1. DO I HAVE TO STAY THE FULL NINE MONTHS OF TREATMENT?
Yes. When you are assessed at the beginning of your stay at NDTC, you are diagnosed with a level of addiction. This level of addiction or "Diagnosis" comes with a recommendation for treatment that is a legally binding statement that says you need 9 months of treatment. We are bound by law to provide such treatment and you are contractually obligated to stay until treatment is complete. NDTC is NOT a lock down facility. You are free to leave at any time. However, leaving before your treatment is over may result in:
a. Not being able to come back to NDTC for
b. Not being able to receive aid from NDTC
For housing, schooling, or vocational referrals
c. Possible legal implications especially if
You are on parole or probation.
2. CAN I HAVE A CELL PHONE/MAKE CALLS WHILE IN TREATMENT?
Clients may not have cell phones in their possession while in treatment at New Destiny Treatment Center. Phone calls are prohibited in general for the first 30 days as a matter of policy. After the initial 30 days calls during the week can made at security or in weekly one-on-one counseling sessions under the supervision of a counselor.
3. DO I HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH?
Yes. New Destiny Treatment Center is a Christian Facility. As such, Christian teaching, worship, prayer, and worldview practiced everyday at the Center. It is a central point in our treatment plan.
4.CAN I BRING HEADPHONES/ MP3 Player?
Yes, Clients are encouraged to bring Cd Players and MP3 Players. However, any electronic device that is able to connect to the Internet is prohibited. All media on such players must be free from vulgar language, drug and alcohol references (per active addiction), violent, prejudicial, demeaning and immoral content. Media devices are subject to random compliance checks.
5. IS MEDICALLY ASSISTED TREATMENT AVAILABLE?
Yes. New Destiny Treatment Center offers Vivitrol. The Vivitrol injection is given every 28 days. It is not necessary to participate in the Vivitrol program. However, Medically Assisted Treatment along with 9months of Inpatient care and a relationship with Jesus Christ is what we find to be the best chance for lasting recovery.
Suboxone is now only offered to Outpatient Clients. Suboxone for residential clients is prohibited even if you have a previous prescription for it.
6. CAN I SMOKE AT NEW DESTINY?
Yes, at appointed times, in appointed areas.
7. DOES NEW DESTINY PROVIDE MEDICALLY ASSISTED DETOX?
NDTC Provides Detox for mild to moderate opiate withdrawal. Individuals suffering from alcohol withdrawal or going through severe (life threatening) withdrawal from opiates or other substances will be referred to a local hospital.
8. AM I ABLE TO TAKE MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATION AT NEW DESTINY TREATMENT CENTER?
Yes, but with exception. Most Mental Health Medication is permitted with the exception of certain drugs for ADD/ADHD and Anxiety. Benzodiazepines and Amphetamines are prohibited.
9. MAY I RECEIVE VISITORS DURING MY STAY?
Yes. Family may join you for church service in our Chapel every Sunday at 10:30am. Please let your counselor know if you will be having family join you for service and lunch following. Lunch will be provided for your family free of charge. We must have prior notice so the Dining Services Department can prepare. Also we encourage our Inpatients to invite their loved ones to Family Night held the first Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the Dining Hall. Other visitation times become available as you proceed. See our Resources section; specifically New Destiny Rules and Guidelines Residential #10, #11 and #12.
10. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT I SHOULD KNOW?
New Destiny expects its clients to act like gentlemen. There are certain requirements for dress and appearance that can be found here.