What Happens When You Call Us
You get a real person when you call the number listed on our website. A rehab specialist listens to what’s happening with you and takes the time to help you make the right selection for you. You don’t have to call the number listed on Addicted.org to use our website and find treatment.
We recognize that people who are looking for treatment are in a crisis. Finding rehab can be overwhelming and confusing if someone hasn’t been through the process before. We take whatever we can off your shoulders by asking the right questions and getting the answers you need. This is your decision, but we can help you get there.
You can expect the person who answers your call to be calm, caring, and knowledgeable about addiction and treatment. They will want to know about your history, but the call is 100% confidential and protected by law. You aren’t committed to making any decision and are free to ask questions and gain more knowledge if you don’t feel ready yet.
Selecting a Drug Treatment Provider
If you don’t want to call the number listed on our site, you’re welcome to use our site’s directory to help you find treatment. There are many different ways to search through our directory to find exactly what you’re looking for. For instance, if you have a language barrier or need financial assistance, you can search by language or payment type. We also feature listings by the insurance provider, location, and program type. These features allow for ease of access in a way that’s unmatched in the industry.
Finding the right program is vital. Selecting something because it seems the easiest or fastest is a deadly trap. Try looking for what makes you uncomfortable. This way, your addiction can’t manipulate you into choosing what will ultimately give you a way out. We often suggest choosing a location far from home or a method of treatment you haven’t tried before. These simple factors can differentiate between someone completing treatment successfully and another relapse.
Our directory of drug and alcohol rehabs was created to help individuals find quality care as fast as possible. To accomplish this, we researched thousands of centers across the country and organized the information, making it easy to navigate. This allows those seeking help to narrow down their options and find help quickly.
How We Choose Our Centers
Addicted.org hand-selects each center listed in our database using the following criteria:
Licensure, Certifications, & Accreditations
Qualified Clinical and Medical Staff
Effective Treatment Methods
We ensure each new center we list is licensed by their state and check that they have an established clinical and medical staff unless the treatment is fully holistic. Before listing any new center, we check its online reputation and ensure they have a good history of working with clients.
As a rule, we ensure that the treatment methodology offered by the centers is tested and has a history of success. We include evidence-based, holistic, and alternative treatment models. We refrain from listing centers that utilize untested treatment practices that do have a proven track record of success.
Certifications and Accreditations like JCAHO and CARF ensure treatment centers meet a certain standard. We prioritize these listings but also include centers that are not accredited. We do this because it gives individuals more options to choose from, and the absence of accreditation does not always mean the center is of low quality.
Finally, we are constantly monitoring the centers in our listing to ensure they meet our high ethical standards. If we find that a center is partaking in harmful or exploitative practices, they are removed from our directory.
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How long does drug rehab take to complete?
Treatment time varies depending on what level of care is received. Below is the general timeframe you can expect for each treatment type.
- Outpatient – Ranges from 4-12 weeks, with a couple of hours each day spent receiving care. The length of time in outpatient depends on the needs of the client.
- Detox – 1-2 weeks depending on the type and amount of substances the client is using.
- Short-term inpatient – 28 days is the standard length of treatment for most short-term programs
- Long-term Residential– The length of these programs usually ranges from 8-12 weeks. Still, it can go upwards to a year or even longer in some cases.
Can I force my loved one to go to treatment?
Generally speaking, no. Anyone of legal age must be admitted willingly into a drug and alcohol rehab center. However, some states have laws to receive a court order for treatment, and if your loved one is a minor, they could be admitted without consent.
While it may seem that your loved one does not want help, there are ways to convince them to get treatment. Medical professionals and certified interventionists are trained in helping people realize they need to go to rehab. Enlisting their help can make a difference in someone gaining sobriety.
What do I do after being placed on a waiting list to attend rehab?
Once on a waiting list to attend rehab, one should do their best to stay motivated and not lose sight of why they sought help in the first place. It is not unusual to feel discouraged if you cannot get into treatment immediately but do not let this negatively affect your chance at recovery. Here on some tips while you wait to get admitted:
- Understand the risk associated with coming off your drug of choice. Stopping alcohol, benzos, or opiates requires medical supervision, so consult a medical professional before completely stopping your substance use.
- Check-in regularly with the rehab center and ensure you follow their guidelines to stay on the waiting list. Some centers require you to check in daily to remain on the list.
- Understand that the wait time you are told is generally a worst-case scenario. Beds can open faster than expected, and you can sometimes get in sooner than you were initially told.
- Consider getting on multiple waiting lists to better your chances of getting into treatment faster.
- Utilize the time to your advantage. Examples of this are planning with your employer, handling your living situation, or settling any financial obligations. Taking the time to manage responsibilities before entering treatment ensures you will stay focused on your recovery and have less attention on things outside of treatment.
Does my insurance cover rehab?
Most insurance will cover behavioral and mental health treatment for substance use disorder, but the amount covered can vary drastically from policy to policy. There are two ways to check your coverage quickly:
- Call the help number on the back of your insurance card. It will connect you to someone who can go over your coverage options for drug and alcohol rehab.
- Give your insurance information to the center you are interested in attending. They can check how much coverage you will receive.
It is important to understand that just because you have coverage does not guarantee your claim will be approved. The person attending rehab must be deemed to have a medical necessity for treatment. If this is not established, then it’s possible insurance will not pay. During the admissions process, it is vital to ask the intake counselor how the facility handles a patient who does not meet medical necessity.
I already went to treatment before and relapsed. Is it worth going back?
Yes, it is worth going back. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs often provide refresher programs or outpatient services to graduates. However, consider the following before making the decision:
- Contact the treatment center aftercare services or graduate helpline. Discuss the circumstances of the relapse.
- Consider attending a 12-step meeting or support group.
- Outpatient programs provide excellent aftercare support.
- If relapses occur frequently, it would be time to return to a residential program.
The reality of recovery is relapse happens. Yet, how an individual handles the relapse determines the outcome. Keep pushing forward, reach out to other sober people, be grateful, and focus on the positive.
Want to know more?
The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at [email protected].