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Addiction treatment centers may all have the same end goal, but the steps that are taken to reach it can be very different. Everything from the admissions process to the core philosophy to the accommodations varies from one addiction recovery center to the next. 

Because there’s so much variety and so many options, it leaves many people with questions. This FAQ helps to shed light on some of the most common questions we receive at our Dallas addiction center. 

Are There Different Types of Addiction Treatment Centers?

Yes. Dallas addiction centers are the perfect example. There are dozens of addiction treatment centers but none of them are exactly alike, and some are highly specialized. 

There are several common types of addiction treatment centers:

  • Detox Centers – A treatment center that specializes in managing the initial stages after ceasing use is a detox center. Today, many detox centers offer medically-assisted therapy in addition to counseling.
  • In-Patient Residential Treatment Centers – Facilities that house patients during treatment are called in-patient residential treatment centers. They are beneficial for patients that need a high level of supervision and structure early on in sobriety. 
  • Outpatient Treatment Centers – Many people need support to stay sober, but they don’t need 24/7 oversight. Outpatient addiction centers allow patients to receive treatment 3-7 days a week while residing at home or a Sober Living House. 
  • Aftercare Support – Some Recovery Coaches, centers and organizations primarily provide aftercare support. AA meetings are an example of aftercare support that’s used to maintain sobriety. Many treatment centers that provide outpatient services also offer aftercare support. 

Can You Switch Addiction Treatment Providers?

Yes. An adult can leave one treatment program and start another at a different addiction recovery center anytime they want. 

It’s quite common for a person to utilize numerous addiction treatment centers on their path to recovery as they move from dependency to independence. It’s common for someone with an SUD to start at an in-patient center that offers detox services then move to an addiction recovery center with outpatient programs before joining Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous and continuing with aftercare support. 

This process is called continuum of care and it’s critical for long-term sobriety. 

What Is the Top Priority When Choosing an Addiction Recovery Center?

The addiction recovery center you choose should be based first and foremost on the type of treatment you need. Every addiction treatment center has a different selection of programs and approaches. You’ll also want to make sure that the center is accredited by organizations like The Joint Commission and LegitScript.

Do Addiction Treatment Centers Accept Health Insurance?

Yes, most addiction treatment centers do. Because substance use disorder is a chronic illness of the brain, many health insurance plans provide some degree of coverage. If you don’t have health insurance coverage or there will still be an out-of-pocket expense there are a number of payment options that include:

  • Paying with cash
  • Paying by credit or debit card
  • Using a medical loan
  • Qualifying for state assistance

Some addiction treatment centers will use a sliding scale price structure so that enrolling in rehab is less of a financial burden. You may also be able to establish a payment plan so that rehab is more affordable. 

Is a Sober Living Home an Addiction Treatment Center?

While a Sober Living Home can be associated with an addiction recovery center, it isn’t a treatment center itself. However, there are therapeutic benefits such as group counseling and Recovery Coaching. 
If you have additional questions we’re here to answer them. Give our Dallas addiction center a call to talk with a specialist about the programs offered, the enrollment process and what to expect during treatment.

Learn more about our services or contact us below to discover how Lighthouse can help you on your road to recovery today. Thank you for your trust.