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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you get the answers and information you need as you start your journey to recovery.

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Yes, we accept many different insurance providers, such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Anthem, Kaiser Permanente, and more.

Yes, we work directly with your insurance provider to take care of the insurance verification and approval process so you can focus on preparing for rehab and recovery.

We are an accredited treatment facility, offering high-quality, evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders, individualized treatment planning, a variety of treatment modalities, premier features and amenities, and treatment in beautiful, peaceful locations.

Yes, we are accredited by the Joint Commission, which is one of the most prominent accrediting organizations for substance addiction treatment and healthcare.

Our rehab facilities fall in the top 10% of treatment programs in the United States.

Our chief clinical director, Dr. Alison Tarlow, is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience as a practicing psychologist. She also is a Certified Addictions Professional, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Certified Recovery Residence Administrator, and she specializes in MAT and DBT.

Yes, we offer financial assistance for uninsured or underinsured people struggling with substance use disorder. Get in touch with us to discuss potential financial aid options.

The admissions process is easy. Simply call us at 888-614-8790 to talk to an admissions counselor. If you have insurance, you’ll need to provide them with your plan information. If not, ask about financial assistance options or private pay. We will do the heavy lifting for you in order to make admissions and intake as seamless as possible

We offer a variety of treatment services, including medical detox, inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, dual diagnosis treatment, and MAT.

We have treatment facilities in Pompana Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL, Bloomington, IN, and Galloway, NJ, although we treat people from all over the country.

Yes, we are committed to providing many people with access to life-saving addiction treatment. As such, we offer flexible payment plans that can ease the burden of treatment cost.

Our features and amenities vary by facility location, but some examples of features include fitness centers, game rooms, basketball courts, and media rooms.

General Questions About Addiction

You may need addiction treatment if you are unable to control your drug or alcohol use, experience withdrawal symptoms if you stop, experience cravings or urges to use, and continue to use substances despite negative consequences.

It is possible to recover from addiction without professional treatment; however, therapy, individualized treatment, and ongoing support can increase the chances of long-term recovery and positive behavioral change.

You can help your loved one in many ways. First, you’ll want to educate yourself about substance use disorder as well as how to talk about it with destigmatizing language. You’ll also want to research ways to speak to your loved one in a compassionate and nonjudgmental way so that when you do approach them, they will be most likely to listen to your feelings and agree to treatment. Make sure you set boundaries and practice self-care while caring for your friend or family member as well. If they are open to attending rehab, offer to help them research programs that meet their needs.

You’ll want to consider your loved one’s preferences, priorities, and needs when choosing a rehab center. First, if they have insurance, you’ll want to find in-network treatment programs that accept their insurance. Then, you’ll want to look for programs in their preferred location and specialize in your loved one’s particular addiction or conditions. For example, if they have a co-occurring mental health condition like depression, you’ll want to find a dual diagnosis treatment program. If they don’t have insurance, you’ll want to help them find state-funded rehabs that offer free or lost-cost care or programs that offer financial assistance.

Dependence is a physiological adaptation to the chronic presence of a substance. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have an addiction—you can become dependent on a medication you take as prescribed, such as opioids or benzodiazepines. On the other hand, addiction is a chronic and complex condition characterized by compulsive substance use despite negative consequences. People who are addicted almost always have a dependence on the substance.

Addiction commonly co-occurs with mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Substance misuse can cause mental health symptoms, such as paranoia or suicidal ideation. However, it’s not likely that addiction can cause a full-blown mental health disorder. More often, people may be self-medicating mental health conditions with substance misuse, leading to addiction. Or, genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of both disorders.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, over 9 million adults in the United States have an addiction and co-occurring mental health condition.

Yes, addiction is highly treatable. Much like other chronic conditions, like heart disease and diabetes, substance use disorder isn’t curable but it can be treated and managed.

Things to consider

The best way to find the right rehab for you is to write down a list of your needs and priorities. Where do you want to attend rehab? Do you have insurance? Do you need financial assistance or payment plans? Do you need medication-assisted treatment (MAT)? What type of features and amenities do you want? What accreditations does the rehab have? Do they use evidence-based treatment modalities?

When comparing drug rehab programs, you’ll want to look for a treatment program that uses evidence-based therapies, has appropriate accreditations, has a low patient-to-staff ratio, offers individualized treatment plans, offers aftercare planning, and hires staff with appropriate credentials.

Yes, choosing an accredited rehab is important. Accredited facilities are safer and higher quality than non-accredited treatment programs because they have gone through a rigorous vetting process. You’ll want to look for a facility that is accredited by the Joint Commission (formerly, JCAHO) and the Commission on ACcreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

The rehab facility should staff a variety of treatment professionals, including doctors (MD), nurses, psychiatric nurses, psychologists (PsyD, PhD), psychiatrists (MD)., drug and alcohol counselors, therapists (LMFT, LCSW, LCPC), and more.

