The following is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Trusted Drug Rehab. If these topics do not answer your questions, please feel free to fill out our Contact Us form with your inquiries.
Q: Why choose Trusted Drug Rehab?
A: All the facilities we work with are fully accredited through a national agency such as CARF or The Joint Commision.
We are dedicated to providing the best environment for individuals to recover in with an extremely qualified staff of treatment specialists. We deal with all facets of drug addiction recovery, including help with locating the right detox location for you before treatment therapy and helping with adjustment back into society after treatment is finished.
Furthermore, we take a more holistic approach to recovery by offering nutritious diet plans, the ability to learn about meditation, physical fitness and faith-based teachings.
Q: What is different about Christian rehab programs?
A: Those individuals who recognize themselves as Christians often go through unique trials and tribulations as they attempt to deal with their drug or alcohol addiction and the rehab process itself. In many ways, the recovery process becomes a spiritual journey as well as a mental and physical journey.
Many Christians who are struggling with substance abuse will find success in their recovery with the 12-step method of treatment. This has been a tried and true approach to recovery for many decades, and it is also a good way to transition into regular everyday life because free 12-step meetings are provided all over the nation at all different times for those in or out of rehab.
In addition to providing a 12-step method of treatment, there are also family and conjoint marriage counseling sessions available to patients. We can help you find a drug rehabilitation center focused on the Christian faith.
Q: What drug addictions do you treat?
A: At the best treatment centers, the primary focus is on helping patients who are struggling with substance addictions. This includes drug and alcohol addictions. In this day and age, the most common substances of abuse are alcohol, heroin, cocaine or crack, meth and prescription medications. We treat addictions to all of these drugs and others as well.
Many of those who struggle with the disease of addiction also suffer from other psychiatric disorders, like chronic depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or PTSD. We take this into account with each patient we work with by using dual diagnosis to acknowledge and treat both the addiction and the parallel psychiatric disorder.
Q: What is dual diagnosis?
A: Dual diagnosis occurs when the illness of addiction is combined with a mental illness in an individual. This is a common occurrence among addicts, and it is estimated that approximately 65% of those suffering from drug or alcohol addiction will also have an underlying mental illness to cope with.
It is important that rehab centers use dual diagnosis when helping to treat their patients because if only the addiction is treated or only the mental illness is treated, it is unlikely that the individual will experience lasting recovery.
Much of a dual diagnosis work is done in therapy. Alongside a licensed and trained counselor, patients can get to the root of what caused their addiction in the first place. Many times, an underlying mental illness such as bipolar disorder or chronic depression causes in an individual to turn to drugs or alcohol for self treatment. Other times, the addiction itself leads to a mental illness, such as anxiety disorder or ADHD. In either case, both issues must be treated in rehab.
Q: What treatment programs are available?
A: Every addiction case is different, and we take this into account with each person we help. At most addiction treatment facilities, they offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, and they also cater to those who have finished a treatment program but are still looking for help transitioning into normal, every day life from rehab.
Q: What happens in detox?
A: A huge part of recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is the detox process. This can be a difficult process for addicts as it is essentially the time frame in which the body needs to physically take itself off of the drugs it has been used to having in its system.
Some drugs are easier to detox from than others. During detox from select drugs, headaches or slight nausea may be present. But with other drugs like cocaine or heroin, those who are undergoing detoxification may experience very uncomfortable sensations, such as extreme nausea, vomiting, migraine headaches and even hallucinations.
For this reason and for the safety of the patient, it is important that detoxification takes place at a licensed drug rehab facility. No one should ever attempt to detox themselves from a substance on their own at home, and this is true even if they have help from a friend or family member because medical monitoring must take place during the detox process.
Q: Do rehab centers help with the detox process?
A: Detox is essential for quality recovery from an addiction. Some rehabilitation centers will also detox their patients before therapy begins. But it is important to note that detox is not the same as rehab. It simply paves the way for rehab. That is why we are for referrals to treatment centers where detoxification can take place in a medically monitored environment.
Q: How long are residential treatment programs?
A: Most of the residential treatment programs we offer last for 90 days, but there are some monthly treatment programs that will last for 30 days. During treatment time, individuals will spend all of their time on the treatment center’s campus. They will sleep and eat there.
