Comprehensive Addiction Programs, Inc. in Fresno, California provides residential substance abuse treatment to self-referred clients as well as those ordered into treatment by social services agencies. Individual and group therapy are provided and on-site detox is available.
The facility is located in the center of the San Joaquin Valley and provides dual diagnosis support as well as 12-step-oriented treatment. Family members are required to participate in CAP’s family program before they are allowed to visit their loved one. Aftercare services are provided to program alumni.
Accommodations and Food
CAP is housed in a former hotel, and has seven rooms for men and five for women. Up to 28 men and 20 women are accommodated at once, for a total of 48 residents. Each bedroom sleeps four roommates in two sets of bunk beds. Every room is furnished with bright comforters, matching area rugs, night stands, tallboys and closet space. Each bedroom also has an attached half-bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet.
A section of the backyard known as the “Serenity Garden” is landscaped with flowers, trees and grass. There is also an open playing field, basketball court and horseshoe pit where residents and visiting family members can relax during downtime. There is also a playroom and an outdoor play area for visiting children. Common areas include a large kitchen which holds several small dining tables and a spacious living room furnished with comfortable furniture, a TV and large area rugs. Clients can watch TV up to three times daily during scheduled break times. A computer room equipped with three computers and Internet access is available for residents to use as needed.
The meals at CAP are prepared and served three times a day and consist of nutritious comfort food. Residents receive a protein, vegetables, fruit, dairy and grain in each meal. Two snacks—usually consisting of fresh fruit, cookies, popcorn or soda—are also served. Residents are allowed both caffeine and sugar.
Treatment and Staff
Counselors at CAP use the social model as their preferred method of group treatment. In this format, residents become familiar with the 12th step which requires them to reach out to others suffering as they recover themselves. Clients are also taught the dangers of drug abuse and how to process their feelings. Other topics include trauma, abuse, anger management, self-esteem, healthy relationships, parenting, accountability, time management, drug-free recreation and relapse prevention. AA meetings are held on-site and clients are required to attend three per week.
Though each client sits through 32 weekly group sessions, individual therapy is scheduled based on need. During the week, residents can attend up to six group sessions a day. On Saturdays and Sundays clients typically attend two per day.
Residents wake up at 5 am to make their beds and take morning medication before breakfast at 6:30 am. After a short physical warm-up at 7:45 am, they do their first groups of the day before breaking for lunch at noon. Groups resume at 1 and end at 4 or 5 pm, depending on the day of the week. Dinner is at 5:30 pm, with more evening groups after from 7 to 8:30 pm. Residents must be in their rooms by 10 pm, with lights out at 10:30 on weekdays and 11 pm on weekends.
While 30 days is the minimum stay at CAP, the usual length of treatment is closer to 90 days. For those court-ordered into treatment, treatment is often even longer. Those going through detox can stay in the facility’s detox unit for up to 14 days before continuing into residential. Clients aren’t allowed to bring their personal electronics or cell phones into treatment, though business calls can be made on a landline phone in their counselor’s office, under supervision.
Six CADC clinicians are available to work with clients, with an average staff-to-client ratio of one-to-25. During the nighttime hours, two night monitors oversee the facility and residents. A medical doctor contracts with CAP and provides medical services as needed and an initial physical assessment upon check-in.
In addition to the above, a relaxation group and music meditation sessions are available. Affordable extracurricular activities are planned as well—including holiday activities, softball games, bowling and trips to professional baseball games. Aftercare is also provided, consisting of weekly accountability meetings.
The Family Education Group is CAP’s family program bringing residents and their loved ones together. Held every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 pm, these sessions teach families about addiction, the recovery process and their effects on the family system. Those who participate are also welcome to visit every Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.
CAP also has a sober living facility on the property which accommodates eight individuals wishing to move into a transitional home before they move on to independent living. This abstinent environment includes full room and board and is designed to help clients develop autonomy and living skills while receiving peer and AA/NA support. Sober living residents must have completed residential treatment (at CAP or elsewhere), be enrolled in an outpatient program, have a minimum of 30 days of sobriety and be working with a sponsor.
While Comprehensive Addiction Programs, Inc. offers a full range of substance abuse treatment services, it does so on a strict budget. Still, the staff do their best to provide some extras for clients which makes the facility feel more like home. For those on a budget seeking residential treatment that incorporates traditional therapy and 12-step principles, CAP is worth considering.
Comprehensive Addiction Programs, Inc. Location
2445 West Whites Bridge Ave
Fresno, CA 93706
Comprehensive Addiction Programs, Inc. Cost
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