Vote It Up When Going to Drug Rehab

aking the decision to enter into a rehab center for drug abuse can be scary, as well as a life-changing experience. Rehabilitation from the nightmare of addiction opens the door to a whole new way of life and gives recovering addicts the freedom to live without the weight of the shame and immense loneliness that often accompanies the disease of addiction. Here are five of the most common questions that arise when discussing going to rehab.

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  1. VoteItUp on August 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Where can I find a rehab facility near me?

    There are numerous drug treatment centers located in just about all fifty U.S. states. Some states are more notorious for having recovery communities and treatment/rehab facilities widely available than others. It is also fairly common that people and their families decide that it is best to attend rehab out of state, while other people decide to stay close to home. The chemical dependency wing of your nearest metropolitan area hospital usually has a list of rehabs available near you as well as recommended out of state facilities.

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  2. VoteItUp on August 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    What payment options do I have for treatment?

    There are a wide variety of facilities available for people in any type of financial situation. Almost all facilities accept major health insurances. There are a lot of states that have facilities available specifically for Medicaid/Medicare patients. For those who have no insurance coverage and no way to pay out of pocket, a lot of states have state-funded rehab facilities.

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  3. VoteItUp on August 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Do all rehabs do things pretty much the same way?

    There are actually a variety of ways that a facility operates based on their beliefs about addiction and recovery. There are Twelve-Step centered programs, behavioral modification and discipline-focused programs, health and wellness based recovery programs, as well as religion-based or Christian-centered programs. Some facilities are strictly male- or female- only programs, but most are both male and female programs with varying emphasis put on gender-boundaries based on that particular facility’s recovery program. Some treatment center programs focus on a combination of all these aspects of life to teach patients how to live purposeful and happy lives in sobriety.

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  4. VoteItUp on August 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    How long will I be in rehab for?

    The length of an individual’s stay at a rehab center depends greatly on that particular facility’s program duration. It is also important to understand that most facilities have to take into account how long health insurance companies are willing to pay for treatment. That being said, a majority of rehab facilities have a program duration of between 28 and 30 days. There is an increase in treatment centers offering 60 and 90 day programs as well. There are also treatment centers that operate as long-term residential treatment recovery programs and can range anywhere from eighteen months to two years as the average patient length of stay.

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  5. VoteItUp on August 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Will I be able to talk to my family/kids/significant other?

    Most all treatment centers offer some type of contact with the patient’s immediate family. Many programs address family issues as part of the treatment plan and offer mediation or counseling for the patient and their family throughout the program. Usually the amount of contact allowed depends on the behavior of the patient as well as the type of relationship the patient has with that particular individual. Some programs prohibit contact with abusive boyfriend/girlfriends or significant others that are active in their drug addiction and not willing to seek help.

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