Deciding to go to rehab is an important step in beginning the recovery journey. However, some people see finding treatment as a difficult hurdle to overcome. Others are overwhelmed by the idea of rehab itself. This uncertainty often stems from worries about costs of treatment, insurance and length of stay. People are also often concerned about day-to-day living, like what to bring to rehab or whether smoke breaks are permitted.

To help people feel comfortable reaching out for help with a substance use disorder, we want to make sure your questions about attending rehab are answered. Here are some of the most common questions people ask before going to rehab.

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Questions About Addiction Treatment

What is drug rehab?

Drug rehab is an extremely broad and generalized term that can apply to many professional and nonprofessional services aimed at ending substance use and starting a period of sobriety. Depending on the program and their clients’ needs, one drug rehab could look and operate very differently from another. Learn what alcohol and drug rehab is and how it works here.

When is rehab necessary?
How much does drug rehab cost?
Does insurance cover drug rehab?
Most insurance providers cover some or all rehab-related expenses. However, types of coverage can vary, so it is important to reach out to your provider or contact us to verify your insurance coverage.
How do I know which rehab facility is best for me?
How long is drug rehab?
What can I bring to rehab?
Can I use FMLA for substance abuse treatment and how does it work?
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows people to receive medical treatment and stay employed. FMLA can be used when a person receives substance abuse treatment from a health care provider or from a health services provider they are referred to by their health care provider.
How should I approach my employers about getting time off for substance abuse treatment?
Tell your employer that you will need to use FMLA for substance abuse treatment. They are not allowed to terminate your employment for using FMLA. However, if the employer has already established a policy that allows employees to be terminated for substance use, they may do so.

Questions About Life at The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper

Where is The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper located?
What communication can I have with loved ones during inpatient addiction treatment?
How often will I see my physician during inpatient addiction treatment?
How often will I see a clinician during inpatient addiction treatment?
What services and amenities are offered at your South Jersey rehab facility?
Can I smoke at rehab?
Can I vape or use e-cigarettes at rehab?
What therapies are offered?
Will I receive medication-assisted treatment (MAT) at the South Jersey rehab center?
Is addiction treatment 12-step based?

Questions About Life After Treatment

What happens when it’s time to leave rehab?
Is aftercare offered?
Aftercare is an important component of maintaining recovery. It can be easy for people to return to old habits after completing treatment, so we provide a wealth of aftercare services for continuous support in recovery. Our services include follow-up appointments, counseling, relapse prevention education and information on 12-step programs, sober living communities and more.
Is there an alumni program?
What is sober living?
What type of addiction and recovery support groups are available?

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Medical Disclaimer

The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.