How long is the program?
Be sure to make specific inquiries like: will that all be at an inpatient level? Will they be receiving 5 hours of group therapy that whole time? Many programs will say they have a 90-day program but this is not always all inpatient, generally it will be 28 days inpatient and the rest is outpatient level with only 3 hours of therapy per day. If they are promising 28 days or more at inpatient level, ask them if they will put that in writing. And ask if there will be any extra costs.
What is the full time therapist to patient ratio and what are the credentials of those running groups?
Are meals provided or do the clients have to go grocery shopping?
What Clothes Should I Bring While In Treatment?
It’s important to adhere to the dress code during your rehab stay. You won’t want to pack too much, as space may be limited in your room. You will likely have access to a washer and dryer, so bringing a week’s worth of clothes will probably be plenty. Make sure you have clothes that allow you to dress in layers in case you get too warm.
- T-shirts and sweaters that comply with the dress code
- Pants, jeans, or leggings
- Undergarments, such as socks, bras, underwear, or boxers
- “Dressy” outfits for any special nights
- Shoes- bring comfortable tennis shoes and flip-flops to wear in the shower
- Pajamas, slippers, and a bath robe
- Coat or jacket
Is the treatment and housing all located on one campus?
Can I take a tour of the facility and the housing?
What Items Are Not Allowed Into Treatment?
Certain belongings are restricted in order to ensure the safety of the patients. The following items are typically banned.
- Alcohol and drugs
- Narcotics and prohibited prescriptions
- Unapproved OTC medications
- Guns, knives, and sharp objects
- Food and drink
- Clothes that reference alcohol, drugs, or violence
- Electronics, such as televisions, gaming consoles, and games
- Revealing clothing
- Nail polish and nail polish remover
- Any toiletries that could contain alcohol, such as
- perfume or mouthwash
- DVDs or video games
- Incense or essential oils
What Items Should I Bring While In Treatment?
While each rehab will have different policies in place, most will recommend bringing in the following items from home:
- Any current prescription medications that you take on a regular basis. The medication must be in the original bottle from the pharmacy with intact labels.
- The names and phone numbers of anyone you wish to be involved in your treatment plan.
- Some cash for vending machines.
- Calling cards for any long distance calls you might make, as well as envelopes and stamps for writing letters.
- Pictures of loved ones to keep in your room.
How Do I Get Started?
Speak to an Addiction Specialist today.
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Coverage That Meets Your Needs
Some of the larger insurance providers we work with include: