Frequently asked questions about Keystone Addiction Recovery
Will I be cured after completing Project Keystone?
No, you won’t be cured but you will recover from your addiction! If you have followed the directions and advice and have completed all the assignments that we give you, you will be free from the obsession to drink and/or use drugs. It’s a bit like having flu and going to the doctor who prescribes an assortment of medication for you to take at different times of the day. If taken correctly with adequate rest one recovers. However, if you fail to take care of your body on a daily basis you could very well get sick again. It’s all about consistency.
Do you offer psychotherapy and psychiatric services?
No, we do not offer these services at in Hong Kong but these services are certainly available at our partner’s treatment facilities.
Will I be refunded if I quit the program for whatever reason?
No, we don’t refund but we’re open to talking to clients about coming back and trying again (if there is space) but it will have to be within a 5 day period. This excludes the recovery retreat. People who choose to quit the recovery retreat once they have started will not be given another opportunity to do it again. We are growing fast but we care more about quality than quantity.
Will I be labeled an alcoholic and/or addict?
As you go through the different modules you will ‘diagnose’ yourself.
Are you affiliated with 12 step fellowships like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and Sex addicts anonymous?
No, we are not affiliated with any of the 12 step fellowships. Some of our clients are members of these fellowships and others are not members.
Do you have a sliding scale?
Yes, we do but we take each case on an individual basis. The question is how much did you spend getting loaded and STAYING loaded? The cost of addiction is not just limited to finances but costs people their sanity, health, spirit, relationships etc…read our testimonials
Do I need to be detoxed before starting Project Keystone?
Absolutely, we don’t accept any clients who are withdrawing from substances. People are suffering withdraw generally need medical supervision in a hospital or detox center. Also, for legal reasons, we won’t accept people who are going through physical withdraws especially for people addicted to heroin and alcohol.
Are there any requirements?
Yes, there are requirements! We ask all our clients to sign an agreement with us. This covers a wider spectrum of issues. One of the main requirements is that clients need to abstain from ALL mind and mood altering substances for the duration of the 7-week program.
Will my anonymity be protected?
We have a very strict policy when it comes to the issue of anonymity. We know and understand the sensitive nature of seeking help for substance abuse so you can rest assured that we will safeguard your anonymity.
Can I cross-reference the testimonials?
Yes, you can but there is a screening process to assess the motivation and to ensure the authenticity of the requests. We have absolutely nothing to hide and all the people who have given us testimonials have agreed to share their experience with genuine people who are seeking help.
What are all these ‘holistic’ practices?
Holistic is simply another term for the word spiritual. From our experience (we have a lot of it) we have seen that clients have damaged or disturbed their spirit due to their addiction. We offer different spiritual practices (though not required…) we strongly encourage clients to engage in the spiritual practices that we offer like mindfulness meditation, kundalini yoga, insight meditation, walking meditation, retreats (our retreats are hosted at a private stunning location in Hong Kong), running, nature walks and a whole bunch of other stuff!!! There is a saying you got to replace the spirit with a spirit….
What can I expect?
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What exactly is residential treatment?
It is a safe place where you can go and heal. We see many celebs and the like entering these expensive rehabs. The residential treatment facilities we have carefully selected have exemplary ongoing recovery rate after treatment and more importantly, they are AFFORDABLE.
There are three different types of treatment PRIMARY (intensive the first stage of getting better all your needs like food and medicine etc are catered for), SECONDARY (slightly more freedom but still very structured with on learning how to apply ones newly learned tools into practice in a safe environment. TERTIARY care offers far more flexibility but still a high degree of accountability. The HALFWAY HOUSE also known as SOBER HOUSES is where people have reintegrated into the community. People study, go to lectures, go to work but have a safe place to go back too. We have helped many people get into primary facilities with great success. It all starts with primary care that is the first step.
What is an intervention?
Intervention is a professionally directed, education process resulting in a face-to-face meeting of family members, friends and/or employer with the person in trouble with alcohol or drugs. People who struggle with addiction are often in denial about their situation and unwilling to seek treatment.
Do you offer interventions?
Yes, we do.
Do you provide transfers to treatment facilities?
We do provide transfers to Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong International airport and we can also fly with the client if needed. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens if I fall behind and don’t complete the assignments?
If you channel the energy that you put into maintaining your active drinking and/or using career then you will heal and do well and recover nicely. You will have nothing to worry about. Think about the time spent getting loaded and then recovering and then repeating it all over again. We have found that what you put in is what you will get out.
I have had a bad experience having to put up my hand and count days. Will I have to do it at Keystone?
As previously mentioned we don’t follow nor are we associated with any 12-step group. Counting days is a personal choice if it works for some clients it may be helpful but we don’t ‘count days’ at Keystone for many reasons.
Will I be tested for drugs?
Yes, if we have good reason to believe that a client has been drinking and/or using we will test clients at the client’s expense.
What if I test positive for drugs?
We take each case on an individual basis. Each case is looked into carefully.
I really need to get better but I am concerned about being preyed on by predators. I have had bad experiences in other recovery settings and I don’t want the same to happen again.
These concerns are completely real but we can assure you that whilst you are doing the 7-week program you will be safe. Any abusive or predatory behaviour won’t be tolerated. won’t be tolerated. We are building a community of recovery that is MORE THAN SOBER. Clients who cross the line and preyed on vulnerable people within Project Keystone will be asked to leave and no refunds will be given.
Will I be refunded if the intervention doesn’t work?
No, the HK$5,000 charge isn’t refundable.
Can I take my mobile phone and other gadgets to treatment abroad?
Yes, you can but you will have to agree to the terms as set down by the relevant facility
Should I leave treatment prematurely before the mutually agreed time will I get refunded?
No, there are no refunds for people leaving early.
Will I need to take my own toiletries with me?
Yes, you would need to take all your toiletries especially your own essential personal hygiene products.
Do I need pocket money when going to treatment?
We have what we call “floating deposits” this will enable clients to have dental care, medical care, pocket money for spending its generally for miscellaneous expenses. What is left over will be refunded to the client.