Addiction affects over 23 million people in the U.S. currently, and that number is only growing. As the number of people becoming addicted continues to rise, more and more people are going to seek treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Recommended Rehabs wants to help make that process a little easier for you and your loved ones.
We’ve created a simple guide to help you through the drug treatment process. Follow the steps below to find a drug rehab that fits your individual needs, whether based on location, financing options, therapies offered, or amenities.
- Search by State, City, or Zip Code
- Using filter options, find a drug rehab that fits your needs.
- Contact the treatment center directly to start the admission process.
Once you have made a decision to enter drug treatment, the process begins. The information below outlines the steps to expect once you make initial contact. We hope to help you complete the entry process with ease, so the addicted person can begin to focus on recovery as soon as possible.
1. Admissions and Intake
The intake process begins when you start making arrangements to enter drug treatment. A center will request your insurance information and run your policy to ensure you are covered for substance abuse treatment. Typically, if a center does not offer detox onsite, they will help set you up at a facility to get started with drug treatment.
Someone who has been addicted to drugs and alcohol often requires medically assisted detox in a safe environment. They may need medications and nutrients in order to safely stop abusing drugs. Most people can expect to be in the detox period for anywhere from 7-10 days, sometimes more depending on the substance, length of use, and amount of use.