If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you might have some questions about rehab in general. These questions are perfectly normal. It is natural for people to fear what they do not understand. Asking questions is the best way to alleviate this fear. The most asked questions are relatively easy to answer.
What will I do in Rehab?
What you will be doing in rehab can be very simply put. You will be working on yourself and working out your problems. You will start with detoxification. This process rids your body of all traces of the drug. You can go to a medically assisted detox or simply detox in the safety of the facility without the benefits of medication. Each rehab is different and many rehabs offer a variety of programs.
After detoxification you will attend therapy sessions to discover and deal with the cause of your addiction, the consequences, and your triggers. This portion usually means meeting one on one with a counselor or in a group therapy session.
Who will I Meet in Rehab?
You will meet all manner of people in rehab. You will probably become familiar with doctors, counselors, and other staff members as well as patients. The other patients come from different backgrounds, are different ages, and from different walks of life. Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate. Many people in rehab are drastically different people with the same problem you have.
Where are the Rehabs Located?
You can find rehab treatment in New York State as well as all other states. You can find it in rural settings and in the hearts of large cities. Some are located on large tracts of land, while others are floors of buildings. Some are even inside regular hospitals or other types of treatment facilities. There are even a few on the beach or as a part of working farms or farmland. When you are selecting a rehab you might want to consider what location and setting is best for you.
How Long will I be in Rehab?
How long you will be in rehab is up to you, your counselors, and your doctor. An average detoxification only program is usually 7 to 14 days. Some rehabs offer 14, 28, 30, 60, and 90 day programs. Other rehabs offer a more long term solution and only take clients for six months to a year. There are treatment lengths for all addictions and all severities. Which you choose depends on your needs and goals. Rehabs are not usually static in the length of time you have to be in the program. The treatment length might change as you recover from your addiction.
What does Rehab Cost?
The cost of rehab depends highly on the type of treatment and treatment facility. A luxury rehab can cause thousands while a modest rehab only a few hundred per day. Some rehabs charge per service, while others have all inclusive programs. No matter what the cost is most rehabs accept insurance or have some form of sliding scale or payment plan.