Q: How long does treatment last?
A: Here, your program of recovery starts and ends when you need it to. We offer programming lasting 30, 60, and 90 days or more. Access to step-down opportunities at each phase of the recovery process are available to enable every client the flexibility to reach recovery at their own pace.
Q: How do I know what treatment program/level of care is right for me?
A: Our trained and licensed staff will collectively review the case of each individual client, and assess what treatment program is right for them. However, we recommend inpatient treatment as an essential first step.
Q: Is this a 12-step program?
A: No – we introduce our clients to the 12-steps and educate them on the basics, while ultimately allowing them to decide which route of recovery they feel most comfortable taking. However, because 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous have proven hugely successful, we do transport clients to one outside 12-step meeting per day.
Q: What do I bring with me to treatment?
A: When packing for treatment, pack with discretion. You will need comfortable clothing and little else. Here is a list of several things you may not want to leave without:
During the detoxification period in rehab, clients undergo a physical cleansing of the body to rid it of the initial toxins that are present due to usage, or what’s known as withdrawal. Any detox should be administered by a licensed medical team with 100% supervision, as detoxing on one’s own can be deadly. Medications are meticulously administered to allow for a comfortable and restful detoxification, eliminating painful withdrawal symptoms. Typically, clients spend anywhere from 4 to 7 days in detox on average. During this phase, clients are typically not permitted off premises, and are given any and all necessities within the detox facility including all meals, toiletries and the comforts of home.
After detox, clients enter the “residential” portion of rehabilitation where they are supervised at all or most times of the day, while also attending a full schedule of group and individual therapy. During this phase, clients uncover the underlying reasons for their addiction and participate in character rebuilding exercises. Most meals are provided for and clients are allowed to attend off-site 12-step group meetings. Clients also are given special activity priveleges both on-site and off-campus. Residential treatment lasts, on average, about 28 days.
After completing residential treatment, clients are stepped down to an outpatient level of care, where they complete anywhere from 1 hour to 9 hours a week of treatment programming. Clients have the option to live at home or live in structured, sober community housing while simultaneously pursing a job, education or getting back to a regular schedule. Clients also meet with their individual therapist for 1 hour a week to continue with their treatment growth.
The length of stay is different for everyone, and all depends on the severity and nature of their addiction. Typically, most clients spend anywhere from 30 days to 90 days in a treatment program that has some level of supervision. It’s critical to spend at least 30 days in a treatment program, working one-on-one with a therapist, in order to begin breaking down the barriers that lead to addiction.
Studies have concluded that well over 50% of those who make it through a 90-day rehab program will relapse within a year of completing treatment.
Clinicians and Therapists firmly stand behind a minimum of 6 months in some form of continued treatment program, as studies have shown that the longer someone stays in treatment, the more likely they are to achieve long-term recovery.
It’s important to understand that rehabs do not promise recovery from substance abuse and addiction. Rather, they provide a safe environment where someone, who is fully willing and ready to get sober, can come to learn what it is that’s causing their addiction and how to treat it. Recovery is a process which addicts deal with every single day, regardless of whether they have been sober 30 days or 30 years. A secure, safe rehab facility is often the first and only space most addicts can go to in order to stop using and start learning how to live in recovery.
Rehab vs. Recovery
Rehab provides a foundation for quitting addictive patterns, and also offers tools to help prevent a relapse. Further, it introduces the recovery community to the addict and offers a therapeutic model to work off of that is individually designed.
Recovery is the act of living, one day at a time, in sobriety. This typically consists of attending regular 12-step meetings and growing a community of sober supports to maintain long-term recovery. Many choose to add in therapeutic activities, like meditation, yoga or other active sports to maintain their spirituality.
Relapse is not necessarily a part of the rehab process, but it is often a reality. The fact is, most people who seek treatment at a rehab facility are likely to relapse. This is not because rehabs are ineffective, but the urge and desire to use again is so powerful, it can feel impossible to battle. That is why reinforcing methods of prevention, continued communication and tools for relapse are so important to use should this happen. Without the teachings, support and therapy offered in a rehab program, addicts might never recover from their addiction. Rehab should then be viewed, if for no other purpose, as a part of the recovery process which helps you recover, even when relapse happens.
A significant amount of people who attend rehab do so again at some point. The first thing you can do if you relapse and feel threatened by your circumstance is to call the rehab you went to and find out if they have availability so that you or a loved one can maneuver back into a safe environment.
Rehab costs can vary tremendously depending on what track is best suited for you. The good thing is that if you have insurance coverage, then there are plenty of opportunities for you to seek treatment, from a minimum of 2 hours a week to a 24-hour supervised program.
Your insurance will cover a significant portion of the stay. To find out more about the cost, call our admissions counselors for a thorough analysis at 866-233-1869.
What if I don’t have insurance?
If your insurance plan does not cover the cost of rehab, you can discuss other payment options with our admissions counselors. There are various scholarship and grant opportunities that The Hope Center accepts. Additionally, we offer financing plans so that you can outline a payment plan with an up to 6 month grace period after you leave treatment.
Should I go out of state for rehab?
Many clients benefit exponentially from going to rehab outside of their home state as triggers and opportunities to leave treatment are higher the closer to home you are. Also, we have found our clients enjoy a new environment, offering new people and activities that help them associate their recovery to a certain place and time. This change of scenery also allows many clients the opportunity to build a new, sober life somewhere they finally feel safe.
Can I lose my job if I go to rehab?
If you are in need of an inpatient rehabilitation, it is likely you may lose your job if you don’t get help. Regardless, all employers usually offer some sort of opportunity for treatment, which simultaneously protects the employee from being let go due to personal needs. The agreed upon belief is that if an employee is seeking help, then they are taking steps to improve on their role for the company.
Here are some options:
Employee Assistance Programs
You may self-enroll in an EAP, where you contact your corporate EAP counselor who can tell you if the Hope Center is a partner with their program offerings. In this way, your supervisor is not made aware of your reasoning for taking a leave of absence. If a supervisor themselves refers you to an EAP, then they may be part of the recovery process.
Family and Medical Leave Act
Check out the coverage in your employers FMLA, which details a certain number of unpaid leave days you may take due to personal issues. Some offer up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.
If you’re worried about your employer knowing about your choice to attend rehab, or have accumulated a significant number of vacation days, you may choose to use your vacation days for treatment.
If you simply can’t leave your job, we offer various outpatient treatment options, all beginning after 6pm in the evening to accommodate anyone’s work schedule.
Q: Will I be able to talk to my friends and family?
A: Family sessions will take place weekly, facilitated by a client’s personal therapist. The inpatient program is phased, and phone privileges will be allowed as a reward for good behavior, or simply as time progresses.
Q: How long will I be required to stay at The Hope Center? What is the standard length of inpatient treatment?
A: The length of your stay will depend upon a careful and individualized assessment completed by our team of licensed addiction specialists. Most likely, your stay will range anywhere from 30 to 90 days – though longer stays in inpatient facilities have been proven more effective in maintaining prolonged sobriety.
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