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Text Box: The Adult Male Chemical Dependency Service Unit adheres to the Disease Concept of Addiction and provides a 28 day detoxification, stabilization and psycho-educational program.  The Unit staff consists of educated, dedicated, experienced individuals who have a strong desire to help enable each individual receiving services served to become all that he can be through the establishment and maintenance of a chemical-free lifestyle.

The staff of the Adult Male Chemical Dependency Service Unit provides diagnostic evaluation and a short-term (28 days) treatment program for males 18 years of age and above who have a substantial substance abuse/dependence disorder.

The program provides a safe environment, emphasizes personal responsibility, promotes methods of self-control, and increases coping skills which enables the individuals to function appropriately in a normal community environment.  Individualized treatment is provided and is based on diagnostic assessments or the individualís needs and addresses the symptoms that require him to be hospitalized.  Treatment supports the dignity and self-worth of the individual receiving services and his family/significant other and uses the most effective and efficient methods to facilitate a reduction of symptoms while considering the individuals/family/significant otherís resources and cultural and religious views toward different treatment modalities. Treatment helps prepare the individuals/family/significant other to continue in an after-care program when discharged from the Unit. 
CDU Visitation
In order to become eligible for visitation on the Chemical Dependency Unit , approved visitors must participate in the Disease Concept of Addiction Education Program on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Approved visitations are held each Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. following the visitorsí participation in the Disease Concept of Addiction Education Program (DCAEP).

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