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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Exactly how long should a treatment program be for substance abuse?

    Most rehabs vary in length. It really depends what type of treatment is offered and than based on that the facility will put together a time line on how long that will take. Most traditional treatment centers offer 21,28, and 30 days of rehabilitation. Unfortunately in many situations this is not enough time. Statistically speaking the longer the program the better a chance a person has of a successful recovery.

  2. What is the best type of rehab program for substance abuse?

    There is not one specific type of treatment modality that will work for everyone. The reason is everyone has different issues and problems. Every addiction is different and every person is different in how they learn and solve problems. Its similar to the education system. Not every kid learns the same and at the same pace. Finding an inpatient facility and one that implements individualized counseling and lots of 1 on 1 therapy is very beneficial.

  3. What is the success rate of a substance abuse treatment center?

    Getting an accurate success rate for a drug rehab can be very tricky. Success rates for inpatient treatment centers can range from 0 % to about 80 %. The programs with higher success rates are generally non-12 step facilities and also long term rehabilitation. There are a few rehab facilities for substance abuse that offer a guarantee but usually these guarantees are only for 6 months after the client graduates.

  4. What do we need to do as a family when our loved one returns home from treatment?

    Before your loved one returns home it is important that you participated in his or her program. The reason is you will know what to expect and how to handle situations. The most important thing to remember is to be upfront and communicate well. Try not to yell and bring up the past and create guilt. When a person leaves rehab they should feel like they are starting with a clean slate.. Its important to get everything on the table while your loved one is in treatment to avoid anything that you are not comfortable and new changes to rules, etc. Remember that recovery is not just the addict, but also the family as whole. Teamwork is essential for a successful recovery.

  5. Does a substance abuse rehab center provide counseling for the family?

    Do most rehab centers that treat substance abuse provide family counseling or therapy to not only the addict but people closely connected to the situation? That is certainly a good question to ask when researching programs, and one that is very important as well. Sometimes when a person enters into an out of state facility, it’s too far for family members to meet with counselors. That is why many rehabilitation facilities offer over the phone family counselors and courses which can be done at home.

  6. Do I need a medical detox program before I start treatment?

    In some circumstances a person struggling with substance abuse like prescription drugs or opiates may need a medical detox. If not, the addicted invidual could have a seizure or suffer from severe withdrawal symptoms. Many facilities have their own detox program and can offer it without the person leaving the rehab and going to a hospital to detox.

  7. What type of counseling is offered during substance abuse treatment?

    Counseling in treatment varies from center to center. Most traditional 12 step programs which are a 21-30 days long provide group counseling and it is also a requirement that the patient attend meetings. Meetings are in a group setting where people get up and “share.” Sharing is when a person gets up and talks about their addiction in front of people and admits that they are addicts or alcoholics. In non-traditional facilities like a non 12 step substance abuse rehab center, individualized counseling, cognitive therapy, dual diagnosis, and life skills are focused on more.

  8. Does insurance cover treatment, if not what is the cost of substance abuse rehab center?

    Some programs do have the ability to bill insurance and use this as a form or payment. Of course this depends on what type of insurance and the coverage. Most programs that provide quality care and a high success rate are private pay programs. These can range anywhere from $10,000-$80,000 for 30 days up to 12 month program. Also, some rehabs for substance abuse provide payment on a sliding scale basis.

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