/or get anything they may need for the night, i.e. jackets, books, cigarettes, etc.

At 6:00 PM, the night time clinical schedule will commence. In the evening, specialty groups will take place, such as alumni meetings, gender groups, life stories, etc. It is also during this time that specific community members will have the ability to attend outside 12-step meetings and in-house meetings are scheduled. Patients will be allotted specific time in between meetings for bathroom and smoke breaks.

We wrap up the day with a reflection group, called “Tenth Step.” Before beginning our reflection period, we first take the time to welcome new members to the patient community and congratulate members who are completing treatment, with a “Coin-Out” ceremony.

After this group is complete, patients are free to go to sleep if they so choose, or utilize the remaining free time before “Lights Out” at 11:00 PM.  The patient community will also be provided with a night time snack after the completion of the day.

**Each day’s schedule may vary. This is especially the case during holidays and weekends, where times are adjusted to accommodate visiting hours, holiday festivities, and recreation periods. Every Saturday night, our staff adjusts the evening schedule to provide a “Pizza and Movie Night” for the patient community.**

How Long Do I Stay at Clearbrook?

The length of your stay will depend upon your treatment needs as well as your progress while completing the drug and alcohol rehabilitation program at Clearbrook. Clearbrook’s inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program for adults is normally 28 days.

Does Clearbrook Provide Transportation to Treatment?

Often times, patients are unable to find a means of transportation into treatment. When this occurs, Clearbrook can often arrange for our staff members to transport that individual into treatment. Nevertheless, only our Admissions Department can approve and schedule transportation to and from our facility. If this is currently your situation, please contact our Admissions Specialists to discuss this issue further.

Does Clearbrook Provide a Medical Detox?

Yes, our dedicated medical staff will evaluate each patient and their specific needs when they arrive at Clearbrook. If medical intervention and/or medication is deemed appropriate, such interventions will take place. For further information about our detoxification services, please CLICK HERE.

Does Clearbrook Offer a Suboxone Maintenance Program?

Clearbrook Treatment Centers practices an abstinence-based model of treatment, and does not offer a Suboxone maintenance program, or other medically-assisted treatment programs. It is our belief that the best quality of life is achieved through complete abstinence from all mood and mind-altering substances.

Nevertheless, we do believe that Suboxone is beneficial as a detox medication during the detoxification process in appropriate cases. When appropriate, Suboxone, or other medications, will be prescribed to ensure patients experience a safe and comfortable transition into complete abstinence.

Do I Need To Bring My Own Towels, Bedding, and Pillows?

All towels, bedding, and pillows will be provided for you at Clearbrook.

Every week, our Maintenance Team will provide you with fresh linens and wash the prior week’s sheets, towels, and blankets.

Fresh items are also available anytime upon request from the patient.

Do I Need A Phone Card To Make Calls?

Phone cards are NOT needed. In-house phones are provided for patients to use at designated times and are free to use for all calls, both local and long-distance.

Can Patients Go To 12 Step Meetings Off Campus?

After a patient has been at Clearbrook for a minimum of 10-14 days, they are eligible to attend 12 step meetings outside of the facility. Staff members transport and chaperone the eligible patients to and from the selected meeting that night. During the week, there are a total of 4 outside meetings our facility will attend and 3 in-house meetings all patients are able to participate in.

Can I Smoke At Clearbrook?

Yes, Clearbrook allows the use of tobacco products on campus, with distinct guidelines in place.

All smoking must be done during designated times and in designated areas. Smoking is not permitted indoors or within 25 feet of any building entryways.

Furthermore, we do allow patients to bring and use smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco and snus.

The same rules apply for these products and their usage on the Clearbrook campus. At no time are these products permitted to be used in doors, and must only be used in designated smoking areas, during designated times.

Any and all forms of E-cigarettes or “vapes” are NOT permitted to be used at Clearbrook.

***All tobacco and/or nicotine products must be sealed and unopened when arriving at Clearbrook. Our staff will inspect all products before allowing the patient to have them during their stay. If these packages are open or have a non-commercial label on them, they may not be approved for use at Clearbrook. Such products will either be stored with the patient’s personal effects, sent home with family members, or discarded with patient’s verbal approval.***

Can I Have Visitors When I’m in Treatment at Clearbrook?

After a patient has completed their blackout period, which is the first 5 days of treatment, friends and loved ones are permitted to visit on Sundays.

Sunday visitation begins at 12:30 pm and ends at 4:00 pm. During this time, we ask our family members and other loved ones to participate in a brief educational lecture, held by one of our Family Program Coordinators.

**We ask that everyone visiting our campus be free from all mood and mind altering substances. If alcohol or drug use is suspected, that individual will be immediately escorted off of the premises.

Can I Bring My Cell Phone?

Cell phones are not permitted while a patient is in treatment at Clearbrook.

After a 5-day blackout (no contact) period, patients are permitted to make calls to loved ones and friends using in-house phone provided for patient use.