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COMMON QUESTIONS

Addiction questions and answers to help you and your loved ones better understand the process of addiction treatment and what to expect when seeking treatment.

What Is The Cost Of Addiction Treatment? Can I Use Insurance?

The cost of rehab varies by treatment center, and whether you do inpatient or outpatient program, location, length, and what’s included. Most substance abuse treatment centers fall somewhere in the middle of non-profit health centers that are entirely free, to luxury centers for celebrities. That could be anywhere from $2,000 to $20,000 per month.

 

If you have an insurance policy, your treatment is most likely covered. We recognize that addiction insurance coverage and benefits can be complex. Find out if your insurance covers rehab by clicking here for a no cost, private insurance approval.

How Long Does Outpatient Treatment Last?

Addiction rehab isn’t one-size-fits-all, each individual is unique and their recovery depends on the person. One individual may need intensive outpatient treatment for 6 weeks, another may need inpatient treatment for one month then intensive outpatient treatment. There is no “do this for 28 days and you’re cured” rehab.

 

If you are curious about treatment for yourself or a loved one, contact us for a confidential assessment.

How Does Outpatient Addiction Treatment Work?

Outpatient alcohol and addiction programs usually take on three steps - Assessment, Treatment and Aftercare.

First, an initial biopsychosocial assessment is completed with one of our trained and compassionate counselors. Assessments require a combination of medical history, physical exam, and drug testing. Through the assessment, staff will be able to gather information needed to place you in the best treatment available.

Second, our staff will schedule your admission date and you are able to begin your treatment recovery program and a new chapter in your life. Intensive outpatient treatment and outpatient treatment programs are available. To learn more about our methods and what you can expect during treatment, click here.

Third, aftercare is critical for a successful return to the community in which you live and is one of the most valuable assets of treatment. Our Aftercare Program is tailored to the needs of each individual while still gaining awareness of potential problems they could face early in recovery.

What Can I Expect At A Substance Abuse Assessment?

At a substance abuse assessment, you’ll talk with one of our trained and compassionate intake counselors who will be able to discuss treatment options as well as answer any questions you or your loved ones may have.

 

We complete a biopsychosocial evaluation that includes questions about what kind of substances have been used, how frequently they are used, and other issues related to the substance use. It’s also important to know how much support an individual has on the road to recovery, which means we will also ask about the living environment and family situations.

 

Through your assessment our staff will be able to gather information needed to place you in the best treatment available. If you need a level of care which we don’t provide we will work with our network of providers to assist you. Learn more here.

Are Care Addiction Staff Members Licensed & Are The Programs Accredited?

Yes. Care Addiction Center staff are experienced professionals who hold licenses in substance abuse counseling or the professional discipline they represent, such as medicine, nursing, counseling, social work and more. Our programs are also licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services. We are accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Learn more about our staff here.

Will I Get Individual Sessions With An Addiction Counselor?

Yes. While in treatment you’ll have at least one individual counseling session per week - if you need more, we’ll make arrangements so you can see counselor more frequently. We realize that while our groups are small, there may be things you want to discuss individually and this one-on-one care is crucial.
 

What Is The Role Of A Counselor In Addiction Recovery?

The role of a counselor in addiction recovery is to help the patient identify goals to achieve and work towards them. But make no mistake, it is the patient driving recovery.

Therapy and counselors give perspective, teach skills and strategies to cope and actions to go along with recovery. It is the patient who needs to work to implement actions and make changes to achieve recovery goals. Learn more.

What Is The Difference Between 12 Step, Self-Help Groups (Like AA) & Professional Addiction Treatment?

At Care Addiction Center, we believe a support system like 12-step recovery programs and self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) work best in conjunction with professional treatment for the best outcome and lasting recovery. Learn more.

Will My Employer Find Out I'm In Addiction Treatment?

One of the challenges in recovery is explaining it to an employer, but it’s not always necessary to disclose your addiction.

 

When you decide it’s time to receive treatment, Care Addiction Center will not notify your employer. We abide and follow HIPAA regulations, CFR42 regulations as well as all state regulations for your privacy.

 

In addition, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects employees from being discriminated against because of a disability. Under this act, people who struggle with the disease of alcoholism are considered to have a disability.

What Happens After Addiction Treatment?

After treatment, Care Addiction Center offers an Aftercare Program. Aftercare is critical for a successful return to the community in which you live and is one of the most valuable assets of treatment. Our Aftercare Program is tailored to the needs of each individual while still gaining awareness of potential problems they could face early in recovery.