FAQs About Cocaine Rehab
Q: How long does cocaine treatment take?
A: Generally, a treatment stay lasts about 28-30 days, but it is most beneficial to closely adhere to the treatment recommendations—including that of treatment duration—made by the addiction treatment professionals at the time of admission. Staying in treatment for an adequate period of time typically has a positive affect on treatment outcomes.1 Length of stay depends on the type and severity of issues with which an individual presents; severe cases may warrant a stay as long as 90 days.2 Since addiction is a chronic disease, treatment facilities must provide ongoing care and monitoring to increase the likelihood of successful outcomes, including aftercare options.1 Ideally, a program should monitor your progress closely and provide options to assist you in maintaining long-term recovery.2
Q: How much does treatment cost?
A: The cost of treatment can vary widely, based on the facility chosen and various factors such as center location. High-end facilities throughout the United States can charge around $1,300 per day, and require a 28-to-30-day stay,3 with a full month’s treatment costing $20,000 to $40,000.3 Overseas facilities also provide treatment at varying rates, although airfare may not be provided, which increases the cost.3
Q: Does insurance cover the cost of treatment?
A: Since addiction is a medically recognized condition, and insurance companies now recognize the benefits of covering treatment, most insurance companies do offer some form of coverage for treatment. Major insurance companies may limit the amount they will cover and the length of treatment, such as a few hundred dollars per day for as long as 30 days;3 the difference must be paid out of pocket. In order to protect privacy, some rehabs may not accept insurance and require the full balance to be paid out of pocket. Checking your individual policy benefits and limits is the best way to find out what is covered and what portion of the treatment expense will be your responsibility.
Q: What happens in rehab for cocaine?
A: Each rehab bases treatment on its own individual philosophy of treatment. The ultimate goals of most treatment facilities are to allow individuals to get and stay sober and to regain the ability to become a functional member of society within families, at work, and in their communities.2 Rehab facilities ideally provide effective treatment strategies, medication-assisted treatment as required, individualized treatment with highly experienced and qualified staff, and additional amenities.2,4 Treatment methods should be backed by scientific evidence of their effectiveness.2 Amenities may include gourmet or organic foods, gym facilities, swimming, yoga, animal-assisted therapy, acupuncture, and spa treatments, such as massage, reiki, or aromatherapy.
Q: What will I have to do in rehab treatment?
A: The therapeutic interventions provided at a rehab center will occur in both individual and group settings and generally involves behavioral therapy techniques.2,4 Some of these techniques include complementary and alternative therapeutic approaches, promotion of a healthy diet, stress management, providing incentives to reward abstinence and other recovery milestones, teaching relapse prevention methods, and helping individuals to find positive alternatives to drug-using behaviors and to develop or improve upon interpersonal skills.2,4 To be most successful, participants in treatment must learn how to trust staff and peers and open up about their emotions, which can be difficult for individuals with substance-use disorders.
Q: How is luxury rehab different from traditional rehabs?
A: Many standard, non-luxury residential rehabs rely heavily on group counseling, a cost-effective method for treating many clients without a large number of staff.4 The higher price of rehabs allows for more experienced clinical staff with specialized training to provide a more individualized treatment experience, cutting-edge effective therapeutic techniques, an increased focus on treatment that has been shown to be effective, and additional amenities, such as gourmet food; relaxation options such as aromatherapy, massage, acupuncture, and improved exercise; and facilities in picturesque, private settings.3,5
Q: How do I know if cocaine rehab is right for me or a loved one?
A: If you are considering a cocaine rehab for yourself or a loved one, it is important to think about what you value in a treatment experience. If you want a high-quality treatment setting involving individualized treatment, cutting-edge therapeutic techniques, effective alternative treatments, specially trained and experienced clinical staff, top-notch amenities, beautiful locations, and privacy, then a luxury rehab may be the best option.
Q: Will my family or friends be able to visit me?
A: While the visitor policy varies between facilities, relationships and social connections are vital to the recovery process.6 Due to this important supportive aspect, families and healthy relationships are not only allowed, they are often encouraged to visit or have family counseling sessions.7 Addiction affects more than just the individual who uses, and many treatment facilities offer family sessions with clinical staff, encouraging the family to come and be a part of the recovery of their loved one, while dealing with their own emotional burden.6 Some facilities also offer a program for the family or loved ones of patients. It is especially important to have family and friends learn how to be supportive of their loved one and assist them in maintaining sobriety.6
Q: How effective is cocaine treatment?
A: Long-term research indicates that most individuals who begin and continue treatment can remain sober, reduce illegal behavior, and strengthen their ability to function socially, psychologically, and at work.8 However, individual outcomes vary based on the severity and type of issues, how appropriate the treatment is for that individual, the quality of the staff-client interactions, and the individual’s own willingness and motivation to follow through with this change.8
Q: What happens if I relapse?
A: As with many chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension, or asthma, substance-use disorders often involve relapse, and at similar rates.1,2 Treatment facilities often strongly urge patients to become involved in aftercare, which can lower the risk of relapse as patients transition back into the routine and stresses of their daily lives.1 Relapsing does not mean an individual has failed at treatment or recovery, it indicates that treatment needs are not being met and that the treatment plan requires adjustment or a different type of treatment.1,2
Q: Where do self-help meetings fit in with treatment?
A: Self-help groups work in combination with formal treatment to support and strengthen the recovery of an individual.2,9 The majority of treatment facilities will encourage participation in self-help meetings both during treatment and after completion, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Cocaine Anonymous (CA), often inviting these groups to hold meetings within the facility or providing transportation to outside meetings.2,9
The Next Step to Entering a Cocaine Rehab
When deciding on a cocaine rehab, it is important to take into consideration some important factors, such as where the facility is located, how much it will cost, program accreditation, staff qualifications, and the philosophy of the treatment facility.2 Finding a treatment facility in your price range or that accepts insurance is important. Researching the staff qualifications ensures that highly trained clinical staff will be involved in providing treatment. Each state has its own agency to supervise accreditation of facilities, and this can be researched on the SAMHSA website. Also, each treatment facility functions according to their philosophy, so researching this will assist in locating a facility that provides treatment that has been studied and shown to be effective.10 Once all of these factors have been researched thoroughly, you will be ready to contact some treatment facilities and take the next step to enter a cocaine rehab center.
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