The Benefits of A Professional Addiction Treatment Facility
According to the surgeon general, 1 in 7 people in the U.S. will face a substance addiction issue at some point in their lives. The same report indicated that of those people, only 10 percent will receive treatment. The data comes from “Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.”
The report was the first of its kind from a surgeon general, and it came largely as a result of the ongoing addiction epidemic in the United States. The numbers show that an American dies every 19 minutes from an opioid overdose, and the costs of addiction total $442 billion each year.
Treatment is available, but often people don’t know where to turn, or they feel overwhelmed with the concept of rehab. The following are some important benefits of professional addiction treatment:
- Addiction is a complex chronic disorder, and simply stopping drugs doesn’t treat the complexities of addiction. Professional treatment can take into account the underlying contributors to addiction and the other factors that play a role, such as mental health disorders.
- Professional addiction treatment provides a high level of peer support from other people struggling with similar situations, and also professional support from qualified treatment providers.
- Research shows that when people receive professional drug or alcohol addiction treatment, they are less likely to relapse.
Directions from Bel Air, MD to the Freedom Center
The Freedom Center is conveniently located in Gaithersburg, MD. It’s around:
- A one hour drive from Bel Air, MD
- Around 72 miles from Bel Air, MD via 1-95 N
We Provide Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Resources
If you’re struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol or you have someone you love who is, we encourage you to contact The Freedom Center. We offer a unique intensive outpatient program which provides affordability and flexibility without sacrificing care.
Our IOP includes group therapy meetings held several days a week, but within the framework of a highly individualized treatment plan.
One of the great things about our IOP is that it allows people to transition back into their daily lives and once again start settling into their normal routine, but they’re still receiving excellent care to strengthen their sobriety and recovery.
At the Freedom Center, we use what’s described as an integrative treatment model, and sessions can be conveniently scheduled in the afternoon or evening.
Levels of Care for Addiction Treatment
The term drug rehab is a broad one. There are varying intensity levels of care available. Determining the right fit is dependent on individual factors such as the severity of the addiction.
Most patients do well following what’s called a continuum of care, which requires ongoing treatment and gradual transitions into lower levels of care once a patient reaches certain critical milestones.
While we specialize in outpatient programs at the Freedom Center, we also have a network of vetted facilities we work with to provide full and complete care.
With addiction, there are both physical and mental considerations. A medical detox deals primarily with the physical elements of addiction and drug or alcohol dependence. Before someone can begin treatment, they need to go through detox so any substances they were abusing leave their system.
However, this time can be dangerous or even deadly, especially with substances like alcohol.
During a medical detox, considered the highest level of care, patients are constantly monitored by medical professionals. If necessary, they can be given medicines or treatments to lessen the severity of their withdrawal symptoms and promote their safety and comfort.
Inpatient or Residential Treatment
During an inpatient treatment program, also called residential rehab, there is a high level of care and supervision similar to a medical detox.
During inpatient rehab participants leave behind their daily life and their home since they sleep in the treatment center.
While this can be intimidating, it can also be beneficial. Participating in an inpatient rehab program removes people from their environment of drug use and the triggers in their daily lives.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
An intensive outpatient program or an IOP is what we offer at the Freedom Center. During an intensive outpatient program, treatment remains very individualized, and treatment plans are highly tailored. However, participants can begin once again living at home, or if necessary in a sober living house.
An intensive outpatient program like the one offered at the Freedom Center includes a combination of group and individual therapy sessions, usually held several times a week. These sessions can be held in the afternoon or evening and are flexible to meet the needs of participants.
An intensive outpatient program may actually be the first part of a continuum of care for someone who doesn’t require medical detox or inpatient rehab or isn’t able to participate in that type of program for any reason.
Support and Recovery Groups
For most people, once acute addiction treatment is received, it’s an ongoing process over the long-term or perhaps a lifetime to remain drug and alcohol-free. 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can help with this.
12-step programs, which are available locally in and near Bel Air, help people continue a sense of social support which is so essential in ongoing recovery. It also promotes accountability to remain sober.
What Kind of Substance Addictions Are Treatable?
Regardless of the type of substance a person is addicted to, it can be treated with the right type of personalized care. Some of the substances that are most commonly treated during rehab programs include:
- Opioids including prescription pain medications and heroin
- Benzodiazepines like Xanax
If someone is struggling with more than one substance, these simultaneous addictions can be treated as well.
How Can You Pay for Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
The potential cost of drug and alcohol rehab shouldn’t be a deterrent to receiving treatment. The costs of untreated addiction are often much higher than rehab, and can even lead to death.
At the Freedom Center, we do accept many popular kinds of health insurance as a way to cover some or all of the costs of a program. Since addiction is viewed as a medical disease, in most cases insurance will cover rehab. The costs of rehab can depend on the location, the length of the program, the type of program, and what’s included.
Overall, outpatient programs tend to be significantly less expensive than inpatient rehab.
If you don’t have insurance, there are still options available to you if you require professional addiction treatment. For an outpatient program, you might expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000.
Without insurance, you might look for scholarships or financial aid solutions that are aimed at addiction treatment.
You may also be able to set up a workable payment plan with the treatment facility, use credit cards, or use a personal loan. You may also be able to use savings or loans from friends or family to pay for drug and alcohol rehab without insurance.
Contact a Treatment Coordinator Now
If you want to explore more about addiction treatment near Bel Air, MD, or ask specific questions about rehab we encourage you to contact our team at the Freedom Center.