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If you are researching drug and alcohol rehabilitation for yourself or a loved one, you have come to the right place. Rehab Resources aims to provide information on frequently asked questions, educate visitors about facilities that offer rehab services, as well as provide resources for additional rehab learning. We hope our site finds you or you're loved on a journey towards a healthier life.
FAQIf you are just beginning your rehab research, you may be full of questions as to what rehab entails and what to expect. We hope the information below alleviates some of that anxiety and helps you to feel more informed.
What exactly is rehab?Rehab, short for rehabilitation, is the process of treating addictions and can encompass a wide range of approaches and treatments. Individuals that are dependent on alcohol, prescription drugs, or any other drug or substance may choose to seek out professional rehabilitation services to break their dependency/addiction to said substances.
What is inpatient rehab?Inpatient rehab requires an individual to live at a rehabilitation facility for a specific amount of time. During that time, the individual is monitored and receives medical and psychological care to help them through the beginning stages of breaking their dependency. Most stays at an inpatient facility are approximately 30 days, but lengths can vary. During an inpatient stay, individuals learn tools to remain sober and clean once leaving the inpatient facility.
What is outpatient rehab?Outpatient rehab requires an individual to report to a facility at set times for a designated time frame. For example, some outpatient programs meet daily for eight hours. Others may meet only once a week. Outpatient programs require more discipline on the part of the individual seeking treatment as they may not be free from all temptations and previous lifestyle choices. It also requires the individual to work on their treatment plan more independently.
Will my family need to be involved with my rehab treatment?That depends entirely on the type of facility you choose. Some facilities feel that the involvement of family is imperative in the treatment of the individual with a dependency. These facilities usually offer some type of therapy for family members of addicts as well. There are also facilities that do not require the involvement of anyone other than the individual seeking treatment. It is merely a personal preference as to which facility type would work best for you.
Will my insurance cover any rehab expenses?This varies depending on your insurance coverage and the facility. Certain medical and mental health costs should be covered, but it is important to speak to a representative from your insurance carrier first. They may have in-network and out-of-network providers that can greatly vary in cost. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 has helped. This law states that individuals that have mental health coverage must receive the same benefits for substance abuse treatment. Be sure to ask your insurance carrier how this law affects your coverage and what they will cover. Also, some insurance companies may cover certain lengths of stays at an inpatient facility or a particular length of treatment at an outpatient facility. Be sure to get all of this information before seeking treatment if you are hoping that the costs will be covered by your insurance.
What can I expect during an inpatient rehab stay?The first part of the stay will involve a detox from the substance(s) you are dependent on. You may experience withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, sweats, depression, even seizures. You may be prescribed medication to help with withdrawal symptoms such as shakiness, nausea, and sweating. You will also be provided with both group and individual therapy during your stay. After you leave inpatient care, it is important to continue therapy or join a support group.
Our site provides a list of the most common types of addictions and resources. However, addiction is sometimes difficult to identify. You will have to make your assessment of your situation. It has been said that "no one can decide for another if he or she is addicted". In other words, the person suspected of having an addiction is the only one that can "decide" if they need treatment for a problem. Others may be quite sure that the person is addicted based on their behavior, lifestyle, actions, or attitude but that doesn't mean that the person you feel this way about is willing to get help.