There are times when life as an addict feels overwhelming. You know you need help, but you’re trapped by your fear of making the decision to get treatment. At times, you wonder if you shouldn’t just walk into a rehab center and turn yourself in. Those feelings are understandable, but take a deep breath before you do that. If you walk into a New Jersey rehab center and ask to be admitted into a program, you won’t be entered into treatment. You will be given the opportunity to speak with someone. An admissions counselor can discuss your options and help you formulate a plan. If that sounds unfair, consider that a treatment center has to follow strict medical procedures before enrolling you in a program. The counselors want to make sure that you’re placed in the type of treatment that will give you the best chance at recovery.
Can You Walk into a Rehab Center in New Jersey to Get Help?
The short answer is yes. You can walk in and talk to someone, but you may not be able to start treatment immediately. There will be a lot of questions that you’ll have to be prepared to answer. What is Your Physical Condition?
- Doctors will determine if you need immediate medical attention before signing you into a rehab facility.
- If you currently have drugs or alcohol in your system, you’ll be assigned to medical detox.
- Once you are stable and have completed detox, the treatment can begin.
How Will You Pay for Rehab?
- If you have insurance coverage, you need to complete your insurance paperwork.
- The admissions counselors can advise you about any available grants or government assistance.
- You won’t be able to start treatment until you have a plan in place to cover the cost.
Have You Notified Your Family, Friends and Job?
- Did you discuss your decision with your family? Who will look after your home, children or pets?
- Have you made arrangements to take time off of work?
- Have you notified your personal doctor?
We understand that you may feel overwhelmed and even desperate. If that’s the case, your best move is to call our counselors. They’re available 24-7 to answer your questions and help you put together a plan for your treatment. Call us at (833) 762-3765.