Most inpatient and outpatient treatment programs span anywhere from 30 days to 90 days. Research has shown that longer programs lead to a better chance of preventing relapse. Keep in mind that there isn’t a “cure” for addiction, so recovery and continued sobriety will be a lifelong struggle for most addicts. Continuing post-care treatment in the form of counseling, support groups, and sobriety coaches can help addicts remain sober.
While your rehabilitation professionals will help guide you towards the treatment that’s right for you, outpatient treatment is typically only recommended for people who abuse drugs or alcohol but are not yet addicted, or for patients who have successfully completed an inpatient program without relapse who need continued support to remain sober.
Detox looks different for everyone and withdrawal symptoms vary according the type and severity of addiction. Common drug & alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:
- Severe depression
- Mood swings
- Extreme cravings
- Aching muscles and bones
- Heart palpitations and arrhythmias
- Trouble breathing
- Racing heart
- Stomach issues including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
Withdrawal symptoms following detox typically last anywhere from a matter of days to a few weeks. During this time, constant medical supervision is critical to ensure the patient’s safety, as some withdrawal symptoms can be fatal. It is not recommended that
During intake the medical staff will do a complete assessment of your medical history and determine the best course for your treatment. In severe cases, physicians will sometimes prescribe medicines such as Methadone and Suboxone to help a patient through the period of withdrawal.
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- Intake: During intake the medical team does an analysis and designs a treatment plan based upon the patient’s medical history and current drug use.
- Detox: After the intake process is complete, the patient will begin detox, during which the body is cleansed of all traces of drugs and alcohol.
- Rehabilitation: Once detox is finished, the patient begins intensive therapy in the form of individual, group, and family counseling. This may be done in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.
- Recovery: After finishing their treatment plans, patients should continue with post-treatment recovery to help them maintain sobriety. Continued recovery includes a number of options including ongoing therapy and counseling, community support groups, sober home living, and sobriety coaching.
Though you will have to check with your current provider to find out the specific coverage under your insurance plan, most insurance companies do compensate at least part of the expense, if not all, of inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. Our agents can help you navigate the specifics of your insurance coverage and clarify what is and is not covered.
If your insurance plan does not cover substance addiction and abuse treatment, there may be other resources available to you including public insurance plans or facilities that are partially or wholly government subsidized. Additionally, many drug rehab centers are run as non-profit entities that offer reduced rates to qualified, low income clients who need economic assistance. To find out more about your options for affordable treatment, please give us a call today.