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Have a question about the Cenikor Foundation? Below are the most often asked questions by those seeking treatment from Cenikor. If you still have questions or concerns please call us toll-free at 1-888-CENIKOR.

Q: What services does Cenikor provide?

A: Cenikor offers a full continuum of care, with a variety of treatment programs geared to help people on their personal path to recovery. For adults, we offer ambulatory and inpatient detoxification, short-term inpatient, long-term inpatient, outpatient and intensive outpatient services; and for adolescents 13-17 we offer inpatient and outpatient services. Licensed clinical staff provide comprehensive services, including screening, assessment, early intervention, issue-specific classes, recovery after-care services and more.

Q: Where are your programs located?

A: Cenikor has long-term inpatient treatment facilities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Houston, Texas; and Fort Worth, Texas. Our detoxification and short-term inpatient facilities are located in Houston, Tyler, and Waco, Texas. Our Ambulatory Detox services are located in Tyler, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our adolescent inpatient facility is located in Houston, Texas. Our prevention services for students are offered in San Marcos, Texas and our Pregnant and Postpartum Intervention (PPI) Services are offered in Bell County, Texas. We offer adult outpatient services in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Houston, Waco, Killeen, and Temple, Texas. We offer adolescent outpatient services in Cameron, Franklin, Henderson, Hillsboro, Marlin, Marshall, San Marcos and Waco, Texas.

Q: How do I start the admission process?

A: Please contact us at 1-888-CENIKOR between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and a representative will assist you. During the call the representative will gather pertinent information and a recommendation will be made for the needed level of treatment. Admissions will be made as soon as possible.

Q: How much will treatment cost?

A: Treatment at one of Cenikor Foundation’s facilities is a highly personal experience, with associated costs depending upon your level of care. Our staff can help determine the best treatment for the individual and develop an accurate picture of what treatment will cost. We also offer a number of funding and payment options so contact us today to find the best financial path on your road to recovery.

Q: Do your treatment programs accept insurance or provide financing options?

A: Cenikor Foundation wants to provide assistance to any individual seeking to overcome their substance abuse. We aim to be as cost-effective as possible in delivering the highest level of care, and we work closely with patients, families, partners and insurance companies to establish feasible payment plans. We can provide a number of payment options and will work with the individual. Fees for services vary. Services are provided on a sliding scale based on income. Private-Payment, state funding and most insurance plans are accepted.

Q: What are the requirements in order to be admitted?

A: Requirements for admission to our adult program facilities include:
• Physically able, mentally capable, and willing to participate in all aspects of the recovery program.
• Willingness to admit a substance abuse dependency problem.
• Willingness to demonstrate a desire to achieve a substance-free lifestyle.
• Willingness to follow the rules and guidelines of the Cenikor program.
• Notification to parole or probation before meeting with Cenikor (if applicable).
• Ability to interact in a positive manner with all races, creeds, nationalities and ages.
• Cenikor cannot accept clients with criminal records for the following offenses: repeated violent offenses, sexual offenses, crimes against children and arson.
• Cenikor is not psychiatrically equipped to accommodate some clients experiencing heightened levels of mental illness. We can refer to an appropriate facility or agency for these special needs.

Q: Does Cenikor use replacement therapy drugs such Suboxone?

A: Cenikor offers medically supported detoxification services which stabilize clients going through active withdrawal symptoms associated with substance abuse. Both intensive inpatient and ambulatory detoxification services are available. Professional assistance is especially important in this critical period. Medical support, including individualized medication protocols, partnered with individual and group counseling sessions are provided to help the clients on their path to recovery. We provide professional, responsible, and quality driven treatment options that help individuals get back to happy, healthy, and productive lives.

Q: What is medical detox, how long does the program last?

A: Medical detox is a medical assisted program that uses non-narcotic medications to bring an individual thru a detoxification process during a relaxed, pain-free time frame. The program is directed and operated by a licensed physician and team of nurses who are specialists in addictive medicine therapies. Depending upon a person’s substance abuse, an average detox length of stay will be 2-5 days.

Q: What happens after a patient completes the detox program?

A: Cenikor strongly suggests that the individual be admitted to and complete the short-term rehabilitation program, or be discharged to our local outpatient treatment facility.

Q. How long is your Adolescent program?

A: The length of the program is 60-90 days and is primarily dependent upon what is clinically necessary for the individual client. Each client’s progress and recommend discharge date are staffed at least every 30 days, with the client, family, probation, and other providers involved every step of the way.

Q. Does the Adolescent program provide education for the clients?

A: Our adolescent program provides education through online schooling through the local Independent School District. Accredited teachers are also onsite with the students on school days, Monday-Friday 8am-12pm. Credits earned while in our adolescent program are transferable upon treatment completion. In addition to education, clients are involved in clinical groups, drug education, health group, life skills activities, transitional living education and career development, community service activities, 12-step meetings, drug education and Relapse Prevention, outside activities, and recreation and fitness. Additionally, we offer frequent field trips to museum, local colleges, games, and other activities as a reward for completion of tasks and program compliance. Health Education is provided by a licensed nurse on a weekly basis to discuss health and medical issues important to our youth.

Q. How does the Adolescent program help families engage with their children while in the program?

A: Counselors at our inpatient adolescent program hold weekly family sessions for each client. These family sessions focus on repairing the familial relationship and the disconnect that might have occurred during the substance abuse, as well as any family dynamics that could be contributing to the client’s negative behavior. Family education groups are offered every weekend, in English on Sundays and in Spanish on Saturdays, followed by family visitation. Weekly phone calls to family are also provided. In cases where family lives a distance away and are unable to attend sessions, counseling is offered telephonically with the parents/guardians and client.

