What can I expect from the admissions process?

Taking the first steps towards treatment and recovery can be difficult, especially if this is the first time.  Our staff at Broadway Treatment Center is here to help you each step of the way.  This process is to assist you and/or your loved ones transition into treatment, and ensure we get the most accurate information available for the best treatment program to fit your needs.  During this process we will guide you through an initial assessment, payment options, and coordinate anything else required to taking that first step into recovery.

What is Drug rehab?

Drug and Alcohol dependency are progressive diseases that have several identifiable stages. Trained health professionals, often including a doctor who specializes in Addiction Treatment, are needed to accurately diagnose dependency. These professionals are also a key component when developing a comprehensive treatment plan. Drug rehabilitation is a progressive series of steps an addicted individual completes to achieve sobriety. These include; initially detoxing their body from the toxic substances they have been abusing, addressing the underlying issues that either led to or were intensified by the addiction, receive therapy for co-occurring mental or physical disorders, and lastly to develop the skills needed to maintain long-term sobriety. An effective Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Center will offer many different types of treatment programs. This variety will insure that they can meet the specific and individual needs of each client. A typical offering of treatment programs include; intervention, detox, inpatient, residential, outpatient, aftercare, sober-living, and/or short-stay options

How much does treatment cost?

There are many factors that determine the cost of Drug Addiction Treatment. It is a highly personal choice when it comes to determining what facility and program structure will suit individual needs. Costs associated with treatment will differ depending on variables such as; location of the facility, type of care (i.e. residential, outpatient, partial-hospitalization, etc), the nature of the addiction being treated, length of stay, presence of co-occurring disorders and the extent of affectedness, public treatment programs vs. private facilities. All of these factors should be considered while making the choice about an Addiction Treatment center.

What to expect from detox?

Often referred to as “detox” – detoxification in an integral part of the recovery process. When an individual is addicted or chemically dependent, this process removes the toxins and allows the client to go through the withdrawal process in a safe and manageable environment. This process is typically 5-7 days, deepening on substance – and is medically monitored 24/7. Clients can expect 24/7 medical supervision, an individualized detox plan, and medication administered by medical professionals.

What is the length of stay?

The treatment length can vary based on the individual – addiction severity, medical complications, insurance coverage, and any co-occurring disorders. It has been proven the longer a client stays in rehabilitation, the better their odds at sustained recovery. At Broadway Treatment Center, we offer 30, 60 or 90 day programs, which also may include a detoxification process.

Should I travel away from home for treatment?

This decision is up to you and your family, however there are certain benefits to traveling for treatment. It may give you the ability to take a step back from some of the driving forces behind your addiction. This can include specific stresses, situations, and or individuals. Sometimes, getting treatment locally makes it difficult to focus on what’s most important, which is your recovery.

Other benefits include:
o Escaping negative social environments (friends family engaging in drug/alcohol use – or strained relationships.
o Removing yourself from stressful work environments
o Ability to focus solely on your rehabilitation and recovery
o Physical distance from what’s familiar, and other possible triggers

What is Withdrawal and Post-Acute Withdrawal?

When an individual ceases the use of their preferred substance, whether it’s drug or alcohol, their body can go into a state causing uncomfortable symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, fatigue, body aches and pains, to name a few. The use of these substances impacts the chemical balance of the brain, and collectively these symptoms are called Post-Acute withdrawal. The Post Acute Withdrawal stage is when the symptoms and signs of withdrawal begin to take place. All substances have different effects on the body so it’s not easy to determine exactly how long a person’s stage of acute withdrawal will last. Withdrawal symptoms can start in just a matter of hours after an addicted person stops their use or days later, it depends on the substance and level of use and addiction.

What if I have already been to rehab?

Many people ask “Doesn’t this mean that Rehab just doesn’t work for me?” The answer is simple, absolutely not. Many times previous rehab experiences mean that you are one step closer to achieving and maintaining long term sobriety. There are individuals who respond well to their first stint of Addiction Treatment, while others need a more cumulative approach. The benefit of the cumulative approach is that the individual now knows what did and did not work for them throughout their previous rehabilitation processes. They can now take those lessons and apply them to their current treatment situation to find their path to success. In southern California alone there are over 1200 drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers. Our staff have personally visited many of them. Whether you are looking for a quality affordable or private luxury facility, we can point in the direction of the highest quality treatment programs at no cost to you. Please give us a call today.

