Primary Residential Treatment
Fellowship Hall offers comprehensive gender responsive treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction in a safe, supportive environment. We recognize that those suffering with alcoholism and addiction are also burdened with despair, anxiety, anger, depression, loss of hope as well as other mental and emotional issues. This can include wounds from unresolved trauma or grief issues that have contributed to their addictive behaviors. Our guests are assessed using a multifaceted approach and we look at treating our guests holistically- emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Our founders believed it was our privilege to have people come to treatment at Fellowship Hall; hence our use of the word guests in referring to those seeking treatment with us.
When a guest enters residential treatment, they are assessed by our medical team and a plan is developed for their detox needs. The average guest spends 1-5 days detoxing under 24/7 medical monitoring. During this time they are also participating in the therapeutic programming. This allows guests to seamlessly continue their treatment process as they complete their detox. Fellowship Hall offers detoxification services only as part of a full treatment experience.
Our Primary program includes therapeutic assessment, individualized treatment plan development, individual counseling, group therapy, a grief group for those who have experienced significant losses, psych-educational lectures, and recovery skill building. There is also recreational therapy consisting of an activities program and yoga classes. The average guest spends 3-6 weeks in residential treatment based on individual needs determined by the treatment team. The goal of residential treatment is to allow individuals, whose lives have been disrupted by alcohol or drug use, to physically and emotionally stabilize so they can begin to learn important skills for recovery.
Fellowship Hall offers gender responsive treatment for men and women with substance use and co-occurring disorders. We recognize that women and men recover differently and have unique treatment needs.
Research suggests that gender is an important component in substance use patterns, treatment, and relapse prevention. It even plays a role in an individual’s willingness to access treatment. Fellowship Hall addresses these differences by creating a treatment environment that reflects an understanding of these realities and responds to their challenges. Beginning September 2016, female guests will reside in our newly constructed 24 bed Mose Kiser Women’s Lodge, and enjoy individualized, trauma informed care in an all-female environment.
Young Adults Program
Research has indicated that the treatment issues young adults face can be different than their traditionally-aged counterparts. At Fellowship Hall, we recognize and address these age-specific issues through our young adults track. Each guest aged 18-25 is screened upon admission for integration into this specialty track. Our young adults program looks at relapse issues young adults face, emotional development, relationship issues and creating a self-image that supports a long-term recovery process. Young adults are involved in specific 12-Step meetings and experiential activities that are designed to meet their needs as they integrate into a 12-Step recovery program that supports a long-term recovery process.
Treatment for Licensed Professionals
At Fellowship Hall we have a long history of working with licensed professionals including doctors, nurses, lawyers, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, pilots and other professionals. We have active relationships with multiple licensure monitoring boards in NC, SC and VA. This includes boards for both medical and non-medical professions. We believe addiction is a disease process that impacts everyone equally regardless of title or background. We also believe that licensed professionals deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and equality. By putting treatment and recovery first, we can begin to support and assist the professional as they transition back into their desired field of expertise. During their time in treatment, staff are in continuous communication with the guest’s respective monitoring program. This allows for the best chance of a smooth re-entry into the guest’s chosen profession.
Fellowship Hall also offers a 96 Hour Professional Assessment. These assessments are used to help determine whether a substance use disorder is present. And whether it’s our 96 Hour Assessments, Extended Treatment Program, or Transitional Housing, Fellowship Hall offers a unique and comprehensive spectrum of services for the impaired professional. We are committed to promoting the health and well-being of professionals dealing with the addictive process.
Extended treatment goes beyond the work begun in a primary treatment experience. People who opt for extended treatment are committing to another 8-10 weeks of treatment. Our extended treatment program is open to individuals who have completed a primary treatment program at another facility. We are able to admit individuals who have experienced a relapse. Core issue work can be started and a relapse autopsy can be performed. This will help in the generation of an individualized relapse prevention plan. In such a case a person would be admitted to Fellowship Hall for brief assessment and stabilization period before transitioning to the extended program. We also work with professionals who are required by their licensure boards to participate in a 90 day program. Fellowship Hall’s extended treatment program is a safe, healthy, and intimate treatment community that allows guests to further their recovery efforts by exploring the underlying issues that have prevented, or interrupted recovery in the past. Through the recognition of unresolved issues associated with trauma, loss, grief, family of origin, and other core issues, guests in extended treatment begin the healing process. They build the foundation for the successful recovery many of them had been unable to attain without the work they did in Extended. Through identifying core issues, individuals are able to develop personalized relapse prevention plans in order to disrupt relapse patterns that may have plagued them in the past. Extended treatment also offers a separate early recovery group for those who have completed a full course of extended treatment.
Our program is built upon a solid foundation of 12-step recovery and structured therapeutic treatment. Treatment includes psycho-educational lectures, meditation, psycho-drama (a form of active role-playing ), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), emotional externalization work taken from the work of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, yoga three times a week, as well as daily group therapy and ongoing individual therapy. The modalities of treatment utilized in extended treatment are recognized as effective in addressing trauma-related symptoms. Continued monitoring by a psychiatrist is also available when indicated.
Recognized industry-wide as the “Gold Standard” of treatment (National Institute on Drug Abuse), structured treatment over 90 days improves the opportunity for sustained recovery and quality of life.
Fellowship Hall has several options for transitional housing on its campus. We have three short stay half way houses that are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Fellowship Hall staff. We also offer one longer stay recovery residence. We have two residences for men and one for women. Our half way houses are open to guests of Fellowship Hall once they have completed our primary program. They are also open to patients referred from other treatment programs when they have completed a primary course of treatment. While at the halfway houses, guests are required to participate in our intensive outpatient treatment programs. The men attend the evening intensive outpatient program and the women attend the day program. In addition to their participation in IOP, the guests at the houses attend 12-step meetings in the community. They also have scheduled meditation classes in the mornings as well as a structured time to work on their individualized treatment plans. If they are being prescribed any psychiatric medications, they can also continue to see medical providers from Fellowship Hall for medication management. Upon completion of a successful stay at one of the houses, many guests opt to transition into the local recovering community. This transition is achieved via transfer into sober living houses or other supportive living environments.
- The Gateway House: a men’s short stay half way house that can house up to 6 residents for 8 weeks.
- Zander’s House: a men’s short stay half way house that can house up to 6 residents for 8 weeks.
- Hazel’s House: named in honor of our founder’s wife, Hazel, Hazel’s House is a women’s short stay half way house that can house up to 6 residents for 8 weeks.
- Zander’s 2: Named in honor of our founder, Zander McAlister, Zander’s 2 is a recovery residence that is available to men who have completed at least 90 days of treatment with proven stability and motivation. The average length of stay is 3-6 months. They are required to attend early recovery group and to be involved with individual counseling at least one time every 2 weeks with our outpatient services. They are also encouraged to find part-time work and be actively involved in the local recovering community. They also must be able to provide their own transportation.