If you’re seeking drug rehabilitation for yourself, a family member, or someone you care for, one thing is for certain: there’s no shortage of questions you’re seeking answers to. We’ve compiled the following list of frequently asked questions from those considering drug rehab:
What is rehab?
Drug rehab refers to a program that includes assessment, detox, counseling, and aftercare preparation to help people get off, and stay off, drugs and alcohol.
Assessment: This stage’s goal is to tailor a treatment plan for the individual patient based on type, length, and severity of his or her addiction and any unique challenges that they face (such as co-occurring mental disorders or domestic abuse).
Detoxification: According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, detox is the process of “allowing the body to rid itself of a drug while managing the symptoms of withdrawal.” There are two basic approaches to detox: Medications can be prescribed that can gradually wean the body of the substance, or the natural approach can be used (quitting “cold-turkey”). Find out more about our detox center on our Alcohol and Drug Detox guide.
Therapy: This aspect of treatment can take many forms, but the purpose is to identify and treat the underlying physiological or behavioral issues that cause the person to use drugs – one-on-one therapy, group counseling, and mental health treatment are all examples.
Aftercare: To avoid relapse, successful substance abuse treatment must include a plan to help the individual maintain sobriety after they leave the treatment center. Examples of aftercare include 12-step programs, sober living homes, and ongoing counseling.
Do I need to go to rehab?
If substance abuse or addiction is negatively impacting your life or relationships, rehab can help.
Substance abuse and addiction have high costs, often adversely affecting work performance, personal relationships, and your physical health.
How long does rehab take?
Rehab programs can last anywhere from 28 days to a year or more.
Different programs and levels of addiction require different program lengths. If you are very addicted to a drug, you will likely take longer to fully rehabilitate than someone with a mild addiction. Also, the type of treatment program you choose will offer different duration options.
The common rehab lengths are:
What’s the difference between detox and rehab?
Rehab programs provide a process for recovering from drug addiction while detox is one step in that process when the body rids itself of the drug.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, detox is the process of “allowing the body to rid itself of a drug while managing the symptoms of withdrawal.” There are two basic approaches to detox: Medications can be prescribed that can gradually wean the body of the substance, or the natural approach can be used (quitting “cold-turkey”).
Detox can be completed on its own in a stand-alone facility or as part of the rehabilitation process at our rehab center. The rehabilitation process is made up of assessment, detox, therapy, and aftercare.
What’s the difference between rehab and recovery?
Rehab helps people stop using drugs and get over addiction; recovery is the lifelong process of abstaining from drugs – it includes rehab and continues after it.
Rehab is the initial part of recovery and has four stages, including assessment, detox, counseling, and aftercare. Recovery is the entire experience of getting off a drug and staying sober, encompassing the ongoing struggle to maintain abstinence and not relapse. Recovery includes the following steps, which start with the rehab process:
Acknowledgement: Recovery begins when you realize that you have a problem and decide to get help.
Assessment: Rehab starts with the screening process to determine the extent of the addiction.
Detoxification: The second step in rehab allows the body to cleanse itself from any drugs’ lingering toxins.
Therapy: The bulk of rehab is spent learning how to cope with underlying psychological issues and behavioral responses to drugs.
Aftercare: The final step of rehab facilitates a plan to stay involved in various accountability programs or counseling to build on the progress made in therapy and to maintain sobriety.
Abstinence: Recovery includes a lifelong commitment to be completely clean from drug usage through continued effort and by overcoming challenges that lead back into the addiction cycle.
How is drug addiction treated?
Drug addiction is treated with behavioral therapy and, sometimes, medication during a four-step process.
Addiction treatment can be broken into four stages:
Assessment: This stage’s goal is to tailor a treatment plan for the individual patient based on type, length, and severity of his or her addiction, and any unique challenges that they face (such as co-occurring mental disorders or domestic abuse).
Detoxification: According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, detox is the process of “allowing the body to rid itself of a drug while managing the symptoms of withdrawal.” There are two basic approaches to detox: Medications can be prescribed that can gradually wean the body of the substance, or the “natural” approach can be used (quitting “cold-turkey”).
