An Insider’s Look: What to Expect at a Rehab Treatment Center

Finding treatment for drug abuse can be very difficult, especially for someone new to the idea. It can be helpful to have some ideas of what to expect, whether it’s a family member seeking help for an addict or an addict looking for recovery himself, as well as what he/she might experience.

Rehab and recovery has its hardships but there are also many benefits and things to be excited about in making the decision to get clean and sober. Expectations when entering a rehabilitation facility or assisting a friend or relative in doing so depend a lot on each individual’s situation and personal experience with drugs, and it’s extremely important to first consider the many steps to take before arriving at the facility.

To start, the client checking in will only need to bring about a week’s worth of clothing. It is advantageous to keep in mind that Pathways treatment facility is in Florida, a very warm climate. However, air conditioning is brisk within the facility, so a sweater or jacket will come in handy.

At the same time, there is a vast list of items not allowed within the facility. Knowing the requirements in advance negates additional frustration upon arrival. Some examples of things the client can bring to the rehab center include:

  • Up to three pairs of shoes
  • Medications in RX bottles (to be assessed upon arrival)
  • Alarm clock
  • Personal blanket and pillow

The list of prohibited items is much more extensive. For example, new arrivals may not bring:

  • Cell phones
  • Radios
  • MP3 players
  • Outside food or drink
  • Clothing with drug or alcohol references
  • Clothing with inappropriate insignia

For a complete list of items Pathways does not allow clients to carry with them, it is important to consult with a professional at the facility or view the Pathways website.

Arrival and Check-In
After the personal property is reviewed and taken care of, new arrivals will be introduced to a highly trained counselor who will guide him or her in developing a successful treatment plan according to their individual needs. The assessment will cover chemical dependency treatment as well as mental health and complete recovery physically and emotionally.

Payment Information
Because the cost of addiction treatment and rehabilitation can often be prohibitive, Pathways offers clients and friends or families who are willing to assist and pay for the treatment several options to make the necessary payment. The cost of services is $9,600 per month for services. Pathways accepts payment from several different insurance companies, including but not limited to:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • United Health Care
  • And many more.

Clients, or their representative friend or family member, should assess the available insurance to see if coverage for inpatient treatment is provided. Should that not be available or not cover the entire cost, financing is also available through American Healthcare Lending, which provides:

  • Simple interest loans
  • Reasonable interest rates
  • Terms up to 84 months
  • No down payment or collateral
  • As well as many other benefits.

The Program
At Pathways, clients in treatment will receive services that prepare him or her to manage their addiction. Recovery skills, relapse prevention training, and counseling are provided by a team trained in the latest science-based techniques that have proven successful. The addiction treatment revolves around an intensive 28-day program and also offers options for extended care as needed, as well as detox.

Clients should expect to share a room containing a closet and bathroom, with linens provided. The goal is to assure clients can confidently transfer to a sober house, halfway house, or other loving, supervised facility for continued care.

Making the decision to enter treatment can be a difficult step for anyone with a substance abuse disorder. Our compassionate Pathways counseling staff will work with you to provide an individualized treatment program. To learn more or set up an appointment for an assessment, please call 855-349-5988.