Some examples of evidence-based therapies for drug and alcohol addiction include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational enhancement therapy (MET), motivational interviewing, the Matrix Model, contingency management, and more.


Drug and alcohol rehab differs from program to program, but generally, it includes an inpatient or outpatient program that offers a variety fo treatment interventions like individual therapy, group counseling, and medication to help people stop using substances and recover from addiction.

Treatment can occur in a few different settings, including inpatient rehab, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and standard outpatient treatment.

Medical detox is often the first step on the continuum of addiction care. It involves 24/7 care, supervision, and monitoring while someone withdraws from drugs or alcohol. Medical detox can help keep someone safe during withdrawal with the use of withdrawal medications and supportive care.

Inpatient rehab is the most intensive treatment option, involving round-the-clock care while living at the treatment facility. People may attend inpatient rehab for anywhere from 30 to 90 days, and sometimes longer if needed.

Although sometimes used interchangeably, residential and inpatient rehab are different. Inpatient treatment, which takes place in a hospital or medical treatment facility, is more intensive and includes more medical supervision than residential, which takes place in a more home-like environment.

Partial hospitalization programs involve living at home and attending a high-frequency of care—as many as 30 hours of therapy each week.

Outpatient rehab may be a good option for someone who has a mild addiction and needs flexibility so they can continue to work or meet other responsibilities during recovery. It may also be a good option for step-down care after completing an inpatient rehab program.

Yes, rehab always includes therapy as part of a patient’s treatment plan. Everyone’s treatment plan is different and tailored to meet their unique needs, but may include various forms of individual therapy, trauma therapy, group counseling, family therapy, support groups, holistic treatment modalities, and addiction treatment medication.

Yes, some treatment programs specialize in treating dual diagnoses or co-occurring disorders. If you have co-occurring disorders, you’ll want to make sure to find a rehab that offers this type of care.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is available to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD) and involves behavioral counseling and addiction treatment medications to promote recovery. These medications help reduce withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and the risk of relapse.

Preparing for Rehab

You can expect to first go through the intake process in which you will check in to your room, learn the facility rules, and get oriented. You may go through an initial assessment that the treatment team will use to guide your individualized treatment planning. Then on a daily basis, you can expect to follow a strict schedule from morning to night, including therapy sessions, group meals, support group meetings, and more.

If you have a severe addiction or are addicted to alcohol, benzodiazepines, or opioids, medical detox is recommended due to safety concerns. Withdrawal from these substances can be severe and even life-threatening without professional care. Going through medical detox before rehab can help you to achieve medical stability and prepare you for treatment.

The length of time you will be in rehab depends on your needs, the severity of your addiction, your mental and physical health, your insurance coverage, your financial situation, and beyond. Some people may attend rehab for one month while others may go to treatment for several months.

Every rehab has different rules about what you can and cannot bring to treatment, but generally, forbidden items include drugs, alcohol, weapons, pornography, unapproved OTC medications, aerosols, and cleaning supplies. You should bring comfortable clothing, a list of names and phone numbers of people you want involved in care, your prescription medications in their original pharmacy bottles with labels, approved toiletries, cash, debit or credit cards, a form of identification, and your insurance card.

If you haven’t been mandated to attend rehab, then yes, technically you can leave if you want before completing the program. However, leaving rehab early can negatively affect your recovery and increase the risk of relapse.

Every rehab center has a different visitor policy. If having family visit you during rehab is important to you, then make sure you find a program that allows visitors.

Cost & Insurance

Rehab can cost anywhere from $0 to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on my factors, such as treatment setting, features and amenities, whether it is publicly-funded or private, insurance, financial assistance, location, and more. Outpatient rehab costs less than inpatient treatment and state-funded rehabs tend to be more affordable than private rehabs and luxury treatment centers.

Yes, your insurance provider most likely covers the cost of rehab. Some providers may cover treatment in full while others may cover a percentage of care. You’ll want to check with your insurance provider about your particular policy.

The length of time that insurance covers rehab varies depending on your provider and plan. However, it’s unlikely that insurance will cover more than 60 days of inpatient treatment.

Many residential treatment centers accept insurance; however, not all of them do—some only accept private pay.

Yes, many rehab centers offer financial assistance, payment plans, rehab scholarships, or sliding scale options. You can also seek out a rehab scholarship through a third-party organization, such as 10,000 Beds.

Yes, Medicare does cover inpatient addiction treatment, as well as outpatient, detox, therapy, and MAT.

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