When you’re battling drug or alcohol addiction, it’s critical to seek the necessary care. In the height of using these substances, you may not realize how you’re harming your body. Whether it be a risk of overdose or issues with your heart, liver, kidneys, and other functions, it’s something you should never overlook. We understand this is a time of fear and the unknown. However, our staff strives for excellence, and we will walk you through this process until you reach the other side, free of substances and full of knowledge about addiction. Before reaching that point, you must go through the admissions process. We aim to make it transparent and simple, allowing you to focus on overcoming your substance use disorder and its related challenges.
When you enter Arete Recovery, a Delphi Behavioral Health Group facility, you’ll be given a thorough assessment and put into a treatment program tailored to your substance use. Because addiction treatment is a process that must be customized based on your specific needs, our intake staff will ask targeted questions to ensure you’re placed in the right level of care.
We understand the existing barriers that can prevent you from getting help. Fortunately, a case manager will work alongside you to address any outside issues that could make you think twice about following through. They can help you put any obligations on hold and commit to the help you need. At that point, depending on the level of care needed, a compassionate crew of clinicians, counselors, and other medical professionals will help you take that first step as you start your treatment program, and they won’t leave your side until you’ve finished.
What Should I Bring to Treatment?
Upon your arrival, our professional staff will ensure your transition into treatment is a smooth process. They will break it down in layman’s terms of what to expect and explain how they plan to help you ease back into the real world once treatment is complete. Below, we provide you with a general list of items you should bring when entering our facility. If you’re ever in doubt, please get in touch with our intake coordinators before arrival to determine if what you want to bring is OK.
Items to Bring
- Photo ID
- An insurance card
- A prescription card
- Any over-the-counter medications you need
- A credit or debit card
- Contact information for your primary care provider (PCP), lawyer, and an emergency contact
- A week’s worth of casual clothing (please pack accordingly to the weather at Arete Recovery)
- Toiletries and personal care items
- Reading material to help pass your time
- A journal to document your experience
- A cell phone to keep in touch with family or friends
Items Not to Bring
- Computers or laptops
- Aerosol products
- Inappropriate or provocative clothing
- Inappropriate reading materials
- Any product containing alcohol
What Payment Options Does Arete Recovery Accept?
At Arete, we understand your treatment costs can be a significant barrier that holds you back from getting life-saving treatment. For that reason, we’ve worked diligently to ensure that cost is not an obstacle that prevents you from getting help. Not only do we accept self-payment plans, but we’ve partnered with major insurance providers to provide you with additional options. The objective is to provide our clients with high-quality but affordable treatment.
We understand that navigating through substance abuse coverage is a bit confusing for some people. For this reason, it’s vital to know whether your health insurance covers substance abuse and addiction treatment. You can contact our staff before your arrival to understand what will be covered and what won’t. However, you must never feel unable to seek out the life-saving or life-changing addiction treatment you need. We can help you find a way.
Insurance and You
For addiction treatment, it’s common for individuals to turn to private health insurance to cover some or all of the costs they’ll incur with treatment. Various health insurance providers offer different options and plans. Fortunately, there might be a plan suitable for your needs.
It’s important to note that most insurance plans will cover your addiction treatment. However, various rules or stipulations might be in place that inhibits the type of treatment you need, how long you’re covered, and where you can go for treatment.
Which Insurance Companies Does Arete Recovery Work With?
Below are a few of the insurance companies our facility works alongside to help you get the care you need.
- USA Managed Care Organization
When it comes to getting help, your insurance company will require the treatment facility to be “in-network” or have a specialized contract in place between the facility and insurance provider. Another important factor they’ll take into consideration before deciding to honor your coverage is whether the facility is private, public, in-state, or out-of-state.
At Arete Recovery, our insurance specialists handle all the confusing paperwork to give you peace of mind. They’ll take care of the hard work throughout the approval process to ensure you get maximum coverage during your stay. Our experts will work alongside your insurance company to determine what will be covered during the time you are with us.
If you don’t see your insurance company listed above, don’t lose hope yet. We might still be able to accept your insurance provider or work out a full or partial payment plan. We’ll always provide you with various options to help you reach a practical financial plan to meet your specific needs.
What Does My Insurance Cover?
