All You Need to Know About Recovery in Virginia
Options vary for drug and alcohol treatment in Virginia. While one might enjoy having multiple choices, it can make the work of picking a facility seem daunting. How does one know whether you should pick a short-term or long-term program, or whether you should enroll in residential inpatient care or only do intensive outpatient programs?
Fortunately, with some research, the varying features of addiction treatment centers can become clear, and the decision of which program is best for you more obvious. We have compiled some information below that can help, and are also available on the phone.
Duration of Care
One of the key issues to consider is how long your duration of care should be. Most residential facilities have short-term programs that last for about 28 days, and these are best utilized when followed up by accessing intensive outpatient programs.
Long-term inpatient programs also exist, that can run from 60 days, 90 days, 120 days, or longer. While it is not always possible to join longer programs, these are considered to have the highest success rate of all recovery options.
Concerns About Cost
While cost can be one of the more stressful concerns, there actually exist a variety of ways to have one’s treatment paid for. Most facilities work with a variety of insurances, and some are even government funded. For the times private pay is necessary, payment plans, paying on a sliding scale, or opting out of certain features to save costs can also be options.
Licensing and Accreditation
Having an idea of the licenses and accreditations that a facility and staff have acquired, can help bring peace of mind, and ensure your safety. This information is easily found when researching on the internet. You can look whether the licenses of the staff match the services offered, and whether these licenses were obtained easily or through much training and effort.
Treatment Methods and Protocols
Every facility is run a little differently, depending on the combination of policies and procedures that they follow. Some allow visitors, others do not. Some allow certain items to be brought in, which are restricted at other facilities. Many facilities use the 12-step structure, while others choose to use an alternative.
What About Aftercare?
Finally, one should consider what will happen after one is discharged from a particular program. Having a plan for after care is important, and looking into what this entails before it happens can help make the process as smooth as possible. Will the program you choose to enroll in help with this? Will they provide the support and resources, or will you need to look for another facility for the aftercare support you need? Will the facility at least be able to provide references for centers near your home?
Questions to Ask
Finally, here are some important summarizing questions to help find the right choice for you.
- Is long-term care accessible, or will short term care be sufficient for my needs?
- How does this program measure success? For example, will it focus on full abstinence, or will it prescribe medications such as methadone?
- Of the support I will receive, will options such as nutrition education, group counseling, aftercare plans, and exercise classes be offered?
- What life skills and healthy coping mechanisms will I be taught?
Even though you might feel overwhelmed by the prospect of researching all these options, know that we are here to help. We at Rehab-Finder.Org are excited to partner with you in finding the program to set you on the path towards sobriety.
Recovery in Virginia begins when you decide it's time to ask for help. We're here for you and waiting for your call. You can reach us at 877-251-4813.