Starting the next chapter of your life by entering recovery can feel overwhelming. Questions about how long it will take, what treatment means, how insurance will help, and countless others can be hard to ignore when you don’t have the answers in front of you. To make the initial steps of treatment easier to tackle, here are a few steps put together by the team here at America’s Rehab Campus.
1. Reach Out to the Recovery Team
The ARC staff are available 24/7, ready to help when the time comes. The motivation to finally seek out treatment can come at any point, which is why our team is standing by to help you through the intake process and into treatment as swiftly as possible. Our open door policy means you can stop in at any time to request treatment or an initial, obligation-free consultation. You’ll need to provide us with your basic information along with some details regarding your history with drug and alcohol abuse.
Your intake interview will also discuss any underlying health issues you may have, including mental health conditions such as:
- Bipolar disorder
Co-occurring health issues can make addiction even harder to overcome if they aren’t addressed at the same time. Each answer you provide goes into creating an individualized treatment plan that focuses on the root of your addiction.
2. Make Arrangements for Your Stay
Whether it’s letting your work know you’ll be on medical leave for rehab or finding child care, you’ll need to make sure your regular responsibilities are covered before starting rehab. Employers are legally required to allow you to seek out treatment you need without putting your position in jeopardy. Work with your HR department to make sure you have all the required paperwork and we’ll help you complete each form to make sure you’re as covered as possible.
Speaking of coverage, don’t forget to take a minute to verify your insurance online with our verification tool. You’ll get a clear understanding of which parts of your treatment are covered by insurance as rehab falls under mental illness coverage meaning every plan has at least some amount of financial relief it can provide. Once that’s taken care of, you’re ready to pack up and head to the facility!
3. Check In and Start Treatment
Once you arrive and meet with our intake specialists, you’ll complete an initial interview to provide details about what you’re looking to achieve in treatment. It could be to strengthen your relationships, perform better at work, or simply to rid yourself of addiction’s symptoms and live a healthier, sober life. No matter how long you’ve struggled with addiction, there’s always the option of treatment.
If you or a loved one are finding it hard to get the ball rolling on treatment, reach out to the ARC team today and we’ll address any questions or concerns you have about the process. We can even provide financial and transportation assistance to make rehab accessible for you and your family.