What Do I Need To Know About Addiction Treatment?
- +What type of treatment is most appropriate?
- The type of treatment that’s appropriate for you will depend on several important factors, including your history of drug use, your current level of drug intoxication, and your past experiences with treatment. The treatment team must also consider co-occurring health conditions — both physical and psychological — that could affect the outcomes of your treatment. Patients who show signs of mental illness as well as drug addiction require intensive, specialized treatment that addresses both conditions.
Matching the individual patient with the right level of care can be a complicated task. In general, patients with a more severe history of drug abuse and patients who are physically or psychologically fragile require a more intensive level of care, such as inpatient treatment or a partial hospitalization program. Those who are less advanced in their addiction and who are motivated enough to keep up with a more flexible program may be referred to outpatient treatment.
- +What can I expect in first 24 hours?
- Upon arrival to our facility, you will be greeted by Waters Edge Recovery staff members and welcomed with open arms. Once comfortable, you will meet with a few different members of staff to assure that we are providing you with the best care possible. After meeting individually with /about/clinical-support-team/ – the intake process will begin. A Case Manager will walk you through all basic rules, group times and information, family/loved one contact information, assist with any pressing legal/court issues, and then introduce you to your private therapist. From there, your therapist will meet with you individually to gain insight into your past and current behaviors and habits to gain an understanding of you as a person. Your therapist will then give you an individualized treatment plan to outline your comprehensive and holistic plan while with us.
- +Will travel be necessary?
- Travel will be required if you choose to enroll in a treatment program outside of your community. For many individuals, traveling out of state gives them some distance from their usual drug abuse triggers and a new perspective on their lives. For others, leaving the community isn’t possible because of family relationships, job obligations, or legal issues. The decision about whether to travel to another state should be based on your individual situation and your personal requirements, as well as the specific services and the level of care that you need.
- +How long do I have to stay?
- It important to stay for the duration of the treatment plan created for your individual needs. Detox may be included if you are addicted to substances or if you display compulsive behaviors. A typical rehab program lasts anywhere from 28 to 45 days, depending on the patient’s progress.
- +How do I get admitted?
- Making this pivotal step in your life can be stressful and anxiety ridden, but the admissions staff at Waters Edge has outlined the procedures to make it as easy and straightforward as possible. Just call our admissions department at 855-782-1009 to begin the process. We will answer any of your questions, discuss your options for treatment and covering payment, complete a full clinical assessment, and begin the admissions process.
How Much Does Addiction Treatment Cost?
- +What are the costs of treatment?
- The costs of treatment varies greatly depending on the length of stay, whether your insurance is accepted at our facility, and whether insurance covers a portion or all of your stay.
- +Is the Waters Edge Recovery program covered by my insurance?
- As with any medical facility, it depends on your insurance plan. You should call your insurance provider to find out more information. If your plan doesn’t cover the cost of our program, we will be happy to help arrange financing options. Please call us at 855-782-1009 for more information.
- +Do you accept Medicare/Medicaid?
- Waters Edge Recovery is not a contracted provider for Medicare or Medicaid. However, our admissions staff will be more than happy to help assist you in finding a facility that is contracted with Medicare or Medicaid.
What Should I Know About Daily Life in Treatment?
- +Can I come and go from the recovery facility as I please?
- No. Inpatient programs are designed to be done in one unbroken span of time. It is essential to the effectiveness of the treatment that you stay at the rehab center for the duration of your program.
- +Are visitors allowed during the treatment period?
- Yes, however visitation depends on various aspects or your recovery. Your treatment team will meet to discuss if and when visitation during your 42 days of treatment is advisable. There may be times that you will be visiting with your family and loved ones as part of therapy.
- +Is cigarette smoking permitted during treatment?
- Yes. Research shows that going cold turkey on all addictions can be dangerous, often pushing the drug user to overdose and relapse. If smoking cigarettes helps you get over a hard drug addiction, then it’s a good thing (at least in the short term).
- +What recreation activities are offered during treatment?
- We offer various activities such as fishing, boating, exercise, trips to the movie theater, beach outings, as well as attending the many seasonal events that take place locally.
- +Is there access to gym facilities?
- During your stay, you will have membership privileges at a local fitness club. We also have exercise equipment on premises for you to use during your free time.
- +What should I bring to treatment?
- The following items are permitted:
Driver’s license/Government issued ID card
All medications (in original bottles with labels)
Cigarettes if applicable
7 days’ worth of casual clothing (Jeans, shorts, t shirts, light hoodie, socks, underwear, etc.)
Shoes (sandals, sneakers for gym)
Eyeglasses and/or contacts if applicable
MP3 players without internet accessibility
Any personal hygiene products (make sure to check the ingredients to assure products do not contain alcohol)
Appropriate books, magazines, art supplies, etc. for hobbies. Cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices will not be allowed during your initial treatment and will be stored in a locked safe during your stay.
- +Am I allowed to bring my cell phone?
- Yes, however there are limitations. We don’t want you to totally shut off your life during rehab, but we also want to create an environment where you can concentrate fully on overcoming addiction—breaking your connections to the forces that generated your addiction.
- +Can I bring my iPod to rehab?
- Yes. Music can be a healthy part of comprehensive recovery.
- +Are personal computers permitted at Waters Edge Recovery?
- No. Use of a personal computer is not permitted during your stay. If you do require access to a computer, it will be under the supervision of your therapist or a Waters Edge staff member.
- +Are there TVs at the recovery facility?
- Yes. Television can be a healthy activity to help make recovery easier.
What Do I Need To Know About Waters Edge Recovery?
- +Is your facility JCAHO accredited?
- Waters Edge Recovery has earned the Gold Seal of Approval and is recognized as an accredited facility by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
- +What airport should I fly into?
- The closest airports are Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FFL) or Palm Beach International (PBI). Typically Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International is the less expensive of the two airports as a destination.
- +Will my family/loved ones be contacted once I arrive?
- A family member or loved one of your choice will be contacted per your permission upon your arrival. A significant step in the intake process is assuring loved ones that you are safe so you can really move forward and begin to focus on yourself and your recovery.
- +Will guests have a roommate during their stay?
- Yes. Each room is set with two twin beds. The social aspect of rehab is essential.
- +What happens if I’m not accepted into your program?
- If placement in Waters Edge is not appropriate for any reason, we will provide you with a referral to an alternative facility to get you or your loved one on the path to recovery.