Frequently Asked Questions About Rehab

Read on for a few of the most frequently asked questions and their answers.

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Q: What Is an Addiction Rehab?

Many people want to know what an addiction rehabilitation center is. It is a facility that has trained, compassionate staff members who are qualified to help those that struggle with addictions to drugs or alcohol. The addiction rehab facility is a safe, comfortable environment that helps people learn how to create happier, healthier, and more sober lifestyles.

Q: What Happens in an Addiction Rehabilitation Center?

The process varies according to the people who seek treatment and different addiction treatment facilities, but there are general features of rehab. Treatment often includes detox procedures, different types of therapy, information about relapse prevention techniques, and the development of an aftercare plan before the client leaves the rehab center.

Q: How Long Is the stay for Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

People stay in addiction rehabilitation treatment centers for different lengths of time. The length of their stay depends on their type of addiction, the severity of their addiction, their past history of addiction, the length of time that they were addicted, and other factors. For many people, the length of time for an inpatient rehabilitation stay usually ranges from 28 days to 90 days.

Q: Does Addiction Rehab Cure Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

Simply stated, the answer is no. Nothing can cure an addiction to drugs or alcohol. But, there are many effective management programs to help people stay clean and sober in the long term.

Whether someone takes part in a 30-day inpatient program or stays in a rehab center for an entire year, they still have an addiction. Learning to manage one’s life without battling addictive behaviors and other negative aspects of addiction can be difficult, but it is possible.

Q: Is Addiction Rehabilitation Treatment Enough to Find Recovery?

Even if people participate in an addiction rehabilitation treatment program, they are not done recovering. Recovery from an addiction is a lifelong process. People may need to attend therapy sessions, practice relapse prevention tips, keep in contact with their support networks, go to meetings, or volunteer to continue their recovery.

Q: What Happens If Someone in Addiction Recovery Relapses from Their Sobriety?

Sometimes recovering addicts relapse. Regularly practicing relapse prevention tips and reminding yourself why your sobriety is so important can help increase your chances of staying sober in recovery.

If there is a relapse, it is important to  call your sponsor or someone from your support network and talk with them about what happened. Figuring out why you relapsed is the first step to returning to sober living.

Q: What Is the Cost of Drug or Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Treatment?

The cost of a drug or alcohol addiction rehabilitation treatment stay is different for everyone. The cost partly depends on the individual’s insurance, since some insurance providers cover more than others. It also depends on the treatment type needed and the amenities offered by rehab centers.

In addition, the longer someone stays in rehab, the higher the cost will typically be. It is best to verify your insurance or contact one of our representatives to receive a free quote.

Q: Why Is the Cost of Rehab Worth It?

Some people just can’t bring themselves to pay the cost of rehab, even if they have the money to do so. They are convinced that they shouldn’t be spending their money on something that may or may not work, in their view.

But, the cost of an addiction to drugs or alcohol is often ultimately much higher than the cost of rehab. At rehab, you learn how to overcome addiction to save your life, which is priceless.

Q: Do Most Addiction Rehabilitation Treatment Centers Accept Insurance Plans?

Many addiction rehabilitation treatment centers accept many insurance plans. Sometimes, an insurance policy will cover a certain percentage of costs or certain parts of treatment.

People should check their insurance policies before enrolling in a drug or alcohol rehab program. You can always verify your insurance to find out more about the cost of rehab and what your insurance may cover.

Q: Where Can I Find Treatment for Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

Many people and their loved ones want to learn where to find drug or alcohol addiction treatment. Some people want to find treatment near their homes.

Others entering addiction treatment programs may be worried about receiving treatment so close to home. They may be afraid that they will have access to drugs and the people who use them and distribute them. For that reason, sometimes it is better to find treatment farther away from home. It all depends on individuals and their needs.

Q: Should I Receive Outpatient or Inpatient Treatment?

The choice to receive outpatient or inpatient addiction treatment can be a tough one. In outpatient treatment, people stay in their own homes or live in recovery communities while receiving treatment.

During inpatient treatment, people receive treatment while living in rehab centers. They receive around-the-clock care and supervision. To determine whether inpatient or outpatient care is right for you, it is best to speak with addiction recovery specialists and other professionals.

Q: How Can I Take Time Off from My Job to Go to Addiction Rehabilitation Treatment?

There are options if you need to take time off from work to receive treatment. You can talk to your employer about taking paid time off from work.

You can also consider taking time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This act allows employees to take a maximum of twelve weeks of unpaid leave from their jobs to seek treatment for health issues that affect their ability to work. The FMLA considers addiction to be a health issue.

Many people fear they will be fired from their jobs if they enter addiction rehabilitation treatment programs. The truth is, you may be fired if you don’t start receiving help to treat your addiction.

For example, if you are high or drunk while working, your employer can release you. You can also check if there are local or state laws regarding addiction or treatment that may protect your job.

Q: What Is Luxury Addiction Treatment?

There are some people with drug or alcohol addictions who need or want luxury addiction treatment. This type of treatment often includes rehab centers that offer more amenities than other rehabs.

Luxury addiction treatment facilities are often in beautiful locations that offer peace of mind and privacy. Their luxurious amenities may include adventure therapy, gourmet food, holistic treatments, and more.

Q: How Can I Get into an Addiction Rehabilitation Treatment Program?

Finding the best addiction rehabilitation treatment program to suit your needs can be tough. If you aren’t sure how to start looking for the right addiction rehab treatment center, consider reaching out for help today.

When you speak with an addiction recovery specialist, you can talk about your addiction history and treatment needs to help you find the assistance you need.

Q: What Should I Bring to Rehab?

It is important to make the proper preparations when entering a drug and alcohol rehab center. Remember to bring important items such as clothing and personal care products.

Rehab centers may have strict rules about the items you can and can’t bring, because some things may hinder your recovery from addiction. Meanwhile, some rehab centers may organize outings for their clients so they can buy the things that they need.

Q: Can You Smoke Cigarettes During Drug Rehab?

Different U.S. states and localities have different laws regarding smoking in public buildings and different settings. This is why some rehab facilities allow smoking.

Some rehabs do not allow smoking due to local regulations or their own rules. It is best to contact individual rehab centers to learn if they allow smoking at their facilities.

Q: Can You Bring Your Phone and Other Devices to Rehab?

We believe that life should not be completely disrupted when someone enters addiction treatment. Our drug and alcohol rehabs are laptop-friendly facilities that also allow cell phone usage. This access allows you to handle and monitor personal matters while receiving addiction treatment in our rehab facilities.

Q: Are There Rehab Visitation Rules?

Drug or alcohol rehabilitation centers help clients learn healthier habits and new ways of approaching life. Because of outside influences and other factors, inpatient rehab centers might restrict visitation in the early stages of treatment. Rules vary in different drug and alcohol treatment centers, though, and may depend on the needs of the people seeking assistance.

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Sunshine Behavioral Health strives to help people who are facing substance abuse, addiction, mental health disorders, or a combination of these conditions. It does this by providing compassionate care and evidence-based content that addresses health, treatment, and recovery.

Licensed medical professionals review material we publish on our site. The material is not a substitute for qualified medical diagnoses, treatment, or advice. It should not be used to replace the suggestions of your personal physician or other health care professionals.

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