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The Drug Rehab Process: How To Get Into A Treatment Facility

Jennifer Cousineau MSCP, LPCI, NCC

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Jennifer Cousineau MSCP, LPCI, NCC

March 19, 2019

Upon taking the first leap toward recovery for drug and alcohol abuse, there are many aspects of the treatment process to consider and further explore. Taking into mind the type of addiction you are suffering from and finding an appropriate program is an important step.

Taking The Leap And Picking The Program

Everyone is different and this fact can be applied to drug and alcohol addiction and abuse. The extent of one’s abuse and the ways in which it affects peoples’ lives and relationships can vary, so it is important to speak with professionals and sort through treatment options to find the program that will best suit your needs and support your success in recovery.

There Is Help For You Both Near And Far

Facilities for drug and alcohol rehabilitation are offered in every state in the US, meaning there is likely going to be a well-suited facility near you, but it is often times beneficial to leave one’s own environment entirely and experience treatment farther away from home. Leaving your current life and checking in to a facility may seem daunting, but the success that can come from divorcing yourself from your former life and lifestyle can prove to be lasting.

Grants And Payment Plans DO Exist

Having chosen a program and facility, payment options will be on deck for discussion. Many drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are covered or partially covered by medical insurance. Not having insurance can be a breaking point for someone who struggles with the idea of getting checked into a facility, but patients should know that there are options that can help them pay for the costs of rehab, including deferred payments, monthly payment plans, and even specialized loans at certain banks that are specific to drug and alcohol rehab.

Of the roughly 26 million Americans with drug and alcohol problems who need treatment, it is reported that 40 percent do not seek treatment because of high costs. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) also indicates that there are several grants and scholarships being given to those who need financial support for their rehabilitation. While the price of rehab may be high, it is always important to remember: you have several payment options, never underestimate the power and willingness of family as a means of support, and that the price of not going to rehab is always steeper.

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Shut The Door And Leave

The final step for getting into treatment is to leave behind your former life. Shutting the door on what contributed to the plague of drug and alcohol abuse in your life is crucial, which means you must be rid of every way in which you thought and handled life before rehabilitation. The process of starting anew is something that rehab will help you with, but before you leave you must know that what you will return to will be different and wonderful. Nothing will be easy, but you will find that your life can continue on a healthy path when you have new and safe friends, a rewarding job, and dreams that are for once attainable.

Getting into a treatment facility means changing your lifestyle and letting go of what so heavily and negatively affected your past. And it all can be just that: your past. Making the call to get help, finding the right facility for you, and closing the door behind you are the beginning steps. The recovered life can be yours. Contact for help to get checked in to a treatment facility.

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