In order to gain admission to The Pathfinder each client must be drug and alcohol free for a minimum of 72 hours. Potential clients must have either successfully completed an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation program or be actively involved in an intensive outpatient program. Potential clients must be willing to make a commitment to remain sober and drug free, follow house rules, accept responsibility for their behaviors, be financially responsible for their debts, and make active changes that lead to successful recovery from chemical addictions.

Our clients must have a primary diagnosis of a drug or alcohol dependence in order to be accepted into the program. This diagnosis must be from a qualified mental health professional within the past 12 months. We cannot accept clients with a primary diagnosis of a mental illness or with severe medical conditions that require the immediate presence or constant attention of medical staff. Clients are often dually diagnosed and have co-occurring disorders with both an addiction and a treatable mental illness such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. These clients are accepted as long as they are being successfully treated by a mental health professional. Clients who are dually diagnosed but are actively suicidal, homicidal or psychotic not suitable for this environment.