Treatment Frequently Asked QuestionsCamila Archuleta
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Entering any behavioral health or substance abuse treatment program is a significant step for any individual to take on the road to recovery. However, clients often have certain reservations associated with entering any treatment program.
It’s not uncommon for clients to experience feelings of anxiety or nervousness in the days or weeks leading up to intake, which is entirely normal. Preparing yourself for the unknown can be difficult, and it’s essential to give yourself credit for taking this leap of faith.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that all clients are in good hands during their time at Icarus Behavioral Health. Secondly, remember that it’s normal to have reservations or questions regarding your time at our facilities.
We understand that some specific concerns keep crossing your mind or important issues you need to address. Our intake specialists and other staff members are always available to answer your questions.
Still, you might find the information you’re looking for in the following article. These are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Icarus Behavioral, our programs, and the services provided to clients during their time here.
Is My Treatment Private and Confidential?
Anything that occurs during your treatment at our facilities is 100% private and confidential. Nothing is discussed regarding your case without your permission and signing a release of information form. All of our staff members are adequately trained regarding federal HIPAA regulations. We may need to release certain details to your insurance company, but nothing regarding your diagnosis, mental health status, or the specifics of substance abuse disorder.
Does Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment?
Most insurance plans cover addiction treatment, at least in some fashion. At Icarus Behavioral Health, we accept Medicaid and most private insurance carriers. Certain providers cover all services in full, except for a copay, while others provide a certain percentage of coverage. There are also certain instances where providers only cover outpatient treatment or detox services. If you don’t have insurance at all, find out about your enrollment options and plan availability.
How Long Does Drug and Alcohol Rehab Last?
Generally, most inpatient treatment programs are available for stays of 30, 60, and 90 days. In certain cases, admissions of up to 180 days are available. However, every case is approached individually, and there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to drug and alcohol rehab. Ultimately, the length of a client’s stay is based on their treatment plan, goals, and benchmarks during treatment and their confidence level regarding re-entry into everyday life. We provide continued recovery services for clients who complete inpatient treatment as well.
What Kind of Clothes and Items Should I Pack?
There are certain items you’ll want to pack for inpatient treatment services to ensure a comfortable stay. However, certain items are not allowed in the residential area for safety and privacy concerns. Use the following list to guide you regarding what you should pack before arriving at our facilities.
What To Bring
- One-to-two weeks’ worth of weather appropriate clothing
- A jacket for indoor use
- Clothes for working out, exercising, or swimming
- Toothbrush, unopened toothpaste, alcohol-free mouthwash
- Unopened toiletry and cosmetic items (shampoo, conditioner, face wash, lotion, chapstick, feminine products, makeup, hair products, etc.)
- Glasses or contact lenses with the unopened solution
- Hairdryer or other styling tools
- Enough cigarettes to last the duration of your stay
- Hobby or pastime items (notebooks, journals, coloring books, crafts, etc.)
- Government-issued ID
- Travel documents
- Important medical paperwork
- Emergency contact information
- Forms of payment (cash, debit/credit card) during offsite trips (depends on the level of treatment)
What Not To Bring
- Drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Computers, tablets, cameras, and smartwatches
- Hand sanitizer
- Products with alcohol as an ingredient
- Vapes or e-cigs
- Opened grooming or toiletry products
- Knives or weapons
- Clothing displaying drug or alcohol use or anything vulgar
- Adult or pornographic material
- Card decks or other gambling items
- Aerosol spray cans
If you have any questions regarding any specific items, it’s a good idea to contact one of our admissions specialists.
Can I Take my Prescriptions During Treatment?
Upon arriving at the facilities, treatment providers will review a list of your current medications. Narcotic prescriptions (benzodiazepines, painkillers, etc.) are not allowed into the facility. Additionally, clients are not allowed to possess any open pill or vitamin bottles during their stay. The nursing staff will maintain possession of all client medications during treatment. All prescriptions are dispensed according to the prescribing physician’s orders. It’s important to discuss your substance abuse disorder treatment with your primary care physician. If you are due for refills during your stay, family members may be required to deliver necessary medications to the facility.
What Are the Accommodations Like?
Clients are normally placed in semi-private rooms with a bathroom. Each room contains two beds, and clients typically spend their time in treatment with a roommate. Medically assisted detox settings may include treatment in a more private setting with medical staff present. Once detox is complete, patients will transfer to their room in a more permanent setting. Rest, solitude, and relaxation are important dynamics in treatment. There are quiet hours posted early, and we ask that you respect other clients by remaining quiet during this period. Meals and beverages are provided throughout the day, with different selections daily based on health and nutritional requirements. There are available for purchase for clients that want additional options. If you have any requests that can make your time more comfortable at any time during your stay, don’t hesitate to notify staff.
Can Exercise and Calisthenics Be Done At Icarus?
Exercise options are available on-site, such as a fitness center and swimming pool. Clients will also have the opportunity to participate in other recreational activities indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). There is also an outdoor courtyard available for clients who want time outdoors for fresh air and a basketball hoop. We encourage all of our clients to take part in some form of physical activity, as this can be extremely therapeutic during treatment. Keeping the body active and engaged is vital for wellness during the recovery process.
Is the Location Handicap Accessible?
Yes, there are options to enter and exit the facility for individuals requiring these accommodations. There are also certain amenities available within the facility for individuals with special needs. Our location is ADA-compliant and prepared to work with and meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.
Is Transportation To and From Appointments Available?
