Frequently Asked Questions About Addiction Treatment | San Diego Treatment
What happens in addiction treatment?
At Alvarado Parkway Institute, we customize our addiction treatment programs for each patient. Upon arrival, a team of dedicated physicians and allied health professionals will develop an individualized plan of care that includes detoxification, relapse prevention, group and individual therapy, and aftercare planning. Depending on your needs and treatment goals, our providers will prescribe a combination of services to help you break the cycle of addiction and return to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
How long does addiction treatment take?
When it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, everyone’s path to recovery looks different. Therefore, there isn’t a set period of time for how long treatment takes. Our physicians will consider the severity of your addiction and identify any co-occurring conditions when determining the course of treatment. We take an individualized approach to provide you with the tools you need to achieve long-term sobriety.
How do I know if I need addiction treatment?
If drug or alcohol use is negatively affecting any area of your life, whether it’s your relationship, finances, or career, it’s time to seek help. Addiction is a lifelong, progressive disease that will worsen over time if it’s not treated. While there is no cure for addiction, recovery is possible. An inpatient or outpatient program can help you get sober and return to your happy, healthy self.
Should I enroll in inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment?
Inpatient care is designed for individuals struggling with severe symptoms of addictive disorders. The highly structured setting of inpatient therapy, including 24-hour monitoring, allows patients to focus on their recovery in a safe and controlled environment.
Outpatient treatment is appropriate for patients who experience less severe symptoms of addiction or for those who have achieved stabilization and no longer need the structure of inpatient care. Our outpatient programs offer a flexible schedule so patients can maintain their commitments to work, family, and school.
Our medical staff will determine the appropriate level of care following your initial evaluation.
What should I look for in an addiction treatment center?
There are several important criteria to consider when selecting an addiction treatment center. Look for a program that is accredited by the Joint Commission, which holds rehabilitation facilities to strict patient safety and care standards. The center you choose should also have licensed psychiatrists and physicians on staff who have experience treating addiction, as well as offer a wide variety of services that can be tailored to each individual patient.
Will my insurance cover treatment for addiction?
Most addiction treatment centers, including Alvarado Parkway Institute, accept health insurance. However, coverage will depend on your particular plan. It’s important to contact your insurance company prior to enrolling in treatment to get clarity on which services will be covered.
Should my family be involved in my treatment?
We encourage our patients to involve friends and family members in their treatment and in making plans for the future. However, your privacy is protected under federal HIPPA laws, which means you may withdraw your consent to have your loved ones involved in your care for any reason.
What happens if I relapse?
It’s important to understand that sobriety isn’t a destination, but a lifelong journey. Relapsing doesn’t mean you have failed. It’s just one of many obstacles you may encounter as you work towards a substance-free lifestyle. Many people struggling with addiction return to treatment more than once before they find their footing. But it’s also not guaranteed that you will relapse. The best way to approach sobriety and recovery is one day at a time. Don’t let worry about a potential future relapse stop you from starting out on the journey of recovery today. At Alvarado Parkway Institute, we’re here to help every step of the way.
For more information on Alvarado Parkway Institute’s addiction treatment center, please call us at (619) 667-6125.