Because of the nation’s current opioid addiction epidemic, there’s a growing interest in how addiction affects the lives of the addiction sufferer and their family and friends. There’s also increased interest in the drug and alcohol addiction treatment process.
For people who have never been exposed to addiction treatment, most of what takes place in a rehab facility is a mystery. That becomes a problem when someone decides they need treatment but don’t know enough about the process to know where they need to turn.
If you watch TV or count what you have seen in the movies as the net sum of your exposure to addiction treatment, you are getting a distorted view of what takes place in rehab. To be fair, that’s a bit of a generalization, but Hollywood seldom has the time or the wherewith all to tell the real story.
The one thing they do get right is residential (inpatient) treatment is often the preferred option for any client who enters rehab with a significant addiction problem. The road to recovery usually demands that the addiction sufferer learn a new way of living. That message is best delivered in a residential setting where clients are required to live with structure and by a strict set of rules. That structure and the ability to live by rules will hopefully translate into the recovering client choosing a better life without drugs or alcohol.
How Do I Know if I Qualify for Long Term Treatment Centers?
That’s a very interesting question. When most people think about addiction treatment, they immediately conjure up ideas of residential treatment. The reason for that is outpatient treatment seldom gets the same amount of press and recognition as residential treatment. If you are concerned about whether or not you qualify for residential treatment at a top treatment facility like ours, the test is very simple.
There’s only four questions you need to ask yourself if you are convinced residential treatment is your best option for a lasting recovery. The four questions are:
- Do I have a significant drug or alcohol addiction issue?
- Am I willing to commit to residential treatment?
- Do I have the time to invest in residential treatment (30 to 60 days in most cases?
- Do I have the financial resources to pay for residential treatment?
If you answer yes to all four of these questions, you not only qualify for residential treatment but should pursue said treatment with all the fervor you can muster. As for the addiction treatment community, they are going to advocate for you getting the level of treatment you really need. If that’s residential treatment, they aren’t going to send you in another direction.
Of the four questions listed above, the one that tends to cause the most problems is paying for residential treatment. At a cost ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 a month (depending on several factors), residential treatment has the potential to be too expensive for some people.
Insurance for Residential Treatment
If you have healthcare insurance through your employer or as an individual, residential treatment might be a viable option for you. According to the Affordable Care Act, which was passed in 2010, healthcare insurance providers are required by law to cover addiction treatment costs much the same way they would cover the medical costs related to any other illness. If a rehab administrator believes you need residential treatment, a good portion of the related costs should be covered by your insurance company.
If you are not sure about your coverage, most rehab facilities employ an administrator who is proficient at verifying insurance prior to a client’s admission.
The Outpatient Option
If for any reason you don’t feel residential treatment is your best option, you can always find an outpatient program that can help you fight against your addiction. Most of today’s outpatient treatment options offer very strong therapy programs. What clients don’t receive from outpatient treatment is the same amount of focus on building structure and following rules. Other than that, outpatient treatment has just as much ability to deliver a lasting recovery as residential treatment.
Hopefully, the information we have provided above adequately answers your concerns about residential treatment. If you feel it’s time to get treatment for your addiction, we want you to pick up the phone and call us at 772-934-6580. That will give us an opportunity to discuss our facility and services with you.