If you or a loved one has an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, then it’s time to get the help you need to start a new life. There are many steps on the path to recovery, so it’s necessary to have the guidance and support of professional addiction specialists. The first step is admitting that you need help in conquering this addiction. The second step is placing a call to a drug addiction treatment center. This phone call is commonly known as an admissions call.
The purpose of this call is to share information about yourself and make arrangements to check into the drug addiction treatment center. The information you share in this call gives the professionals at the treatment center insight into your struggles with addiction. Take a look at how your admissions call to a drug addiction treatment center should go.
Sharing Your Story
An understanding and knowledgeable admissions counselor will answer your call and listen to your story without making judgments. Among other things, you’ll let the counselor know what sort of addiction you have, how it started and how long you’ve had it. Also, you’ll share any behavioral health issues you have such as depression or anxiety. This background information helps the professionals at the center begin to create a treatment plan that is unique to your needs. The admissions counselors are compassionate individuals who fully understand how much strength it takes to call a treatment center to ask for help.
Free Insurance Review
The next part of the admissions call concerns health insurance. You’ll share your insurance information with the admissions counselor to see if the treatment would be covered. The admissions counselor will discuss treatment options with you and help you determine the right choice for your lasting recovery.
Traveling To The Treatment Center
During the call, arrangements will be made for your admission into the treatment center. If you live a short distance away from the center, then your counselor will arrange a time for you to check-in. The staff of the center will know when to expect you so all of your paperwork will be ready. Alternatively, if you have to travel a long way to the center, the counselor will help you make those traveling arrangements. Once you make the arrangements, the professionals at the treatment center will prepare for your arrival and make it as easy as possible to check in and start the process of detoxification. After you make contact with the drug addiction treatment center, staff members will do everything they can to help you follow through and start your treatment program.
Once all of the above issues are discussed, you are free to ask questions about any part of the treatment and recovery process. Your admissions counselor will be able to answer any questions you have in an effort to put you at ease before entering treatment. In fact, asking questions can help to clear up any misconceptions you may have about what happens in a drug treatment center. The better you understand the treatment process and what it entails, the more prepared you’ll be to start making progress once you arrive.
Some Common Questions Are:
- What happens when I arrive at the treatment center?
- Am I allowed to have visitors while I’m in treatment?
- Do I have to attend individual, group therapy or both?
- What is the typical daily schedule of someone at the treatment center?
The Importance of Being Honest During Your Admissions Call
The information that’s taken about your background during the admissions call is not just a formality. The answers you give to questions and the background information you share serve as the foundation for your unique treatment plan. That’s why it’s so important to be honest with your admissions counselor about your addictions and other issues you’ve been struggling with.
You may want to avoid talking about some details of your addiction because you feel embarrassed about sharing them. However, neglecting to share all information can turn into a stumbling block to your recovery. In short, your treatment plan may not be complete due to your hesitance to share some types of information with your admissions counselor. As an example, while talking with an admissions counselor a man explains his addiction to alcohol. But, he neglects to mention the depression he has been experiencing.
It’s very likely that the person’s addiction to alcohol could be a byproduct of his depression. So, getting to the cause of his depression can aid in his recovery from alcohol addiction. Some people who enter a drug addiction treatment center receive a dual-diagnosis. This means that the person is struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs and has a behavioral health issue such as bi-polar disorder, depression or anxiety. If the professionals at a treatment center are aware of all of person’s health challenges, they are able to treat them at the same time.
Honesty From the Beginning Has Long-Term Benefits
Another excellent reason to be honest during an admissions call is it sets a precedent for the rest of your recovery journey. If you’re honest about your situation during the admissions call, it’s likely you’ll be honest during group therapy, private therapy, daily checkups and throughout your aftercare. Expert addiction specialists are able to help you much more effectively if you are honest about the things that are going on in your life from the very beginning.
We encourage you to start down the road to recovery from addiction today. Our staff of addiction specialists and medical personnel believe that you can lead a productive life without being a slave to drugs and/or alcohol. We have counselors are available to talk to you 24 hours a day. Give us a call and give yourself a second chance at enjoying life without drugs or alcohol. Call 888-380-0667