When someone is struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. Rehabilitation programs are one option that many people consider. However, there are a lot of misunderstandings about rehab programs. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about rehab.
Rehab Programs Explained
What is rehab? In short, rehab is a program that helps people struggling with addiction to overcome their addiction. There are many different types of rehab programs, but all of them share the same goal: to help people recover and lead a healthier life.
Treatment Options for Rehab
There are a few different treatment options for rehab programs at different levels of care. The best-known type of rehab is an inpatient program, which requires the person to live at the treatment facility for the duration of their program. There are also outpatient programs, which allow people to continue living at home while attending therapy and counseling sessions. Finally, there are partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), which offer a more intensive level of care than outpatient programs, but less than inpatient programs.
The Cost of Attending Rehab
The first thing you need to know about rehab is the cost. Rehab can be expensive, and it can vary depending on the program you choose. If you are enrolled in an inpatient program, you will likely have to pay for room and board as well as the cost of treatment. This will be even more costly if you decide to enroll in a luxury inpatient rehab. Outpatient and partial hospitalization programs may be less expensive, but they still can be costly. Many people are able to get help paying for rehab through private insurance, Medicaid/Medicare, or sliding scale or financing payment plans if the treatment center offers them.
The Length of a Rehab Program
Another thing you need to know about rehab is the length of the program. Inpatient programs typically last 28 to 30 days, though some may be longer or shorter. If you have a severe condition, you may be required to stay in an inpatient program for up to 90 days, but some patients stay for as little as two weeks.
Outpatient programs often last longer because they do not require the person to live at the treatment center. Partial hospitalization programs and IOPs, on the other hand, are typically three to four hours per day, five days a week.
The Requirements for Rehab
In order to be eligible for rehab, you must meet the requirements of the program. Inpatient programs typically require that a person have a substance use disorder and be medically stable. Outpatient and partial hospitalization programs may have less stringent requirements, but most still require that a person have a diagnosable substance abuse disorder.
Once you complete a rehab program, you will need to continue receiving treatment in order to maintain your sobriety. This is known as aftercare. Aftercare may include attending 12-step meetings, therapy and counseling sessions, or taking medication for addiction. Aftercare planning is one of the most important components of your recovery and it is something that you should start thinking about while you are still in rehab.
Rehab can be a lifesaving option for people struggling with addiction. It is important to do your research before choosing a rehab program and to understand the cost, length, and requirements of the program. You also need to know what aftercare options are available to you once you complete your rehab program. If you are struggling with addiction, please reach out for help. There are many people who want to support you on your journey to recovery.