10 days’ worth of clothes, a few different pairs of shoes for various activities (indoor and outdoor). Feel free to bring your iPod for music.
What is the typical length of stay?
Choice The Lookout is 90 days. Choice for Men and Choice for Women range from 5 to 6 months.
What type of addictions does Choice treat?
Choice treats those with substance abuse or a primary chemical dependency diagnosis. We work with men and women who have addictions to alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, opiates, benzodiazepines, and other drugs.
Is visitation allowed during a client’s stay?
Yes, visitation is allowed – typically on Sundays and visitor days. However, other arrangements can be made in special situations or to accommodate visitors’ schedules.
Do clients have access to internet? Cell phones?
We encourage communication with friends and families; however, during the beginning of our programs we do not allow personal devices. Clients eventually have access to phones and computers during their stay; accessibility is something that’s decided with each individual’s best interests in mind.
How does Choice differ from other programs?
The Choice program is a community-oriented approach to helping individuals thrive. We focus on brotherhood and sisterhood, and forming deep, meaningful connections with our clients. This isn’t an expansive, 100-bed program that focuses on numbers. We offer a massive support system, delivered through an authentic experience that’s meant to help support our clients on their lifelong journey with sobriety
What is Choice House’s position on Buprenorphine (Buprenex, Suboxone)?
We have the ability to taper clients off of Buprenorphine. If someone comes in on Buprenorphine, we establish a short-term plan (between 7 to 10 days) to taper them off.
Will clients have access to outdoor activities?
Yes, Choice clients enjoy movies on the weekends, hiking, going to the gym, disc golf, pool days, and more.
What is your admission process?
The process is simple, fast, and relatively painless. Most admissions can be streamlined and a client can admit on the very day as their first call to us. Decisions regarding each potential client are made quickly after consultation with clinical staff.
Are you required to go to Choice for Men after The Lookout?
No. You’re strongly encouraged to participate in some sort of aftercare after Choice The Lookout, but it’s not required. Because we know our clients very well after their stay at Choice The Lookout, we often find their chances of success dramatically improve when they further their path to sobriety at Choice for Men, where we can supervise and ensure the continuity of their effort.
Does Choice for Men/Choice for Women provide detox services?
Choice for Men and Choice for Women do not provide detox services. However, we partner with and can make recommendations for detox services to ensure our clients get the medical care they need.