If you or someone you love has a truly serious addiction to drugs or alcohol, simply going to a group like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or an outpatient program may not have the complete range of services you need for treatment and support.Residential treatment centers for substance abuse are far more intense and immersive and set up for a successful long-lasting recovery. Why? Because you’re living in a substance-free zone around the clock with people just like you who want to get clean and turn their lives around. You won’t have a chance to step out of line because the option just won’t be available to you, and someone is always there to help you get through the tougher parts of the rehabilitation process.
But even though they’re more “intense” in that way, residential treatment centers for substance abuse can also help people to relax and focus on their treatment. This is due to the fact that patients are literally leaving their regular schedules and routines behind them and all of the stress that comes with them. There’s no worrying about missing a deadline at work or fighting with your spouse over something trivial—your “job” will become to focus on getting yourself clean.Read more: Substance Abuse Treatment
So, how can you get into a full-time inpatient rehab program?
Find the place for you. The first step in getting into a residential treatment facility is simply finding one that seems right for you. Traditional residential treatment programs focus solely on the addiction itself and follow a 12-step program, much like AA (though AA is not a full-time treatment program).However, today there are “alternative” programs in many facilities that involve activities like yoga, healthy eating, and even escaping into nature for hikes and meditation to help you form healthy habits. You may also wish to find a dual diagnosis program if you also suffer from a psychological troubles that are contributing to or impacting your addiction so that both issues can be treated concurrently.
Determine out how to pay
Once you’ve found residential treatment centers for substance abuse that seem to fit your needs, the next step is figuring out how you can pay. Most people go through their insurance, but it may not cover every associated cost—especially if you need to stay for longer than a few weeks. And what if you don’t have insurance?
Luckily, alternatives abound. There are many free faith-based rehab clinics, as well as state-sponsored facilities you can enter. And you may not even need to forego that private pay center you really want to go to if you ask them. Many places offer sliding scale fees and payment programs for patients with lower income or payment challenges.
As long as there’s a room available, all you have to do from that point is sign up, pack your bags, and check in. The thought of completely cutting yourself off from your life can be frightening but many addicts find that living in residential treatment centers for substance abuse is the best way to get clean. And make sure to read as much about the residential treatment center you’ll be visiting and ask questions up front so you know what to expect beforehand.
Whatever path to recovery you choose, our staff has access to hundreds of treatment centers to assure the best personalized treatment for you, then with continued follow up to help you make the transition to sober living as seamless as possible.
Our trained staff of professionals are qualified to help you assess what type of treatment will be the best fit to ensure you or your loved one gets the help you need.
But how does one go about finding the right program?
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