Therapy: This aspect of treatment can take many forms, but the idea here is to identify and treat the underlying physiological or behavioral issues that cause the person to use drugs – one-on-one therapy, group counseling, and mental health treatment are all examples.
Aftercare: To avoid relapse, successful substance abuse treatment must include a plan to help the individual maintain sobriety after they leave the treatment center. Examples of aftercare include joining 12-step programs, AA alternatives, sober living homes, and ongoing counseling.
What’s the difference between individual and group therapy?
Therapists guide individual therapy, giving patients more time to speak compared to group therapy where everyone shares and learns from each other.
Individual therapy and group therapy both use similar therapy techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but how they implement the goals of those therapies are different. In individual therapy, the strategies employed and the conversation itself is more one-sided, with the therapist guiding the conversation or the patient talking, whereas, in group therapy, everyone in the group is contributing and learning from each other, albeit in a facilitator-guided atmosphere.
Individual therapy may be best for people struggling with a specific trauma that they wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing with other individuals.
Group therapy, on the other hand, is good for those who want to practice strategies with others, which is more similar to the real world and everyday life.
For the most part, rehab programs use a mixture of both individual and group therapy, but most free 12-step programs or alternatives solely use group therapy.
What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment?
Inpatient means the patient stays in a facility overnight, while outpatient means they attend therapy for part of the day but return home at night.
Inpatient treatment requires patients to live in the facility (usually full-time), while outpatient centers are typically more flexible and do not include overnight services. Each treatment option offers a different approach and has a different ability to meet addicts’ needs.
One variance is with partial hospitalization. Unlike full hospitalization, partial hospitalization services are not overnight. However, partial hospitalization is still considered “inpatient” because of the extensive nature of their services and the nearly full-time commitment.
What is living at Evolutions treatment center like?
At Evolutions Treatment center we are a highly-structured facilities with planned activities and services each day, the benefit is that each person is held accountable each day. Meals are provided in detox and in rehab you are given the opportunity to cook your own meals, and the days are structured with group therapy, activities, watching informational videos, and individual counseling, Yoga, accupuncture, Canine Therapy,Massages, personal training, outdoor activities and more.
What are the living accommodations like?
Our patients can expect to either stay in a room with one or two other people or have their own suite (at additional cost).
Our living accommodations include a pool, garden, relaxation lounge, movie theater, spa room, game room, gym, library,virtual reality lounge.
To take a virtual a tour of our Miami facility : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_fDxZFT00M
To take a virtual tour of our Fort Lauderdale facility: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z59tdNL5bE0
Does my Insurance Covers Rehab and Detox ?
Accepted insurance plans can vary by rehab facility; for example, we accept most major insurance plans including: Cigna, Blue Cross, United and are in network with Aetna, Beacon, First Health, Magellan,AvMed,GHI , Prime Health and Tricare. We work with you and your insurance carrier, though we recommend you confirm with your insurance yourself.
Rehab is certainly an investment, but it’s an investment for your future self to create a wholesome and rewarding life. Instead of spending years of your life away from those you love, let’s rebuild relationships and put in that hard work to create a better life.
What is the Intake Process Like in Rehab?
During the intake process, you will generally meet with a doctor, a psychologist, and/or a counselor or therapist. Intake is merely an interview process that serves to admit you into a given substance abuse treatment program. Your medical history — including your mental health history — will be reviewed, and sometimes a physical exam and mental health screening will be performed at this time, too. You’ll likely be asked about the circumstances surrounding your substance abuse, such as events that led to it.
Is smoking allowed at Evolutions treatment center?
Yes ! Smoking is allowed
What should I bring to rehab?
We encourage patients to bring only the bare necessities.
14 days of casual clothing
Current prescribed medications
All over-the-counter medications must be unopened
Hygiene items like toothbrushes, etc.
Can I have visitors at rehab?
Evolutions will not allow visitors early in treatment but will after the initial period.
Evolutions treatment center will not allow visitors initially because it is important for the patient to bond with their group members and therapists. Also, seeing loved-ones can cause undue stress to a patient who is just starting the process. After the initial period of treatment, we allow visitors during visiting hours and have designated spaces for the patient to visit with loved ones. After the patient has progressed, we also allow patients to leave the center for short periods of time.
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