Common Questions About Addiction Treatment
This Q&A is not to be used as medical advice, please call today to discuss your options.
When considering attending an inpatient program there are many common questions that come up. We strongly suggest you call us at 800-481-8457 for more personalized answers to your questions. The FAQ below simply provides general answers to our most common questions. We do our best to make our program accessible and affordable to everyone that needs help, so contacting us is the best way to get help.
How do I know if I or someone I care about needs addiction treatment?
The answer is very simple: if you have found yourself here most, likely you do. The best way to determine is by giving us a call to do a brief assessment to see if you would benefit from a rehab program. When you have trouble controlling or managing your substance use it leads to destructive behavior. Addiction is typically defined by continuing substance use despite negative consequences, such as family strains, legal trouble, mental health decline, or impacts to your career. If this is relatable, you need action.
Doing this alone is not only difficult, but it is rarely successful. If you or a loved one could moderate their substance use, they would have done that before or after negative consequences. That is why substance use disorder is classified as mental health condition – a disease. Substance use is merely the surface issue that is visible to the world. More often than not, there are a variety of underlying issues that accompany substance use. Please contact our toll-free line if you have any questions at all. Calls are always 100% confidential and free of charge.
Does insurance cover addiction treatment?
Thanks to new legislation, insurance coverage has significantly changed to better cover addiction treatment services. With the introduction of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, treatment for addiction must cover treatment. In other words, insurance must cover addiction treatment services much like any other medical or surgical conditions. This includes medical detox, residential rehab, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, counseling, and more. This enables many more people to utilize their insurance coverage and health benefits to cover the cost of addiction treatment services.
Ohio Addiction Recovery Center is able to accept most health insurance plans and will work closely with your insurance company to secure insurance coverage for your treatment program. Our staff will manage and coordinate every aspect of your admission to our rehab center. We want to take as much stress out of this already stressful situation for you. We will determine your exact insurance coverage and eligibility, will bill your insurance company, and find out what, if any out pocket expenses, such as co-pays or deductibles, will be needed. You have insurance for a reason, we want it to cover as much of your stay in treatment as possible.
How long is your program?
First, we would like to say that the length of the program is not the same for each person based on a variety of factors. As mentioned earlier, Ohio Addiction Recovery Center designs a treatment plan around each client’s individual needs. Some people require more help which will take more time. This timeline will help give you an idea of what to expect on the road to recovery.
- Detox: 7-10 days depending on the substance being used, amount being used, and duration of use.
- Residential Treatment: 30 days but may vary depending upon individual goals and progress – Clients live in the rehab center and are under the care and supervision of our staff.
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): 15-20 sessions. During this phase, you will transition into sober living and attend PHP 5 days per week. PHP consists of two 3 hour sessions per day which includes groups and therapy.
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): 18-24 sessions. During this phase, you will transition into sober living or return home and attend IOP 3 days per week with each session being 3 hours.
- Sober Living: 6 Months. Live life as you wish while following our simple guidelines that will help you stay on the right track.
The program is set up this way to slowly transition you back into a sober and drug-free life by giving you support throughout the process. This model ensures long-term recovery.
What if I do not have insurance or cannot afford your program?
We will do whatever we can to make addiction treatment available to you. Please call us at 800-481-8457 to discuss your options.
Are you a dual diagnosis program?
Yes, OARC is a dual diagnosis program treating substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. That said, some mental health diagnoses require a higher level of care than what is offered at OARC. During your pre-assessment with admissions, we can help you determine if OARC is the right fit for you or a loved one. If a higher level of care is more appropriate, we can provide referrals to other programs that we work with. Please contact our admissions team at 800-481-8457 to discuss questions regarding mental health.
Do I need inpatient or outpatient treatment?
To determine whether you need inpatient or outpatient treatment services will come down to a few questions that only you can answer.
1) Do you use or drink on a daily basis?
2) When you stop using or drinking, do you go through withdrawal?
3) Is your substance use prohibiting you from living a normal day-to-day life?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you more than likely would need to go to an inpatient treatment program and continue your care from there.
If no was your answer to those questions, then an outpatient program may be more suitable for your particular situation. In most cases, we suggest making a call into our admissions office at 800-481-8457. This is the best way to get the answers you’re looking for in a timely manner.
Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, as it is commonly referred to as aftercare. Using outpatient treatment as the first line of defense is not recommended.
What do I need to bring?
In order to provide an efficient and comprehensive admission process please bring the appropriate paperwork and follow the guidelines and rules provided below.
Items permitted and suggested:
1. Appropriate paperwork: Driver’s license or photo ID, medical insurance card, approved
prescriptions, medication and dosage information, allergy information, medical/other
healthcare professional’s contact information, information on ailments or conditions, emergency contacts, information for any other persons requiring contact (required), Envelope, and stamps for writing loved ones.
