Frequently Asked Questions
Is Substance abuse counseling right for me?
There are many reasons people seek counseling. Sometimes it is to deal with the usage that your body has become accustom to. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce, work issues or trouble with the law. Many seek counseling as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a substance abuse counselor can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Counseling is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of his or her life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working toward change in their lives.
How can therapy help me?
A number of benefits are available from participating in counseling. We can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Our counselors can help you gain a fresh perspective on a difficult problem. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.
How does Insurance Work?
To determine if you have substance use coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:
What are my substance use outpatient benefits?
What is the coverage amount per counseling session?
How many counseling sessions does my plan cover?
How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Do I have to particiapate in 12-step meetings while in treatment?
YES! Since AA involvement is a necessary part of recovery, each client will be expected to become involved in AA as part of their treatment.
The client will be required to attend a minimum of one AA meeting per week. Each client will be required to obtain a sponsor by the fourth week of treatment.