Frequently Asked Questions
How do I admit myself to ShareHouse?
Do I need a physician referral?
No, a physician referral is not required.
What do I tell my employer?
Patients need to evaluate what, if any, information they will share with their employer.
Federal law does not require you to provide details to your employer. However, state laws vary. Some employers offer a confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which can be extremely helpful in this regard.
Employers may require a note from your physician indicating your need to be off work and length of time, as well as documentation you are fit for duty prior to returning to work. You may wish to apply for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Is ShareHouse a Co-Occurring Disorders facility?
Yes. Co-occurring disorder describes the co-morbid condition of a person considered to be suffering from a mental illness and a substance abuse problem Substance Use Disorder. Determining co-occurring disorders in substance abusers is difficult as substance use often induces psychiatric symptoms. It is necessary to distinguish between substance-induced and pre-existing mental illness. Substance abuse, including alcohol and prescription drugs, can induce symptomatology that resembles mental illness. Frequently, anxiety and depression are induced by continuous alcohol/drug abuse which, in most cases, subsides with prolonged abstinence.
ShareHouse is co-occurring disorders capable. It is common for patients to be present with a diagnosis in addition to chemical dependency. ShareHouse staff includes a psychologist, mental health, chemical dependency, and nursing professionals who are dedicated to helping individuals with substance abuse disorders and other co-morbid mental conditions.
Will I get individual sessions with my counselor?
The majority of the counseling is done in a group setting. Individual sessions occur with your counselor and/or various members of the interdisciplinary treatment team, depending on your needs.
What do I pack for my stay at ShareHouse?
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Can I use my cell phone and laptop computer while in treatment?
ShareHouse allows cell phones, laptops, and tablets on a controlled basis.
Can I smoke at ShareHouse?
Yes. You may smoke while at the ShareHouse as the law allows.
How long can my family stay with me when they drop me off for admission?
If friends and/or family accompany you to treatment, they are welcome (but not required) to stay for the initial paperwork process. This usually takes less than an hour.
Confidentiality of client records will be stipulated by applicable local, state and federal statutes and regulations. It is the policy of ShareHouse, Inc. to protect its clients in accordance with the Federal Confidentiality Regulations. At the same time, with proper consents, ShareHouse Inc. staff must gather all relevant data in order to help in developing effective treatment plans for clients.