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It was reported in the Orlando Sentinel in 2015, that heroin and fentanyl were the leading causes of drug-related deaths in Orange county that year, and that deaths from drug consumption had risen by more than 25 percent over the past two years.
If you are addicted to drugs, it can take great resolve to finally come to the conclusion that you do need help. The way that drugs act on the brain, it can be hard for anyone to take a decisive step toward fighting addiction.
Once you do make up your mind, how do you know what kind of rehab to accept? It can be tempting when you see that 30-day drug rehab is a possibility. Is such a program right for you, however?
When you enter into a 30-day rehab program, you stay at the residential rehab for a period of 30 days and go through detox, individual and group therapy, and relapse prevention. At a residential rehab, you get to share your journey to sobriety with others in the same circumstances as you. Unlike outpatient rehab, where you usually have no one around who experiences the same things that you do, residential rehab can put you in touch with people who truly understand what you’re going through.
30 days is a short period of time in which to attempt to break free from addiction. It tends to work best for those who have mild addictions. When you haven’t been addicted to drugs for long, and are in reasonable health, the intensive detoxification process of a 30-day rehab program may work well.
When you have been addicted for longer periods of time and are used to consuming large doses of drugs, your health is typically in poorer shape. The intensive detoxification of such short-term rehab programs may not be well suited to your health. You may find that a 90-day program is a better idea.
30-day drug rehab programs aren’t all created the same. Before you pick a program, it’s important to evaluate it for quality. It can help to look for the following features:
• Qualified staff: Not everyone who works at a rehab needs to be a medical doctor. It is important, however, for rehabs to have at least one medical doctor and licensed psychologist available on board. These professionals, as well as other staff, should have specific experience treating addictions.
• Evidence-based treatment: This is an important feature to look for. Many rehab centers offer alternative treatment approaches that are unproven. It makes sense to put your faith in proven treatments and to go to a rehab that uses medications to make the detoxification process safer. They should also offer treatment approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy, to ensure that you are able to stay sober once rehab concludes.
• Aftercare: While your rehab program may run for no more than 30 days on its own, you may need ongoing help, afterward. Quality rehabs offer aftercare plans that include follow-up care in the form of therapy sessions. It’s important to ask to make sure that aftercare is available at the rehab that you choose.
Drug rehab programs can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,000 a day, or higher, depending on the depth of the care provided, and the level of comfort offered. The bill includes the cost of room and board, and intensive therapy over the entire period. Often, people prefer 30-day drug rehab programs, simply because they tend to cost less than programs that run for longer periods of time.
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If you have insurance from work, more often than not, you will find that the cost of residential rehab is covered. Often, however, it’s far easier to get insurance companies to pay for 30-day rehab programs, than it is to get them to agree to longer durations.
In general, insurance companies pay for entry-to-mid-level comfort at rehabs, rather than for luxury. Your insurance company is more likely to pay for residential rehab if it’s your first time. If they have paid for your rehab before, and you’ve experienced relapse, they may be less willing to try it a second time. It can help to call your insurance company and to talk about your situation.
In general, insurance companies tend to encourage their customers to try outpatient rehab first. With outpatient rehab, you live at home, and only visit the clinic for a couple of hours each day for your medications and therapy. Since you cover the cost of your room and board each day yourself, treatment tends to be cheaper. Inpatient rehab, while more expensive, can be better than outpatient rehab in a number of ways.
When you receive treatment in inpatient rehab, you find yourself in a drug-free environment. Since you’re not at home, none of the influences of everyday life are likely to get you to stray. The fact that you are at a facility with the sole purpose of leaving your addiction behind can help you feel a greater commitment to the process, as well.
Many people hesitate to get rehab because they worry about the pain and discomfort involved in detoxifying and how long the rehab will last in Orlando, FL. If you worry in this way, inpatient rehab would work well for you. When you accept treatment at a residential facility, you have medical professionals on hand, around the clock. When you feel pain or discomfort, or cravings, they are able to administer medications or sedatives to help you feel better. It’s possible to feel more committed to getting off drugs when you know that the process will be relatively pain-free.
Orlando is a great place to try rehab in. At the end of each day or week, when you have time to spare, Orlando offers more sober, family-friendly entertainment than almost any other place in the country.
From having fun at an indoor go-kart track at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, to blowing off some steam by bowling at Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center, and playing retro video games at Player 1 Video Games, the options on offer in Orlando are as entertaining as they are original. Part of rehab is about learning to enjoy your life without turning to drugs or alcohol. If that is your aim, Orlando steps up marvelously.