1. How Long Does Mental Health treatment Take?
It’s different for everybody. Many centers offer 30-day programs as a minimum length. It’s possible that for some patients this is enough time, but studies find that those who spend longer amounts of time in rehabilitation programs achieve better rates of long-term recovery. Also, the effects of other health issues, such as substance use disorder, on the mind tend to take longer than a month to revert back to normal. Therefore, most individuals benefit from anywhere from 60 to 90 day stays or longer. The length of stay has to include these factors: the substance that was abused or the mental health disorder in question, the patient’s rehab history, the severity of the disorder, whether it is a dual diagnosis or mental and substance abuse disorders, and the patient’s needs as a person (physical, emotional, social and spiritual).
2. Does treatment cure mental health disorders?
Treatment doesn’t conclude after the patient exits a program. Disorders of the mind are not often something that is simply “cured.” Recovery is an ongoing process, a way of life. This can be made easier with the support of our alumni program and loved ones.
3. What will happens if a patient relapses into illness?
First of all, relapse doesn’t mean failure. It offers an opportunity to reassess the chosen path and get back on track to maintain recovery. Many struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorders find that one stay in treatment alone isn’t enough to find their footing in their recovery journey. Strong skills need to be created to make defenses to combat the disorder in question and support a patient through their recovery.
4. On average, how much does Inpatient treatment cost?
Programs range in price dramatically. 30-day inpatient programs can be from $2,000 to $25,000, depending on a variety of facility factors. Inpatient facilities cost more than outpatient therapies because the patient is housed, fed, given regular therapy, and activities. Outpatient treatment ranges from attending free support group meetings though more structured, intensive outpatient programs, and so this can range from $0 to $10,000.
5. Is Insurance Accepted?
Insurance is accepted in rehabilitation programs, although coverage will vary according to the particular facility. An insurance plan may or may not cover a portion of the rehabilitation stay, so it’s crucial to check the plan prior to enrolling. If an insurance plan doesn’t cover the cost of rehab, other payment options with the facility can be arranged. If you would like more information on whether your insurance will cover your or your child’s rehabilitation, call us at (855) 202-4220.
6. Does a patient need to enter treatment close to home?
Many patients travel to a facility away from their local area. This is beneficial for removing them from their home environment, where they regularly running into social problems and/or abusing drugs or alcohol. In a different location, a patient can fully focus on their issues, removed from distractions or temptations. If outpatient treatment is chosen, however, the patient will need to secure temporary residence local to the center if they have traveled from their primary residence.
7. Inpatient Vs. Outpatient – which treatment works better?
Inpatient treatment allows patients to fully focus on recovery with 24-hour care. Since they are removed from the stress of day to day living, they are often afforded a much better chance at dealing with their issues. It’s also a good option for patients who have been to rehab before (inpatient or outpatient) and have since that time relapsed.
Outpatient treatment allows a patient to come in for treatment and therapy, but then return home after the session concludes. This allows them to continue working, going to school and living normal life while still undergoing treatment. Those patients with short-term substance abuse or less severe mental health disorders might find that outpatient treatment works better for them. The cost of outpatient treatment is usually lower than inpatient, due to the amenities provided and lack of 24 hour care.
If you, your child or another loved one needs to further help deciding what level of treatment is most appropriate, please call us today at 1-855-233-2044 to discuss your options.
8. Can someone lose their job for attending treatment?
Patients often have a fear of losing their job if they attend rehab. It goes without saying, however, that those patients may lose their jobs if they don’t get help with their problems. Most companies recognize the desire to improve, and the recovery efforts may be supported by the company. Inpatient programs require taking time off from work. However, there are options that can help ease this process, such as: Employee Assistance Programs, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Vacation Time, and/or choosing an Outpatient Program. But if none of these apply and the company is not supportive, the patient needs to decide whether their life is more important than the hassle of looking for a new job after rehab.