When you make the decision to get treatment, you have a lot of questions. One of those questions is probably “How do I go about getting into treatment?” This is a life-altering decision, so at Chapel Hill Detox, we like to make it as easy as possible.
Step One: Call Us
The first step — and it’s a big one — is to call us. This could be the most important call of your life. Whether you’re calling for yourself or a family member, taking this first step is the hardest and we understand that. Because that moment when you need to make the call can occur at any time of day or night, we are here round-the-clock to help you get started on the road to recovery.
Step Two: Confidential Conversation
When you decide to enter treatment, you will talk to one of our intake specialists. All conversations with intake specialists are completely confidential so you never have to worry about that. This is an opportunity for you to ask the hundreds of questions you have and to provide information for our specialist.
Step Three: Assessment
Our admissions specialists are available 24 hours a day to help you and your loved ones through the admissions process. Initially, we will need to know that:
- The person is struggling with a substance use disorder.
- The individual needs to be able to participate in their own treatment.
- They must be at least 18 years old.
- Address, Social Security number, date of birth, and gender.
- History of drug or alcohol use including duration and quantity of use, and drugs of choice.
- Previous treatment. Have you been in treatment before? How many times and how long were you abstinent before your relapse?
- Family history of substance use. Have any members of your family struggled with drug or alcohol use?
- Have you ever been diagnosed with a mental health disorder at any time? Information about your diagnosis and any medications may be necessary.
By collecting this information, our addiction specialists will be able to create a treatment plan specifically for you or your loved one.
- Do you have a medical issue that our medical professionals need to know about? Again, we will need to know any medications you may be taking.
- Many people entering rehab have legal issues. If you do, we will need to be aware of any court dates and contact information for lawyers or probation officers.
- Any further insurance information will be collected at this time if it wasn’t all covered previously.
By collecting this information, our addictions specialist will be able to determine your treatment needs and develop a treatment plan specifically for you. And of course, you will have input into which treatment path is right for you.
Step Four: Setting the Date
This is one of the most difficult times. Committing to an actual date and time makes it very real — and frightening.
Step Five: Arrival at Chapel Hill Detox
When you arrive, you will be welcomed by our admissions specialist and we’ll go over your paperwork to make sure we have all of your information in our files. This includes emergency contact information and which people you allow us to speak to regarding your care. This is because, as always, your information is yours alone and completely confidential.
You will get to meet your lead counselor at this time along with many members of our staff who are also recovering substance abusers. They can be a valuable resource during your stay. Another member of your fellow patients will show you around and help you get settled in.
We Welcome You!
Our goal at Chapel Hill is to make sure that you always feel welcomed and cared for. You will become part of our family, and we’ll help you along every step of the way, from detox to aftercare and sober living. If you need your hand held, we’ll hold it. If you need a little push, we’ll provide it. But the first step is up to you. Contact us now.