What to Expect When in Treatment


Dear Family/Friend:

Welcome to Serenity House! We are glad you are here. Supportive family and friends play an important role in the recovery of addicts and alcoholics. Recovery is a process that takes time. Our mission at Serenity House is to provide a therapeutic environment for the treatment of alcohol- and drug-dependent individuals so that they can live productive lives in recovery, and to provide assistance, direction, and education to their families.

Your responsibility is to read and understand our rules and regulations for visitation to our facility as well as for clients in treatment.

As a visitor we ask that you:

  1. On Saturday, check in at the Serenity Chapel (248 Mulberry). Please check in all items to be left for a client at the front desk.
  2. On Sunday, check in at the front desk of the Counselor Building at 1526 North 2nd Street. Please check in all items to be left for a client at the front desk as well.
  3. Please do not bring any outside food or drinks onto the property. We have soft drink machines, tea, and coffee available for your convenience.
  4. Please do not bring cameras, cell phones, or other electronic equipment on the property. Please leave purses, bags and backpacks in a locked vehicle while you are at Serenity.
  5. Please follow the same dress code as our clients. While here, no halter tops, tank tops, or t-shirts with suggestive or inappropriate slogans are to be worn. Shorts and skirts must be below the knee.
  6. Remain in designated visitation areas. Patients are not allowed to go to a visitor’s vehicle, and they must stay in the interior of the campus.
  7. Please keep a close eye on children to avoid injury to them or others. Children are not allowed in the Detox area.

Vitiation Hours

Family lecture begins at 10:30 AM. Arrive at 10:00 AM.
Lunch will be provided for up to 4 family members per client.
Family lecture is mandatory for visitors on Saturday.
Visitation ends at 2:30 PM.
Children under 10 years of age may not attend.

Open Visitation from 1 PM to 4 PM.
There is no visitation Monday – Friday.
We truly thank you for your participation in our program and the lives of our clients.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We hope you have a great visit!

What Can I Bring to Treatment?

  • Bring enough clothes for approximately 2 weeks. (We provide washers, dryers and detergent at no expense to you.)
  • Clients are encouraged to bring 2 bath towels, toothpaste, a tooth brush, deodorant, etc. for daily hygiene. (Nothing with alcohol content.)
  • Clients may bring their own pillows and blanket; we provide one pillow and bedding.
  • Please bring a 30-day supply of any prescription medicines.
  • Please do not bring any cell phones or any electronic devices.
  • Please do not bring any valuables like jewelry. Serenity is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Please do not bring large amounts of money; small bills are best.
  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted, with the exception of bottled water.
  • We provide all meals and snacks. Soda machines are available if you wish to bring change.
  • Please bring a pre-paid phone card for any long-distance phone calls or enough change for pay phones.
  • You may bring cigarettes in sealed, unopened packages.
  • No tank tops, half shirts, or clothing with inappropriate slogans or statements are to be worn at Serenity.
  • Shorts are only permitted during activity period.
  • All clothing is to be worn properly.

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