For people struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, a life in recovery might as well be a life on Mars. It’s a sad fact that most of us are far more familiar with what addiction looks like than what it looks like to find freedom. TV shows and movies don’t usually focus on the peaceful lives of recovering addicts, and the ones among us often hide their status out of shame or an overly intense commitment to anonymity. When you don’t know what happens in rehab or what recovery looks like, it may feel easier and safer to just stay in the rut of addiction. Knowledge is power and when you know what to expect you can make the choice to get clean and sober with more confidence and certainty. So, here’s what happens in rehab.
Getting Help For Addiction
Your journey of residential addiction treatment begins as soon as you pick up the phone – or send a text. At Transformations Care, one of our team members will connect with you immediately to hear your story and what kind of help you might need. They’ll ask you questions about your use and your medical history to make sure that our program is a good fit. In return, they can answer your questions about what our program is like, what to bring, and what you’ll do every day at our facility.
Verify Your Insurance For Addiction Treatment
One of the most common questions about addiction treatment is this: How much does it cost? That varies widely depending on your insurance, so an important part of the addiction treatment process is figuring out what your insurance will cover – a process known as verification of benefits. Dealing with insurance companies is a pain on even the best day, so don’t worry about figuring it out on your own. As soon as you share your insurance card with our team, they can take it from there. After talking with your insurance company, we’ll be able to let you know how much you will need to pay out of pocket – before you even arrive.
Packing For Rehab
Once you decide to enter residential addiction treatment, it’s like making a reservation at a hotel: We’ll save a bed for you and you start packing. Our team can give you all of the inside scoop on what you should pack and what you should leave at home. Obviously, you’ll want to bring comfortable clothes and sneakers for any physical activities, for example. On the other hand, certain substances and medications are banned.
Drug & Alcohol Detox
Most people entering residential addiction treatment will need to detox from the mix of whatever they were taking. You might already be detoxing by the time you arrive. Our intake team will ask you a few questions and take your vitals before getting you settled in to your new home. The length of the detox – and how gnarly it is – will depend on what you’ve been using but every client gets 24/7 attention and care during detox. You might even be prescribed medications to make the whole experience more comfortable.
Residential Addiction Treatment
About a week into your stay, your detox will be mostly complete and you’ll be stable enough to begin the real work of addiction treatment. The exact nature of that work depends on your particular situation, but each day will include a mix of the following: group therapy, one-on-one counseling, EMDR, CBT, DBT, and more.
There’s also plenty of time for leisure activities like playing video games (yes, we have consoles in each room), trying one of our guitars, hanging on the smoking patio, or grabbing a fresh snack from our chef in the kitchen.
Residential addiction treatment is hard work, but you’ll love your new life in a safe, comfortable, supportive environment where you don’t have to worry about everything that normally stresses you out on the outside.
Discharge From Rehab
One of the most crucial moments in early recovery happens when you leave treatment. That’s why we start planning for your discharge as soon as you arrive. When the moment comes, you’ll have a clear plan for what your next steps should be: from intensive outpatient programs to 12 Step meetings and more. You can even sign up to continue your work with Transformations Care by joining our IOP or telehealth addiction treatment programs.
Do I Need Rehab?
If you think you might need rehab, give us a call or send a chat. We’ll walk you through the pros and cons so you can be confident you’re making the right choice – no matter what you choose. But, if you’re reading this you probably know the answer already. Make a different choice and get a different life. It’s up to you.
Getting Clean & Sober at Home
Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.
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