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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I get to keep my phone and computer?

Q1

At Wisdom Treatment we utilize the most effective treatment options available at this day in age.  When someone attempts to get sober, they experience a brand new set of difficulties in their daily lives.  Emotional stressors and  chemical levels in the brain, cause extreme mood swings, emotional highs and lows as well as emotional distress. 

During these early days in recovery, it's important to remain focused and limit all outside influences, including but not limited to limiting phone calls and messages to only urgent or emergent type phone calls.  Substance abuse addiction is a serious disease centered in the brain, and is killing more and more people every year.  If not treated properly this disease will destroy an individuals life and lead to jails, instutition, or death.

If you have any questions about substance abuse for you or anyone you know or love, give us a call today 24/7 and speak to an addiction counsellor and admissions specialist. The counsellor you talk to today will be the person who guides you through the journey of achieving sobriety and assists you in regaining control of your life.

Q2

The answer is NO.  Substance use disorder is classified as a disease and therefore it is not possible to lose employment because you are attending a rehab and cannot go to work.  Family Medical Leave applies to all medical factors.  People get sick all the time with other diseases, and they do not lose their job because of this.  Addiction is a disease and not a moral failing.  We cannot control if we become addicts or alcoholics or not.  For more information regarding this, Please give us a call and talk to one of our counsellors.  We have skilled Case managers who work for you to help manage your specific situation and help with all necessarry documents and paperwork required for your stay.  

If you or someone you know needs information regarding medical leave from your place of work, Call us today.

Q3

An intervention is a deliberate process by which change is introduced into peoples' thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

The overall objective of an intervention is to confront a person in a non-threatening way and allow them to see their self-destructive behavior, and how it affects themselves, family and friends. Learn more about addiction interventions and if it’s something you or a loved one should consider.

Q4

Insurance is often accepted at drug rehabilitation programs. However, acceptability of insurance will vary according to the particular facility. Your insurance plan may cover only a portion of your rehabilitation stay, so it's important to check your insurance plan prior to enrolling in a drug rehab program.

If your insurance plan does not cover the cost of rehab, you can discuss other payment options with the facility you choose. The program may offer sliding scale payment options or financing plans to make the cost more manageable.

Q5

Relapse should not be viewed as a failure but should instead be seen as an obstacle to overcome on one's lifelong journey to sobriety. It provides an opportunity to reassess one's path and get back into a program that offers the support and help needed to maintain sobriety.

Many people who are struggling with addiction complete more than one stay in rehab before they are able to find their footing in their recovery journey. The only person who can manage your addiction is you, and rehab will help you build the skills necessary to maintain sobriety.

Q6

There isn't a set period of time that applies to everyone when it comes to rehabilitation. Many rehab facilities offer 30-day programs. However, some individuals benefit from longer treatment programs, such as 60-day, 90-day, or even longer-term treatment at residential or inpatient treatment centers to further develop and maintain a steady recovery path. When determining the appropriate length of treatment, treatment professionals will take into consideration the history and severity of the addiction, specific substances used, any co-occurring medical, mental, or behavioral health conditions, and the physical, mental, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of the individual.

Studies find that those who spend three months or longer in treatment programs have better rates of long-term sobriety. Longer programs afford the opportunity to focus on the root causes and behaviors behind the addiction, and more time to practice sober living behaviors.

Q7

Addiction rehab treatment is tailored to the needs of each individual. This generally involves some combination of detoxification (detox), group and individual substance abuse therapy, relapse prevention education, and aftercare planning prior to program completion in order to maintain long-term sobriety.

Detox

An important early part of many addiction rehab efforts is detox. During detox, the body rids itself of the toxic influences of drugs or alcohol. While the detox experience will vary greatly based on the specific type and frequency of substance used, many substance withdrawal syndromes can be unpleasant, if not dangerous. Proper treatment in a medically supervised detox program can alleviate the discomfort and risks associated with the detox process.

Substance Abuse Therapy

Rehab continues with various behavioral therapeutic interventions after detox is complete. Individuals in rehab participate in group and/or individual therapy sessions to recognize and address the underlying causes of their addiction. Treatment programs also educate individuals on how to identify high-risk situations and triggers, and develop relapse prevention skills to maintain sobriety.

Aftercare

As a person progresses with recovery, and nears the end of a rehab treatment program, staff will work with the patient to develop an appropriate aftercare plan. This may include some combination of support groups, ongoing therapy, and sober living arrangements, if needed.

Q8

Rehabs are structured treatment programs aimed at helping those struggling with addiction. Rehab can help addicts work toward a healthy, happy, and sober lifestyle.

Call our free confidential helpline

To Learn more about addiction treatment call our free 24/7 confidential Helpline on 888-906-4NOW or fill out the form below to speak to a trained addiction treatment counsellor and we will call you.