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Common Questions About Residential Rehab

These days there are many services designed to make rehab a less painful, less stressful experience. Being informed on the nature of rehab can help you ease you into the process right from the start.

How Long Does Residential Rehabilitation Last?

Residential rehab typically lasts anywhere from two weeks to a year. Most experts agree that a minimum of 90 days of rehab is an ideal minimum amount of treatment time. Research shows it takes humans between five weeks and three months to effectively make lasting changes to their behavior.  Ninety-day programs are also designed so the patients receive the most complete treatment possible before returning home and to their old negative influences. Ensuring that the patients are capable of handling their addictions outside of rehab is a key factor in determining success at home.

Can an Addiction Treatment Center Guarantee Recovery Success?

No treatment program can guarantee success because recovery depends predominantly on the patients themselves. Depending upon the drug, relapse rates can be as high as 50 to 90 percent but rehab treatment does lower the risk of relapse for a willing patient. While information about success rates in different programs is usually kept quiet, do not hesitate to ask a specific, reputable program on their overall success rate. Reputable facilities will also help you connect with local meetings, outpatient rehab centers and ongoing therapy options after treatment so you can work to maintain all the progress you made during rehab.

What Can I Bring into Rehab?

What you are allowed to bring into rehab depends largely on your treatment center and the type of program you are in. Items like your own clothing and a few personal belongings are usually allowed, as well as anything you might need for some of the activities offered at the center (like swimming, yoga or rock climbing). You may also want to bring some books or games to keep you occupied during your free time. Items like cell phones or computers may not be allowed so patients can be removed from any outside distractions and really focus on treatment.

How Will I Pay for Residential Rehab?

In many cases, insurance companies will cover the cost of rehab treatment, or at least a large portion of it. In other instances, treatment centers may offer payment plans. Services may be offered on a sliding scale, and treatment centers can usually help you find a more affordable option.

Why Can’t I Recover from Alcohol or Drug Addiction on My Own?

Think of addiction like you think of any disease; you would never walk out of your doctor’s office and attempt to cure cancer without receiving some kind of professional treatment. Any disease requires you to seek help from a specialist in the field that can give you the best care possible. Addiction does not only manifest in physical symptoms, but in psychological ones too and few (if any) people can hope to dissect their own psyche without an outside perspective. Medications provided during detox that make the withdrawal process manageable are done so under medical supervision. The kind of care you receive at a treatment center means you are being given the tools you need to fight your disease by experienced professionals who have devoted their lives to helping individuals like yourself. Attempting to treat your own addiction without outside help will seem like a frustrating, fruitless endeavor that only causes you to turn back to your addiction. Seeking a treatment center gives you the best potential for long-term success.

Will My Records Be Kept Confidential and Private?

Many people hesitate to go to treatment for fear of their privacy. Reputable and accredited treatment programs that deal with insurance companies are subject to the HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ).  HIPAA states that the only time a treatment provider or insurance company may share your information is if circumstances arise that place you in danger to yourself or others, if there are instances of child or elder abuse or if you sign paperwork giving these medical bodies the right to disclose your information. Beyond that, your treatment center is legally obligated to protect your right to privacy.

Where Can I Get Help Finding a Residential Rehab Program?

Our toll-free helpline offers you and your loved ones the opportunity to learn more about the treatment process, and help you find the resources you need. Call 24 hours a day and speak to one of our trained counselors who will happily discuss any of our treatment programs with you and help get you comfortable with rehabilitation.

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