This was my first experience in a mental institution and I did not know what to expect. I certainly would have taken advantage of any kind of useful service provided, but, unfortunately, during the whole week I was there, I was unable to find anything useful about the place. The first time I saw the psychiatrist assigned to me, Dr. Kaiser, and explained my situation, he admitted that this place could not help me and he knew of a doctor he could refer me. Even though I only spent maybe 10 minutes with Dr. Kaiser, it was easy to see that although he was there physically, his mind was elsewhere. I don't believe they had court approval when I was brought in on Friday. The last time I saw Dr. Kaiser was on Wed., when he repeated that he was going to refer me out, and that I would probably be released that day (not released until the next afternoon). Dr. Kaiser also told me that this dr. he was referring me to did not feel comfortable treating the psychological components to my physical medical condition, so Dr. Kaiser said I would have to be a patient of his after I left CC. Dr. Kaiser said he would set everything up with this dr., fax my records, and I would receive a call within 2-3 days. When I didn't hear anything, I finally called and they knew nothing about me, nor did they know a Dr. Kaiser. I made an appt. and was not surprised that he did not require that I also see a psychiatrist. Of course, this dr. informed me at the end of the appt. that he just performed evaluations and would be referring me to yet another dr. (another run-around). The week I spent at CC did more harm than good. Every day we filled out useless forms, asking the same questions (for example, ""What is your goal today?"" when I had received no input as to what I was supposed to be accomplishing - I was just waiting to be set free). I notified the staff on my first day that I had special dietary requirements, was told they would request them, but I never received them. The food was greasy and unhealthy; most of which I was unable to eat anyway. The staff are there for only 2 reasons: to monitor each patient and make notes on their own forms, and to berate patients who did not follow the rules (many of which the patients were never told about to begin with). The staff hated being bothered with questions or requests (like, could I get a toothbrush?). Depending on each staff member, the rules changed or exceptions made for some patients but not for others. If one of the patients had not clued me in on what I was supposed to do so that I could be free, my stay there would have been longer. I was told: attendance at the 2 ""group therapy"" sessions/day were mandatory. Each session was a waste of my time. The patients were treated like children or imbeciles, depending on the staff member. The patients referred to CC as a ""cash cow"" and, if I were the insurance co., I would classify the place as fraud. Most of the patients' time was spent staring at the walls, as there was absolutely nothing else to do. Basically, CC is a babysitting service that charges outrageous sums for providing same. Some patients were overly-medicated and barely coherent, and the electric shock patients were like zombies. During the 6 nights I slept there, I slept for a total of about 9 hrs. Even my lack of sleep was written down on some form, bit I was not given anything to help me sleep. When I was finally able to leave, I was a basket case. I did not arrive with a mental condition, but when I left I was definitely depressed. One of the patients told me that since I was an involuntary patient, I would be asked to sign a form that said I was voluntary before I would be allowed to leave. Of course this form also included how the bill was to be paid. The whole ""process"" was a joke and I now know how insurance fraud occurs so easily every day in this country.