The CIT’s are useless, except for handing out cigarettes during breaks. They don’t have classes or step classes. Instead they have meetings that the patients run themselves. During breaks, they allow you to watch movies, listen to music and play video games. Most of the movies that I saw playing had drugs, alcohol, cursing, and sex. Not appropriate when trying to get clean. I did opt to take Vivitrol, which is great for decreasing my cravings. Only half the staff acted professionally. This includes CIT’s, playing on the phone or using bad language. Nurses were either great, or nasty and terrible. When I complained about a problem I had with one of the bad nurses, the good ones knew exactly who they were.
As far as the accommodations, small rooms, small uncomfortable beds, and broken bathrooms. No real amenities, except for one room everyone had to share. Bring a book or two, unless you want to hear loud rap music or watch bad movies. No gym, or exercise facilities. They did have a football game on the weekend. Sorry, they did have one table in the break room to play dominoes.
Meals were ok. If you have any dietary conditions, beware. They try, but not very well. Nothing very tasty. During my time there, there was not one time that we were allowed to eat in the cafeteria on time. Always late, then rushed out in order to let the females come in for there meals. We had a 5 minute snack break to feed 45 men, and since you’re not allowed to bring food back, you would have to sneak it back.
To tell you how much better you would be going somewhere else, one of my roommates said he had detox in county jail, and said accommodations, food, and staff were better there. He as well as most people were only there due to drug court and were mandated to be there. If you have insurance, and want to get clean, go elsewhere. Good luck !