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Do I Need Rehab? Understanding Residential Addiction Treatment

Finding an escape from the brutal cycle of addiction often seems hopeless. But whether you’ve tried and failed before, or don’t even know where to start, recovery is possible for anyone. Everyone deserves to live a life free from addiction and for many, residential addiction treatment — or “rehab” — is the best way to get there. When you’re asking yourself, “Do I need rehab?” this is what you need to know.

How to Know You Need Rehab

Living with active addiction is not pleasant, to say the least. How do you know, though, if it’s “bad enough” to seek help? The answer is different for everyone. 

There’s no test or mathematical formula that can tell you when you’ve reached the end of the road. Instead of focusing on how much you drink or use, look at its effects on your life: Has your career been hurt by your drinking or using? Do you have physical problems as a result? Do your loved ones wish you would stop? Is drinking or using causing a drain on your finances? 

If you see negative effects from your substance use and you continue drinking or using, that is the definition of addiction and rehab could help.

What Happens in Rehab

Residential addiction treatment, also known as “rehab,” doesn’t just help you stop drinking or using. It helps you find and heal the reasons why you started drinking or using in the first place. The reality is that addiction is often the outward symptom of underlying issues like unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, or PTSD. 

In residential addiction treatment, a team of caring and experienced professionals will use a variety of therapies to help you get well. Best of all, you’ll have 24/7 support from a community that wants you to do well — with room and board included. Residential addiction treatment allows you to leave the worries of the outside world behind and focus 100% on getting better.

Paying for Rehab

Residential addiction treatment may be more affordable than you think — especially if you have insurance. Today, many residential addiction treatment providers are in network with insurance companies. This allows them to provide care for you at an affordable cost. Many insurance plans also cover some or all of a subscriber’s addiction treatment. The best way for you to understand what your costs will be is to call a facility and have them verify your insurance for you. They’ll work with the insurance company to get you the best deal possible. If that’s still not within your budget, they’ll help you find a solution that is.

Get Help for Addiction Today

Are you ready to regain control over your life and walk the path towards a better life with healthy relationships, stability, and happiness? Simply call us or send a chat, and we can verify your insurance for you and answer any other questions you may have about whether residential addiction treatment is right for you. When you’re ready, we’re here to walk the first steps with you on your path to recovery.