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Frequently Asked Questions

Each day starts with a physical evaluation for every client.  We then proceed to yoga practice or a walk on our beautiful grounds.  After physical activity, breakfast is served.  There is time for personal meditation and lectures begin at 9:00 a.m.  Lunch is served at noon.  Afternoon sessions begin at 1:30 p.m.  Dinner is served at 5:00 p.m.  Evening sessions begin at 7:00 p.m.  A snack is served at 9:00 p.m. and is followed by time for personal meditation.  Bedtime is at 11:00 p.m. Each day varies for each client according to the individual therapy plan created for them.  Work with a client’s primary therapist scheduling based on the client’s needs and progress.  On Saturdays, the client goes with the group for lunch at a restaurant in Abilene. Sundays are more loosely structured as we prepare clients to do work on their own.  Visitation is on Sundays between 2-4 p.m.
 
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When a client arrives at Shades, the assessment process that began on the phone continues with the completion of appropriate paperwork including the psychological and social assessment.  The client is then introduced to the treatment staff, peers and the treatment center itself.  Our goal is to get the client into the process as quickly and painlessly as possible.
 
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The only time the client leaves the center is with a group.  Clients with extenuating circumstances such as a dental emergency are accompanied by a staff member when leaving the grounds. On the Friday of Family Week, the client is given the opportunity to leave with their family from lunch through the dinner hour.  Clients are expected to return to the center around 6:30-7:00 p.m. Additionally, clients may leave the center for 12-step meetings, lunch on Saturdays, and if an outside therapeutic recreational time is planned with their therapist.  All of these activities are completed with a group or staff member. 
 
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At Shades of Hope, the client participates regularly in walking and yoga unless the primary staff deems either activity would be harmful to the client.  We choose to have clients practice yoga and encourage walking on the grounds at the center because we want the clients to be able to perform the same physical activities upon returning home. A client can participate in yoga or take a walk no matter where they live. Mornings (Mon. – Fri.) begin with an exercise regime overseen by our trainer.Sundays – Yoga: 9:30 – 11:30 
 
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We often encounter and treat multiple addictions, dual diagnoses and/or co-occurring addictions.  
 
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Each meal plan is individualized. At Shades, we implement the American Dietetics Association’s recommendations. Fish and poultry are served – red meat is excluded.  Vegetarian or vegan meal requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.
 
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Meal requests can be accommodated. They are handled on a case-by-case basis, though. We need to know if the choice to be vegetarian or vegan is based on a moral issue or an issue with an eating disorder. 
 
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Yes, you will have a roommate. We don’t want to foster isolation in the client. Bonding and accountability are great stables of recovery.   
 
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