Frequently Asked Questions

The decision to enter an addiction treatment program is likely one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. Therefore, it’s natural for you to have questions about the treatment process and how drug rehab works. If you are considering treatment for yourself or a loved one, the following FAQ can help you learn more about the ins and outs of drug rehab.

What Happens at Drug Rehab?

Drug rehab programs are usually tailored to each individual patient based on factors such as the drug being used, the lifespan of the addiction, and whether the person is also suffering co-occurring mental health disorders. Addiction treatment normally includes drug or alcohol detox, behavioral therapies, substance abuse education, and continuing care.

Do I Need Drug Detox?

Detox is used to help patients safely withdraw from drugs and alcohol with reduced discomfort and fewer risks related to the withdrawal process. Drug detox is necessary for those recovering from addiction to alcohol, benzodiazepines, heroin, and painkillers like fentanyl, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. Detox is also often recommended for those dependent on prescription drugs such as amphetamines and sleep aids.

Which Therapies Are Used at Drug Rehab?

Therapies available at drug and alcohol rehab include individual and group therapy, 12-step support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and many more. Some rehab centers also offer fun, therapeutic recreational activities like music therapy, horse therapy, hiking, yoga, and meditation.

How Long Will I Stay at Drug Rehab?

Everyone recovers from addiction at their own pace, which means you can stay at rehab for as long as you need to experience a successful recovery. Many drug rehab centers offer programs that last 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, or longer, although, programs that last a minimum of 90 days are shown to produce the most positive outcomes.

Should I Travel for Treatment?

On one hand, the benefits of traveling for drug rehab include removal from an unhealthy home environment that provide access to drugs and alcohol, and separation from triggers and negative influences. On the other hand, the benefits of seeking local treatment include staying near supportive friends and family, and maintaining your career and education. Traveling for addiction treatment is highly recommended if you feel it would benefit your overall recovery.

Should I Choose Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab?

Inpatient rehab offers intensive 24-hour medical care and supervision, and allows you to focus fully on your recovery without daily stressors or distractions. Outpatient rehab allows you to attend treatment sessions one or more times per week, and allows you to live at home so you can manage everyday responsibilities like work and family. The staff at a drug rehab center can discuss your options and help you choose a recovery program that works best for you.

What is Continuing Care, and Do I Need it?

Continuing care, also known as aftercare, is ongoing treatment you receive after completing your drug rehab program. Those in recovery often need ongoing support to stay abstinent from drugs and alcohol and avoid future relapses. Continuing care is often comprised of therapies and services including support group meetings, random drug testing, job placement services, and relapse prevention training.

How Can I Pay for Treatment?

Drug rehab can be affordable for nearly anyone since most treatment centers accept state and private health insurance plans like Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and more. Some rehab centers even offer their own financing plans or scholarships to help cover the cost of treatment. When researching drug rehab centers, ask each facility about payment and financing options so you can choose the most affordable program.

America’s Rehab Campuses offer medical detox, inpatient rehab, sober living, and many other treatment programs that can be customized to help you or a loved one successfully overcome addiction. Complete our insurance verification form to learn more about your benefits or contact us today to begin the treatment process.

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