FAQs Regarding Addiction Treatment

As an ongoing, continuously updated resource informed by your questions, please find our frequently asked ‘rehab questions’ about addiction treatment here, and feel free to call anytime about questions or concerns you have about treatment for yourself or your loved one.


Q: What is the nature of an addiction treatment detox?

A: The most central aspect of detox in a treatment center is the offering of medically supervised detoxification procedures to manage symptoms of withdrawal. An accredited facility will do all that is possible to minimize physical and mental side effects that come along with the body withdrawing from substances (including alcohol) that it has become dependent upon. Crucially, a medical detox setting also provides medications and clinical support to avoid the potentially dangerous (and even deadly) side effects of withdrawal.


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Q: When should someone consider inpatient treatment after detox?

A: An adage frequently heard in recovery circles is that ‘long-term treatment assists with long-term recovery,’ and although there are situations where residential care may not be possible or appropriate after detox, it is typically wise to take advantage of inpatient services after detox.

The process of medically supervised detox allows the body to heal, but many clients also need additional assistance with psychological symptoms and behavioral issues that centered around drinking or using. The tools available at a quality inpatient facility include individual therapy (often using CBT or DBT methods), group counseling, family therapy, life skills training, familiarizing clients with the support networks available, and a range of other approaches that depend on the facility and its specific offerings.


Q: How can I get someone into detox and/or addiction treatment?

A: If you, a loved one, or a family member is struggling with addiction to substances or alcohol: please reach out to our hotline now. Whether or not you have insurance coverage or the ability to pay ‘out-of-pocket’ we will refer you (or your loved one) to the facility or resources best suited to meet their needs.

It’s important not to delay, since every day that passes raises the risks involved with active addiction. If your loved one isn’t ready to commit to treatment, please call us to discuss the options for contacting them directly or setting up an intervention with a certified member of our staff. The stakes are simply too high to wait.


Q: Are there different types of addiction treatment?

A: While there are different approaches within the field of addiction treatment, some elements in the continuum of care will generally remain the same: medically supervised detox, inpatient or residential care, structured ‘step-downs’ such as Partial Hospitalization Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs, Outpatient Therapy, and Aftercare Planning with sober living offered. Within this framework, many facilities offer vastly different services and therapies (such as CBT, DBT, group therapy, individual counseling, trauma-informed work, and many others).

By reviewing the resources on these types of therapy and others available right here on Find Addiction Rehabs, you can find the type of treatment setting and therapies to help you or your loved one in the most effective manner. Here’s a trio of articles that make for a good starting point in this area:

Choosing the Right Rehab For You or a Loved One 

The 7 Levels of Addiction Treatment Care

Myths About Inpatient Rehab


Q: How much does addiction treatment cost?

A: The short answer is that it varies, widely. The ‘out-of-pocket’ expense for addiction treatment depends largely on the type of insurance you have and the coverage it offers. For those without insurance, state-specific opportunities for treatment exist, as well as the possibility of healthcare loans that allow for treatment to be paid back over time. The experts at Find Addiction Rehabs can provide a free insurance verification to let you know the benefits you have regarding attending treatment, and help work to make sure you get the best coverage and treatment possible.


Q: Is my job safe while I attend treatment?

A: With the FMLA and Americans with Disabilities Act, the federal government has taken steps to ensure the safety of your career while you attend to getting help for treatment. Please reach out now and we can let you know the specifics of these two provisions designed to help clients get addiction treatment in exactly these circumstances.


Q: I’ve lost my job recently, can I still use insurance to be covered for addiction treatment?

A: The answer here depends on the timeframe, but in many cases, the COBRA legislation designed to help people stay insured during a job loss or while switching careers can help with coverage for months after leaving a position. Learn more about the details of COBRA here.


Q: What comes after addiction rehab and treatment?

A: After leaving treatment, an aftercare program and the establishment of a social support network will be crucial aspects of maintaining a stable, meaningful life free of alcohol and substances. Whatever the program you or your loved one has decided on, participating in a fellowship of some kind with peers also in recovery will be a vital part of staying clean and sober. Many facilities offer alumni gatherings and aftercare planning, both of which can be extremely helpful in deciding the path you take on your recovery, as well as its long-term success (and your own satisfaction!)