Attending drug addiction treatment is a huge step in the recovery process, but the thought of going to rehab may make you feel uncertain. You might be wondering if you’ll be able to afford it, what kind of environment you’ll be in or what happens when you leave treatment. It’s normal to have questions when making such a life-changing decision, so we’ve compiled an informational guide that answers the most frequently asked questions we receive.
If you struggle with substance abuse, dependence or addiction, rehab is often the most effective way to begin recovery. Drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be incredibly uncomfortable and even dangerous, which often prevents most people from maintaining sobriety for long. Even after overcoming the withdrawal phase, a person may not have effective strategies for reducing cravings or preventing relapses. In rehab, a medical detox period helps you safely overcome withdrawal symptoms. The treatment that follows helps you learn new ways of thinking, address the underlying causes of your addiction and find strategies that help you achieve long-term sobriety.
The best way to keep costs manageable is to use your health insurance. Health insurance providers typically cover some or all of the costs of rehab, though each plan may differ in the types of treatment they cover. If you’re paying for rehab without insurance, The Recovery Village Columbus can create an affordable payment plan that you pay off over time. Publicly-funded clinics often offer free or low-cost addiction treatment services as well.
First, look for an accredited, licensed treatment facility; these certifications show that the location provides a certain standard of care. It’s also important to find a location that provides dual diagnosis treatment, meaning they will treat your addiction as well as any underlying mental health disorders. From there, you can choose a facility based on your personal preferences, financial situation and desired location.
Though it may vary based on your specific needs and treatment plan, the average length of stay in a rehab facility is around 35 to 45 days.
If your workplace has a strict drug-free policy in place, they may terminate your employment. In most situations, however, employers are not allowed to retaliate against or punish employees who use FMLA or vacation time to attend drug or alcohol treatment.
Our addiction treatment facility is located at 3964 Hamilton Square Boulevard in Groveport, Ohio.
The family often plays an important role in the recovery process. In addition to family weekends and phone calls, we provide family therapy that allows loved ones to improve communication, reconcile past problems and heal together throughout treatment.
While you’re in drug rehab, doctors see you on a routine basis to adjust treatment, provide medications and monitor overall progress. Outside of doctor visits, you will have access to nurses, addiction specialists, counselors and other support staff.
The Recovery Village Columbus is not a locked facility, though clients who carry risks of self-harm or pose a danger to others will follow additional security and safety protocols. All visitors are screened to ensure no prohibited materials or unwanted guests enter the facility.
Healing takes place in a variety of locations, including the outdoors. We offer holistic therapies like equine and adventure therapy, outdoor hikes, bonfires and other recreational activities around and outside the facility.
Clients are allowed to take cigarette breaks in designated areas. However, e-cigarettes and vaping products are not allowed, and clients must bring enough cigarettes to last their entire stay. Additionally, cigarettes must come in their original, unopened packaging.
While 12-step rehab programs are an option at our facility, our core treatment involves individual and group therapy as well as addiction counseling.
Rehab is just the beginning of the recovery journey. After treatment ends, it’s time to use the strategies you learned as you transition back into day-to-day life. Maintaining sobriety can still be challenging, especially in the early days, which is why we offer comprehensive aftercare services.
Aftercare is an important part of continuing lifelong recovery. With the help of post-rehab services, you can find immediate assistance when you’re struggling with triggers, cravings and other risky situations. Our individualized aftercare services include relapse prevention plans, addiction support group meetings, follow-up appointments and access to a wide range of recovery resources.
Our aftercare services include alumni programs like group events, phone check-ins, online and in-person support groups, addiction counseling and other recovery resources.
Sober living facilities allow people to continue early recovery in a supportive and substance-free environment. These are ideal for people who wish to further practice their coping skills while transitioning back to their normal lives, as well as people whose home environments may be unsupportive or filled with substance-related triggers.
If you or a loved one are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, The Recovery Village Columbus is ready to help. Our intake coordinators can answer your questions about treatment, discuss insurance options and get you started on the path to lifelong recovery. Contact us today.
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