FAQs

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.


  • Do your treatment programs accept insurance or provide financing options?
  • How do I start the admission process?
  • How much will treatment cost?
  • What are the requirements in order to be admitted?
  • What services does Cenikor provide?
  • Where are your programs located?
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    Adolescent Program
  • How long is the adolescent program and how much does it cost?
  • What are the requirements for admission to the adolescent program?
  • What is the daily routine at Odyssey House Texas?
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    Detox Program
  • What happens after a patient completes the detox program?
  • What is medical detox, how long does the program last?
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    Long-Term Inpatient Program
  • Can I get phone calls and mail from my family and friends?
  • How long will it be before I can have visitors?
  • How often can I get visitors?
  • I heard Cenikor is a hard program. Is that true?
  • What do I do other than counseling?
  • What does "peer community" mean?
  • What if I have a court date while I'm in treatment?
  • What kind of counseling will I receive? How much per week?
  • Why is the long-term program two years?
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    Outpatient Programs
  • Do you provide assessments for other facilities?
  • How much do the outpatient programs cost?
  • What are the requirements for adolescent outpatient services?
  • What are the requirements for adult courses?
  • What courses are offered for adolescents?
  • What courses are offered for adults?
  •  
    Short-term Inpatient Program
  • Does Cenikor use replacement therapy drugs such as methadone or suboxone?
  • What is the daily routine while in the short-term program?
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    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 addiction. 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. Self-payment, state funding and most insurance plans are accepted. Please visit our payment options page HERE.

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    Q: How do I start the admission process?
    A: Please submit a completed admissions form located here. If you'd rather provide the information over the phone, call 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 (detox, short-term inpatient, long-term inpatient or outpatient programs). Admission will be made as soon as possible.
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    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 a number of issues, including the specific nature of your problem being treated, the amount of time you will need to remain in treatment, and the presence of any co-occurring disorders. Our intake advisors will decide the best treatment for the individual and develop an accurate picture of what your treatment will cost. Treatment rates are reasonable and are based on a sliding scale.
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    Q: What are the requirements in order to be admitted?
    A: Requirements for admission to our facilities, other than Odyssey House Adolescent Facility, are:
    • at least 18 years old;
    • able to fully participate in the treatment program activities, both physically and mentally; and express a sincere commitment to gaining recovery from addiction.
    • No violent offenses such as arson or assault, and no conviction of a sexual related offense.

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    Q: What services does Cenikor provide?
    A: Cenikor has long-term inpatient adult programs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Houston, Texas and Fort Worth, Texas.
    We have a detoxification and short-term program in Waco, Texas.
    Cenikor offers an adolescent inpatient program in Houston, Texas. The program is for those 13-17.

    We also offer outpatient services in Waco, Texas, Killeen, Texas, Temple, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisana. Those services include mental health and recovery services to children, adolescents and adults on an individual, group or family basis. Licensed clinical staff provide comprehensive services, including screening, assessment, early intervention, issue-specific classes, recovery after-care services and more.

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    Q: Where are your programs located?
    A: Cenikor has long-term inpatient treatment (18 to 24 months) facilities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Houston, Texas; and Fort Worth, Texas. Our detoxification and short-term inpatient (28-day program) facility is located in Waco, Texas. An adolescent inpatient facility (60-day program) called Odyssey House is located in Houston, Texas. Outpatient services are located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Waco, Texas; Killeen, Texas; and Temple, Texas.
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    Adolescent Program
     
    Q: How long is the adolescent program and how much does it cost?
    A: Our program at Odyssey House Texas is an up to 90-day adolescent substance abuse treatment program. We are located in Southwest Houston. We accept most forms of health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid/CHIP and self-pay on a sliding scale. For those who qualify, funds may be available from Texas Department of Health Services.
    If Insured, in most cases clients treatment in based on the child’s progress in treatment or medical necessity. Insurance is notified at admit and authorization is given for continued care.

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    Q: What are the requirements for admission to the adolescent program?
    A: Residents must be between 13-17; ( 12 and 18 y/o are scheduled on a case by case basis )
    Must meet substance dependence criteria according to the DSM-IV-TR.
    Potential residents must be willing to commit to treatment.

    Potential residents must also be appropriate for this level of care and our specific program. We are able to handle dual diagnosis patients as long as their mental health condition is stable. We cannot accept anyone who is actively suicidial, homicidal or psychotic. We also cannot accept anyone who is acutely intoxicated.

