WOW, here you are.
You might be asking yourself, “Has it really gotten that bad for me?“
You might be saying to yourself, “Is therapy RIGHT FOR ME? Is treatment RIGHT FOR ME? Do I need to see a counselor?“
You might be hesitant, saying, “I sure I want therapy. I think I need treatment . . . yet but . . . right now.?“
As it hits you that now is the time, you might ask, “OMG, Which type of therapy? Where do I find a good counselor? There are so many treatment options, SHOULD I CHOOSE?“
The first step is the hardest and that is to acknowledge the problem. Everything is much easier after that. You may believe that calling a therapist or committing to attending a rehab program is too daunting or that now is the right right time — “I’ll do it later.”
If it is your first time, you may worry about what therapy is like. What will I say to a counselor? You may worry about what out patient REHAB is like — the unknown is scary. Here are answers to many of the questions you may have about Turning Point Counseling & Recovery Treatment Center and our therapy staff.
Actually, the more knowledge you have about us — including what to expect when entering a our program, the length of time you might spend in our program, and costs associated with our program — the easier your journey to recovery will be.
We understand that you are probably really hurting right now, but recovery needs to be fun! If recovery is not more fun and exciting than you thought addiction would be then there is a greater chance that you will not want to stay in treatment.
We Welcome YOU!! Glad you are HERE!!
What Is therapy all about? What is Addiction REHAB, anyway?
Therapy is one-on-one meeting with a therapist who helps you identify the problems you want to work on. Very private. Groups are a small gathering of chosen individuals who meet and share because they can identify with one another. Intensive Outpatient Treatment is a combination of one-on-one and groups who meet several times a week. REHAB’s are structured treatment programs aimed at helping those of you who are struggling with addiction. REHAB can help you achieve a healthy, happy, and sober lifestyle–a lifestyle that lives up to your GOALS IN LIFE.
What Happens when I see a counselor? How do you describe your problems to a stranger? What happens in Addiction REHAB?
Well, that is difficult to say because, at Turning Point Counseling and Recovery Treatment Center treatment is individualized. You are unique. Your treatment should be unique. Your treatment might involves some combination of meeting just with the therapist — you and one person — or it might involve medical detoxification (DETOX). You might have some group therapy. The thing to remember and most IMPORTANT of all, you will receive individual therapy designed to fit you perfectly. You will create your treatment and make changes as your go. There are relapse prevention brainstorming opportunities, and you will have aftercare planning before your program completion. In fact, we will begin planning for your discharge and completion of treatment immediately — the goal is for therapy to end at some point. … we would like to shorten the time (even though we know that, if you are dealing with addiction, the longer you privilege yourself to stay in treatment, the more likely you are to stay sober). THAT BEING SAID, we focus on short-term but very intensive therapy.
An important early part of many addiction REHAB might be that you need to go to DETOX. You see, the body rids itself of the toxic influences of drugs or alcohol. While the DETOT experience will vary greatly based on what drugs you are using or have used in the past, many substance withdrawal syndromes can be unpleasant, if not dangerous. Proper treatment in a medically supervised DETOX program can alleviate the discomfort and risks associated with the DETOX process. Research shows that there is no need for you to be so uncomfortable that you “never forget WITHDRAWAL” so that you stay sober — that is just not true! We can help you be as comfortable as you need to be.
2. Substance Abuse Therapy
In REHAB you will either love or hate (we hope not) the therapy experience. We will always let you define your problem. We will only join with you to co-create the experience you want to have — to meet the goals to solve problems you tell us about. We are not in the business of believing we know you better than you know yourself. Our various behavioral therapeutic interventions are carefully chosen because you told us that you wanted something different in your life. Individuals in REHAB participate in group and/or individual therapy sessions to recognize and address the underlying causes of their addiction. Treatment programs also educate individuals on how to identify high-risk situations and triggers, and develop relapse prevention skills to maintain sobriety.
At Turning Point Counseling & Recovery Treatment Center, we use various styles of therapy but we are all trained in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). We know from the research that if you are working with a therapist who listens carefully to your stated goals for each session and you are willing to experience the intense feelings that emotional closeness brings up, in a very short-time you will find yourself changing in ways that satisfy you and create closeness with others like you’ve never felt before. With ISTDP, change can happen in as short as three therapy sessions. If you are not experiencing the changes you want after seven sessions, we should discuss having you change to a different therapist.
As you progress with recovery, and as you get near the end of your REHAB treatment program here at Turning Point Counseling & Recovery Treatment Center, our staff will work with you to develop a unique and personalized aftercare plan. This may support groups, ongoing therapy, and sober living arrangements, if you have elected. Remember, you are making decisions with the staff. With your family. With your support group. With your sponsor.
How Long Does Rehab Take?
Well, here at Turning Point Counseling & Recovery Treatment Center, there isn’t a set period of time. Everyone progress with an individualized treatment plan. Some individuals believe that a 30-day program is sufficient — that statistics in research are not good — but we will work with you. Most individuals benefit from a longer treatment program, maybe a 60-day, 90-day, or even longer-term treatment to further develop and maintain a steady, stable and secure recovery path. You will want to take into consideration your own history and severity of the your addiction, specific substances used, any co-occurring medical, mental, or behavioral health conditions, and the physical, mental, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual needs.
Studies find that those who spend three months or longer in treatment programs have better rates of long-term sobriety. Longer programs give the opportunity to really focus on the root causes and behaviors that underlie your addiction, and more time to practice sober living skills.
