Admissions

Pre-admission screening
Sobriety House conducts an over-the-phone pre-admission screening. This is a preliminary screening that aids the program in deciding what level of care (program) the client will be best served. During the pre-screen information is collected and our Intake Coordinator provides the client with program information as well as answers to your questions. The Intake Coordinator’s direct number is 720-381-4337. If for any reason, Sobriety House is not the right program for the client; the Intake Coordinator will refer you to another program(s).

Admission
When you arrive, you will be welcomed by a staff member in our reception area. There will be paperwork to complete including an in-depth assessment, consent forms, treatment plan and so on. You will also be given a tour and be introduced to other members of the staff and your treatment group. The House Manager will then give provide you with program orientation information, assign you a bed and give you a urine screen. You also will be issued a program manual that orientation information, required reading and homework materials. The intake/admission process is an entire day.

We Help Clients Make Travel Arrangements
Patients are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Denver. For those traveling from out-of-state, Sobriety House will arrange for your pick up from the airport. Sobriety House staff will meet you at the baggage claim area when you arrive and transport you back to the airport when you are discharged.

Confidentiality
Our commitment to each patient’s confidentiality is ensured by our legal responsibility as mandated by state and federal law. Each member of the Sobriety House team is dedicated to upholding these standards in all communications and records. You will be asked to complete releases of information if you wish Sobriety House to provide or obtain protected health information to any individual or organization.

What to Bring
* Limited amount of clothing – enough for approximately 10 days. Laundry facilities, including supplies, are available for client patient use.  Irons and ironing boards are accessible, but we suggest that wash-and-wear clothing will be more convenient. Dry cleaning services are not available.
* Flat-soled or tennis shoes are recommended. Shoes and/or slippers must be worn outside your room. Bare feet are not permitted.
* Lightweight jackets and sweaters are recommended for eveningwear year-round – a heavier coat or jacket is recommended for winter months.
* Insurance card, if applicable.
* Detailed list of all medications you are currently taking. Include the name of medication, the dosage and frequency administered, name of physician who prescribed the medication, and the reason for the medication.
* It is recommended that you lock up any valuables not in your immediate possession. A safe is provided for this purpose. Sobriety House staff cannot be responsible for your valuables.

Contraband Items
1. Illegal drugs
2. Alcohol – beer, wine, etc.
3. Rubbing alcohol
4. Drug paraphernalia – needles, papers, pipes, etc.
5. Any product with alcohol content
6. Mouth wash
7. Fingernail polish remover
8. Cleaning liquids
9. Prescription or over-the-counter pills. All medications must be monitored by the House Managers
10. Empty pill bottles
11. Guns, knives or any other weapons
12. Food, candy or snacks
13. TV’s
14. Mug warmers
15. Hot plates
16. Astringents
17. Vitamins
18. Laxatives
19. Any dieting substance
20. Metamucil, Citrucel, etc.
21. Tylenol, Aspirin, Excedrin, etc.
22. Pepto Bismol, Zantac, Mylanta, etc.
23. Candles
24. Incense
25. After shave
26. Pornography
27. Expensive jewelry, etc.

Ask the House Manager if you are unsure if you can bring an item into the facility. Clients possessing any of the above items, either in their room or on their person will be immediately discharged. If you require a prescribed medication or need to take an over-the-counter drug, they must be monitored by the House Manager. Cell phones and computers are checked into the House Managers office and clients are not allowed to use them during the Phase I program. Clients in Phase II check their cell phones and computers into the office but are allowed to check them back out each morning.

Tobacco Use Policy
Tobacco may be used while a resident of the program. Many people choose to quit using tobacco while they are clients of the program, however, you are not required to do so. Sobriety House provides smoking areas for those clients that opt not to quit smoking yet.
Clients are not be able to purchase cigarettes while in the Phase I program so it will be necessary for you to bring what you will consume during your stay.

Visitor Policy
Clients may have visitors on Saturdays, Sundays and designated holidays. Sobriety House staff can deny visitors if they are deemed detrimental to the client or community in general. Visitors must sign in at the House Manager’s office upon arrival. Due to our strict client confidentiality policy, cameras or any kind are not permitted on the grounds.
Visiting hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. Visitors can stay for up to 2 hours per visit.

Patient Rights
At Sobriety House, we place a premium on providing respectful treatment of patients, family members, and staff in a safe and supportive environment. The privacy rights of our clients and their family members are preserved and protected. These rights are outlined in the client handbook that will be given to you upon admission.