The following dress coded is enforced in the residential programs. The dress code applies equally to both men and women.
- All patients must wear appropriate undergarments. Men must wear under pants or boxer shorts and women must wear a bra and underwear at all times with the exception of sleeping
- Shorts must be loose fitting and appropriate
- Spandex is not allowed
- For safety purposes, all patients are required to have protective shoes/slippers on their feet. Socks, footies or bare feet are not acceptable
- All clothing: shirt, pant, hats, etc. must be free of drug, alcohol, abusive, demeaning or provocative logos and/or slogans
- It is recommended to keep a jacket or sweater with you as temperatures in the building may fluctuate throughout the day. Hats, scarves, head rags, bandannas, sunglasses, etc. are not to be worn in the building. You will be given an opportunity to gather such items from your room for outdoor activities
- QBH staff has the right to request a change of attire if anything is deemed inappropriate
- Detox patients are only allowed to bring limited personal care items, prescription medication (which must be surrendered to the nurse) and two religious or self-help books
- Items that are not permitted or whose value exceeds $10 must be given to program staff for safekeeping
- Patients in the residential program are allowed 5 outfits; limited personal care items, religious or self help literatures and footwear. Residential patients may keep hard candy in their possession
Rules of Etiquette Everyone Should Know (and Follow!)
- Staff will examine your belongings during admission. You are not allowed to bring cigarette lighters, radios, hand-held televisions, cell phones, pagers, walkmen, l-pods, mp3 players, pocket PCs, or any electronics.
- Patients are expected to attend all treatment activities in a prompt manner and comply with daily scheduled rules. The treatment day begins at 6:00 a.m.; and beds should be made prior to commencement of any activity of the day. Rooms must be neat and clean at all times. No food or drink is allowed in patients’ rooms. Random room inspections will be done throughout your stay.
- We expect attendance at all meals and all patients must be present in the dining area prior to meals being served. All food items and beverages must remain in the dining room.
- During group sessions, we do not allow smoking, eating or drinking. We also ask that you refrain from leaving the group without permission. Breaks will be given at regular intervals for srnoking, snacking or use of the rest rooms.
- It is essential that all information presented in groups and individual treatment sessions, including patient names and issues discussed, remain completely confidential. This is necessary in order to build a sense of trust and confidence in the recovery process. However, if you feel that another patient is presetting information that may endanger themselves or other patients, it is appropriate to discuss your concerns with a staff member.
- Patients may not leave the building without permission or without a staff escort. To determine the necessity of leaving the unit for a medical consultation, court date or aftercare interview, the patient must receive prior approval from a therapist or the physician. Upon the patient’s return to the facility the patient’s belongings will be searched and a drug screening may be administered. Verification of the visit must be produced on a specified form. Detox patients are not allowed to leave the premises with the exception of medical emergencies.
- In the event of a fire or other disaster, an alarm will be activated. Staff will provide instructions and assist patients in an orderly evacuation plan.
- Visitation is allowed after the patient has been in the residential program for at least 15 days and must be approved by a counselor. No visitations are allowed while patient is in Detox.
- Visitation is allowed in the designated areas only. Visitors are not allowed in the patient’s rooms and must sign in at the security desk. All packages must be checked. We do not allow family members to bring food or beverages. Any visitor that is disruptive or under the influence will be asked to leave.
- Phones are available for the residential program. Detox patients are not allowed any phone calls.
- Patients may only take medication that is approved by the unit physician. Prescription medications are administered by the nurse at the nurses’ station and are not to be stored in the patient’s rooms. Patients are not allowed to give medication to anyone.
- Windows are to be kept closed and locked at all times.
- Sexual activity of any kind is strictly prohibited and will amount to immediate termination from the program.
- At the time of discharge, you are requested to remove all the linens from your bed and put them in one of the linen carts. Scrubs and storage boxes are to be returned to the staff on duty.
- Possession of any prohibited item may result in termination from the program
- Patients in the residential program are not allowed to keep more than $20 on their person
- Staff will examine your belongings during admission. You are not allowed to bring cigarette lighters, radios, hand-held televisions, cell phones, pagers, walkmen, l-pods, mp3 players, pocket PCs, or any electronics
- Patients are searched upon the intake and upon their return from passes or other activities. Refusal to be searched will result in terminations from the program
Rules and regulations at QBH are designed to promote and protect all patients through the process of recovery
If the rules are not followed, staff will use the following disciplinary actions, depending on the level of violation:
- Verbal warning — may resume program with compliance
- Probation – Specific conditions for compliance are discussed
- Behavioral Contract — Specific behavioral plans must be formulated based on treat treatment needs
- 1st write-up – Loss of privileges for half day