Our staff is able to assist with transportation options and scheduling for clients arriving and departing the facilities. Currently, we don’t offer a private transportation service for intakes or discharging clients, but there are services available in cases that require appointments outside of the facility.
What Kinds of Substances Are Treated at Icarus?
At Icarus Behavioral Services, we treat a wide variety of substance abuse disorders, including:
- Opiates and opioids (heroin, fentanyl, methadone, prescription painkillers, etc.)
- Vitamin Therapy addiction
- and many other disorders as well
We also treat mental health conditions associated with substance abuse as part of our dual diagnosis treatment.
Does Your Program Treat Dual Diagnosis Clients?
Our dual diagnosis program handles multiple substance abuse disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. Certain mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder are present as underlying conditions with any substance abuse issue. Our medical and mental health staff are trained in treating these conditions. Additional medical challenges such as eating disorders and self-harm are also addressed during treatment in our programs. Clients receive treatment and education regarding substance abuse and underlying conditions. Information regarding services post-treatment is also available for clients’ continued management of recovery after completing inpatient treatment.
What Levels of Care Does Icarus Behavioral Provide?
At Icarus Behavioral Health, we offer multiple levels of care based on each client’s specific needs. We craft treatment plans to accommodate the individual, and some of our options include:
- Inpatient treatment
- Outpatient rehab
- Partial hospitalization
- Aftercare services
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Outpatient evening programs, including domestic violence treatment, anger management, and parenting
- Behavioral therapy
- Crisis intervention
- Family and group therapy
- 12-Step meetings including Smart Recovery, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Children of Chaos
- Health services include medical, dental, medication management, and medically assisted detox with Vivitrol or Subutex.
- Alumni program
Do You Offer an Alumni or Aftercare Program?
We offer several options and resources regarding aftercare for patients approaching the completion of treatment. Aftercare is vital for the recovery process and decreases the chance of any setbacks as time goes on. Some of our resources for aftercare include:
- Options for local support and meeting groups
- Resources for primary care and follow-up treatment with medical and mental health professionals
- Additional knowledge regarding coping skills
- Education for the identification of triggers for relapse prevention
What Holistic Therapies Do You Offer?
We offer several holistic treatment options for substance abuse disorder. The following list contains some of the holistic and natural options we have available:
- Exercise and physical activity
- Nutritional therapy
If you have additional requests for holistic and alternative options, don’t hesitate to direct your requests to our staff members.
Do You Have Doctors or Nurses On-Site?
We have doctors that work on a full-time basis and are available at the facility daily. Our nursing staff is available on a 24-hour basis for our detox and inpatient treatment programs.
Clients going through medically assisted detox are monitored by nurses constantly. During our clients’ stay in inpatient treatment, if the services of a nurse are required, individuals can notify staff at any time.
How Often Will I See a Doctor or Therapist?
The number of times a client meets with a doctor depends on the situation’s specifics. Normally, doctors are seen during intake and discharge or if any other relevant health situation arises. Clients in our detox program may see a doctor more frequently, depending on the stability of their condition.
Each client will meet with a therapist based on treatment plans and goals. Therapeutic activities are a part of each client’s treatment. The specifics of these activities and meetings are determined based on recovery goals.
There may be separate meetings with psychiatrists, counselors, and therapists depending on client needs. Specific underlying conditions require the services of different therapists and the level of treatment needed for these conditions factors into meeting schedules.
Clients will also meet with counselors and peers in group meeting environments. Counselors also meet with clients and their families during family therapy sessions.
Are You Fully Licensed and Accredited?
We are a fully licensed and accredited treatment and behavioral health facility. All pertinent documentation and paperwork are posted based on federal and state law. Any additional documents are available upon the request of clients or individuals interested in the admissions process.
All therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, physicians, and nurses are fully licensed and accredited. Each individual for these positions also holds the appropriate degree for their respective role in mental health, counseling, and substance abuse treatment.
Where Are You Located In Rio Rancho?
Our facilities are easily accessible from Interstate-25. We are located north of Albuquerque in Rio Rancho. Take the interstate access for State Route 528 and head south. Our facilities are located right off 528, in the heart of Rio Rancho.
What Makes Icarus Behavioral Health Stand Out?
At Icarus Behavioral Health, our goal is to provide top-notch care to every client that walks through our doors. We believe that long-term success is achieved through holistic options, medical treatment, and mental health services combined with efficient knowledge of addiction.
It’s only through understanding what is at the root of the addiction to treat it properly. Underlying mental challenges must be understood and treated proactively in order to achieve long-term recovery. Otherwise, it’s a clear case of treating the symptom and not the disease. Sadly, this is how individuals get caught in a constant rotation of temporary sobriety and relapse. Our goal is to promote a lifetime of recovery.
Additionally, the time for a client at our treatment program is important, but the weeks and months after treatment may be more critical. When an individual re-enters everyday society or their normal home life, it’s important they have the tools and knowledge required to remain successful.
What is the Icarus Behavioral Health Difference?
Not only is our approach to care during inpatient treatment thorough effective, but our attention to aftercare services is also one of our standout characteristics. We believe that when clients finish their treatment at Icarus Behavioral Health, they’re armed to battle elements of relapse. Our education during treatment and availability of aftercare resources and continued services give clients the edge when it comes to getting sober and staying sober.
We also take pride in our transparency and direct approach to crafting individual treatment plans. Every case is different, with different needs and requirements for sustained recovery. If you or someone you know is ready to take a giant leap toward recovery, contact admissions at Icarus Behavioral Health.