What is rehab really like?

If you’ve never gone through a rehab program before, you may find the prospect daunting. However, there’s really nothing to worry about. In fact, rehab is typically a much more relaxing and enjoyable process than most people anticipate it being before they begin.

The time you spend in rehab will be time spent working on yourself, free from the distractions of your everyday life. Your days will consist of therapy, connecting with other patients, and participating in regular outdoor activities with the Zoe Behavioral Health team. You can even take long walks on the beautiful Southern California coast while you’re with us.

Rehab isn’t without its challenges. However, that doesn’t mean you should avoid it. Instead, consider the positive aspects of rehab and focus on how much completing it will improve your life.

How long will I spend in rehab for alcohol or drug abuse?

At Zoe Behavioral Health, we provide outpatient rehabilitation services. This means that you won’t have to spend weeks or months living within the confines of a medical facility. However, we do ask that you commit to working with us during the daytime.

You can expect programs like our intensive outpatient program (IOP) and partial hospitalization program (PHP) to last about 90 days. During that time, you should expect to spend between 20 and 30 hours a week working on your recovery at our treatment center.

What are the differences between inpatient and outpatient rehab programs?

Both inpatient and outpatient rehab programs are highly effective ways to recover from substance abuse. However, there are some differences between these two options that are worth considering.

Most importantly, inpatient rehab requires patients to live at a treatment facility full-time. Conversely, outpatient rehab lets patients sleep in their own beds at night. This means that an outpatient option is usually a better choice if you prefer to maintain some of your freedom while in rehab. That being said, inpatient care can be a better option for individuals who are looking for more structure in their rehab program.

How effective are outpatient rehab programs?

Ultimately, the effectiveness of any outpatient rehab program will depend on how much a patient is willing to put into it. Studies have shown that people maintain their sobriety for longer when they stay in treatment for longer.

This is why doctors so commonly recommend that patients consider working on their recovery even after they’ve completed a rehab program. That being said, if you’re serious about your healing process, and invest a serious amount of time and energy into it, outpatient rehab programs can be incredibly effective.

What happens if I relapse?

Addictions to illicit substances can be very challenging to overcome. Some people who attempt to do so will inevitably relapse. However, it’s important to keep in mind that to relapse is not to fail. If you do relapse, then getting back into treatment as soon as possible is your best option. When you do, you’ll be able to approach the challenges that caused you to relapse the first time with a new and more effective outlook.

What will my recovery timeline look like?

The recovery process kicks off with a detox period. This is when your body cleanses itself of the last traces of the substance that you’ve abused. After that, you’ll pick a rehab plan that fits your needs. We recommend our IOP or PHP for the best results.

Once your rehab program is done, you’ll begin transitioning back into the real world. You can do this at a sober living facility if you’d like a smoother transition. We recommend that you continue participating in therapy and counseling sessions during this process to keep your focus on your recovery.

How much will I have to pay for rehab? Will my insurance cover some of the costs?

The exact costs of rehab depend heavily on the type of insurance that you have and whether the provider that you choose accepts it. At Zoe Behavioral Health, we do all that we can to accept a wide variety of insurance plans and coverages so that we can minimize our patients’ out-of-pocket costs.

It is likely that a good portion of your rehab charges will be covered by insurance. However, the only way to know for sure is to contact Zoe Behavioral Health directly. Once you do, we’ll happily verify your coverage for you.

How does the admissions process work at Zoe Behavioral Health?

The admissions process at Zoe Behavioral Health is fairly straightforward. We’ll start by gathering information about the nature of your addiction and your insurance. After that, we’ll work quickly to verify your coverage and get you started with a program as quickly as possible. If you need to detox, we’ll connect you with a trusted local facility where you can detoxify your body before beginning the Zoe Behavioral Health treatment program of your choice.

How does Zoe Behavioral Health make recovery easier?

Our rehab plans are effective because they’re personalized to meet the unique needs of every patient we see. This ensures that you receive the targeted support that you need to turn the corner on your addiction.

Additionally, we utilize a wide variety of treatments to address every aspect of your addiction. For example, in addition to therapy and counseling sessions, we also offer yoga classes and regular outdoor activities. We even have an on-site nutritionist who you can work with to optimize your diet for recovery.