FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need rehab?
A:Individuals need rehabilitation (‘rehab’) if their lives have become unmanageable because of their addictive behaviors. Addiction is characterized by the inability to control the use of drugs, alcohol, sex, and/or gambling despite negative consequences. These consequences often include losing employment, family, friends, or health, as well as legal issues.
If an individual is concerned he is addicted, he should contact a professional counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, or addiction specialist for an assessment.
Q: Do I need detox?
A: We require all our clients suffering from drug or alcohol addiction to have gone through detox prior to arrival. If you have not, you will be admitted into the hospital on arrival at your own expense. You must not have taken any drugs for a period of 3 days, and 24 hours for alcohol. Detox is a detoxification process in which the alcohol or drugs pass out of the body. This can be physically uncomfortable, even dangerous, for the individual. It is recommended to have the detoxification process supervised by medical personnel who can manage the physical symptoms of withdrawal.
Q: How long should I spend in treatment?
A: At Valiant, we offer 30, 60, and 90 day programs.
The length of time a person needs to spend in drug rehab or alcoholism treatment varies from person to person, however the best long lasting results come from 90 day programs.
Factors that need to be taken into consideration are: type of addiction, period of time in addicted state, severity of use, available support network, level of motivation and willingness, and severity of medical or psychiatric issues.
What we do know is, the longer a person spends in a supportive recovering environment, the better the chances are that they will maintain long term recovery. Secondly, the longer a person spends in treatment, the greater the likelihood they will receive all the benefits treatment has to offer. We offer a guarantee for anyone who has completed our 90 day program, and utilized aftercare suggestions.
Q: Does therapy differ depending on my type of addiction?
A: Depending on your addiction you will receive some specific therapy sessions. However for most addictions, the main goal is getting to the root issues of the addictions. Group sessions work well to find out about each other, and individual circumstances. Individualized and private sessions are there to meet more personalized circumstances.
Q: Can my family visit?
A: When someone is addicted the whole family suffers. We recommend that if possible, family members plan to visit at least once during your stay. Families are allowed to visit on weekends, with prior approval. During their visit, we will provide individualized therapy sessions for the entire family, free of charge. They may attend some weekend activities and meetings, some meals will be provided for them. All visitors must be approved in advance, and must adhere to all house rules and schedule. If a weekend activity is planned like golfing, skiing, etc, a family member may attend at an additional cost. During their visit, visitors will have to find night accommodations off of the property; we can suggest some different hotels close by.
Q: Can I call or email my family during my stay?
A: Phone calls and emails to family and friends are allowed, but are limited to specific times, and may be monitored.
Q: What should I bring with me?
A: See our what to bring / not to bring list page in admissions.
Q: Can I bring my prescription medication with me?
A: Prescription medications will be allowed / disallowed on a individual basis, depending on medication and situation. When you call our intake specialist, it is essential to explain your medication needs. We ask that you only bring with you needed supply and all your doctor’s information. All medications will be kept in a safe and handed out daily.
Q: Will my medical insurance cover the costs of rehab?
A: Some insurance companies will pay. Coverage may depend on the terms of your insurance policy, etc.
Q: What happens after I leave Valiant?
A: Before leaving the facility, you will be in contact with our follow-up counselor. He will give you after-care recommendations, such as outpatient treatment, an extended-care facility, sober-living facility, group therapy, and 12 Step meetings. Many individuals find 12 Step and other recovery programs to be invaluable. For best results, individuals need to maintain a supportive environment as they graduate from a rehab program