Frequently Asked Questions About Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you know that it’s a scary time for everyone involved. There is a feeling of uncertainty, fear, and negative emotions. Making the choice to move forward with treatment is a significant one that could be life-saving. When you or a loved one has chosen to get the addiction treatment they need, there will most likely be a lot of questions. It’s important to not only understand certain treatment center myths but also get all your questions answered as you move forward with treatment. Below are some FAQs about addiction treatment.

How do I know I need treatment for addiction?

If your drug or alcohol use is negatively impacting your life in any way, it’s time to get help. This includes your family, relationships, career, or finances. Addiction is a complex disease that will continue to progress until the proper action is taken. The sooner that it is treated, the better. Recovery IS possible and will help you regain control of your life.

What happens in addiction treatment?

The treatment programs that we work with cater to each individual’s unique needs. Every person is different, and treatment is not one-size-fits-all. Upon your arrival in treatment, a team of professionals will develop an individualized plan based on your specifications. This includes detoxification, individual and group therapy, and aftercare planning. Depending on individual factors and goals, our treatment providers will develop a plan that will break the cycle of addiction and lead to a healthy lifestyle.

What is the length of stay in treatment?

The length of stay in treatment varies once again on individual factors. We strive to provide the most specialized and effective addiction treatment for every person. When it comes to drug or alcohol addiction treatment, everyone’s path to recovery looks different. Our treatment professionals will take into account the severity of the addiction and identify any co-occurring disorders that could determine the length of the treatment program.

What should I look for in a treatment center?

Choosing to enter an addiction treatment program is a huge life-changing decision. It’s potentially the most important decision you will make in your life and one that should not be taken lightly. Treatment centers should take into account your individual situation in order to create the most effective treatment plan. They should also be accredited by the Joint Commission, which holds facilities at certain care standards.

Treatment facilities should be well-staffed with trained professionals that offer a wide variety of services. The amount of addiction treatment facilities available can be overwhelming, but luckily we can assist you in choosing the one that best suits your individual needs.

Should I choose inpatient or outpatient treatment?

Both inpatient and outpatient treatment centers provide care and support for individuals to achieve recovery, but they do have different factors.

Inpatient, or residential, treatment centers are designed for individuals struggling with severe levels of addiction. Clients reside in the treatment center full-time with 24/7 monitoring by professionals. Inpatient treatment centers allow patients to focus solely on their recovery in a safe, controlled setting.

Outpatient treatment programs are typically more effective for less severe levels of addiction or for those who no longer require the structure of inpatient care. They offer many of the same services as inpatient programs but in a differently structured environment. Outpatient programs allow for more flexibility with client’s schedules, allowing them to live at home and maintain their family, work, and school responsibilities.

In order to determine which course of treatment is right for you, we recommend speaking to a professional that will complete an individual assessment.

Are there benefits to traveling away from home for treatment?

Traveling away from home for treatment tends to be the best decision for many individuals. Stepping away from your normal life into a completely different environment allows you to focus solely on recovery. You are cut off from outside stress, negative influences, and harmful situations. Physical distance put between the client and the familiar destructive environment is beneficial in the recovery process. Traveling away from home allows clients to focus only on achieving sobriety with a fresh, new beginning.

Should my family be involved in the treatment process?

Under HIPPA laws, your privacy is protected and your consent of family involvement can be withdrawn at any time. However, family relationships can be the most critical support system for clients. We encourage your loved ones to be involved in the recovery process and making plans for the future. The effects of addiction aren’t limited to the addicted person, they are felt by everyone around them. Many treatment facilities offer family therapy options as a way to heal family members and provide the tools they need to support their recovering loved one.

What can I expect from detox?

Detoxification, or detox, is the first critical step in addiction treatment. When the body is going through detox, it is removing all of the harmful toxins left behind from chemical dependency. We offer safe, medically-supervised, closely monitored detox services that aim to make the process as comfortable as possible. The withdrawal symptoms experienced during detox can be extremely unpleasant, but our detox programs are designed to make them manageable.

Will my insurance cover addiction treatment?

Our treatment programs accept most health insurance. Coverage will depend on your particular plan. In order to find out what services are covered, we over a free insurance verification process. We will determine individual eligibility, in-network and out-of-network deductibles, and out-of-pocket maximums at no cost.

What is aftercare?

Recovery doesn’t stop when treatment ends. We work with aftercare programs that help clients maneuver through post-treatment challenges. Having a plan for and structure moving forward is essential in recovery. After completing inpantient or outpatient treatment, aftercare services provide the tools and resources clients need to transition back into daily life. Continued support such as case management, relapse prevention, and support groups keep individuals on the path to recovery.

If you have a question that is not answered in this FAQ, please feel free to contact us and one of our staff members will assist you with any information you may need. We’re here to help.

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