Can I bring money to treatment?
Yes, you can. Spending money will be locked in the office.
What is the length of stay?
Research shows the longer clients stay in treatment, the better their chances of sustained recovery. To ensure maximum success, we offer 30-60 day programs based on individual needs.
What can I expect from detox?
Addiction detox is a very important part of the recovery process because it removes toxins from the body caused by chemical dependency in a safe, medically supervised setting. The detox process typically lasts between 5-7 days and can be unpleasant at times. However, clients can expect our staff will make detox as manageable as possible, with features including individualized detox/tapering plans.
Can I just get detox without entering inpatient or outpatient treatment?
No. Detox is not a stand-alone treatment option. Research shows the longer the time between detox and residential treatment, the greater the risk of relapse. This is why clients immediately transition from the detox program into one of our addiction treatment programs.
What is aftercare?
An aftercare or discharge plan is a collaborative effort between the client and treatment team that helps the client cope with post-treatment challenges. Aftercare arranges for ongoing success in all areas of life. All of our clients leave treatment with a detailed aftercare plan complete with the contacts and resources needed to continue along the road of recovery—like medical appointments, local therapeutic resources, 12-step support groups, sober or transitional living, or any necessary means of continued support. Aftercare also includes follow-up calls between staff and clients.
What is Post Acute Withdrawal?
Some of the symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol or drugs are the result of the toxic effects of these chemicals on the brain. Collectively, these symptoms are called Post Acute Withdrawal (PAW). PAW can be more severe for some patients than it is for others.
The Post Acute Withdrawal stage is when the symptoms and signs of withdrawal begin to take place. All substances have different effects on the body so it’s not easy to determine exactly how long a person’s stage of acute withdrawal will last. Withdrawal symptoms can start in just a matter of hours after an addicted person stops their use or days later, it depends on the substance and level of use and addiction.
What is the difference between sober living and halfway houses?
Sober living environments are facilities typically located in quiet areas that provide structure and support for people in recovery. Residents of these homes are expected to re-connect with society while living among peers undergoing the same transition. Many individuals enter sober living environments to help them make a smooth, sober transition from residential treatment to independent living. Common features of sober living include:
- Strict set of house rules, including hygiene, safety, and life-skills.
- Self-accountability for maintaining the facility and completing assigned chores and responsibilities.
- A zero-tolerance policy for drugs, alcohol, and even household items with high levels of alcohol content such as mouthwash, aftershave, and opiate-based cold medicines.
Halfway homes, commonly mistaken for sober living, are transitional living environments generally intended to help people reintegrate back into society after being incarcerated. Sober living homes are transitional living environments solely for those in recovery for addiction. As part of our aftercare planning, primary therapists and/or treatment teams help clients find sober living, if needed.
Transform Your Life with Melrose Recovery
If you have more questions about how Melrose Recovery can help change your life, then contact us today at 800-217-3710. We offer several comprehensive programs that can help turn your setbacks into comebacks, so call us now.