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How much does drug and alcohol rehab cost?

The cost of drug and alcohol rehab depends on a variety of factors, such as the type and length of treatment, the program’s location, and the amenities offered. Based on this, the cost of treatment can range anywhere from $250 to $2,000 per day.

However, some rehabs may be covered by insurance, which means that you may have to pay little or nothing at all. Avenues Recovery Center is in contract with most government and commercial insurance plans. Click here to verify your insurance coverage or reach out to our knowledgeable admissions team to learn more.

How do I know if I need rehab for addiction?

It’s always difficult to be an objective judge of your own behavior. But a good way to determine if you suffer from a substance use disorder would be by seeing if you check any of these boxes:

  • Drugs/alcohol have become your main priority in life, above all else
  • You are using drugs/alcohol to self-treat a mental health condition
  • You suffer from withdrawal symptoms when you stop using drugs/alcohol
  • You find yourself lying about and hiding the amount you drink or use drugs
  • You never seem to have any money in your pocket
  • You’ve become involved in risky and/or unlawful behaviors in an effort to get alcohol or drugs
  • Some of your family members and friends have noticed a change in you, and expressed concern
  • You took the DSM-5 evaluation and met over three of the criteria

If any of these points sound familiar to you, you very likely suffer from a substance use disorder, and can benefit from qualified treatment.

How long does it take to overcome an addiction?

Addiction is a chronic disease which takes a lifetime of work to fully overcome. In terms of treatment, however, research has shown that it takes a minimum of six to nine months for the brain to fully heal from the trauma inflicted upon it by addiction. Once treatment is complete, it takes two to five years of consistent sobriety to break all negative habits and cement this lifestyle change for good.

What kind of addictions do drug and alcohol rehabs help with?

Drug and alcohol rehab programs usually address a wide variety of addictions. Avenues Recovery Center is equipped to treat any and all substance addictions, including but not limited to: alcohol, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, narcotics, inhalants, opioids, cannabinoids, and prescription drugs.

Can I take off from work in order to go to rehab?

Because substance abuse disorder is considered a valid and serious health condition, in many states, job leave in order to attend rehab is covered by the FMLA. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will grant you up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job and benefits – protected leave in order to attend addiction rehab.

At Avenues, every client is assigned a personal case manager to ensure that they benefit from any government programs that might be available to them.

Can I go to rehab instead of going to jail?

If you are facing a prison sentence due to your substance use and/or drug dealing, you may be able to shorten or avoid your sentence altogether by agreeing to attend a drug and alcohol rehab program. Speak to your attorney to find out if this might be an option for you.

Does Avenues offer more than 30 days of rehab?

Yes. At Avenues, length of stay is determined based on each client’s unique situation and needs. Avenues offers a full continuum of care – spanning detox, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient programming – and can accommodate residential stays of up to a few months. Additionally, Avenues offers extended – care options for as long as each client needs.

Can I have a phone while in rehab?

Every rehab program will have its own cell phone policy. However, many treatment centers do have a “blackout period” where some time is allotted without a cell phone. This enables clients to disconnect from the world, recharge their batteries, and focus inward on themselves and their recovery.

This distraction-free time can give the client a huge advantage as they begin to meet themselves and develop critical coping skills for life.

What should I bring to rehab?

When coming to rehab, pack as though you're planning for a 2 - week stay away from home. Stick with the basics, including:  

* Comfortable, seasonally-appropriate clothing

* 1 - 2 pairs of sneakers or walking shoes

* Alcohol-free toiletries and personal care products, including shampoo, conditioner, soap/ body wash, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, safety razors, and shaving cream. 

* Government ID and health insurance card

* Personal medications 

* Pocket money

* Books, journals, pens

What should I not bring to rehab?

Some things that should not be brought to rehab would be:

  • Immodest or offensive clothing (i.e., with drug, alcohol, or gang-related words/ images)
  • Any sharp objects (i.e. razors, scissors, sewing needles etc.)
  • Pornography
  • House and car keys
  • Large amounts of money and/or valuables
  • Expensive jewelry
  • Any item containing alcohol in the first three ingredients (i.e., mouthwash, cologne, rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover etc.)

What is living in a rehab facility like?

While at a rehab facility, you will live in a pleasant residential, communal-style building with round-the-clock medical supervision. You’ll probably share a bedroom and bathroom with one or two other people, and you'll engage in individual and group therapy sessions throughout the day. Three meals and snacks will be served daily, and you’ll also have time to relax, unwind, and socialize with your fellow rehab attendees.

Will I share a room with someone while in rehab?

Yes. Because drug and alcohol rehabs usually feature communal-style living arrangements, in most rehabs, you will likely share a bedroom with one or two fellow clients. Bathrooms are usually shared as well.

Can I talk to my loved ones while in rehab?

Yes. Although every rehab has its own phone policy, generally, every addiction rehab will allow you the use of a phone to speak to your loved ones at least once a week. At Avenues, you will be given phone passes by your primary therapist which allow you to speak to your loved ones as often as necessary.

Can I look for a job while in rehab?

In most rehab programs, while attending residential treatment, you will be busy engaging in therapy for the majority of the day and will not yet be seeking a job. At Avenues, clients who graduate residential treatment to our Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program are strongly encouraged to seek a job, and are given personal guidance and support throughout the entire workforce re-entry process.

Can I have a car while I am in Avenues rehab?

Yes. Once clients have graduated residential treatment and are in our Intensive Outpatient program, with guidance and recommendation from their primary therapist, they may begin to work on restoring their license and regaining possession of their car.

What happens once you come out of rehab?

Once you graduate addiction rehab, there are many options ahead of you. Some people choose to continue on to a sober living home in order to really reinforce and strengthen their recovery lifestyle. Others, however, choose to return home and resume normal life while still engaging in outpatient therapy.

Whatever the case is, continued involvement in a 12-Step program and aftercare and a strong connection to a recovery community is critical to ensuring that your sobriety sticks long-term after you’ve completed treatment.

How effective is addiction rehab in the long-term?

Inpatient addiction rehab is scientifically proven to yield the most powerful, long-lasting results. Many people may try quitting on their own – and some may actually be successful – but the vast majority of people will fail time and again. Hacking it on your own is almost impossible.

In contrast, a treatment center will provide you with a safe and structured environment, targeted therapy, and a warm community that will support you as you begin your recovery journey - and long after. It’s a no-fail recipe for success.

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