Some of us would always say this famous last saying to ourselves during our youth: “No way, that can’t happen to me!” No matter how many stories we hear about family members and their drug or alcohol addictions; no matter how many times our parents remind us that the genetic marker runs in our blood; and no matter how often we hear about a celebrity we look up to who lose their lives to addiction, we always believe that quote — it won’t happen to us. Anyone who’s become addicted to drugs or alcohol can attest to this. As naive as we might be in our youth, even as adults, doubt still runs strong in our minds that it won’t happen to us.
Unfortunately, you can believe whatever it is that you want. If you’re using drugs or alcohol, you’re at significant risk of developing an addiction, which can eventually claim your life without treatment. During the time spent using drugs or alcohol, users are always blind to the damage such use does to their bodies. If you’re abusing alcohol, you aren’t thinking of the damage to your throat, kidneys, and liver. Or, if you’re abusing prescription medication like Adderall, you aren’t concerned about the issues it’ll cause to your heart. Perhaps you do know, but you have no clue where to turn. You’re scared and want help but don’t even know how to take that first step. Fortunately, Family Recovery Specialists, a Delphi Behavioral Health Group facility, can help you overcome substance abuse and its related challenges.
When it comes to addiction treatment, our staff wants to put your mind at ease. We do this by making the process smooth, simple, and transparent. We know you have enough going on in your life and mind to worry about this possibly confusing process. Fortunately, our specialists have mastered the art of helping others and will remove any confusion from the equation. When you walk through our doors and sit down with our clinicians, they’ll ask questions that ensure you are placed in the level of care specific to your needs.
Many barriers exist to keep you from receiving treatment. The only way to overcome these is to arm you with information about the process and what we can do to help. Family Recovery Specialists will take your hand from the second you walk into our facility and guide you through until the end and beyond. We’re here to help, and below is how we’ll do it.
What Should I Bring to Treatment?
If you’ve committed to getting treatment, and you’re on your way, we want to say congratulations on your decision. You’ve taken the first step toward life. With that being said, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed about this decision. You’re scared about never using drugs again. You’re scared about the withdrawal symptoms. You’re scared about leaving home. You’re scared of being around a group of people you’ve never met. We get it. So, we want to take one worry away, which is what you’re allowed to bring to treatment.
Items to Bring to Treatment
- An insurance card
- Photo ID (passport, driver’s license, or identification card)
- Prescription card
- Credit or debit card
- Over-the-counter medications you take
- Important contact information, such as your primary care physician, lawyer, and emergency contact
- Toiletries and personal care items you use
- A week’s worth of comfortable clothing appropriate for the facility’s climate
- Reading material
- A journal to track your experiences and progress
- Your cell phone to update friends and family about your condition
Items Not to Bring
- Illicit drugs
- Computers or laptops
- Weapons of any kind
- Aerosol products
- Inappropriate or provocative clothing
- Inappropriate reading materials
- Anything items containing alcohol
What Payment Options Do Family Recovery Specialists Accept?
At Family Recovery Specialists, we know cost is a burden that prevents many people from getting the care we need. Now, more than ever, we’re watching over our finances closely. As the United States reels from an unprecedented pandemic that caused a surge in isolation, resulting in record addiction figures, many of us are feeling the sting financially and are reluctant to seek care. Fortunately, our facility works alongside insurance companies and makes other payment options available to overcome this concern. We accept self-payment plans and take most insurance companies to help get you life-saving care.
Even if you’ve gone through the process before, navigating through substance abuse coverage is confusing. For this reason, it’ll be in your best interest to contact your insurance company before arriving to find out what’s covered. By doing this, you won’t have any surprise charges after your visit. You’re more than welcome to contact the professionals at Family Recovery Specialists, who will contact the provider for you to avoid the headache. There are many ways to handle this and get the information you need. Please don’t feel like you cannot get the life-changing care you need, especially when it comes to the cost.
Insurance and You
Those opting to get the help they need often turn to their private health insurance to help with some of the heavy financial lifting. Depending on your plan, some or all of the costs you incur could be covered. Each provider offers a plethora of different options, meaning one is likely suitable for your needs. However, you must do your due diligence and research everything first.
