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Rehab Admissions ProcessAnchorage residents can successfully achieve and maintain recovery through rehab. Some individuals struggling with substance abuse problems may find a way to quit using on their own, but individuals who are admitted to and complete a treatment program are more likely to gain and maintain sobriety over a long period of time.

Get One Step Closer to Recovery through Rehabilitation Admissions

Going into rehab is often a frightening period in an Anchorage resident’s life. Some individuals don’t know what to expect, while others are scared of the changes that will occur during the treatment process. The admissions process is one of the first steps in rehab, and this stage doesn’t have to be scary or difficult. It generally begins with an over-the-phone interview with a helpline counselor. This process isn’t meant to be scary, intrusive or overwhelming. It is meant to be a time in which the counselor obtains necessary information from you and helps you decide which facility and program fits your needs.

What Happens during an Initial Addiction Assessment?

During the initial phone interview helpline counselors request your personal information, insurance information and information about your substance abuse issue. By acquiring insurance information the counselor is able to find treatment rehab programs that are covered by your insurance. If you don’t have insurance, a helpline counselor will work with you to find scholarships, funding or reasonable payment plans. Counselors will also ask questions about your addiction or substance abuse problem in Anchorage in order to make sure that you meet the criteria for admissions. Addiction treatment centers differ in what they offer and what they treat. Some offer detox only, some don’t offer detox at all and others provide detox along with counseling and treatment. The counselor will assess where you are in the recovery process and will determine what type of treatment you need. The counselor will share important information including what to bring to rehab and what your typical day will be like.

You will have time to ask the helpline counselor any questions that you may have, the entire conversation will remain confidential and you do not have to share any information you are uncomfortable sharing.

Addiction Assessments for Anchorage Residents

Once you arrive at the rehab center a full addiction assessment will be done. During this assessment you will have an interview with a licensed therapist or counselor who will evaluate your addiction in depth and who will set up a unique and individualized treatment plan for you. During your assessment you may also be asked for the following:

  • Prior drug/alcohol history
  • Medical history
  • Family background/culture
  • Criminal record/background check
  • Educational history
  • Work history
  • Mental health history

Many treatment centers also perform physical exams to determine health of an Anchorage resident and if there is any need for medical care. The admissions process and assessment process help the rehab center to better treat you as a patient. By getting to know your needs and you as an individual the treatment team can make a plan that will help you find lasting recovery.

Rehabilitation Admissions Help for Anchorage Residents

If you need addiction help or are ready to begin the rehab admission process, call our toll-free helpline today. We can help you find the right program to meet your needs or the needs of a loved one. Our helpline counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer calls, listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Call now.