Each addiction treatment facility will claim to be the greatest, but how can you know which one is genuinely the best fit for you or a loved one? How can you determine the services you truly require and whether they are covered by your insurance?
The following is a description of the screening and admissions process for addiction treatment centers, along with preparation recommendations. By becoming familiar with this procedure and taking educated action, you can assist ensure that the process of attending drug and alcohol rehab is rather painless.
Consult Your Insurance Company to Confirm Coverage for Addiction Treatment Services
By first confirming your insurance coverage, you can avoid wasting time investigating facilities that are not covered by your specific insurance plan.
You can check your insurance status online or by phone. Our counselors are experienced at deciphering specific insurance policies for addiction treatment. Additionally, we should be able to provide you with a more detailed explanation of your mental health coverage than your insurance representative can.
Investigate Alternative Payment Methods
In some circumstances, your insurance may not cover all necessary care or suggested treatments. For instance, your loved one’s situation may necessitate a 90-day residential treatment program, but insurance policies often cover just up to 30 days.
Fortunately, in addition to insurance, there are other payment choices available, including loans and private-pay options. Our consultants can assist you in determining alternate payment methods that are appropriate for your unique scenario.
Plan an Intervention
If you’re navigating this process on behalf of a loved one who has not yet committed to treatment, consider scheduling an intervention.
We strongly advise you to seek the assistance of a professional interventionist, as this is not an easy conversation to have and things can easily spiral out of control.
Not only does a certified interventionist supervise the intervention itself. Additionally, he or she can educate the entire family on how to behave during the intervention process and how to assist their loved one before and after therapy.
The intervention can also serve as a time of healing for family members, allowing them to break free from the cycle of codependency with their addicted loved one and let go of the emotional weight they’ve been carrying for so long.
Locate A Rehab Facility by Narrowing Your Options
After determining what your insurance will cover, you can begin reducing your list of addiction treatment alternatives based on your or a loved one’s unique needs.
If you’re organizing an intervention for a loved one, you’ll want to select a treatment facility in advance of the intervention’s date. This manner, there is no delay in initiating treatment following the conclusion of the session.
When assessing treatment facilities, you’ll want to examine the following criteria:
- Duration of the inpatient program
- Access to outpatient and/or post-acute care services
- Dual diagnosis capability, if applicable, to address co-occurring disorders
- Specialized services and programs, as well as the types of therapy available.
One of the major services we perform at Addiction Treatment Services is assisting you in developing a list of relevant criteria for your personal circumstance and then recommending certain treatment facilities from our network of trusted providers for you to evaluate in greater detail.
By rapidly decreasing the pool of potential treatment centers, you can spend less time shopping for drug or alcohol rehab programs and proceed more swiftly to the intervention and admissions stages. Given that addiction is frequently fatal, this time saved could be extremely valuable.
Arrange a Tour and Choose Your Ideal Rehab Center
Schedule a visit of the top one to three facilities you’re considering if possible. If you’re interested in seeing local facilities, an in-person tour is recommended. Whether you are unable to visit an out-of-state facility in person, check to see if the center offers an online virtual or video tour that will help you get a feel for the location, the people, and the overall environment.
Additionally, chat with some of the individuals who will be assisting your loved one, such as therapists and client representatives. Consult online testimonials and see whether the rehab clinic has an alumni network to which you can contact out and inquire about their experiences.
Contact the Admissions Office
Once you’ve identified a facility with which you feel at ease and confident, contact the admissions office to book your first day of therapy.
If you or a loved one has already committed to treatment, simply include in the time required to obtain time off work (if necessary) and for packing, traveling, and so on.
If you have already scheduled an intervention, schedule an admission to treatment for later that day or the following day. It is critical to avoid delaying your loved one’s admission to therapy once he or she has agreed to go.
Make Reservations for Your Stay
Ask your addiction treatment clinic what to bring and what not to bring to treatment. The majority of facilities require very little in the way of supplies.
Additionally, most treatment centers limit the use of technology, particularly internet-connected gadgets, because they want clients to be entirely focused on treatment and not distracted by external events. However, most facilities allow for limited communication with family members throughout therapy.
The majority of treatment clinics include packing checklists and do’s and don’ts on their websites. Additionally, you can obtain this information from their admissions personnel.
Make Travel Arrangements
Following that, organize for transportation to and from the center, as well as any necessary hotels along the way. Numerous treatment institutions will provide pamphlets or material online that details available modes of transportation, neighboring airports, and so forth. Some organizations even provide transportation to and from the nearest airport.
When booking airline tickets, check with your treatment center to see if a one-way or two-way ticket is recommended. Certain clients may require longer time in therapy or may elect not to return to their hometown following treatment in order to begin anew. Thus, it is prudent to have tradeable and/or refundable tickets to ensure maximum flexibility.
The living areas have been designed with luxury and comfort in mind to ensure that you can unwind during your stay. Each bedroom includes a closet for storing clothing and other personal items. You are encouraged to bring personal belongings that make you feel most at ease and at home.
Following Arrival Intake
When you first arrive at The Detox Center, you will meet with our Admissions Director, who will walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. You will receive an operations manual and a welcome packet at this meeting. This packet contains a daily schedule of activities, information about the residence and key staff, as well as other critical information about our drug detox program’s program and process.
Your belongings will be searched as part of the intake process to ensure you are not bringing any illegal contraband into the center. Those one-of-a-kind items that are not permitted can be safely stored during your stay and then returned to you following your procedure. This is for your own and other patients’ safety.
After that, you will be escorted to your room and living quarters at our residential treatment program, where you can begin unpacking your clothing and belongings. Welcome to your new home!
After you’ve had a chance to settle in, you’ll meet your case manager, nurse, physician, and therapist, as well as the rest of the support staff. A routine physical examination, in conjunction with urine and blood testing, will enable us to ascertain which substances are present and in what amounts. Additionally, you should be tested for other illnesses or communicable diseases to ensure the community’s safety.
A Plan That Is Unique
Following that, you will meet with a member of the medical staff to review your test results and to address any concerns you may have. At this point, your doctor will design a detoxification program that is specific to your needs and goals. Because the ultimate goal is long-term sobriety, we tailor each plan to lay the groundwork for aftercare treatment once you leave us.
What you should bring to a TruPath Rehab Center
Below is a list of items that you should and should not plan to bring for your stay:
- Insurance card
- Prescription card
- A valid form of identification
- All medications (in original bottles)
- Money/credit cards (for cigarettes or incidentals)
- Casual clothing
(including sweatshirts/sweatpants for colder days or air-conditioned environments)
- Eyeglasses/contact lenses & appropriate accessories.
Items You May Not Bring
- Musical instruments
- Provocative clothing
- Valuables (including jewelry)
- Clothing or other items that promote sex, drugs or alcohol
- T-shirts (no promotion of sex, drugs or alcohol)
- Appropriate length shorts
- Sweatshirt and sweatpants
- Tank tops (thick straps – no spaghetti straps or no tube tops)
- Appropriate undergarments must be worn at all times
- 1 or 2 long sleeve shirts
We encourage you to contact us with any questions. While we have simplified our rehab admissions process at TruPath Recovery, you may have concerns about your stay. Our staff is eager to make your stay as productive as possible and is prepared to address any concerns you may have. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about our drug and alcohol detox center programs.