The decision to go to rehab is rarely an easy one, and it leaves many people feeling uncertain and full of questions. If you or a loved one are about to take the first step toward long-term recovery, it’s helpful to understand what rehab and treatment are like. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that we receive from clients, and the answers can help you better understand and prepare for the lifelong journey you’re about to begin.

Questions About Addiction Treatment

Why should I go to drug and alcohol rehab?

There are a variety of reasons to go to rehab, but the biggest ones are that rehab helps reverse the effects of drug addiction and increases the chances of maintaining long-term sobriety.

How much does drug and alcohol rehab cost?

The average cost of substance abuse treatment can vary widely depending on whether you choose a public, private or luxury facility. You may spend nothing at a free clinic but spend $1,500 to $8,000 for treatment at a publicly funded location. Luxury locations can be drastically higher, ranging from $20,000 to $60,000 for treatment. The costs also vary depending on the type of treatment you need, the severity of your addiction and the length of treatment.

Can I use insurance to pay for drug and alcohol rehab?

When paying for rehab, insurance is one of the most effective ways to minimize costs. Most health insurance providers will cover some or all of the costs of rehab treatment, though providers may only cover certain facilities, types of treatment and levels of care.

Will I be able to continue my medication during my addiction treatment?

Typically, you will be able to continue taking any medications you are prescribed. However, your rehab physician may alter your prescription if it negatively interacts with any medication-assisted treatment (MAT) you are given.

How long is drug rehab?

Drug and alcohol treatment programs can vary widely in length depending on the type of treatment and severity of the addiction. Typically, treatment at The Recovery Village takes 35 to 45 days.

Can I work virtually while at addiction treatment?

Typically, facility staff does not recommend that inpatient clients work while in treatment. The schedule of treatment, recreation and therapy is specifically designed to promote healing and recovery in a stress-free environment. Introducing work to the equation can create new stressors that affect the recovery process. However, clients in outpatient treatment can work remotely as they are not staying onsite at the facility. Computer access within the facility is limited for clients.

Questions About Life at The Recovery Village

Where is The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab located?

The Recovery Village is located at 633 Umatilla Boulevard in Umatilla, Florida. In addition to our Umatilla location, we have substance abuse treatment facilities throughout Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Washington, Maryland and New Jersey.

Do you treat co-occurring mental health disorders?

Yes, our multidisciplinary team of experts provides treatment for substance abuse as well as co-occurring mental health disorders. Since addiction and mental health are often intertwined, it’s important to treat both to maximize the chances of long-term recovery.

What does an average day at drug rehab look like?

When staying at a rehab facility, clients will follow a schedule that includes individual and group therapy, physician visits, mealtimes, recreational activities and free periods. For example, a client may get breakfast, attend individual therapy, have lunch, visit their physician, have recreational time, eat dinner, attend group therapy and then take time to be alone or with peers.

Can my family visit me at drug and alcohol rehab?

Yes, there are designated family weekends and other opportunities to meet with family members. Family involvement in substance abuse treatment can be important, and we provide family therapy for addiction to help families heal, process trauma and find effective ways to communicate.

Can I have my electronics while in rehab for addiction treatment?

To help promote healing and remove outside stressors, we do not allow electronics with cameras or internet access, such as tablets or laptops. After a 72-hour stabilization period, cell phone use is allowed for 20-minute intervals three times per week.

How often will I see my physician or clinician during addiction treatment?

It depends on the type of treatment you are receiving, but you always have around-the-clock access to support staff, nurses and counselors outside of clinical visits. Your interactions with doctors will typically be to monitor progress, adjust treatment and address issues.

Will I be able to smoke at drug and alcohol rehab?

Patients can take cigarette breaks during designated periods determined by your treatment team. You must bring cigarettes in their original, unopened packaging — make sure that you have enough to last your entire stay. E-cigarettes and vape products are not allowed, but smoking cessation products can be provided.

Questions About Life After Treatment

What happens after drug and alcohol rehab?

Rehab is just the beginning of the recovery journey. After rehab, you can expect to continue support group meetings, have routine check-ins with addiction professionals and make use of a wide range of resources and tools for long-term sobriety.

Does The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab provide aftercare services?

As part of helping clients improve their chances of long-term recovery, we provide aftercare services that continue support long after rehab ends. Transitioning back to daily life without substances can be challenging, so we help clients create relapse prevention plans and follow individualized strategies that help them continue recovery independently.

Does The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab have an alumni program?

Yes, our alumni program includes the aforementioned aftercare services as well as access to recovery groups, meetings, 24/7 phone support, online and live events, follow-up calls and much more.

What are sober living communities?

Sober living communities help people adjust back to day-to-day life in a supportive environment. For some clients, returning home means facing a variety of overwhelming triggers and challenges that are difficult to overcome in early recovery. A sober living house allows someone to continue practicing recovery skills and receive ongoing peer support while staying in a substance-free home.

If you have any other questions or are ready to begin treatment, The Recovery Village is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about the many treatment programs we offer and find a plan that helps you reach a happier, healthier future.

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