Entering treatment is a challenging decision not for the faint of heart, but when you are battling with the fire that is addiction, it’s a necessary step. While you may be experiencing some anxiety before your decision to enter, you must understand that even if you can function using drugs or alcohol, it will slowly wear you down as you move forward.
At a certain point, it will be time to reach out for help to overcome this hurdle in the road. Treating addiction is unique because each case is different, and we receive several questions from our clients before they make a final decision.
Our admissions department wants to make sure you receive that information, and they want to make treatment a worry-free experience that allows you to focus on your road to recovery. Below we will provide you with information that makes this process a little less stressful for you.
What Is The Science Behind Addiction?
The topic of addiction has become more prevalent in our society over the years, which is good and bad. It is good because we are starting to remove the stigma that has been attached, but it is daunting due to the sheer volume of people struggling with the disease. It has been finally determined that it is a disease that affects the reward centers in our brain and causes cravings that change our motivations.
In most cases relating to the condition, those who are struggling to balance their life are not aware of their abuse becoming an issue. Others, however, will notice the increase of drug or alcohol consumption but are powerless in slowing down or stopping.
Addiction is a disease that will progress over time, but if you treat the underlying issues that cause it to escalate, you may be able to avoid the most severe consequences. Some of these include health problems, loss of employment, or broken relationships.
What Should I Expect In Addiction Treatment?
Addiction treatment is designed to utilize all available resources and help someone overcome the physical symptoms while treating their chemical dependency. Treatment also aims to help the client with the social and psychological issues that strain their lives because of addiction. Even if the disease has not caused significant problems in your life, it will eventually impact each facet of your life, which includes your finances, legal status, and social life.
Treatment involves a combination of medical and clinical professionals to help address all needs. You will also work with case managers that assist you with your day-to-day needs, such as hunting for jobs, managing finances, or looking for housing.
Addiction treatment is broken down into four specific categories that include:
- Medically Managed Inpatient Services (Medical Detox): Detox is a process consisting of around-the-clock care from medical professionals during the withdrawal phase. It involves the use of medication to help a client with uncomfortable or potentially fatal symptoms. Medicine may also be used to taper off drugs or alcohol. The process lasts anywhere from five-to-seven days but may take longer in severe cases. Only a doctor can make this call.
- Inpatient Treatment: This level is for clients who did not require medical detox, but will still involve intensive 24-hour monitoring.
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP): IOP will involve more than nine hours of treatment every week but gives you the option to go home once therapy concludes. Partial Hospitalization (PHP) falls under this category as well, but it requires more than 20 hours of treatment each week, which is the only distinction.
- Outpatient Treatment: If you are placed in outpatient treatment, you will need less than nine hours of therapy each week. It will also allow you to continue working or attending school as you are treated for addiction.
What Levels Of Care Does Vista Pines Offer?
Vista Pines offers both Detox and Residential Treatment to our clients. Our sole purpose is to provide clients with the most extensive level of care, and we will work closely with them to create plans tailored around their specific needs.
What Type Of Therapy Is Offered At Vista Pines?
As we’ve discussed in-depth above, addiction is a complex disease that causes various consequences. We also are aware of the many underlying factors that cause addiction and that treatment requires a hands-on and delicate approach. We use evidence-based theories that will depend on your specific needs. These include:
- Coping Skills
- Life Skills
- 12-Step Recovery
- Addiction and Relapse Prevention Education
- Family Dynamics
- Motivational Enhancement
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Nutrition Education
- Process Groups
- MAP Peer Support Program
- Medical/Medication Education
Though we offer varying levels of therapy, it’s not likely you will participate in each program. We take pride in the fact that we provide multiple levels that will address your unique characteristics.
Is Treatment Affordable?
The number one cause for concern when we discuss treatment is the cost. Addiction treatment is expensive, as you might expect with all healthcare, but at Vista Pines, we want to work alongside you to overcome this barrier. To do this, we work with several major insurance companies to help make treatment as affordable as possible. We accept coverage from the following providers:
- Blue Shield
Please keep in mind that your coverage will depend on your plan and provider. You are welcome to contact an Intake Specialist at Vista Pines to determine if we accept your coverage, or you can reach out to your insurance company directly to determine if you are eligible for the type of care you wish to receive.
Is The Cost Really Worth It?
If you look at addiction long-term, you’ll begin to understand that it will cost you more than you pay in treatment. For some, that may not seem feasible because your life hasn’t spiraled out of control, but addiction will eventually cause you to lose your job and lose financial stability. Your primary focus will be to get more drugs, which will cause legal problems, health deterioration, and instability in relationships. When you work towards overcoming addiction, the cost will be merely an afterthought.
Are Your Facilities Comfortable?
While most of this page has discussed safety and how we can help you, with good reason, we must ensure you that we provide the highest standards focused on your comfort. We are considered a luxury facility, which allows us the additional resources to pay attention to tiny details. Our facilities are sparkling clean and might be something you’d find at a resort.
As much as we strive to provide you the highest quality care, we also place a lot of time on making sure you are comfortable. We know this is a challenging obstacle to overcome, and the thousands of clients in our alumni program can vouch for the treatment they’ve received.
Is Vista Pines Accredited?
Yes, and our facility takes great pride in that distinction. We were also awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, which is responsible for rating facilities on their quality.
What Should I Bring To Treatment?
We provide most of what you need, but here are a few items that our admissions team request you bring:
- A valid insurance card
- A prescription card for medication
- A picture I.D. card
- A credit or debit card
- Over-the-counter medication you may be using
- Contact information
- A cell phone to use when traveling to our facility