Those struggling with addiction often tremble at the thought of contacting an admissions counselor. If you or a loved one is considering rehab, knowing what to expect during addiction treatment admissions can ease some anxiety. The following information will help enlighten you on the process.

Intake and Assessment Process

Woman being her addiction treatment admissions processYour intake begins whenever you first contact Phoenix Rising Recovery. During that phone call, we will ask you some initial questions so we can better prepare for your arrival. We’ll answer any questions you may have during that time as well.

Once you get here, you will undergo a more formal intake and assessment. At that time, an admissions representative will ask you even more questions to determine the degree and scope of your addiction. We do not intend for these questions to intimidate or embarrass you. Instead, your answers will guide us in tailoring a treatment program that will best meet your needs.

The admissions process can take anywhere from two to four hours. This may seem like an excessive amount of time; however, it’s essential we do not rush things. By taking our time and getting to know you, we are better able to provide you with the type of treatment that will help you achieve sobriety.

Immediately After Admissions

Following intake, we will collect insurance information and have you complete some initial paperwork. A staff member will then escort you to our medical detox facility. For security purposes, we may also perform a search of your belongings. Our personnel will deposit any unauthorized items such as cigarettes, lighters, weapons, etc. into a safe marked with your name. We will provide you with an opportunity to retrieve those items upon discharge.

Upon arrival at detox, you’ll meet with medical personnel who will work to make you as comfortable as possible. They may do this by providing medication, extra blankets, ice, or simply compassion and support. Each person progresses through detox differently, so there is no time frame for your stay there. Our clients generally remain in detox anywhere from three to ten days.

What Happens during Medical Detox?

Addiction treatment admissions almost always begin with detox. Detoxification allows you to safely withdraw from drugs or alcohol under the supervision of medical professionals.

During detox, you will learn to manage your cravings as substances gradually leave your body. You will also get help in dealing with withdrawal symptoms, which are a major reason for relapse. With your body free of chemical substances, you are well on your way to recovery.

Programs Following Admission

Following admission to our Palm Springs facility, you may take part in a number of programs designed to move you down the road to recovery. We recommend programs based in part on your answers to intake questions. However, we also know that it isn’t possible to predict which programs will work based on an interview alone. Accordingly, we continue tweaking your treatment plan to provide you with the best possible results.

A few of the programs we offer here at Phoenix Rising include:

When you get to these programs, your initial anxiety over admissions will have subsided, and you will have completely detoxed from all substances. By that time, you’ll be ready to take your recovery seriously, and are more likely to remain focused on your goal. Our team of addiction specialists will provide encouragement and guidance throughout, so you are never left alone through the process.

Contact our Addiction Treatment Admissions Office Today

Don’t let a fear of the admissions process keep you from reaching out to us. Give us a call at 8552328211, and you will find that our friendly intake associates are more than willing to meet your needs. Take the next step toward your goal of sobriety by picking up the phone and contacting us.