New Hope CDU is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment program with three facilities in Oklahoma. It was founded in 1986 on the principles of 12-step recovery and offers outpatient services as well as gender-specific residential treatment programs. The men’s residential facility is located in Mangum, the women’s in Sayre and the outpatient in Altus. New Hope does not provide medical services but there are clinical staff available to treat those with co-occurring disorders. The treatment philosophy at New Hope is for clients to find healing and spiritual guidance as part of their recovery.
Accommodations and Food
The residential program in Mangum for men occupies a large home with 25 beds. Clients sleep two to a room in twin beds and the facility boasts an outdoor gym with full equipment and a basketball court. The Sayre program for women is located in a facility that was once a nursing home and can accommodate up to 20. Some rooms are singles, while the others have the layout of a one-bedroom apartment, with one resident sleeping in the bedroom and the other in the living space connected to the bedroom. Sayre promotes a calming atmosphere—there is a piano in the foyer for clients and staff to play during recreational hours.
Residents of the homes are not permitted to bring cell phones, though they can use the on-site phone. If a client stays for longer than 42 days, she is eligible for 15 minutes more of phone time. A cook who is on-site Monday through Friday prepares a rotating menu of basic, comfort food options. On weekends, clients must make their own meals, dividing cooking responsibilities among themselves (though the food is provided).
Treatment and Staff
Length of residential treatment at New Hope is a minimum of 42 days, but clients have the option of extending treatment to 60, 90 or 180 days. Those attending outpatient generally stay for an average of 12 weeks. The outpatient program requires clients to attend a minimum of two hours of therapy a week, including group and individual therapy sessions. All treatment is based on 12-step principles and the Hazelden curriculum.
Counselors take residents through an initial assessment to put together individualized treatment plans. Clients attend several different types of groups, including processing groups, self-help groups and trauma and grief groups, and coping skills, life skills and anger management are taught in all programs. Classes are available to fulfill GED requirements, as are parenting classes for women with children 14 years or younger and drug and alcohol education courses. Clients develop relapse prevention plans with their counselors. Case management services are also available.
The men’s and women’s programs have similar schedules. A day at the women’s residence begins with a head count at 6:10 am and chores, followed by breakfast at 6:45 am. Residents are given time to receive medication after every meal. After breakfast, clients meet for a group devotional reading from 7:30 am to 7:45 am, followed by 30 minutes of exercise at 8 am. From 9:30 am to 11:30am, women must participate in either educational sessions or GED studies—a GED is required to complete inpatient treatment. From 11:30 am, clients read from the Big Book of AA until lunch at noon. There is another head count after lunch and medication time, then a group meeting at 1 pm. Clients have free time from 3 pm until a 5 pm head count. Dinner is from 5 pm to 6 pm, after which clients participate in evening group. Clients attend 12-step meetings on-site in the evenings and lights out is at 10:30 pm, Sundays through Thursdays, though residents can stay up later on weekends.
New Hope does not have a medical facility, though there is a psychiatrist on staff to assist with medications for clients with mental health issues. New Hope is a CARF-accredited program and all the counselors on staff have CDAC certifications.
New Hope offers and encourages family counseling. There are state-funded beds available at the residential treatment facilities for clients who require significant financial help. The facility also provides aftercare assistance through its sober living home for women. Those who stay at the home are required to find work placement and follow house rules.
Men and women in New Hope CDU’s residential programs spend most of their time working with counselors in a group setting to promote growth as a community. Educational classes are a priority in both the outpatient and residential programs. In all, New Hope provides a comprehensive and thorough approach to 12-step recovery.
New Hope CDU
501 E Grand
Sayre, OK 73662
2 Wickersham Drive
Mangum, OK 73554
820 North Park Lane
Altus, OK 73521
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