Addiction Rehab FAQs

We know that facing substance use disorder can be challenging for you and your loved ones. While every situation is different, we have compiled some frequently asked questions for your convenience.


What Is an Addiction Rehabilitation Center?

An addiction rehabilitation center is a facility with trained, compassionate staff who are qualified to help those who struggle with addictions to drugs or alcohol. It provides a safe, comfortable environment for people to learn how to create happier, healthier and more sober lifestyles.

What Happens in an Addiction Rehabilitation Center?

While processes vary due to the individual’s needs and the facility itself, rehab has common features. Treatment often includes detox procedures, therapy, relapse prevention techniques and the development of an aftercare plan before the patient leaves the rehab center.

How Long Is Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehab Stay?

We offer 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day inpatient treatment programs. The length of stay is often dependent on the patient and their needs.

Does Addiction Rehab Cure Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

Simply stated, the answer is no. Unfortunately, nothing can fully cure an addiction to drugs or alcohol. 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. But, what you can do is learn to manage your addiction to stay clean and sober and live a healthier lifestyle.

Is Addiction Rehabilitation Treatment Enough to Find Recovery?

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong process. Even after completing a rehabilitation treatment program, you’re not done recovering. People often need to attend therapy sessions, practice relapse prevention tactics, keep in contact with support networks, go to meetings or volunteer to continue their recovery.

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

Sometimes recovering addicts relapse. However, by regularly practicing relapse prevention tactics and reminding yourself why sobriety is so important, you can help increase your chances of staying sober.

If you do relapse, it’s important to contact your sponsor or someone from your support network and discuss what happened. Figuring out why you relapsed is the first step to getting back on track to sobriety.

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

The cost of drug or alcohol addiction rehabilitation treatment is different for everyone. It depends on the treatment type needed and a person’s insurance coverage. The good news is that you can quickly verify your insurance with our staff in a matter of minutes.

Where Can I Find Treatment for Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

Treatment for drug and alcohol addiction can be widely found throughout the country. Some people prefer to find treatment near home to remain close to loved ones. However, some find that finding treatment further away removes any temptations. It all depends on the individual.

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, you should speak with addiction recovery specialists or other professionals.

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

Many people fear losing their jobs if they enter addiction treatment facilities. The truth is, you may be fired if you don’t start receiving help, as addictions severely impact work performance. The good news is that options are available if you need to take time off work to receive treatment.

You can discuss paid time off with your employer or consider taking time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from their jobs to seek treatment for health issues, such as addiction.

What Is Luxury Addiction Treatment?

Some people with drug or alcohol addictions need or want more amenities than typical rehab centers. Luxury addiction treatment facilities are often in beautiful locations that offer peace of mind and privacy, with luxurious amenities like gourmet food, holistic treatments, adventure therapy and more.

How Can I Get into an Addiction Rehabilitation Treatment Program?

The first step to entering an addiction rehab program is to uncover what you require. Speaking with an addiction recovery specialist can help you figure out what type of assistance you need. If you aren’t sure how to start looking for the right addiction rehab treatment center, consider reaching out for help today.

What Should I Bring to Rehab?

Rehab will be your home for a while, so it’s important to know what to bring so that you’ll be as comfortable as possible during your stay. You can learn more and what you can and cannot bring here.

Can You Smoke Cigarettes During Drug Rehab?

U.S. States have different laws regarding smoking in public buildings and different settings. This is why some rehab facilities allow smoking, and some do not.

Therefore, it’s best to contact individual rehab centers to learn more about smoking at their facilities.

Can You Bring Your Phone and Other Devices to Rehab?

Yes. We believe life should not be completely disrupted when someone enters addiction treatment. Therefore, our drug and alcohol rehab centers are cell phone and laptop-friendly, so you can stay in touch with your loved ones while you’re with us.

Are There Rehab Visitation Rules?

Drug or alcohol rehabilitation centers help clients learn healthier habits and new ways of approaching life. However, 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.


Why Is the Cost of Rehab Worth It?

Many people dismiss the cost of rehab even if they can afford it. They’re convinced that spending money on something that’s not 100% guaranteed isn’t worth it. However, the expense of an addiction to drugs or alcohol is ultimately much higher than the cost of rehab—both in terms of financial and personal costs. At rehab, you learn how to overcome addiction to save your life which is priceless.

Do Most Addiction Rehabilitation Treatment Centers Accept Insurance Plans?

Most addiction rehabilitation treatment centers accept many insurance plans, whether fully or partially. At Sunshine, we accept most major health plans. We recommend verifying your insurance with our staff. In a matter of minutes, we can find out what your plan does and does not cover.

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