What is treatment?
There are as many different treatment approaches as there are addictive drugs. Individualized treatment means working with the different dynamics each client brings. The vicious cycle of Drug Addiction and Alcoholism causes varying amounts of damage to the family, health, legal, occupational repercussions, and mental health issues. All of which, contribute to the difficulties treatment facilities confront. Even if few of these apply to an individual, the severity of addiction itself ranges significantly. The Addiction Hotline Treatment Team uses evidence-based treatment techniques. Social model programs that paved the way have shown us proven ways of aiding people into recovery. We also incorporate behavioral therapy (One-on-one Counseling, Cognitive therapy, and Psychotherapy) as a way for clients to cope with their drug cravings, personalized relapse prevention, and to help clients deal with situations that may arise after treatment.
What kind of education does the treatment team have?
At The Addiction Hotline the majority of our Treatment Team hold Masters Degree level education. Compared to most all other facilities, that have one therapist and the rest are drug and alcohol counselors, we excel above the standards and norms. With a belief in cooperation between those who have gone down the road of addiction and those who want nothing more than to help others, we have set the bar for the future.
What is evidence-based treatment?
“In spite of scientific evidence that establishes the effectiveness of drug abuse treatment, many people believe that treatment is ineffective.”
This is a statement made by Dr. Leshner, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The reason for this claim is because of the gap between what is taught and what is really happening in the field of recovery. Even when new data and information is demonstrated, putting it into action usually leaves most treatment facilities in the dark. On the other hand, programs making claims on what is working for them, is considered unreliable because of a lack in credible data.
How do we apply evidence-based treatment to improve our quality of care?
Beginning with a diverse Treatment Team, bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners, we apply what is learned from past experiences with what is new and innovative. This is a direct result from conferences, conventions, and weekend information seminars. The quality of care is improved substantially by a constantly developing Treatment Team and an open-mindedness to apply what is learned through the process of teamwork.
What makes The Addiction Hotline stand out from other programs?
Unlike most other recovery programs, The Addiction Hotline does not use a cookie-cutter one-size fits all approach. Each client is individually evaluated and each client is provided with a treatment program that has been individually tailored to meet their appropriate needs, goals and objectives. While providing traditional addiction treatment, we focus on underlying issues and provide the client with the tools necessary to achieve long-term recovery. A large part of this approach is dedicated to what happens after the client has completed the program. The Addiction Hotline stands by the client to make sure they are both ready and able to successfully reintegrate back into society on both a social and economic basis.
Why cant I do it on my own?
Nearly all addicted individuals believe in the beginning that they can stop using drugs on their own, and most try to stop without treatment. However, most of these attempts result in failure to achieve long-term abstinence. Research has shown that long-term drug use results in significant changes in brain function that persists long after the individual stops using drugs. These drug-induced changes in brain function may have many behavioral consequences, including the compulsion to use drugs despite adverse consequences the defining characteristic of addiction.
Understanding that addiction has such an important biological component may help explain an individuals difficulty in achieving and maintaining abstinence without treatment. Psychological stress from work or family problems, social cues (such as meeting individuals from ones drug-using past), or the environment (such as familiar streets, objects, or even smells associated with drug use) can interact with biological factors to hinder attainment of sustained abstinence and make relapse more likely. Research studies indicate that even the most severely addicted individuals can participate actively in treatment and that active participation is essential to good outcomes.
What is accreditation & certification?
Accreditation is a process of external reviews, used to insure quality assurance and quality improvement. In the field of Substance Abuse/Mental Health, accreditations and certifications are carried out by the state, and private, nonprofit organizations. The thorough evaluation of the policies and procedures make accreditation and certification of the treatment facility a vital part in making a decision for those seeking treatment.
Who is CARF?
Founded in 1966, as the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services. It does this by establishing standards of quality for organizations to use as guidelines in developing and offering their programs or services to consumers. CARF uses the standards to determine how well an organization is serving its consumers and how it can improve. Every year the standards are reviewed and new ones are developed to keep pace with changing conditions and current consumer needs.
What does accreditation mean to me?
Choosing CARF-accredited programs and services gives you the assurance that:
* The programs or services actively involve consumers in selecting, planning, and using services.
* The organization’s programs and services have met consumer-focused, state-of-the-art international standards of performance.
* These standards were developed with the involvement and input of consumers.
* The organization is focused on assisting each consumer in achieving his or her chosen goals and outcomes.
Do you take my insurance?
We accept most all insurance based on benefits and eligibility.
How long is the program?
The Addiction Hotline believes in recognition of changes made by the clients. Starting from Phase One, the first 28 days of treatment are the basis of our facility. Through the different approaches taken to ensure individualized care the second 28 days, offer more in-depth treatment, and make up our Phase Two. Extended duration clients, enter into Phase Three, where the transition back into society is governed by continual interactions with counselors and therapists.
What does the program cost?
Our goal is to treat on an individual basis, with a treatment program designed and implemented to meet each clients own assessed needs. The intensity of the treatment and the length of stay at The Addiction Hotline will ultimately determine the total cost. For the vast amount of experience and education each member on our Treatment Team brings, most other programs can not match our effectiveness dollar for dollar.
Will you cure me of my addiction?
Most people with recovery services hesitate to use the word cure. An addiction is not like an acute disease where a physician can say definitively you are cured. Addictions are a chronic disease such as asthma or diabetes. The asthma sufferer and the diabetic generally require medications for the rest of their lives in order to control their disease and live functional lives. It is much the same for the addict who must adopt an alternative way of living and coping in order to fulfill the goal of long-term recovery. The Addiction Hotline will provide the client with the necessary skills to achieve those goals.
If somebody leaves your program early, is there a refund?
We provide a financial guarantee for up to one year. If someone leaves our program against clinical advice, he/she does not lose the balance of intake funds but may regain services upon request.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept insurance, checks, cash, and most major credit cards. To hold a bed at our facility, please call for more information.
What articles should I bring upon entering?
Depending on the season, wardrobe for a 3-4 week stay is best. We have laundry facilities on site, and special times are allotted for weekly washing & drying. Personal items, hygiene items, books, and CD players are all acceptable. A once-a-week store run is provided for clients to buy any necessities that may have been forgotten.