Q: What courses are offered in your Adult Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Programs?

A: Cenikor’s adult outpatient program consists of group therapy, education, individual counseling, family education, and co-occurring counseling as needed. Groups are offered at convenient times five days per week in the morning and the evening. Random drug screens are given. Cenikor’s intensive outpatient program (IOP) averages eight weeks with nine to ten hours of clinical services each week depending on the needs of the clients. Cenikor’s curriculum is evidence-based and specific to outpatient clients.

Q: Cenikor utilizes a Therapeutic Community (TC) or Peer Community Model. What does "peer community" mean?

A: In Cenikor’s long-term inpatient treatment programs, our clients work together to help each other identify and correct the behaviors and thought patterns that can keep a person in their substance abuse. The TC model uses the peer community along with counseling and education to help the client develop coping skills and establish positive behaviors. Utilizing shared experiences and personal connections, our clients get the benefit of knowing that others understand the impact of substance abuse, witnessing others in their path to recovery, and mitigate the pitfalls on their journey to recovery. The structure of the therapeutic community enhances the experience for each client, working in conjunction with the licensed clinical therapy and workforce development efforts, to rebuild a strong future for our clients. The peer community model also has an added benefit of a network of support long after the time with Cenikor, where graduates and alumni can stay connected should they choose and enable each other to maintain better health and better lives.

Q: While in the long-term inpatient program, can clients receive mail, packages, phone calls and visitation from family and friends?

A: Cenikor is focused on helping clients commit to recovery and stay on course with treatment. With this in mind, we have a structure in place to assist clients in their path to personal accountability, responsibility and positivity. Clients may begin corresponding with family members the day of arrival via mail. Clients are able to write up to three letters per week. Cenikor does not allow client care packages to be brought or mailed to the facility. For birthdays, clients are allowed to receive Wal-Mart gift cards up to $75. For Christmas, Wal-Mart gift cards are accepted up to $150.Telephone calls are usually allowed after 3 months. Typically, it takes three (3) months before clients are allowed to have visitors. This time frame is based on the client’s progress in treatment. Typically, once clients have 90 days in treatment they are allowed to have visits every Saturday from 7pm to 9pm. This time is called "Open House” and families are allowed to come for open visitation in our family dining room. If a client has children 16 years and under, the children are allowed to visit twice a month (2nd & 4th Sundays) after the first 30 days in treatment or once the client has transitioned into the Primary Care Phase. The guardians of the children are allowed to remain in the facility on the first "children's visit", after that the children are to be dropped off to the parent.

Q: While in the long-term inpatient program, how do clients benefit other than counseling?

A: Cenikor uses pre-employment training to assist you in both your treatment and in developing skills that will be beneficial for you after you discharged. If you did not complete high school, you will work to obtain your GED while at Cenikor. Pre-employment training helps you in developing the basic skills of working alongside others, completing tasks on time, and learning to function positively in a work environment. It is also one of the core values of Cenikor, because employment leads to a better level of success in recovery. Cenikor partners with local businesses to allow our clients to participate in their workforce in order to both gain skills and to offset the cost of the treatment. You will typically work 40 hours per week on a jobsite, however you will have other duties and chores within the program. You will not receive any funds until you enter the third and final phase of treatment at Cenikor. The monies generated by your participation in the local business partner’s workforce offset the cost of your treatment, which is valued at approximately $30,000 per year.

Q. Does Cenikor offer support with the judicial system, particularly probation officers?

A: We feel the relationship between treatment and probation officers is essential to the success of the client. The probation officer is contacted when the client is admitted to treatment and we provide weekly progress reports from clinical staff that discuss treatment progress, behaviors, educational progress and anticipated discharge. Probation officers are frequently consulted during the client’s progress in treatment and when the client’s case is being staffed for treatment and discharge recommendations. Our adolescent inpatient offers community service opportunities on our property for clients who need to complete this requirement for probation.

Q: What if the client has a court date while in treatment?

A: We recommend that our clients request to postpone his/her court date to avoid interrupting treatment. If this is not possible, arrangements may be made, with counselor approval, for a family member or approved contact to take the client to and from the court appearance. The goal for any Cenikor client is to comply with the law, while maintaining their commitment to recovery and active treatment.

Q. Does Cenikor help with a relapse prevention plan with the clients?

A. Developing a relapse prevention plan is an integral part of the treatment plan for each client. In addition, Cenikor will develop a list of resources within the area/territory of the client’s residence in order to help them be more successful when they are discharged. Part of this plan includes involving parents and/or supportive family members for the client’s success. Discharge planning is an essential portion of our programs that help our clients on their path to long-term recovery from substance abuse.

Q: Is it true that Cenikor is a hard program?

A: Cenikor’s program is based on principles of personal accountability, responsibility and positivity. Our program is only “tough” for those clients who do not want to make a change in the lives regarding substance abuse. Improving your life by taking steps away from substance abuse is not an easy process. When a person has been in their substance abuse for a long time, there are negative habits and behaviors that can be challenging to change and require time to transform. Cenikor strives to help each person identify aspects of thinking and behavior that contribute to substance abuse while addressing those behaviors through the treatment process for enduring recovery success.

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