If you or someone you care about is considering rehab, you likely both have concerns. It is natural to be slightly apprehensive about checking into a facility, especially if it is the first time you or your loved one will be attending a program. Understanding what will happen during your time in rehab can help make the admittance process much easier. Remember, your concerns and fears are legitimate. For more information concerning rehab, read on for some questions and answers to common concerns.
Question- How do I find the right program?
Finding the right program may take some time and patience as there are typically multiple centers available. The rehab must have the ability to treat individuals for more than just alcohol and drug addiction. The counselors and therapists should also be skilled in dealing with mental health issues that may be a result or factor in the addiction, such as depression and anxiety.
Question- Is rehab worth the trouble?
Yes, drug and alcohol rehabs work if the individual is committed to their treatment. You’ll receive a personalized treatment plan that will help you overcome your pattern of drug or alcohol abuse. It’s also much easier to get sober in a facility that keeps you far away from your triggers. Rehab centers will also include comprehensive life skill programs that will help prepare you for the world after rehab.
Question- How long is rehab?
The answer to this question will depend on you, the patient. While many rehab facilities offer 28-day programs, you may find that you need to commit to a 60 or 90-day program instead. If you opt for an outpatient program, you will find that rehabs generally offer the same types of programs. In these cases; however, you won’t be staying at the rehab day and night.
Question- Can I detox during rehab?
Many patients believe that they have to go into rehab sober. Depending on the individual rehab, it isn’t always necessary to have all of the substances out of your system before you begin. In fact, it can be dangerous to go through the withdrawal process on your own, especially if you have been addicted to heroin or prescription painkillers. A reputable rehab will provide medically-supervised detox services that will help you through the withdrawal process. It’s also easier to mentally detox from drugs and alcohol in a place that supports you.
Question- Will rehab cure an addiction?
Addiction cannot be cured, but it is a disease that can be managed effectively with the right treatment. Even patients who have successfully completed a stint in rehab have the chance of relapsing when they are out. For many addicts, recovery is a long process that lasts their entire lifetime. However, rehab will help you learn how to manage your addiction through hard work and patience.
Question- How do I pay for my stay in rehab?
Many people shy away from rehab because of the price. However, there are many options available that can help defer the cost of rehabilitation services. How much your stay costs will depend on many factors, such as the length of your stay, the programs offered, and the facility itself. Your insurance may pay for part or all of your rehab stay, or you may be able to take advantage of a non-profit treatment center. There are also government programs and grants available for many addicts who qualify. Talk to the rehab you are interested in to find out more about payment options.
Question- Can my family come and see me during rehab?
The support of family is crucial when it comes to rehab. However, you may not be permitted to see your family right away after you check into rehab. Visitation arrangements are generally made after a couple of weeks of therapy and through communication with your therapist. Most facilities do offer group family therapy sessions that will help you and your family start the healing process.
Question- Can I keep my job while I am in rehab?
While it is important to have a job and career, your health should always come first. If you check into a full-time rehab facility, you’ll have to take a leave of absence from your job. You may be given time off for family medical leave if your employer allows it. If you absolutely cannot quit or risk losing your job, consider outpatient therapy sessions that work around your lifestyle.
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