Know what to expect as you undergo treatment for various programs at the Camillus Centre.
Clients undergoing treatment at the Camillus Centre can expect to:
- Be involved in group therapy (not one on one counseling).
- Participate in all aspects of the program.
- Receive and give pertinent feedback within the group process.
- Follow a daily schedule and arrive 5 minutes early to all pre-arranged activities.
- Express and work on feelings, as treatment at Camillus Centre is an experiential process.
- Receive exposure to outside 12-Step meetings (A.A., N.A. and/or Alanon).
- Provide regular and random urine screen samples.
- Luggage and personal belongings search required at admission , as well as possible future random room and personal belongings searches.
- Receive orientation sessions highlighting guidelines.
- Take medications as prescribed.
- Maintain all aspects of one’s health (i.e. monitoring blood sugar levels, following a special diet if diabetic, etc.).
- Arriving at the centre not having met the clean and sober requirements.
- As per the Human Rights Code, discrimination will not be tolerated.
- The Oaks Centre has a zero tolerance for violence policy. Threatening, aggressive, intimidating or disruptive behavior will NOT be tolerated.
- Fraternization (romantic or exclusive relationships) within the therapeutic community.
- Breaching the confidentiality of others.
- Entering another client’s room.
- Using drugs or alcohol on the premises or attempting to abuse prescribed medication(s).
- Having possession of contraband items—not turned over as per centre policy.
Chemical Dependency (Youth and Adult) / Family and Stage 2 Program Overview:
- Daily journal entries
- Step-work assignments (Steps 1 – 5)
- Morning meditation
- Art therapy
- Group therapy
- Daily exercise and free time
- Life story
- Videos and group discussions
- Outside A.A. meetings
- In-house aftercare meetings (Thursdays)
- Medical Consultant Topic Series (ie: Smoking Cessation, Anxiety, Depression, etc.)
- Boundaries and Sexuality
- How A.A. Works
- Steps 1 – 4
- Transition from Treatment to A.A.
- Feelings, Attitudes and Behaviours
- Steps and Traditions
- Shame and Guilt
- Relapse Prevention
- The Deadly Deceptive D’s
- Your program begins on the day of your admission.
- If you answer openly and honestly, will enable your peers and counselor to get to know you better.
- We hope that your treatment experience will be a new beginning for recovery in your life.
- TRUST THE PROCESS!
- Trust your heart and go with the reason that motivated you to call.
SAMPLE DAY SCHEDULE