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Rehabs: How They can help navigate life before and after treatment

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There are plenty of ways Recovery Specialists can assist getting you into a facility and then back into life. Between insurance and employers, it can be confusing trying to figure out what type of treatment best fits into your life. It is extremely important to do research and specialists are available 24/7 to help with any questions you or your family may have.

The most important part of this is that you are trying to get help. This is why there are specialists ready for you to take that first step and make that call. Addiction is a family disease and getting into a program that suits you and your family is the best way to begin the healing process.


The facilities and programs available now are more prepared and better equipped to help an addict than ever before. Deciding what program is right for you or a loved one can seem difficult, but with the tools we have today, you are not in this alone. Here are just two examples.

  • Residential programs: These are the places that you reside and receive treatment. One-on-one therapy and group therapy are held in house and provided. There is always someone just down the hallway to help at any time.


  • IOP: Intensive Outpatient Programs can be a little less restrictive than a residential program. You would visit a facility several days a week and spend a few hours each visit. They do provide thorough treatment and address whatever needs an addict may have.


Employers and insurance companies have also come a long way in understanding treatment is vital. Recovery specialists are trained in working with insurance companies and families in finding the best rehab or program for each individual. There are laws and regulations that have been put in place to protect anyone looking to get to treatment. As an addict looking for treatment or a family member looking for information, there are programs a recovery specialist can help people navigate where to get treatment and how to get back to a healthy lifestyle.

There are after care programs that prove to help that transition from intensive treatment back into everyday life. When leaving an intensive inpatient program you are leaving constant support from your peers and counselors. However, there are plenty of after care programs or groups available to anyone.

  • Therapy: One-on-one therapy or group therapy is recommended. A specialist can help you find the therapy you need that you can fit into your lifestyle or work schedule.
  • Medication: There are programs that can offer medications such as Methadone or Suboxone. There are doctors and counselors that you meet with on a regular basis.
  • AA/NA: These are free anonymous meetings where people meet to discuss and help one another with their recovery. They are ran by people in recovery themselves.

The most important part of leaving a treatment facility is having an after-care plan. Life changes after drugs. Support goes a long way in preventing a relapse. Sobriety is a marathon, but there are people all along the way that run it with you. You are not alone.

In July 1992, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) was created. Since then, they have made legislations that enabled programs and rehabilitation centers to make the progress they needed to assist anyone looking for treatment or information. The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act of 2018 was passed to help with our nation’s opioid epidemic. This act ensures there is funding for all types of recovery programs, research, and training.

Anyone looking for treatment there are tools to aid you in your search. Information is more readily available than ever before.


Call a Recovery Specialist at 888-380-0667. They are available 24/7- ready and willing to assist you in anyway you need.


Author: Kayla Beshada


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