How long does rehab last?
There are no standard time frames when it comes to recovery times because each person’s journey is as unique as the individual. Recovery is not just about willpower. People in rehab work to make their bodies and minds healthy, change their habits, and learn about the factors that drive their own behavior. Because of this, and due to the different depths an addiction may affect an individual, programs may run a few weeks to months. Many inpatient centers have programs that last 30, 60, or 90 days, but ongoing support after is also necessary in order to prevent relapse.
How much does it cost to go to rehab?
There are numerous factors that go into determining the costs, such as the length of the stay, the type of treatment being offered, and whether the center being chosen is a “luxury” facility, offering more amenities. All things considered, an individual may pay nothing for a 30-day stay or could pay as much as $25,000 for treatment in a luxury facility.
Is rehab covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies cover some or all of the costs of inpatient rehab. To verify what your plan allows, check your insurance policy or call the number on your insurance card to find out what benefits are available. Many facilities are also glad to check what your particular plan allows, so you can also call the facility of your choice and provide them with your insurance information, and they can give you an estimate of treatment costs at their particular facility. It’s also worth noting that the allowed amount may vary based on whether a facility is in your insurance network or not, so if you find that a particular facility is not within your budget, you can still find one that is.
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Are rehab expenses tax deductible?
It may be helpful to know that rehab expenses are tax deductible. Per §213(d)(1)(A) of the Tax Code, “the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease,” is considered a medical expense and can be itemized if the expenses accrued exceed 7.5% of an individual’s income. Rehab expenses can be added up alongside other medical and dental expenses at tax time for further savings.
Are rehab records confidential?
Yes. People deciding whether to enter treatment or not often wonder if it will somehow wind up on a permanent record somewhere, if employers will learn of their addiction, or if family members will find out, but there are a lot of policies and regulations that prevent these things from happening. First off, all medical providers are bound by the guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As a medical provider, your treatment facility will only be able to share information under very specific circumstances, such as with care providers and insurance companies. Furthermore, even though you’re not required to tell an employer where you are during this timeframe, it may be beneficial for you to do so. This allows you to gain protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act, which can prevent an employer from giving away your job while you’re in treatment and will prevent employers from discriminating against you later. Should you need help preparing documents for an employer in order to take advantage of the ADA, your treatment facility can help.
Are you allowed to have a phone in rehab?
Each facility will set its own guidelines on the use of phones. Generally speaking, most do not allow people to have their own phones during the initial stages of treatment, in order to ensure that focus is put on wellness. However, they do usually allow people to use the facility’s phones several times per week. As treatment progresses, cell phones and devices may be available more often, but the rules will vary. It’s important to remember that a big part of recovery is breaking old habits and learning to shift focus to healthier choices, and having access to electronic devices can be a distraction. Rest assured, any facility you select wants you to have contact with your friends and family and knows what a valuable role they will play in your overall recovery, so devices are only limited at pivotal points during treatment.
What is the NIDA?
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a government agency that funds scientific research on addiction and drug abuse. The agency has helped to pioneer new thought processes on how to best combat addictions, how addiction affects the body, and identifies trends in drug use. The agency further provides the information it gathers to the public and treatment facilities, so that medical establishments can provide their patients with the highest level of care based on researched and tested methods.