Considering going to drug rehab? Read this first…

choosing the right drug rehab

Choosing the best drug rehab for your needs can be a very stressful experience, especially with all of the different options and types of care that are currently available.

When you’re trying to make a major life decision such as going to treatment, it’s always very important to educate yourself in order to find the level of care that you need and to set yourself up for successful long term recovery.

where to begin looking drug rehabWhere to begin when seeking addiction help

To start, it’s very important to get an assessment done by a qualified professional who can both understand the problems that you are currently facing and then make the correct recommendation for you.

This opens up the door to a number of different treatment options, all at varying levels of care with different approaches to dealing with addiction. Some individuals may need long term inpatient treatment, and some may only require a lower level of care, such as an outpatient program.

Speaking with an addiction counselor about your current situation, history of drug/alcohol abuse, mental health issues, and financial situation is a good start in determining the best route to take when seeking recovery from substance abuse.

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drug rehab during workI am employed or in school and can’t take time off for drug rehab

Depending on your professional or educational circumstances, you may stand to benefit from attending an outpatient program such as IOP, which is roughly 10 hours a week split between group therapy and individual sessions.

Enrolling in an intensive outpatient program allows the patient to maintain their current employment, education, or personal schedule while they partake in a treatment program designed to help them with their drug, alcohol, or behavioral health problems.

Outpatient treatment is often a good starting point, but many addicts and alcoholics find more benefit from attending inpatient or residential programs first, then transitioning down to a lower level of care following treatment.

If you are currently working a full-time job, you may have rights to take medical leave. Inpatient treatment for substance abuse falls underneath this category and under the Family & Medical Leave Act, you are eligible to take time off of work to attend rehab. If you are unfamiliar with how this process works, we can help you step-by-step in discovering your FMLA eligibility and helping you with the required paperwork.

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detox before drug rehabWill I need to go through detox first?

Sometimes it is necessary to complete a full medical detoxification before embarking on your journey into recovery. If you are physically addicted to drugs and alcohol and are unable to stop, this will most likely be the first thing you need to do.

Substances of abuse that often dictate the need for medical detox include:

Depending on how long the patient has been using, the frequency of use, and the amount being used, this detox process can last anywhere from 5 to 12 days on average. However, these numbers can vary drastically depending on the type of detox needed and the medical necessity of the client.

When clients enter a detox program, they are typically administered medication to help alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal they are experienced or are expected to experience. While the detox process may not be pleasant, it is often a vital part of the rehab process, and it is critical that it is done under the care of licensed medical professionals.

can i afford drug treatmentI’m not sure I can afford drug treatment

Another thing to take into consideration when researching a drug treatment facility is your financial situation. Many drug rehab centers accept different forms of health insurance as partial (and sometimes full) payment. Some important information you should obtain prior to contacting a rehab facility is the type of insurance you have and what your plan specifically covers.

In some cases, you can get the majority of your treatment covered with just your insurance. Once again, this will vary depending on the type of insurance you have.

If your insurance has out-of-network benefits, La Via Detox and Behavioral Health may be the right fit for you. If your insurance policy is an HMO, or only allows you to attend an in-network facility, our sister program Tranformations Recovery may be able to assist you with your needs.

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Regardless of your insurance benefits, we have programs that that can accommodate you as we take this journey together to help you achieve long-term recovery from addiction.

If you do not have insurance, or do not wish to utilize it, we also offer a private pay (also known as cash pay) option. You can contact us directly in order to determine what our private pay rates are, as we offer a sliding fee scale to those who would prefer this option.

la via drug detox helpWe are here to help you beat your addiction

La Via Detox and Behavioral Health is on your side when it comes to getting help for your drug or alcohol dependency. Our qualified professionals start with a in-depth assessment and help you by creating a custom treatment plan for your individual needs. This treatment plan may include detox, inpatient treatment, IOP, and/or individual sessions with a counselor.

Give us a call today, and if we are unable to meet your needs, we will work diligently with you to find a provider that would be of the greatest benefit to you and your recovery.

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