What is Sober Living or Halfway Houses?

Sober Living Environments
Sober living environments are facilities typically located in quiet areas that provide structure and support for people in recovery. Residents of these homes are expected to re-connect with society while living among peers undergoing the same transition. Many individuals enter sober living environments to help them make a smooth, sober transition from residential treatment to independent living. Common features of sober living include:
• Strict set of house rules, including hygiene, safety, and life-skills.
• Self-accountability for maintaining the facility and completing assigned chores and responsibilities.
• A zero-tolerance policy for drugs, alcohol, and even household items with high levels of alcohol content such as mouthwash, aftershave and opiate-based cold medicines.
Halfway Houses
Halfway homes, commonly mistaken for sober living, are transitional living environments generally intended to help people reintegrate back into society after being incarcerated. Sober living homes are transitional living environments solely for those in recovery for addiction. As part of our aftercare planning, primary therapists and/or treatment teams help clients find sober living, if needed.

Will my family be involved?

The involvement of family is a key component of a successful addiction treatment program. It has been shown that familial support can be the difference between long-term sobriety and relapse. An individual’s family can many times offer the necessary support to promote lasting changes for healthy living. Every recovery experience is unique and personal, but often times programs will encourage strong family involvement in the recovery and aftercare process.

What therapies are used in rehab?

Each treatment program will have their own therapy schedule which will vary for each individual patient. The therapies completed during rehab will depend on the nature and severity of the patient’s addiction. All or a combination of the following therapies are typically used; counseling, psychotherapy, group therapy, 12-step support groups, and family therapy. There are some Addiction Treatment Programs that use expressive art therapies such as music therapy and art therapy. Many programs implement the more traditional techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Therapy.

What does a typical day look like?

It is hard to generalize a “typical day in the life of a treatment patient” because every facility operates according to its own policies and procedures, so it will vary from program to program. However, the most successful Addiction Treatment Programs offer plenty of structure through schedules and accountability. Typically most of these schedules combine individual and group therapies, addiction education, relapse prevention training, recreational activities, meals and time for personal reflection. There are programs that allow patients to attend community recreational activities or off-campus support groups. Other Addiction Treatment Programs prefer patients to remain at the facility for the duration of their stay. More often than not, patients start out by adhering to a more intensely structured schedule (which allows their entire focus to be on their initial recovery). As they progress through their program, they will be allowed more freedom and options. This underlying development will prepare them for a successful return to their home, community, and work environments.

Do I have to Join AA or NA?

Many drug and alcohol treatment programs incorporate the 12-step philosophy into their recovery plans, but there are some who do not. The ones that do may require patients to participate in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous programs, and some leave the decision up to the patient. As with any aspect of addiction treatment, the key factor is finding a program that will best fit your individual needs. The 12 Steps have helped thousands of individuals find long-term sobriety, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they are right for you. It would be best to talk with a trained professional who can advise you as well as educating yourself about your options. This will allow you to find the program that is a best fit for you.

Should I do Inpatient or Outpatient?

Making this choice is based on personal preference. For those struggling with severe alcohol or drug addiction should strongly consider an inpatient program. This gives them the ability to detox safely and extra support with any underlying issues.
Something else to consider is ones environment and support system.

Why is it valuable for my pet to be with me while I complete drug and alcohol abuse treatment, and how will they help contribute to my success?

The love and loyalty your trusted companion feels for you are unmeasurable. Pets can offer the kind of unconditional love and support that human beings cannot. Your pet accepts you for who you are without any sort of judgment. Despite the way your addiction has negatively affected your relationship with your pet, they will never hold a grudge against you. Your pet will always be in your corner and eager to show affection towards you. What a wonderful companion to have during the challenges you’ll need to face while successfully completing drug and alcohol abuse treatment.

What clinical benefits in support of my recovery can my pet offer?
  • Reduced Stress levels
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Fight Depression
  • Decreased loneliness
  • Increased socialization
  • Encouraged participation in outdoor activities and events
What services are available for my pet while I’m in groups, therapy meetings and/or classes?

Daily walks, playtime, feedings and grooming are some of the services offered at our pet-friendly facilities.

What items should I bring for my pet?
  • Leash and collar with ID tag and proper license (if applicable)
  • Medical and Vaccination records (in case of an emergency)
  • Food and Treats
  • Toys
  • Bowls
  • Bed or Crate
  • Grooming Supplies

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