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The Importance of Pre-Treatment Consulting

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The Importance of Pre-Treatment Consulting

April 29, 2016
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When it comes to treating addiction, the importance of pre-treatment consulting cannot be stressed enough. Here are the reasons you should make sure this crucial step is taken when you or your loved one seeks addiction treatment.

Gathering Information

To most easily treat addiction, it is important to have all the facts. Those battling multiple addictions or facing other hardships can have unique needs that must be considered. Some substances have withdrawal effects that can require some medical assistance to make it more manageable and increase the chances of success.

Treatment Options

With so many different options available, it can be helpful to sort through them and eliminate those that do not seem to be a good fit for the person that needs treatment. Severe addictions may require an extended stay at an inpatient rehabilitation facility followed up with sober living housing and out patient services.

Allows Family Members and Loved Ones to Ask Questions

Addiction treatment is often the result of a family member or loved one encouraging the patient to seek help. Pretreatment consulting allows a time for all questions to be asked. Family members can benefit from a controlled and monitored environment in which they can talk to the prospective patient with the guidance and support of treatment experts.

Insurance Coverage and Costs

Addiction treatment is often at least partially covered by some insurances.  During pre-treatment consulting we can make sure that you know the level of cost that will be charged for different treatments. Knowing where you stand means no surprises when it comes time to pay for treatment and living expenses.

Allaying Fears

Admitting to addiction can make some feel vulnerable and paranoid. A pre-treatment consultation or intervention  can help eliminate unfounded fears and biases so that the patient goes into treatment in a better state of mind and level of comfort. The consultation is a time where the patient can learn what they can expect when they choose each level of treatment.

Creating an Individualized Plan

A pre-treatment consultation allows for the creation of an entirely individualized plan that increases the chances that someone will be able to kick their addictions permanently and move on to a happier, healthier, and more productive lifestyle.. Recovery Care Partner can help you plan and get into a great treatment program that works. We are experienced offering sober companions to ensure success.