Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment

The Walker Center’s residential program is for adults over the age of 18 and treats drug and alcohol addiction as a disease.

The client’s length of stay at The Walker Center is determined by clinical needs, minimum standard stay is 28 days. Our residential program, located in a beautiful, modern facility in Gooding, Idaho, offers gender-specific and gender-separate treatment. This best practice standard gives clients the opportunity to discuss important issues and explore the realities of their addiction without the distraction that often comes in mixed-gender programs.


The Walker Center uses a number of different treatment modalities to help clients build the foundation for a lasting recovery. Cognitive Behavioral Group counseling is the preferred method in helping clients get a clearer, more realistic picture of how addiction has impacted their lives and the lives of those around them. Group counseling also helps clients discover that they are not alone, not the only one whose use of alcohol and/or drugs has wreaked havoc within the home, work, relationships, finances, health and within their own personal value system.



The Walker Center offers experiential-based therapies on our state-of-the-art CHALLENGE course — all designed to give clients direct, meaningful and personal feedback by interacting with the environment. These experiential exercises, when combined with the other elements of our program, offer a powerful experience in helping clients make different choices and uncover new strategies in dealing with old problems.

Planning for adult residential treatment at The Walker Center.

What to bring to treatment:

  • Personal pillow for comfort; personal bedspread or comforter if you desire
  • 7 days of casual clothing, including pajamas and a sweater or jacket
  • Colder seasons: coat, stocking cap, gloves, warm socks, sweatshirts, long underwear, warm boots
  • Comfortable walking shoes for exercise
  • Long-distance calling cards
  • Specific laundry detergent if desired. Laundry facility is available at no charge, with soap and fabric softener available.
  • Pre-filled prescriptions
  • All current medications with full pharmacy label intact. Over-the-counter, liquid medications, Aspirin/Advil type medication, antacids, etc. must be unopened. No samples of prescriptions are allowed. Multi-vitamins must be new and sealed.
  • Personal insurance, ID, and contact information; contacts may include telephone numbers of an emergency contact, primary care provider or doctor, and attorney
  • Personal grooming items, electric or disposable razors, shaving cream, etc.  Not all personal care items are permitted because many can be potentially used as a substance. For example, mouthwash and some toothpaste are not permitted because of high alcohol content.
  • Co-payments for prescription medications – cash or credit card
  • Alarm clock
  • Nicotine patches or lozenges (no gum) if you are trying to quit smoking

What not to bring to treatment:

  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Sample medications
  • Pornography
  • Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives)
  • Stuffed animals
  • Electronic equipment
  • Excessive makeup, clothing, jewelry
  • Musical device with recorder
  • Mouthwash containing alcohol
  • Food or drink of any kind
  • Any personal care products containing alcohol
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Laptops and other internet-capable devices (including wrist bands)
  • Cell phones
  • Smart watches
  • Jewelry or valuables
  • Bleach, ammonia, or other cleaning supplies
  • Permanent markers
  • Cards, games
  • Rolled tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, vapes, or electronic cigarettes
  • Herbal products
  • Books or magazines
  • Gel pens and/or coloring books
“Thank you Walker Center! I have been clean and sober for two and a half years!” Jennifer