Frequently Asked Questions

Freedom House

  1. How does one get into the drug and alcohol treatment center at Freedom House?
  2. How long is the waiting list?
  3. What is the length of time that I will be in treatment?
  4. Can I have a car while in treatment?
  5. Will I be able to work while I am in treatment?
  6. Will I have my own bedroom?
  7. Is there a dress code at Freedom House?
  8. Can I have a cellular phone while in treatment?
  9. When will I be able to have visitors?
  10. Does Freedom House have a detoxification unit?
  11. Does Freedom House offer counseling?
  12. Does Freedom House accept people on medications?
  13. What is the cost of Treatment?

How does one get into the drug and alcohol treatment center at Freedom House?

Prospective clients must first contact the Freedom House clinical staff for a pre-interview phone screening. This screening is conducted to determine if they are eligible for the residential treatment program. If eligible, the prospective client will then be scheduled for a face-to-face interview to determine if long term residential treatment is appropriate for his needs. 
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How long is the waiting list?

Waiting list times vary due to the availability of beds and applicable funding sources. The Freedom House staff makes every effort to process those eligible for residential drug and alcohol treatment within seven days.

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What is the length of time that I will be in treatment?

Residents entering Freedom House for drug rehab or alcoholism treatment are asked to commit to a 12-month stay. The average stay, however, is anywhere from nine to twelve months. 
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Can I have a car while in treatment?

Residents are permitted the privilege of having a car only after successfully completing the first phase of the residential treatment program. 
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Will I be able to work while I am in treatment?

Securing and maintaining gainful employment is an important part of the drug-alcohol treatment program at Freedom House. Therefore, all residents are required to be employed full-time while staying at Freedom House. 
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Will I have my own bedroom?

Not at first. Upon acceptance into the program, all residents initially share rooms with other residents. This helps to orientate the person to the program, and improve social interaction. After successfully completing 90 days of residential drug and alcohol treatment, a person may earn the privilege of a single occupant room. 
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Is there a dress code at Freedom House?

Yes. Because proper dress and respect for oneself is an important aspect of recovery, we require all of our residents to dress for “recovery success.” (explain this)

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Can I have a cellular phone while in treatment?

No. While we realize that cell phones are an integral part of today’s society, to a person in a residential treatment program, they often become a portal to outside temptations. Therefore, no resident is permitted to possess or purchase a cellular phone while at Freedom House. 
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When will I be able to have visitors?

Residents may begin receiving visitors after successfully completing orientation. All visitors to Freedom House; however, are required to participate in the family education program before they will be allowed to visit. 
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Does Freedom House have a detoxification unit?

No. If required, detoxification must be completed by professionals in a facility that specializes in that type of treatment, such as a hospital, prior to admittance to our residential drug and alcohol treatment program. 
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Does Freedom House offer counseling?

Freedom House offers individual counseling, group counseling, and educational sessions throughout all phases of the program. 
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Does Freedom House accept people on medications?

Referrals who are stabilized on any mood altering or psychotropic medications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Freedom House utilizes pharmaceutical services through Chem Rx. Chem Rx has the capability to customize their services to meet the requirements of our agency to best meet the needs of our residents. 
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What is the cost of Treatment?

Currently, the cost for our long term residential treatment (Halfway House) is approximately $91 per day. New Jersey residents may be able to access county or state grants along with a logistics/transportation fee of $50 per week that they pay while working during their stay here. Out of state residents should call regarding a private pay arrangement.

The costs for transitional living residences are minimal – please call for rates by location. Back to top