It’s also important to mention that most insurance plans cover addiction treatment. You need to pay attention to the rules and stipulations in place that prevent you from getting a specific type of care, covering you for as long as you need, and dictating where you go for treatment. Our intake coordinators will ensure that you get everything they cover.
Which Insurance Companies Do Family Recovery Specialists Work With?
Here are a few insurance companies that Family Recovery Specialists works with. If you don’t see yours, don’t worry. Please reach out to us to see what action can be taken.
- USA Managed Care Organization
To be eligible, insurance companies require the treatment center to be “in-network” or have a specialized contract between the facility and their organization before approving your request. Other crucial factors they’ll consider before honoring your coverage is if the facility is in your state of residence, outside your state of residence, public, or private. These play a significant role in their decision.
At Family Recovery Specialists, our insurance team will take care of the paperwork and allow you to focus on what matters — your sobriety. They’ll sort through the challenging insurance aspect and work diligently to get you approved and receive maximum coverage for your stay. They’ll also work with the insurance companies to determine what’s covered before authorizing any treatment for you that might cost extra.
Again, don’t worry if you don’t see your insurance provider above. We can still contact your insurance provider to see if you’re eligible for some coverage. If we can’t reach a deal, we offer full or partial payment plans to help you with the financial burden. Many options are available to you because we care about your sobriety. This is the one life you have — make sure to preserve it by getting treatment that will prolong it.
What Does My Insurance Cover?
If your insurance company is in-network with Family Recovery Specialists, you might be asking yourself — what’s next? At this point, you’ll want to know the extent of your coverage. Fortunately, most plans cover all types of addiction and substances that people abuse. However, policies may differ from one company or plan to another. For example, your plan may cover fentanyl addiction but not methamphetamine addiction. This is a rare occurrence, but not impossible. You must contact your insurance provider or our staff to see what’s covered. Addiction treatment must be tailored to your needs.
You should also know that insurance companies approach their coverage differently. While they might all cover heroin addiction, they might have a different philosophy on how it’s treated. For that reason, among others, you need to have a basic understanding of your benefits before committing to addiction treatment. Insurance companies are more likely to recommend outpatient treatment than residential care because it costs less, but a person with a long history of relapse or someone that’s been struggling for decades will need more intensive care. Addiction treatment cannot take a cookie-cutter approach. Our needs differ from one another and must be treated in that manner.
Fortunately, the staff at Family Recovery Specialists understands this and works tirelessly to meet the individual needs of anyone who walks through our door. It allows us to be flexible and offer full or partial payment plans and not turn away those who need help solely because of their finances.
What Services Are Covered by Addiction Treatment Insurance?
Although coverage varies from one provider to another, there are basic services they all cover, including the following:
- Medical detox
- Residential care at an in-network facility
- Maintenance medications
- Dual diagnosis treatment (co-occurring disorder treatment)
- Outpatient care
- Aftercare programs
How Long Does Coverage Last?
One of the most crucial factors when it comes to sobriety in the long term is how much time you spend under addiction professionals’ care. That being said, insurance companies don’t always favor the client when it comes to their coverage. Depending on your plan, this complex variable could mean your entire stay is covered or only a portion of it at our facility. Some policies will cover a set amount of treatment days, which raises issues if you need detox and stabilization services. Addiction treatment is most effective when it lasts 30 to 90 days, depending on your condition and situation.
The amount of time your policy covers your stay depends on whether it’s a public or private facility. Private facilities are more expensive, which means you’ll reach your maximum allotted time faster than you would in a public facility. If you need more information on this topic, you can reach out to our helpful staff or call your insurance company.
If you’re concerned because insurance covers only half the number of days you need, remember that we’re talking about your life. Family Recovery Specialists has many options available to you that help you get on the right track. Our staff is kind, courteous, and empathetic about your situation. Many of them have been right where you are, allowing for guidance from someone who’s been where you are now.
When you factor all of this together, you know that cost should be the least of your concerns right now. You can’t put a price on your life. Our facility has all of the credentials and high success rates you’ll find with the highest quality of care in the United States and abroad. You’re in good hands.
Addiction Treatment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Even if you’ve committed to treatment, you might be second-guessing yourself and wondering if you made the right choice. All of these questions may be flooding your brain, and you might be thinking of running in the other direction. You’re making the right choice. Take a deep breath, and let us answer some common questions to remind you why this is so important.
