When someone recognizes that they or someone they know is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, the most effective approach to recovery is professional treatment. The type of addiction treatment programs that best suit a person’s needs will depend on what kind of facility someone decides to attend. Some of the most common drug and alcohol rehab programs include:
- Medical detox
- Inpatient treatment
- Residential treatment
- Partial hospitalization programs
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Outpatient programs
The treatment program that someone chooses typically depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of their addiction and the level of care they need. Many drug treatment programs can be individualized to address substance use and co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders may include mental health disorders like depression and anxiety.
Commonly Asked Questions About Addiction Treatment Programs
If you have questions about rehab or which treatment program could work for you, these frequently asked questions could provide answers
- Does insurance cover addiction treatment?
Most addiction treatment facilities will work with private health insurance companies, but your coverage will depend on your insurance company and policy details. You can use this insurance form to determine the possible coverage you may receive at The Recovery Village’s facilities.
- Can friends or family visit me during my stay?
A family’s role in addiction treatment is often essential to your long-term recovery. Having a support network provides many benefits for addiction recovery. Visitation arrangements are typically be made through communication with your therapist at most rehab centers. Family therapy sessions allow family members to come to the facility and participate in counseling with you.
- What kind of clothing should I pack?
Most facilities will provide you with a list of what is acceptable and what is not. Typically, one to two week’s worth of seasonally appropriate clothing is advisable, including comfortable sleepwear, modest swimwear and pants other than yoga pants. Double-check with intake staff to ensure that you pack the right clothes for rehab.
- Can I keep my job while attending treatment?
While jobs and careers are meaningful, you’ll need to put your overall health first when seeking addiction treatment. Most employers have family medical leave options for such situations. Most facility’s case managers will work with you and your employer throughout your treatment stay. Your information will remain private at most rehab centers and your presence in rehab will be kept confidential.
- Can I bring my cell phone and computer?
Attending rehab may seem like it could be lonely and you may wonder if you can have a cell phone in rehab. Personal computers and cell phones are typically not permitted during treatment. However, your therapist will coordinate the use of electronic equipment during your treatment stay if necessary. Usually, your cell phone will be safely stored upon your arrival to a rehab center and returned to you upon discharge.
- Can I smoke cigarettes in rehab?
Addiction treatment is challenging and total abstinence from drugs and alcohol is difficult at first. Some rehab centers allow clients to bring sealed tobacco products to rehab. If you feel you are not ready to quit smoking, cigarette smoking may be allowed outdoors at designated times and places. Additionally, smoking cessation therapy and products are often offered at all levels of treatment in many facilities.
- Will I need money during my stay?
Depending on the addiction treatment facility you choose and what level of care you are in, you may be allowed to bring cash or prepaid cards to rehab for small expenditures, but overall, you will probably not need a credit or debit card during rehab. These items will be kept in a locked, secure location.
- Can I send or receive mail or packages during rehab?
Having support is critical to addiction recovery and mail from family members can be very therapeutic. To keep each client safe, mail and packages may be sent to rehab, and all mail will likely need to be opened and searched by a staff member in your presence.
- What does an average day in rehab look like?
An average day in treatment will look different according to your level of care and the type of rehab facility you choose. Typically, an average day in rehab will include set wake-up and lights-out times, with medical programming, group therapy and individual counseling interspersed at various times during the day.
When developing your specialized treatment program, health care providers keep in mind what care you will likely benefit from. Your treatment providers will make every attempt to keep activities, groups, and sessions informative, stimulating, challenging and interesting to promote growth and more in-depth understanding for each person attending.
- How long does drug and alcohol rehab last?
Typically, 30, 60 and 90-day programs are available at most facilities. However, the duration of your stay in rehab can vary depending on the treatment program you’re in and the progress you make during treatment. Each individual comes into treatment with different needs to address. The treatment stay can range from a week in detox to up to 45 days or longer of residential care. Every person is treated for their unique needs and we provide a continuum of care to meet these needs on an individual basis.
- Can I still take my usual medications while in detox and rehab?
Your treatment providers will review all of your current medications upon your arrival. Medications could be continued if deemed necessary. Typically, no narcotic medications, opened pill or vitamin bottles or any medications containing alcohol will be allowed on-site at a rehab center.
