Frequently Asked Questions About Rehab Centers (FAQs)
Below are answers to questions people often have when they seek treatment for drug or alcohol addiction.
How Long Does Rehab Last?
Detox, inpatient, and outpatient treatment all have typical timeframes. They can range from a few days to 6 months or even a year.
But the exact amount of time that someone will spend in rehab is based on a number of factors, including how serious their addiction is, their insurance, and any physical or mental health problems.
How Do I Choose a Rehab Center?
Rehabilitation can take place on an inpatient or outpatient basis. These programs differ in terms of supervision, cost, and services.
Once you determine which type of treatment is right for you, make a list of qualities that are important to you and questions you can ask the program, either in person or over the phone.
What Is Rehab Like?
Many drug and alcohol rehab facilities follow a similar treatment process. However, they tend to have different rules and treatment philosophies. For example, some programs may not allow family visits until the person has been in treatment for a certain amount of time.
The general treatment procedure begins with an intake and assessment and continues with detox, if necessary.
What Happens After Rehab?
A rehab program is really just the beginning of recovery. Many people face a multitude of challenges after they leave treatment, including finding a job, going back to school, or looking for a place to live. They may also decide not to hang out with old friends that are still using alcohol or drugs.
Ongoing support is crucial to avoid a relapse. Forms of aftercare include individual or group therapy, sober living, encouraging text messages, and 12-step meetings.
Does Insurance Cover Rehab?
Insurance covers rehab. But the amount of coverage and what’s covered can vary significantly based on what kind of insurance you have, where you live, and what kind of care you need.
Many private plans will cover treatment. But you may have to pay a deductible, and the companies might place limits on how long you stay in treatment. They may also require you to get an assessment from a healthcare provider to determine if treatment is medically necessary.
Public insurance also covers treatment. However, these program may also have requirements about where you can receive treatment, and the coverage can differ by state.