Admissions Criteria 2019-02-04T10:42:44+00:00

Admission Criteria

Round Lake Accepts Clients Who

  • Have two weeks (14 full days) from drugs (excluding crystal meth users) and alcohol prior to admission . No exceptions will be made – clients without the required clean time will not be admitted. Round Lake is not a detox facility.  Crystal meth users must be clean for five months prior to admission
  • Are 19 years of age or older
  • Have had a minimum of six one-hour (or longer) pre-treatment counselling sessions within the past 3 months with an A&D Counsellor or Referral Worker.
  • Have no outside interference during the treatment program such as court appearances, MCF case conferences, doctor, dentist, physiotherapist appointments, etc.
  • Have no upcoming legal issues/court cases. Applicants coming from an institution must reside in a halfway house, recovery house, John Howard Society, or the community a minimum of one month before entering the program. Round Lake does not participate in mandated treatment as a condition for release from probation or parole. Delaying pending court dates in an effort to confirm an intake date only delays the intake process; all court dates must be dealt with prior to admission to Round Lake.


  1. Admission Criteria is clearly outlined.  Questions are accepted but please do not expect exceptions to be made for your client. Admission critieria is based on the need to ensure a safe environment for all.
  2. If your client does not meet the admission requirements and needs some time to do so there are many recovery homes in your area where a client can stay while waiting.

Round Lake Does not Accept Clients with the Following Legal Conditions

  1. Electronic Monitoring
  2. Temporary Absence
  3. 24 Hour Supervision
  4. Day Parole
  5. Known, charged, or convicted sexual offenders

All other legal conditions are reviewed on a case by case basis


  •  MCF-mandated or court ordered clients. Clients must recognize that life conflicts (impaired driving, child apprehension, etc.) are caused as a result of alcohol and drug use.

Medical Criteria

To be eligible to enter residential treatment the client must:

  1. Be free from all communicable diseases (eg., scabies, lice)
  2. Have two weeks clean from alcohol and mood altering drugs prior to admission. Crystal meth users must be clean for five months prior to admission. Click HERE for a current Safe / Unsafe Medication List.
  3. Refer to the Application Form for Methadone and Suboxone criteria.


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