What to Expect on Your First Day

Upon arrival at Stonegate, the resident goes through an assessment. The intake specialist will collect information about the type of substance the person consumes, how long he has consumed it, his medical history, and any other pertinent information about the resident’s past treatment history. Within 24 hours, a physical examination is conducted, and lab work is ordered to check for any co-occurring medical conditions.

Our residents must be medically cleared at least 72 hours before beginning treatment. If the resident has not yet gone through a safe medical detox, our staff will facilitate sending the resident to a local hospital. Withdrawal symptoms including: nausea, vomiting, headaches, tremors, sweating, insomnia, anxiety, and body aches and pains from some drugs, and excessive alcohol use will require immediate medical attention before the resident can participate in programming at Stonegate. 

After being stabilized at a medical facility, the resident is welcomed into the second stage of substance abuse treatment at Stonegate Center. This stage focuses on treating the resident’s underlying psychological, spiritual, and addiction issues. This 90 day treatment period involves individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and multi-family therapy. The 90 day period also addresses the resident’s aftercare needs at length to provide the best possible chance of success after leaving the facility upon graduation from the program.