I know you're going through lots of stress and pain trying to figure out what is going on inside Cenikor.Awesome. Yea me and his family haven't heard one word from him and im afraid this place ia going to turn him into someone hes not, not in a good way. Its been a month and ive sent 4 letters and haven't received anything. His counselor gave me his card and at the time stated if I needed anything or had any questions call at anytime. I did so, and he first told me my fiance wasn't even there! Then said well haven't you thought hes just trying to think about himself for once and pretty much ended the call. the counselor has told me numerous times that he can send letters now anytime. I think its bull, because I know of he was allowed to I would have gotten SOME kind of word from him. I don't know how to get in contact with him to see if he wants to try a different rehab, I feel like they've roped him in and won't let go. I don't know what to do at this point. Any ideas?
There are lots of negative people - see response from idiots like YoungFP!~~~~.
Most likely he is still there and he wont be allowed to write for the first month, no matter what they have told you. After the month is over and he has completed the preliminary steps, he "may" be allowed to write. Keep in mind that any actual letters you receive will have been read and "corrected" before being re-writte and mailed. This will also affect the letters you send him. Negative letters are likely to never be received.
The basics of the program are not bad. The core addresses the changes andabstenance required to break off from addiction.
After the preliminary stages he will be assigned a job. Maybe inhouse (cleaning, cooking, gardening, etc) or be sent to a job. Most likely, if he is in good shape and can work, he will be cleaning storage tanks in one of the plants or working at Pasadena Pallet. He wont get any benefit (other than the "treatment")from this, but -as long as he is making Cenikor money, he will be able to remain in the program.
The program lasts 18 months. As I understand it, in 2011, less than 1% successfully graduated from the program, however 6 to 8 months in the program = to 6 to 8 months away from drugs and makes it easier to stay clean afterwards.
If you are trully worried you can contact the police department and tell them of your concern. I've spoken with several Deer Park and Pasadena officers who have shared their concerns regarding the Cenikor management. Maybe they can verify that he is OK.
By the way, if you are not married, Cenikor does not consider you family.\Best of luck