Frequently Asked Questions about The Recovery Village
Knowing what to expect during rehab at The Recovery Village can help you successfully prepare for treatment and have a positive rehab experience in our care.
- What kinds of substance addictions do you treat?
The Recovery Village treats drug and alcohol addictions, including those involving prescription and illicit opioids, alcohol, stimulants, marijuana, other prescription drugs, and inhalants. At The Recovery Village, we offer dual diagnosis treatment to address substance addictions in addition to co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety and depression.
- Do you have a handicap program?
The Recovery Village does have ADA-compliant facilities and can work with most disabled individuals.
- Do you treat co-occurring mental disorders?
Yes. We treat co-occurring addictions and mental health disorders, including drug and alcohol addictions that occur with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. Each client will be screened by medical and clinical staff during admissions to determine if they need co-occurring disorders treatment.
If someone has a dual diagnosis, they have multiple issues like a substance use disorder with an eating disorder, substance addiction and depression or an eating disorder and anxiety. Co-occurring addictions and mental health issues are common and the majority of clients will have more than one problem to be addressed. Our multidisciplinary treatment team can evaluate and treat clients in a dual diagnosis program.
- What’s your confidentiality policy?
Your privacy is important to us. We follow the federal HIPAA guidelines and all communication must be approved by you with written consent. Your treatment will be confidential at our centers.
- Where are you located?
The Recovery Village has facilities located across the country, with centers in Florida, Colorado, Ohio and Washington state. We offer specialized treatment centers for sober living, rehab exclusively for IAFF members and treatment for teens as well.
- I don’t drive. Do you have a pickup service?
Traveling to an unfamiliar place for recovery can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. The Recovery Village currently does not have a pickup service and does not pay for travel. However, our staff can assist with the coordination of travel arrangements to ensure safe arrival and departure to and from any of our facilities.
- What levels of care do you offer?
At The Recovery Village locations, we offer a continuum of treatment programs that can be individualized to each client to address their unique situation. Our levels of care vary by facility, but between all of our centers, we offer:
- What are your accommodations like?
Drug rehab amenities may determine which treatment facility you decide to attend. Depending on which location of The Recovery Village you attend, the accommodations will vary. However, most of our facilities offer comfortable, semi-private rooms with bathrooms. Most rooms will have accommodations for two people. For residential clients, living spaces promote rest and comfort during the rehab process.
- What opportunities are available for exercise and outdoor recreation?
Our recreational activities vary from facility to facility, but at our Florida facility, we have an outdoor pool and exercise equipment. Clients are provided with opportunities to participate in yoga and other wellness activities. In addition, a basketball hoop and outdoor courtyards are available.
Indoor and outdoor recreational amenities like pools, gyms, yoga and basketball courts are offered at most locations of The Recovery Village, but amenities vary by facility.
- What holistic programs do you provide?
If you’re interested in holistic drug rehab, The Recovery Village may be able to accommodate some holistic therapy requests. We believe spirituality is an integral part of the recovery process. In addition, yoga, meditation, and mindful meditation therapies are supported at most locations of The Recovery Village.
- How often will I see a doctor?
A physician is typically available at The Recovery Village every day. How many times you see a doctor will depend on your specific treatment plan and the level of care you are in. Typically, doctor visits may be more frequent in intensive care like detox and inpatient. Doctor visits may be less frequent during lower levels of care.
- How often will I see a therapist?
Every client will participate in a therapeutic activity schedule based on their level of care and their individual rehabilitation goals. How often people see a therapist depends on their treatment plan, usually. Clients can also anticipate individual and family therapy sessions throughout each week during their treatment stay.
- Do you have doctors and nurses on site?
Yes. We have 24-hour nursing care in the detox and residential programs. Our doctors are full-time employees and are on-site at our facilities daily.
- How does the staff know my individual treatment goals?
Every client at The Recovery Village will participate in the development of an individualized treatment plan with their therapist. In addition, all individualized treatment plans are coordinated through the multidisciplinary treatment team.
- How is The Recovery Village different?
The Recovery Village focuses on healing from addiction physically, mentally and emotionally, and we treat the underlying causes of addiction to promote long-term recovery. We are a full-service rehab center offering a continuum of programs that treat drug addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders. We believe everyone who wants to recover from addiction deserves to receive the highest quality of care, and that’s what we strive to provide at our centers.