Admission Requirements of Pearson Hall

Generally, admission to the inpatient program is open to men and women ages 18 and above, who are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. Consideration is also given to each individual’s need for immediate treatment of other health related disorders.

The client is assessed meeting the criteria for psychoactive Substance Use Disorder as defined by the DSM-IV-R.

Generally admission to the inpatient program is voluntary and open to men and women ages 18 and above, who are addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs. The priorities of admission are (1) Pregnant IV drug users (2) Pregnant substance abuse users and (3) IV users. Consideration is also given to each individual’s need for immediate treatment of other health disorders.

Like any other disease, alcoholism or drug addiction requires professional treatment. Without treatment it will get worse never better. Yet some individuals and families still try to treat this disease alone. Unfortunately improvements are always temporary and relapse is always more severe.

When people recover they get healthier and they learn to feel good about themselves. Relationships with family and friends improve. They can laugh and feel joy. Life gets a lot better.

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