We will arrange an admission time and, except in emergency cases, organise an initial assessment. In general, admissions will take place from Monday to Thursday before 2pm.
Upon arrival, procedures will be clearly explained to you. You will be expected to inform staff if you are taking any medications that might interfere with drug or alcohol testing, and you will undergo a urine test. Any valuables which you are carrying will be checked, and your bags will be searched for any alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia.
You will be introduced to your counsellor and assigned a “buddy” from among the other clients to help you settle in. If you require physical detox, this will be organised, and a time will be set for a GP visit.