2. Please bring comfortable and appropriate clothing (T-shirts, Sweatpants, jeans, pajamas, sweatshirts, shorts, dress outfit (court, job interviews, family night), undergarments) We limit the number of items to 5 tops, 5 bottoms, 1 outfit for the barn, and 2 workout outfits. Weather permitting (coat, gloves, etc). A washer and dryer are available to keep clean clothing on hand.
3. All over-the-counter medication must be new/unopened: Ibuprofen, Imodium, Maalox, Melatonin, Milk of Magnesia, Mints, Nicotine Patches.
4. Personal hygiene products must be new/unopened: shaving cream, mouthwash, hair products, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner.
5. Toiletries: toothbrush and toothpaste, hairbrush/comb, lotion, deodorant, feminine hygiene products.
What am I not allowed to bring?
For the safety of self and others, as well as space and hygiene of self and others we do not permit the following items.
Items not permitted:
1. Alcohol or any drugs of any kind.
2. Unapproved prescription medication.
3. Sample medication.
4. Anything that includes alcohol as an ingredient. Hair-care products and mouthwash often contain alcohol.
5. Weapons of any kind.
6. Pornographic material.
7. Cologne containing alcohol, no aerosol cans.
8. Mouthwash containing alcohol.
9. No Ipads, tablets, iPods, MP3 players, gaming systems, cell phones, or any other electronic devices.
10. No expensive jewelry or excessive cash.
What are the rules with phone calls and visitation?
1. There are no direct incoming calls to clients. Family contact is made through staff (counselors, case managers, or resident assistants), or a message is left with our front desk for a return call, that can be completed within the appropriate rules and parameters of phone calls.
2. Clients are allowed to make phone calls to approved family and support persons on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. They have a 5-minute limit on time.
3. Visitation is scheduled every Sunday from 12pm-2pm (for Women) and 4:30pm-6:30pm (for
Men), for approved persons ONLY. If someone is not on the approved list, they will be asked to
leave. The first group of visitors can leave after the first hour and if room is available additional
visitors may check-in and visit during the last hour. There is a 3-person maximum for each client
each week (per hour and not to exceed 3 per hour). The first check-in begins 15 minutes prior to
4. Any items (money, clothing, etc) must be processed first by the staff before given to the clients. Failure to do so could result in discharge for the client or for the loved one removed from the approved visitation list.
5. The family night takes place once per month. This is organized by case managers. Family night allows approved family members to come into our rehab facility, meet with therapists, and work on any concerns they may have. Clients are often encouraged to have their families come in and partake in these groups. It not only will help the client grow in their recovery, but it will help the family learn how to assist them in the best ways possible.
Do you have gender specific programs?
Yes, at OARC we believe in a gender-specific treatment model. We have a men’s program and a women’s program.
Do you accept couples?
No, we do not accept couples. At OARC, we believe in an integrated & individualized approach to addiction treatment. With our philosophy, we believe treating couples may distract from the individuals’ treatment plans. We would be happy to provide referrals to programs that accept couples.
Is OARC a lockdown facility?
No, OARC is not a lockdown facility. The only types of programs that are “lockdown” are correctional treatment centers and some psychiatric hospitals. Our program is completely voluntary.
Would I be able to get to my court date?
Yes, we can provide transport to and from court or other legal matters within a reasonable distance.
Can you send updates to courts or probation officers?
Yes, we provide comprehensive case management. Your case manager will be able to help you coordinate any updates needed for legal purposes.
Can you help with filing FMLA?
Yes. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 is a United States labor law requiring covered employers to provide employees with job-protected, unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. Substance abuse treatment is a qualified medical reason under FMLA. If you are worried about your job, our admissions and case management team can help you determine if you are eligible and help you file FMLA.
Do you treat adolescents?
OARC is an 18+ program. We would be happy to provide referrals to other great programs that treat minors.
Can I bring my child?
OARC is an 18+ facility, so we do not allow parents do bring their children while in residential treatment.
Do you offer transportation?
Yes, we offer free transportation to and from treatment. Our driver can come pick you up – even if you are hours away! We want your admission with us to be as easy, safe, and stress-free as possible. Let us know if you will need some help getting to treatment.
Where are you located?
OARC is located in Grove City, Ohio, a suburb 15-minutes outside of downtown Columbus.
Resources for Family and Friends
The Addicts Parent United Closed Page – a FaceBook page for parents that have a child with the disease of addiction or have lost a child.
Grands United Closed Page – a Facebook page for grandparents raising grandchildren due to addiction
Family’s fighting addiction – Jim Leezer and his wife, Sherri run a group that meets on Thursday 7 p.m at Crosslink Community Church (4747 Harrisburg Pike).
*Jim (554-4607) Sherri (554-4610) calls for support or questions always welcome
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What People Say
I would recommend this facility to anyone struggling with addiction. They treat everyone on an individual basis and like family!!Monica M.Client
“Changed my life!”
My experience at OARC was amazing! Incredible staff and counselors. This place changed my life!Payton H.Client
What sets them apart from others is the more personalized attention and communication you receive right from the start.Laurie W.Parent of a Client