It takes a courageous individual to admit they have a problem with drugs and alcohol. If you’ve finally reached the point where you are ready to enter a treatment program, you should feel proud of yourself. While addiction treatment is not easy, it will change your life for the better.
When you battle a ferocious disease like addiction, treatment is the only option to regain a peace of mind. We know that you may be feeling anxious at this point, which is expected, or you may be second-guessing if you need treatment. All of these emotions are normal, but you must keep in mind that your drug or alcohol abuse will eventually catch up to you.
If you have thought about help, or if you are feeling ready to enter treatment, it means you’ve reached a fork in the road and need a change. Addiction treatment follows a unique path because no two cases are the same. With all this said, we receive many questions from potential clients who are considering entering a recovery program.
California Highlands Addiction Treatment’s admissions department will help you better understand how addiction treatment works, and what we provide that can help you make an informed decision about your future. The goal of this article is to answer some questions you may have.
What Is The Science Behind Addiction?
Addiction is portrayed differently on television or film than what happens in reality, so we feel it is crucial to discuss some of these misrepresentations.
While the stigma attached to the disease continues to deteriorate because of widespread discussions about addiction, it’s terrible to bear witness to the volume of people falling victim every day to severe substance use disorders.
Scientists have worked tirelessly to learn more about the condition, and over time, we have discovered it is a disease that affects our reward centers and causes changes in our pathways. It used to be viewed as a bad habit, which has changed how treatment is approached.
Most cases related to addiction cause people to lose control of their lives, while others are not aware that their drug or alcohol abuse is a problem until they try to stop. As we’ve started to learn more, we know that addiction will progress over time when left untreated. In many cases, it will be fatal. If you treat the underlying issues, however, you can avoid the potentially dire consequences, which include rifts in your relationships, financial struggles, or poor health.
What Can I Expect When I Go To Treatment?
Addiction treatment continues to evolve and better utilize the available resources to treat clients. It’s been perfected to help an individual overcome their physical symptoms while treating the chemical dependency portion as well. The treatment center will also disperse resources to manage social and psychological issues that may strain the client’s life.
Even if you are not experiencing “rock bottom” per se, you should expect your addiction to cause social, legal, or financial problems eventually.
Treatment will involve a combination of medical professionals who provide information about all of your needs. You may also work with case managers to assist you with daily tasks, which include looking for housing, managing your finances, or finding a job.
Addiction treatment is broken into four categories:
Medically Managed Inpatient Services (Medical Detox)
When a client checks into detox, they should expect 24-hour care during the withdrawal phase, which is the most intensive phase of treatment. In most cases, it will consist of medication that helps the client overcome some of their uncomfortable or deadly withdrawal symptoms. Medicine may also be used to taper the client off some drugs or alcohol. The process can last anywhere from five to seven days, but in some cases, the client may stay longer if the clinicians see fit.
Inpatient Treatment (Residential)
A potential client will be placed in this stage of treatment if they did not attend a formal detox but require intensive around-the-clock care.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
Those who enter into intensive outpatient treatment should expect to complete more than nine hours of therapy weekly and return home when sessions are finished for the day. A partial hospitalization program (PHP) falls under this category as well, but it requires you to attend more than 20 hours of treatment each week.
Outpatient treatment is not as intensive as the other phases, as it requires you to attend weekly therapy for nine hours or fewer. It is the perfect option for someone who needs to maintain their career or education while treating their addiction.
What Level Of Care Does Your Facility Offer?
California Highlands Addiction Treatment is a widely regarded treatment facility that offers evidence-based approaches that address your current needs. Some of these include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- 12-Step Program
- Celebrate Recovery
- Motivational Interviewing
- Dual Diagnosis
- Life Skills Development
- Client Care Coordination
- Relapse Prevention
Although many therapy types are at your disposal, it’s unlikely you’ll be assigned to them all. Our facility takes pride in addressing multiple needs with various approaches.
How Can I Afford Treatment?
When surveyed, cost emerged as the No. 1 reason why people do pursue addiction treatment. We understand that addiction treatment is not cheap, but our facility can work with you to overcome this hurdle. California Highlands Addiction Treatment works with several major insurance companies to help lower the cost for, in some cases, life-sustaining help. We accept coverage from the following providers:
- Blue Shield
The coverage you receive depends on your specific plan and provider, but we encourage you to reach out to one of our knowledgeable intake specialists to determine what your insurance will cover. You can also reach out to an insurance agent directly to find out what you are eligible to receive.
But Is It Worth The Cost?
When you understand the long-term cost of maintaining an addiction, you’ll know that treatment will save you money. We are aware that some think they are not affected by drug or alcohol abuse. However, at some point, it can all come crashing down. You will, at some point, run into some challenges, such as losing your job or draining your bank account to afford your habit. You also could get arrested and or endure other costly legal problems.
Ok, But How Comfortable Is Your Facility?
Comfort is one of our main goals. We ensure that our clients feel at home by paying attention to tiny details they may not have noticed. We are a luxury rehab, so you will find amenities similar to that of a resort. Previous clients in our alumni program can attest to how positive their experience was with us.
I’m Ready For Treatment – What Should I Bring?
Our Facility Will Provide Most Of What You Need, But We Do Require You To Bring Some Items For Your Stay. These Include:
- A cell phone to use while en route to our treatment center
- A picture ID card
- A valid insurance card
- A credit or debit card
- Over-the-counter medication
- Contact information
- A prescription card for any medication prescribed by your doctor