Q: Will I need to go through detoxification?
A: It is a requirement for all clients who are addicted to alcohol or drugs to complete a thorough detox before being admitted to our treatment facility. Anyone who does not detox will be admitted to the hospital at their own expense upon arrival. Detoxification is the flushing of drugs and alcohol from the body, which can include unpleasant, sometimes dangerous side effects. A medically supervised detox is highly recommended.
Q: How do I know if I need rehab?
A: When addiction prevents a person from capably managing their life, they require rehabilitation. An addicted person is unable to control how much and how often they use alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex, despite the ways it negatively impacts their life. This is often characterized by the loss of friends, family, health, employment and/or good legal standing. Anyone who suspects they have an addiction should seek professional evaluation from a medical or mental health specialist.
Q: Are there different therapies for different addictions?
A: Some therapy sessions are tailored to your personal needs and others are more all-encompassing, but all of them are geared toward identifying the root causes of the addictive behavior. Group therapy is important for building peer support and gaining perspective, while one-on-one counselling allows for a deeper look into individual circumstances.
Q: How long does treatment last?
A: The treatment programs at Valiant Recovery come in thirty, sixty and ninety day increments. Different cases of addiction require different lengths of time in rehab, but the ninety day programs statistically return the most permanent results. The length of time a client commits to rehabilitation will depend on factors such as the longevity, severity and variety of the addiction, as well as the strength of the client’s support system, personal level of commitment and mental health. Generally speaking, the more time a person spends immersed in the positive, sober environment of rehab, the more likely they are to have a permanent recovery. Clients who complete the ninety day program and all aftercare requirements will receive a guarantee of success from Valiant Recovery. To learn more, click here.
Q: How much contact can I have with my friends and family?
A: Visits, phone calls and emails from family and friends are welcomed and encouraged as long as specific regulations are met. Phone and internet communication is limited to certain instances and times of day, and may be supervised by a staff person. Visits from family may only occur on weekends and must be approved in advance. For an additional cost, family members may join the client for recreational weekend activities such as kayaking or skiing. However, guests will not be permitted to stay on-site overnight and must find their own accommodations. Please contact us for a list of recommended hotels. We at Valiant Recovery highly value the family unit and understand the strain that addiction puts on entire families. We encourage visits from family and offer up to three hours of free counselling sessions for the immediate family, under the condition that each individual gains approval prior to visiting and submits to the rules and schedule of the house.
Q: Can I continue taking my prescription medications?
A: Permission to receive prescription medication will be granted on an individual basis. Only staff will have access to medications, which will be distributed according to a daily medication schedule. It is very important that you inform our intake specialist of your medication requirements, present your doctor’s prescription instructions and only bring with you the volume of medication that was prescribed by your doctor.
Q: What am I supposed to bring?
A: For a full list of what to bring and what not to bring, click here.
Q: What happens when I finish the program?
A: Prior to leaving Valiant Recovery, a counselor will provide you with aftercare recommendations that suit your situation. These may include 12-Step meetings, sober living arrangements, outpatient treatment, group therapy sessions or time in an extended care facility. Ongoing support can make all the difference in recovery once inpatient rehabilitation is over. We encourage our graduates to utilize their free phone minutes (240 minutes for every 30-days completed) to receive ongoing support from our counselors.
Q: Is rehab covered by insurance?
A: Please consult your personal insurance policy to learn if your inpatient rehabilitation will be covered.
Q: What do I need to know about sex addiction?
A: Sex addiction is not like other addictions and requires unique approaches and treatments.
To read more about the specifics of sex addiction, click here.