What Is Addiction Treatment?
You might think of addiction treatment as somewhere you go to stop using drugs or alcohol. However, there is so much more to it than that. When you walk through our doors and get care from Family Recovery Specialists, you’ll undergo personalized therapy that exposes the root of your addiction. We want to help you get through so much more than addiction. We’ll give you the essential tools and teach you how to use them to remain sober long after you leave our facility and battle other issues you might have, such as anxiety, insomnia, or depression. You’ll meet with therapists one on one and in group settings and learn coping behaviors for what triggers your desire to use.
When you come through our doors, you’ll have different needs from the person who walks in behind you. High-quality care centers must take this into consideration. If you walk in seeking help for fentanyl addiction, your needs will differ from the person who came in behind you needing support for their methamphetamine addiction. If you were put in the same program, your needs would not be met. Clinicians will work with you to put a plan in place that covers any co-occurring mental health conditions and if you’re using any other drugs or alcohol in conjunction with your drug of choice. The goal is to teach you how to use the tools we provide you to lead a productive life free of substance use.
How Effective Is Addiction Treatment?
As we mentioned above, the sole focus of addiction treatment is to return you to society as a productive individual. Addiction treatment isn’t a solution that takes place overnight, nor is it a cure. Addiction is a lifelong disease that requires a lifetime of management. We are humans who give in to temptations sometimes.
The addiction treatment process is considered highly effective with dropping drug use and criminal activities for those who remain in treatment. However, it’s not guaranteed, especially in those who don’t manage their recovery by entering aftercare programs. You must be ready to embrace this new path and do what it takes to use the tools we give you.
Relapse rates are high and remain around 60 percent, even with increased access to high-quality treatment. This figure is consistent with other diseases like hypertension and diabetes. Following through with treatment and remaining committed gives you the best odds to avoid relapse, something that isn’t inevitable, despite the figures. In some cases, a person will have a quick lapse, know they made a mistake, and immediately reach out for professional help to fix it. How you pick yourself up and fix the issue is what matters here. Addiction treatment is as effective as you allow it to be. When you follow through with the continuum of care, you give yourself the best chance to have that life you’re dreaming about right now.
What Happens If I Relapse?
First of all, how you react to it is what matters. Don’t let yourself feel guilty or like a failure because you gave in to your temptations. Again, we’re human, and we make mistakes. Some of us are more emotional than others, and let that override our logic sometimes, and that’s OK. As long as you recognize you made a mistake and deal with it accordingly, you will be fine. It takes some people multiple attempts to stay sober, which is why relapse rates are so high. As long as you’re committed to the program and willing to adjust your treatment plan, you’ll learn from this and do better moving forward.
How Long Is Treatment?
For some, treatment may only last for 30 days. For others, it can last for several months. Since addiction treatment is a process based on your needs, you might require a longer stay than someone else. For example, if you’ve been using opioids intravenously for many years and seek care for your fentanyl addiction. In that case, you’ll be under our supervision for longer than someone who took prescription opioids as instructed by their doctor for a few months.
Each case is unique. Another person may enter the facility with a similar background in drug use and type but be diagnosed with schizophrenia, meaning they’ll undergo a host of mental health care treatments and stay longer than you. The length of your stay varies. If you don’t stay long enough, treatment will likely be ineffective and could end up in relapse. Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) suggests that 90 days is the most effective amount of time someone can stay in treatment. In the end, individual factors will determine this.
Where Should I Go To Treatment?
One of the most challenging questions you’ll face before the start of your journey is where you should attend treatment. Many people opt to move far away from home for addiction treatment because it removes them from their triggers, drug dealers, and allows them to start fresh. For some, that’s not an option, especially if they have children or obligations at home. The most important factor you must pay attention to is the facility’s offers. Do they offer evidence-based treatment? What is their success rate? If you’ve endured trauma, do they offer trauma therapy? These are important questions to ask before committing.
Another important factor is where the facility is located. Fortunately, Family Recovery Specialists is located in sunny South Florida, which offers more than just sunshine. The recovery community here is vast, allowing you to surround yourself with other like-minded individuals on the same path toward sobriety. We know that you’re taking a big step, but trusting us with your life is the best decision you can make. We’re ready for you when you’re ready for us.