Does Rehab Cure Addiction?
There is no cure for addiction, but it can be managed effectively. Regardless of its duration, recovery doesn’t stop after the you discharge from our program. Recovery from substance use is an ongoing, lifelong process. Managing an addiction involves learning how to navigate through daily life without using, and involves hard work and dedication. You will want to join our alumni program. You will want to stay connected. And we want to stay connected with you.
What Happens If I Relapse?
We absolutely do not want you to relapse, however, relapse should not be viewed as a failure but should instead be seen as an obstacle to overcome on your lifelong journey to sobriety. Relapse provides an opportunity to reassess your path and get back into a program that offers the support and help you maintain sobriety. Here’s the important thing to know about relapse — the less time you spend “out there” before you get back, the better. COME BACK SOON!
Unfortunately, those struggling with addiction often complete more than one stay in REHAB before they are able to claim long-term sobriety. The only person who can manage your addiction is you, and Turning Point Counseling & Recovery Treatment Center will help you build the skills necessary to maintain sobriety.
How Much Does Rehab Cost?
Addiction rehabilitation programs can vary greatly in price. High-end luxury programs tend to charge more for extra services and special amenities and, in some cases, higher staff to patient ratios.
Inpatient facilities tend to cost more than Turning Point Counseling & Recovery Treatment Center which is an outpatient treatment programs.
While the cost of rehab may be a deterrent for some people, it is important to remember the many “costs” of addiction. Addiction can be costly due to:
• The cost of the drugs.
• Loss of productivity at work.
• Legal fines.
• Medical bills for physical or mental health issues associated with addiction.
Addiction “costs” users in other ways too, ranging from the deterioration of relationships to overall unhappiness and poor health.
Is Insurance Accepted?
Insurance is frequently accepted here at Turning Point Counseling & Recovery Treatment Center. However, acceptability of insurance will vary according to your insurance policy. Your insurance plan may cover only a portion of your rehabilitation stay, so be sure to enter your insurance into our check form and we will check it out for you.
If your insurance plan does not cover the cost of our REHAB experience, you can discuss other payment options with our facility.
The program does offer a sliding scale payment options or financing plans to make your cost more manageable.
Should You Go to REHAB Close to Home or Away From Home?
Many people travel to a rehab facility away from their home. This is helps because users are able to get away from their home environment where they abuse drugs or alcohol. Out of the “hood” where they used.
Outpatient facilities allow patients to come for treatment, therapy, and other services, however, the recovery environment replicates what “home” is all about. Almost anyone can stay sober locked up and not exposed to temptation. Turning Point Counseling & Recovery Treatment Center teaches you how to live in the real work and stay sober. It is the recovery skills you will ultimately need.
Outpatient programs can vary. Some involve all-day sessions, whereas others may only treat patients for an hour or two a day. Costs of outpatient care are usually reasonable for the freedom, support and therapy you will receive.
Can I Lose My Job for Attending Addiction Treatment?
While you may experience some fear of losing your job if you come to treatment, you may, in fact, be more likely to lose your job if you don’t get help. If you are struggling with addiction or abuse problems, it is possible that your boss and coworkers may be on to you. By avoiding addiction help, your struggle may eventually become apparent since the consequences of your substance abuse may start showing up in your work performance.
Using substances while on the job is legal grounds for termination, but there are several federal laws protecting your right to obtain treatment. Under these laws, it is illegal to terminate employment as a consequence of an employee seeking treatment.
How Do I Get Time Off of Work to Attend Addiction Rehab?
Many inpatient programs require taking some time off from work. However, there are several options that can help ease this process.
Employee Assistance Programs
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary program through your employer, which provides confidential assessments, limited counseling, and referrals to treatment at no cost to the employee.
Family and Medical Leave Act
Many employers offer up to 12 weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which allows you to take unpaid time off without affecting your health insurance, in order to seek treatment for a medical condition that interferes with your ability to complete work-related tasks. Addiction falls under this category, so it could be beneficial to understand what your company offers.
Paid Time Off
Another option for taking time away from work to get help with substance abuse is to simply use accrued vacation, sick, or personal time to get rehabilitation help.
Stay at Work and Come to Treatment in Time Off
Finally, Turning Point Counseling & Recovery Treatment Center’s outpatient program provide another treatment possibility for anyone who is unable take time away from home or work and who may need a more affordable option than executive rehab.
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Turning Point Counseling & Recovery is located in the Scottsdale, Arizona providing treatment for all addiction and psychological conditions. We combine 12-Step principles with proven therapies that address all aspects of optimal wellness.
Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
Educational lectures & Training for Therapists
Continuing care planning
Transitioning to Independence
At Turning Point Counseling and Recovery, we work to help clients build independence through recovery. We help young adults separate from their families in a healthy way, maintaining support systems but developing self-reliance. This is a process for both the young adult, who must stop depending upon their parents, and also for families, who must stop care taking and allow the child to succeed on their own.
Turning Point Counseling & Recovery Treatment Center offers both short-term and long-term treatment. Options for individual counseling, group counseling or Intensive Outpatient Care are all available.
We work with clients for varying lengths of time. Sometimes between 3-10 sessions of counselling can set a person's life on a new course, for example enabling them to deal with work related stress, anxiety or low mood in a new way. Sometimes the issue is deeper seated and reaches back into unresolved issues from the past. This may need longer term, more in-depth psychotherapy where for example there has been early trauma, loss or family breakdown..