Chemical Dependency Programs
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can make a referral to East House Chemical Dependency residential programs?
East House residential programs are part of a community-wide chemical dependency treatment and rehabilitation system. Individuals interested in entering an East House residential program must be actively involved in treatment. Generally, referrals are done by a treatment professional. A treatment professional is a psychiatrist, therapist, or social worker from a chemical dependency hospital in-patient facility or outpatient treatment program in the Greater Rochester area.
What role do families and clients have in the referral process?
It is important that families and clients are active participants in the treatment and rehabilitation process since the decision to enter a residential program is an important one. Families and clients are welcome to talk with an East House Admissions Coordinator to learn about our services, program expectations and locations and how they match the interests of the client prior to a formal referral by a community service provider. While a community service provider may recommend East House or other residential programs, ultimately, each individual client needs to decide that he or she want to enter and participate in the program. As a result, visiting the program and meeting with other clients and staff is often very important in helping individuals make their decision.
What are the expectations of clients in the Chemical Dependency Residential Programs?
- Treat other residents and staff with respect.
- Participate in the development and implementation of your individual rehabilitation service plan including meeting with East House counselors on a regular basis.
- Be involved in a regular program of goal-oriented treatment and rehabilitation.
- Regularly participate in residential community meetings.
- Maintain regular contact with your primary therapist.
- Assume responsibility for your personal health and hygiene.
- Share responsibility in maintaining common areas of the house and assume responsibility for your personal property.
- Assume responsibility for payment of your program fees.
- Abstain from possessing or using alcohol or illegal drugs.
- Follow other health and safety rules of East House.
- Attend support group meetings.
How do people pay for East House Chemical Dependency Residential Programs?
East House residential services are largely paid by government funding through client fees from the Monroe County Department of Social Services and Social Security. East House also has a sliding fee scale for self-pay clients.
How long do people wait for admission to residential programs?
East House residential programs are in high demand. The waiting time is tied to the availability of openings and the individual preference for a specific house or apartment.
In general, after a client has been screened and accepted in the program, the waiting time for the Chemical Dependency Group Homes is approximately 2 to 6 weeks, and 1 to 2 months for the Chemical Dependency Apartment Program.
How long do clients stay in your residential programs?
The length of time a client stays in the program is individually tailored to his or her needs and progress. Clients in the Chemical Dependency Group Homes stay an average of 3 to 6 months and an average of one year in the Chemical Dependency Apartment Program.