You’ve made the decision to get help from a drug and alcohol addiction center, and we appreciate the significance of that decision. We’re committed to making the admissions process a respectful and compassionate experience. At The Right Step family of addiction treatment centers, we take care of all of the logistics of entering treatment and rehab admissions so that you can focus on getting well.
The rehab admission process begins with a complimentary, confidential assessment. Our expert advisors then work directly with your insurance company to ensure you obtain the maximum coverage available under your plan. Some of our locations have licensed clinicians in place 24 hours a day so that assessments and admissions can occur around the clock.
Substance abuse disorders and addiction impact more than one out of every seven Americans ages 12 years and older. Addiction causes you to compulsively abuse drugs and/or alcohol despite desiring to stop using or experiencing negative consequences as a result of your drug use. When you become physically or psychologically addicted to drugs or alcohol, your brain’s pleasure and reward center changes.
Your brain rewards your drug or alcohol use with a rush of neurotransmitters. Once drugs and alcohol induce a pleasurable state, your brain remembers that those substances led to happiness. When you are exposed to people, places, or things that remind you of your substance of choice, you experience cravings because your brain associates drugs and alcohol with pleasure. You will also experience withdrawal symptoms when you immediately stop using.
Withdrawal symptoms can become disabling, with common withdrawal symptoms causing:
- Nausea, vomiting, and digestive issues
- Aches and pains
- Sweats, chills, and tremors
- Dehydration, insomnia, and exhaustion
- Confusion and disorientation
Withdrawal symptoms differ depending on what substance you are addicted to and how severe your addiction is. However, most withdrawal symptoms last several days. Sometimes, withdrawal symptoms can become life threatening, which makes attending a treatment center for a medically supervised detox an excellent option. Treatment centers can also alleviate withdrawal symptoms and make detox more comfortable.
Once you decide to reach out for help and seek treatment, you may wonder what your treatment options are. Rehabs can offer a variety of inpatient and outpatient treatment options. Some of the most common treatment programs are:
- Inpatient and residential treatment programs
- Sober living houses
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Recovery aftercare services
The best way to decide what type of program you should choose is to talk directly with a treatment center. Many treatment centers can provide substance abuse evaluations and help you during the rehab admissions process.
When you have decided to attend a treatment center, an admissions counselor can guide you through the rehab admissions process. The first step is sharing your medical and mental health history and discussing your substance abuse disorder. You will share what substances you are using and how often, which can help ensure you are matched with the best program for your needs.
During admissions, you also have the opportunity to ask questions you may have, such as visiting hours and what personal items you can bring. Remember to bring identification, your medical insurance card, and anything you may need during your inpatient stay. Treatment centers may also be able to help with arranging transportation to or from their inpatient program. Our rehab insurance verification services can help you get the most coverage out of your private insurance or Medicaid.
Reaching out for Help Today
During rehab admissions, we are dedicated to ensuring that all of your needs are met. Since substance abuse treatment is unique for everyone, we specialize in constructing highly individualized treatment plans. We begin discharge planning the day you arrive to help you prepare for life after treatment. Reach out to us today at 17135283709 to find out more about your treatment options.