Admission Policy

Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria


Non-discrimination Policy 

  • Samaritan Colony's Residential Treatment for Substance Use Disorders will provide services to men who are 18 years and older without regard to race, religion, national origin, duration of residence, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, or ability to pay.  Samaritan Colony, Inc. will give priority status, when appropriate, to IV drug users.


  • If you are referred through Sandhills Center LME/MCO the admission fee will be added to your bill upon completion of your program.  "Sandhills" referrals are on a Sliding Fee Scale.  There is no such thing as Free Treatment.  Someone has to pay.
  • If you are not a Sandhills Center LME/MCO referral you must pay the required Admission fee at the time of admission and the balance upon completion of the program. 

If you have questions about any of the above policies please call and talk with the Executive Director. (910) 895-3243

Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria


Our prospective admission must:

  • Exhibit a pattern of harmful alcohol/chemical misuse. You must have a desire to stop drinking alcohol and/or using mood altering chemicals One Day at a Time. 
  • You must be free of mood altering chemicals for at least 72 hours prior to admission or be Medically/Socially Detoxed.
  • Be able to understand the program and be willing to stay and participate. for at least 28 days, and a willingness to work toward change by following your daily schedule and the directions of the staff. 
  • Be able to take care of your own physical needs.
  • Shave daily.  We do not allow beards or goat tees.  We require a neat haircut that does not go below the collar, no ear rings or other body rings allowed while in treatment.  You will be required to maintain good personal hygiene.
  • Accept financial responsibility for the cost of treatment.  At this time we do not bill insurance companies.  
  • Take care of all legal, medical and dental problems prior to admission.
  • Be able to provide background medical information.

If you are: 

  • Taking medication prescribed by your physician you will need a statement from your doctor as to why you need to be on this medication.  You must have this in order to be admitted.  You will need a 30-day supply of the medication.
  • Married or in a committed relationship, we ask that your partner bring you to treatment.  If not we need the person you live with or immediate family member bring you as the Family and Visitation Polices needs to be covered with this person.  

Should you need any further information, please contact our Admissions Office at: 

(910) 895-3243 

What can I bring?

Admission Criteria

What can I bring?


On the day of admission you will need to bring:

  • Several changes of casual clothing for classes during the week.  Full length blue jeans, and casual slacks (as long as they are neat), and shirts that have collars are required for classes. 
  • Shorts and t-shirts, (as long as they do not have alcohol ads or suggestive writing on them) are fine for chores on Saturday and after class hours.  Please, no tank tops. 
  • Please bring a suit or sport coat with a tie for Sunday Spiritual Service.
  • Your own toilet articles, razor, shaving cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.  Do not bring mouthwash (unless it is Alcohol Free) and only one bottle of aftershave lotion or cologne. 
  •  If you use clippers to shave please bring them.  
  • Towels, wash cloths and bed linens are furnished.

Please do  not bring over the counter medications, radios, cassette/MP3 players, iPods, laptops, playing cards, games of any type, books, magazines, knives, videos, etc.  Do not bring caps or head gear.

Visitation Policy

Our guests may have visitors after they complete 14 days of treatment.

Each guest may be eligible to have visitors on the third and fourth Sundays of his stay.  Visitors will be limited to immediate family members and close friends.

All visitors must be listed on the guest's "Visitation Form" which is approved by his individual counselor.  If your name is not listed you may not visit. 

We ask that visitors arrive and leave on time.  Visitation hours are strictly enforced for the benefit of our guest's recovery program.  Please do not come to our facility more than 15 minutes before the Spiritual  Service on Sunday or before the scheduled visitation begins.

All visitors must attend the Family Program Session every Sunday morning before their afternoon visit unless other arrangements have been made in advance.


Times for Visitation

Times for visitation are as follows:

  • Sunday Spiritual Service at 9:00 a.m.
  • Brief visit with family 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. 
  • Family Program Session 10:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. 

Families are asked to leave Samaritan Colony by 12:00 noon and return for their afternoon visit from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

Visitation for Sunday Spiritual Service applies only to the two Sundays the guest is eligible to have visitors. 

Family members and loved ones who have questions about the Visitation Policy or hours are encouraged to speak with a Counselor or the Director.

Our guests may send up to two letters per week.   We provide envelopes and sell stamps at cost on site.  Our guests may also receive mail; however, we ask do that you try not to overload them with too much mail, especially during the first two weeks of their stay.   

Letters may be sent to:

136 Samaritan Drive
Rockingham NC, 28379


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