All right, so your insurance company is listed above and works with our facility. The next question you may have is what they cover and the extent of coverage, right? Well, most plans will cover all substances and addiction types. However, one thing to keep in mind is that your policy may differ. Some plans will cover specific substances. Your insurance plan might only cover alcohol addiction treatment and not heroin addiction treatment in rare cases. It’s important to ensure that your plan covers your specific needs.
It’s also important to note that each insurance company is different in how they approach coverage, which is why you need to understand your benefits and plan coverage before seeking addiction treatment. In most cases, insurance companies will prefer to cover outpatient treatment instead of inpatient treatment. But your needs might differ from another person’s and require you to receive more intensive care like medical detox.
Fortunately, at Arete Recovery, we’re aware of the significance of meeting each client’s individual needs. For that reason, we offer flexible full or partial-payment options to any individual who seeks care from us.
What Services Are Covered by Addiction Treatment Insurance?
Again, while coverage might vary from one insurance company to the next, there are some basic services they’ll likely cover. These include 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 Will My Coverage Last?
How long you spend in addiction treatment is a vital component in ensuring long-term success. However, it’s a complex variable when it comes to insurance coverage. Depending on your insurance plan, the policy could cover your entire stay at our treatment facility. However, other plans may only cover a specific set of treatment days and pose some issues if you need medical detox and stabilization. On average, addiction treatment can last anywhere from 30 to 90 days based on your needs.
The number of days you spend in treatment will depend on whether the treatment facility is public or private as well. Private facilities trend higher in price, meaning you’ll reach the maximum coverage treatment faster than you would when attending a public facility. If you need more information about this, you can reach out to your insurance company for answers.
Remember, this is your life we’re talking about here. You can’t put a price on that, so don’t let cost impact the decision of whether or not to seek help. We offer many options that allow you to choose the right path for you. Each member of our staff is caring and empathetic and will do whatever they can to make this experience carefree and simple. Also, there are factors to consider other than cost when weighing your options. You must look at the quality of the treatment center, its credentials, and if its programs boast a high success rate. Never settle for less when it comes to a life-or-death choice.
For that reason, Arete Recovery and the Delphi Behavioral Health Group brand is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality of care with ease. One such way we implement that is by offering several payment options. We truly believe that addiction treatment should be affordable and accessible to the masses, and we’ll work with you to make your treatment needs a reality.
Addiction Treatment Frequently Asked Questions
When you come to the conclusion that you can’t shake your substance use disorder by yourself, professional addiction treatment from Arete Recovery is an option to get you over the hump. Not only is drug and alcohol withdrawal uncomfortable, but it can also be dangerous. For that reason, you must seek help when overcoming something difficult like this. Before you reach that point, you likely have some questions. Below, we aim to answer some common questions before you commit.
What Is Addiction Treatment?
Addiction treatment at Arete Recovery consists of personalized therapy. The primary objective is to equip you with the essential tools that allow you to maintain abstinence from drugs or alcohol for the long term. Depending on your treatment plan, you’ll most likely meet with certified therapists regularly and in group settings to discuss what led you to addiction in the first place. You’ll also learn effective coping behaviors for what triggers your drug cravings outside of treatment.
You must remember that no addiction treatment plan should take a cookie-cutter approach. The process must be tailored to your needs. For example, if you’re coming off a heroin addiction and you’re placed in the same treatment as someone overcoming methamphetamine addiction, it’s not going to work. For that reason, clinicians will work with you to develop a plan that meets your needs. Although your milestones will differ throughout the process, the overall objective is the same, which is to learn the tools necessary to lead a life free of addiction.
What Is the Effectiveness of Addiction Treatment?
As mentioned earlier, addiction treatment’s main goal is to stop all drug and alcohol use that cause issues in your life. It’s designed to help you return to a productive life in your community, family, and work. When these goals are in mind, treatment is the most effective option to achieve them.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) highlights research that makes a direct correlation between a drop in drug use and criminal activities in those who enter and remain in treatment. Although treatment isn’t a guarantee, especially for people who complete a program but don’t pursue recovery in aftercare programs, it is a life-changing experience. Individuals ready to embrace a new path have the tools to become sober.