At the beginning of the program, there will be only minimal contact with the outside world, and this includes family contact as well. As the program progresses, family time will be integrated into your progress, and you may be able to start doing some or your school or regular work again. All of this will be planned out on a case by case basis. Each individual will be assessed and reassessed throughout the program to gauge progress.
Q: How do you help with post-program care?
A: We take care of all of our patients during rehabilitation on campus, but we also help you to reintegrate into your normal lives. After a residential treatment program of 30 or 90 days has been completed, you will hopefully be having significant outside contact with your friends and family members as well as with your school or job. If you are looking for work, that process should be ongoing as well.
With most patients, an intensive outpatient program is offered upon completion of an inpatient program. Some individuals will choose to participate in a sober living program in which they can reside with others who are also sober before they make their way into the “real world.” This is a transitional period during which patients may need to be periodically drug tested, and attendance at counseling appointments or 12-step meetings will be required.
Q: Are Christian drug treatment facilities free?
A: Christian drug treatment facilities offer faith-based rehabilitation. There will be costs associated with this rehab as with any other addiction recovery center, but there are certainly ways to offset the costs to make lasting recovery possible.
The cost of rehab will depend mostly on what type of program you are looking into. Most of the outpatient programs are inexpensive because they do not require payment for room and board, and you are able to work while you attend therapy sessions and meetings.
But full-time residential programs are often necessary for seriously life-threatening addictions, and they may be more suitable for some people. In that case, there are ways to find funding for these programs. Many insurance providers cover rehab in their policies, and there are also rehab centers who will work with you based on your financial situation and current income.
Q: Will my insurance cover detox and rehab?
A: Most insurance companies will cover rehabilitation, but it is important that you contact your insurer’s customer service office to check this before entering a program. A customer service representative will be able to offer specifics that relate to your unique insurance policy.
You should have a treatment program in mind when you call so that they can check on eligibility. Some plans will cover detox, but they might have different stipulations when it comes to rehabilitation with therapy and residential program costs. Just remember that is definitely possible to locate a drug rehab program and detox program that will be covered.
Remember that it is important to get care for an addiction to drugs or alcohol. The cost may be daunting, but there are financial aid options for every situation. You should never avoid getting the care you or a loved one needs just because of the cost of the rehab center. Addiction is a life or death situation that must be treated at all costs.
Q: Why is continuing care important?
A: After a residential treatment program has been completed, continuing care is necessary to ensure lasting recovery and sobriety. Each individual will require different continuing care. Some patients may prefer a sober living environment while others will choose to return to their previous residences and participate in an intensive outpatient program. This program would entail weekly group and one on one therapy sessions and required 12-step meeting attendance.
Studies show and we have found that those patients who take advantage of continuing care after they complete a residential program are much more likely to continue on with their sobriety.
Q: What is a sober living program?
A: Sober living programs can be extremely effective for those who have recently completed one of our residential treatment programs. These programs group recently sober individuals together in housing complexes. At these facilities, random drug testing occurs to ensure that patients stay on track, and together, individuals help prevent each other from relapsing. Generally speaking, these programs will require that patients continue to attend 12-step meetings, follow the rules of the residential establishment and of course, stay sober while they are there. The goal is that they stay sober for the rest of their lives.
Q: What do alumni have to say about their treatment center?
A: Alumni of different facilities say that their treatment center changed their life. You can see more of what alumni have to say by watching videos on their websites.
In a nutshell, alumni members constantly voice their sincere thanks that the spiritual and comfortable atmosphere of the rehabilitation center welcomed them and helped them to open up to their counselors and peers. The counselors and therapists who work at the facility have all struggled with their own addictions in the past, and they are now living sober lives.
This is a constant positive of our treatment center and one that alumni of the center often refer to, saying that it was easy and comforting to talk to someone who had been in their shoes as an addict.
With the help of counselors and staff, millions of patients have recovered from their addictions and gone back to their normal lives as sober individuals. Each former addict will tell you that rehab isn’t easy. It’s very difficult. But they’ll also tell you that it is completely, 100 percent worth it. It will turn your life around.
If you or someone you know is struggling with drug addiction, make the decision to get sober, and make the call to a rehab center today.