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    Q: What is the daily routine at Odyssey House Texas?
    A: Our residents participate in a full range of activities each day, including both individual and group therapy, and educational classes. They also have regular breaks for free time, rest, and recreational time. 3 meals per day are served in our dining facility, and snacks are available throughout the day.
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    Detox Program
     
    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 rehab program, or be discharged to our local outpatient treatment facility.
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    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 addiction, an average detox length of stay will be 2-5 days.
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    Long-Term Inpatient Program
     
    Q: Can I get phone calls and mail from my family and friends?
    A: Telephone calls are usually allowed after 3 months, but mail is allowed from the very first day.


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    Q: How long will it be before I can have visitors?
    A: Usually, it takes around 3 months before clients are allowed to have visitors. This time frame is based on the client’s progress in treatment. We do allow the clients with children to visit with their children for two Sundays per month, regardless of the time they have in treatment.
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    Q: How often can I get visitors?
    A: We have what is called “Open House” every Saturday evening from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Families are allowed to come during that time for open visitation in our family dining room.
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    Q: I heard Cenikor is a hard program. Is that true?
    A: Cenikor’s program is based on principles of accountability, responsibility for one’s actions, and living a positive lifestyle. Our program is “tough” if you really don’t want to change.

    When a person has been in their addiction for a long time, there are negative habits and behaviors that have become routine, and changing those negative habits and behaviors can be challenging. What we do at Cenikor is help that person identify those aspects of their thinking and behavior that contribute to their addiction, and assist them in addressing those through the treatment process.

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    Q: What do I do 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 to 48 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 offsets the cost of your treatment, which is valued at approximately $26,000 per year.

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    Q: What does "peer community" mean?
    A: In Cenikor’s program, the peers, or those clients that are in treatment alongside you, work together to help each other identify and correct those behaviors and thinking patterns that can keep a person in their addiction.
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    Q: What if I have a court date while I'm in treatment?
    A: We recommend that you request to postpone your court date to avoid interrupting your treatment. If this is not possible, arrangements may be made, with your counselor's approval, for a family member to take you.
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    Q: What kind of counseling will I receive? How much per week?
    A: Yes, you will receive both individual and group counseling that will be based on specific challenges identified in your treatment plan. You will also receive education called life skills that will help in developing your personal recovery plan. You will receive a minimum of 6 hours per week of these services.
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    Q: Why is the long-term program two years?
    A: Cenikor’s long-term programs are based upon the Therapeutic Community model. The TC model uses the peer community along with counseling and education to help the client develop coping skills and establish positive behaviors to assist them in dealing with their addiction.
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    Outpatient Programs
     
    Q: Do you provide assessments for other facilities?
    A: We do provide assessments for your admission to other facilities.
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    Q: How much do the outpatient programs cost?
    A: We accept most forms of health insurance, Medicaid and self-pay on a sliding scale. For those who qualify, funds may be available from Texas/Louisiana Department of Health Services.
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    Q: What are the requirements for adolescent outpatient services?
    A: Requirements for admission are:

    Must be between the ages of 12 and 17 years of age at time of admission

    Must be physically and mentally able to participate in all aspects of the program

    Must meet Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Abuse or Dependence and do not require a more intensive level of care to maintain sobriety

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    Q: What are the requirements for adult courses?
    A: Must be 18 years of age or older

    Must be physically and mentally able to participate in all aspects of the program

    Must meet Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Abuse or Dependence and do not require a more intensive level of care to maintain sobriety

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    Q: What courses are offered for adolescents?
    A: The adolescent programs use evidence-based curriculum that is facilitated by counselors who are trained for these curriculum. Program consists of group therapy, drug education, individual counseling, and parent education. Program is approximately 3 months to complete. Drugs screens are given at random intervals.
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    Q: What courses are offered for adults?
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    Adult outpatient program consists of group therapy, education, individual counseling, family education, and co-occurring counseling as needed. Groups are offered at convenient times 5 days per week in the morning as well as the evening. Random drug screens are given.  
     
    The Intensive Outpatient Program averages 8 weeks with 9-10 hours of clinical services each week depending on the needs of the clients. Curriculum is evidence-based and specific to outpatient clients.       

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    Short-term Inpatient Program
     
    Q: Does Cenikor use replacement therapy drugs such as methadone or suboxone?
    A: No. Those drugs are meant for outpatient use only. Cenikor does not ascribe to replacement drug therapy in its treatment regimens.
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    Q: What is the daily routine while in the short-term program?
    A: Our residents are provided a copy of a daily schedule upon admission. They participate in a full range of activities each day, including both individual and group therapy, and educational classes. They also have regular breaks for free time, rest, and recreational time. 3 meals per day are served and snacks are available throughout the day. A full weekend schedule is also in place including individual and group therapy. Exercise time and Bible study classes are also available for both men and women each weekend. The residents also participate in local support groups such as AA & NA that hold meetings in our facility each evening.
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