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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Q. How long will I stay at Hudson Health Services?
A. Because each treatment plan is individualized based on a person's severity of addiction and specific needs, the length of stay at Hudson Health Services can vary. Our dedicated counselors and utilization review staff, who have years of experience working with Managed Care Clinicians, will advocate for the patient to ensure they are able to meet their treatment goals while at Hudson Health Services.
Q. Will I lose time from work?
A. Patients will remain campus throughout their treatment episode and are encouraged to plan time off from their jobs, as well as school, and handle all obligations prior to admission. Patients are discouraged from defocusing from their treatment goals and objectives while at Hudson Health Services. It is important for patients to identify stressors in their lives that may trigger them to use alcohol and/or drugs, and learn to find balance by utilizing the tools of recovery they learn from Hudson Health Services.
Q. Can I drive myself to treatment at Hudson Health Services?
A. Because parking is limited, patients are not permitted to leave their cars on campus, and are therefore discouraged from driving themselves to their appointment for admission. Patients can have family members drive them to our facility, wait with them throughout the admission process, and leave once their treatment has been authorized. In addition, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is a risk to individual and public safety.
Q. Can I call my family? Can my family visit? What about my children?
A. Once admitted at Hudson Health Services, patients do not receive regular phone privileges for three days, however; they are allowed a courtesy call during their first meeting with their counselor the next day. Once the blackout period has passed, patients are permitted to make phone calls every other day. Because Hudson Health Services wants every patient to focus on his or her treatment, families are not allowed to visit once a patient is admitted. We recognize the importance of family involvement in treatment, which is why we encourage you to schedule a family session with you certified counselor immediately after admission.
Q. Will I receive treatment for my depression or anxiety?
A. Hudson Health Services provides support and care for co-occurring disorders. Many times it is determined that drug and alcohol use is not the primary problem, but a symptom of underlying, sometimes undiagnosed, mental health disorder. Our multi-disciplinary team, which includes counselors, our Medical Doctor, Psychologist, and Psychiatrist will assess a patient's need for mental health intervention and respond accordingly.
Q. Am I allowed to smoke on campus?
A. Smoking is allowed on Hudson Health Services' campus, however; patients must bring their own cigarettes. There are no cigarette machines available on campus. For patients who prefer to use loose tobacco to roll their own cigarettes, the tobacco and rolling papers must be brought in unopened bags or containers. Hudson Health Services also offers smoking cessation options for anyone interested in quitting cigarette smoking while they are in treatment.
Q. What happens if I choose to leave treatment before my scheduled discharge date?
A. Patients who choose to leave treatment early will have an individual session with their counselor to discuss alternative treatment options that may me more appropriate for the patient.
Q. I cannot find transportation. Can I drive myself to the campus?
A. We understand how difficult it can be to find reliable transportation. Unfortunately, we cannot allow our patients to drive themselves to treatment. There are a couple reasons for this decision. First, we do not have the parking to accommodate patient's cars in addition to our staff and company owned vehicles. Secondly, we do not want to encourage patients to drive under the influence. It is for the safety of our patients and others traveling on the roads.
Q. When can my family drop off items for me?
A. Family members can drop off items that are on the approved list on Wednesdays at Admissions in Building 1506 from 8am - 4:30pm and at the Nurses Station in Building 1504 B from 4:30pm - 7pm. On Saturdays drops offs can be made from 9am - 11am at the orange cones where they will be greeted by a Behavioral Health Tech.
Q. What can I expect in my first few days at Hudson Health Services?
A. On the day of admission, and in the first 48 hours after admission, you can expect:
  • Completion of registration paperwork
  • Assessment performed by certified counselor to determine appropriate level of care
  • Completion of admission paperwork
  • Submit to a urine drug screen
  • Nursing assessment focused primarily on medical history
  • Education provided on Vivitrol
  • Narcan training
  • Search of patient and patient's belongings
  • Patient will be taken to his or her room and allowed to get settled and unpacked
  • Orientation to the rules and policies of our residential treatment campus
  • Introduction to daily structured group programming
  • Examination by the Medical Director, who is certified in Addiction Medicine
  • Receive an initial psychiatric assessment, including referrals as needed
  • Labs will be ordered as needed
  • Meet with primary counselor to develop the initial treatment plan
  • Meet with aftercare coordinator to discuss discharge planning process
  • Withdrawal management protocols will be initiated as needed


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