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Fear of the unknown is a common denominator when it comes to avoiding treatment. Let’s face it, it can be downright scary to make the call for help if you have no idea what to expect when you enter a treatment program. Committing to treatment, when you have no idea what that will entail, is not only frightening, it may seem like an unreal expectation—but with information at your fingertips, and details about what you can anticipate when you enter treatment, making the call for help becomes much easier to do. If you’re ready to get help now, call 888-810-3710 Who Answers? .

Making the Call

Your first step in the process of getting sober is to make the call for help. For some of us, it’s also the most difficult step—why? Because it takes great courage to swallow your pride and admit that you need professional help. But let’s face it, you can’t get sober on your own—you’ve tried to cut back or quit, and you keep finding yourself in this same position. It’s time to bring in a professional.

But don’t think that you’re the only one in this position—thousands of people suffer from addiction and need help to quit. When you call our helpline, a caring advisor will answer and walk you through the process of choosing a treatment program that will help you get well. Don’t be afraid to call, many of our treatment advisors are recovering addicts themselves—they’re proof that treatment programs work and that professional help can work for you.

For assistance, call 888-810-3710 Who Answers? and a treatment specialist will guide you through to the next step in the healing process.


Once you make the call, and you find a treatment program that’s right for you, you’ll enter the admissions process. This is a point where many addicts start to question whether they made the right decision in getting help.

Rehab doesn’t have to be so intimidating though. The admissions staff will ask you a number of questions, but this isn’t to make you feel uncomfortable in any way—in fact, the questions that are asked during the admissions process are to help the treatment staff to determine the most appropriate course of treatment to keep you comfortable and happy in the program. Be sure to answer all of the admissions questions s truthfully as you can as this will help the treatment center to define the best course of care for your individual needs.

Before you arrive in the admissions center, your admissions staff will discuss with you various things pertaining to payment, insurance, medications that you can and cannot bring with you, etc. Be sure that you bring your identification, insurance card, debit card and other important belongings with you to treatment. If you aren’t sure what you can or cannot bring, call your treatment center before you go.

Certified counselors will meet with you during or immediate following the admissions process to discuss therapy and possible treatment services that are available to you. After this, a treatment plan will be established to help guide you through the healing and recovery process. It’s important to remember that your counselor can, and should, adjust your treatment plan as you go to make it more accommodating and effective for your individual needs.


What to Expect

Detox will likely be your first step in the treatment process.

If you’re suffering from physical elements of addiction, detox will be your first step in treatment following the admissions process. During detox you may receive medical care, support, and various means of treatment to help stabilize you physically. The amount of time that you will spend in detox depends on a number of factors including:

  • The severity of your addiction.
  • The type of substance you are addicted to.
  • The presence of underlying health conditions.
  • Whether or not you have already stopped using drugs when you enter treatment.

Some drugs will require a longer time in detox than others. Generally, patients will spend a period of 3 to 7 days in detox during which time they will receive monitoring and medical support to help them through the withdrawal process.


Upon successfully detoxing, therapy and counseling can begin. These sessions will take place throughout the day in the treatment center and may include:

  • Individual counseling sessions
  • Group counseling sessions
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy

Most treatment facilities will require inpatient residents to take part in 2-4 group therapy sessions per day as well as 2-4 individual therapy sessions per week. Support groups are also offered during residential treatment to round out the therapeutic offering of the center. If family members are local to your recovery center, they will be encouraged to actively participate in your treatment so as to help heal the family bond and potentially broken relationships that may have resulted from substance abuse.

During inpatient treatment for addiction, residents can expect to spend the majority of their time in structured counseling and therapy activities. However, you will also have time for yourself to take part in self-enrichment activities such as prayer, journaling, reading or reflection. The goal here is to keep you busy while also allowing adequate time for you to focus on your individual recovery and healing needs.

Upon completion of 30-days or more of residential treatment, most patients will later enter an outpatient program of care. Much less structured but equally important, these programs provide continued counseling and therapy for a period of 30-120 days or more depending on individual patient needs.

Call Treatment Helpline for Placement into a Rehab Center

If you or someone you care about is suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, call our helpline to talk with a treatment specialist about the recovery options that are available to you. Our 24 hour helpline 888-810-3710 Who Answers? is available to assist you in taking the steps toward recovery and healing that meets your individual needs. Don’t let fear of the unknown prevent you from getting the supportive treatment and care that you need. Call today.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline will be answered or returned by one of the treatment providers listed, each of which is a paid advertiser: Rehab Media Group, Recovery Helpline, Alli Addiction Services.

By calling the helpline you agree to the terms of use. We do not receive any commission or fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a caller chooses. There is no obligation to enter treatment.

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