Relapse rates hover around 60 percent, similar to those seen in hypertension and diabetes. However, by following through with your treatment program and going in with an open mind, relapse isn’t inevitable. Some people in recovery will have a quick lapse, return to treatment and fine-tune their strategy, and move forward without an issue. It’s how you pick yourself up after something like this that matters.
To sum it up, addiction treatment is as effective as you allow it to be. By following through with the continuum of care, you increase your odds of long-term success dramatically. The continuum of care will enable addicts to build a solid foundation in recovery that increases their chances of success.
What Happens If I Relapse?
Relapse rates are high, and it could be inevitable in some cases. Since it’s common, there is a plan in the event it occurs. Since treatment is individualized for your needs, everyone is different, meaning some will achieve long-lasting recovery after one attempt at treatment. For others, it might take multiple attempts, and that’s OK. It’s vital to enter treatment knowing these two things: treatment and therapy can lead to lasting recovery if you commit to the program, and that relapse isn’t considered a failure. It means you need to reevaluate your treatment and coping strategies. As long as you take responsibility for your actions and seek immediate help, you will get through it.
How Long Is Treatment?
Treatment is an individualized process, meaning a person seeking care for fentanyl addiction will receive different forms of care than someone with a methamphetamine addiction. For that reason, the length of treatment differs based on your needs. Someone abusing drugs for 10 years will need to stay longer than someone who’s been using it for a few months. Treatment that’s too short is ineffective and leads to high relapse rates, so what is the most effective length of time? NIDA points to data that shows 90 days is the most effective time a person can stay in treatment. However, personal factors will influence how long that time will end up being.
Does Treatment Cure Addiction?
Addiction is a chronic disease without a cure. The goal of addiction treatment is to help the individual learn to cope with their condition. Addiction affects the brain and teaches your reward system to seek drugs or alcohol as a means of dealing with stress. Even when you recover and maintain sobriety, you’ll still have cravings that will try to pull you into relapse. Fortunately, addiction is treatable with help.
How Can I Afford Addiction Treatment?
The cost of treatment should never influence your decision. Since your life is invaluable, the cost of treatment shouldn’t be a factor, especially when Arete Recovery accepts most forms of insurance. If you qualify for treatment, most insurance companies will cover all of your addiction treatment or a significant portion of it. We can speak with your provider to determine your eligibility and how to cover the most suitable treatment options for your specific needs.
Unfortunately, not everyone has insurance. If that aligns with your situation, you can pay privately if you have the means. If not, friends, family, or private lenders can step in to cover you. No matter what you decide, it’s important to find the means of getting the best treatment possible for you, especially since addiction is a life-threatening disease that can rip you away from family, work, and your income.
The most common influences in addiction treatment care include:
- The length of the program
- Type of program you commit to going through
Cost of Treatment vs. Cost of Addiction
At first glance, many people believe they won’t be able to afford addiction treatment and that the cost exceeds the necessity. However, people don’t realize that despite its high initial cost, it makes financial sense. The cost of addiction over your lifetime can far exceed the price of addiction treatment, which can result in tens of thousands of dollars wasted on drugs and alcohol. By putting that money up front, you’re saving it in the long term.
The following are things that will end up costing you more over the course of an addiction:
- Legal fees
- Cost of drugs and alcohol
- Losing your job due to addiction
- Medical bills associated with addiction
Yes, addiction treatment may seem expensive. We understand that, but it’s because of the quality of care you’ll receive. Our staff will walk you through these challenging times to help you avoid the costly effects of addiction and prevent you from losing your life.
Where Should I Go to Treatment?
This is one of the biggest questions when considering treatment. Should you go somewhere local or remove yourself from the situation entirely and go far away. What you should think about when deciding the location of treatment is whether the program offers what you need. If you’ve endured past trauma, you want a center that provides trauma therapy. The primary benefit of leaving town is removing yourself from all triggers and temptations. Removing yourself from the equation can help prevent relapse during treatment and after should you end up staying somewhere like beautiful South Florida.
If you have any additional questions you’d like answered before making this commitment, please contact our staff. Remember, tomorrow isn’t guaranteed for any of us, but when you’re abusing drugs and alcohol, you’re taking a huge risk. Get the help you need.