FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
North Wasatch Recovery helps people. We help men and women cope with their problems and address the issues behind their addictions. We work to resolve root problems and end the resulting behaviors. Below are some of the questions we’re frequently asked.
What is “rehab”?
Rehab or treatment can refer to a broad range of approaches used to treat a variety of emotional and behavioral health problems like drug addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
How do I know if I need rehab/treatment?
If you cannot manage or control your life because of an addiction or compulsive behavior, you need rehab or treatment. Problem behaviors persist even when addicts are aware of the negative effects of their addiction on their jobs, relationships and health. When a person starts to show signs of addiction, it is best to contact a professional counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist or addiction specialist who can better assess the situation.
What is detox?
Detox, or detoxification, is the clearing of toxins or harmful substances from the body. A detox may be done by taking supplements or drinking liquids that are made specifically for detoxification, or even fasting and eating prescribed foods. This flushing of toxins is vital for an individual’s health and stability. While detox may be uncomfortable and difficult, there are ways to lessen the physical pain. Detox can be dangerous if not managed by a qualified medical practitioner. As difficult as it may be it is a vital component of the patients recovery. Once a patient undergoes detox from alcohol or drugs, they are then ready to begin the psychological journey to recovery.
Does North Wasatch provide detox?
Yes, through one of our many trusted medical detox partners.
Is rehab covered by my insurance?
As with any medical facility, it depends on your insurance plan. You should call your insurance provider to find out more information. If your plan doesn’t cover the cost of our program, we will be happy to help arrange financing options.
What if I don’t have insurance?
We help provide alternative support and resources to fit your circumstances.
How long will I have to be in rehab?
When you undergo rehab, it’s important to stay for the duration of the treatment. Detox may be included if you are addicted to substances or if you display compulsive behaviors.
What exactly is inpatient treatment?
Inpatient treatment provides care 24 hours a day. Sometimes, it is better to be taken out of your home environment in order to focus on recovery. After an extensive evaluation, a group of therapists, counselors and psychologists come up with a unique, personalized treatment plan. The treatment plan is based on the patient’s diagnoses, interests and personality, and usually consists of group meetings and other programs along with specific therapies as prescribed by our caring staff.
How do I know if I need an outpatient or inpatient rehab program?
If you aren’t showing any progress in an outpatient program, or if it becomes unsafe to be in outpatient, you should be admitted to an inpatient facility. If your addiction or issue is more severe, or if you need to undergo detox, it is recommended that you be admitted in an inpatient program.
Do you treat mental illness?
Yes. North Wasatch is licensed to treat dual-diagnosis at its facility.
What are some signs of addiction?
The following are common symptoms of addiction:
- The need to continue or increase use of the substance in order to achieve the desired effect.
- Experiencing withdrawal when you don’t get the substance often enough.
- Focusing your social life or work life around using the substance.
- Extreme mood changes: finding yourself experiencing extreme happiness, sadness or anxiety.
- Sleeping noticeably more or less than usual – usually at abnormal times of the day or night.
- Experiencing changes in your energy level.
- Extreme weight loss or gain.
- You find yourself lying to cover up your substance use.
- You find yourself stealing the substance to use, or money to buy the substance.
- General demeanor of secretiveness, being careful about what you say to friends or family.
Should my family be involved in my treatment?
Family involvement is crucial for the recovery process. Most treatment facilities have a set period of time for the family to come visit and take part in workshops or lectures. Many times, addiction stems from issues within the family, so it’s essential to understand family dynamics and provide a space for the family to communicate and heal. Not only does this heal the patient, but it brings freedom and peace for the rest of the family.
Are we a 12-step program?
North Wasatch supports 12-step as one of the many pathways to addiction recovery.
What is North Wasatch’s success rate? How do I know that I’ll be “cured”?
Most addictions, no matter what kind, have no definite “cure” – only ongoing recovery. At North Wasatch, we look at success as a very personal metric. Every success regardless of its perceived significance is important.
North Wasatch uses key milestones proven to aid in assessing the effectiveness of any treatment. Please ask us about our exclusive assessment program.
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At North Wasatch, we’re not interested in providing our clients with a short-term fix . . . we provide longterm, lasting care. And, when it’s time to play, we play hard. Sitting in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, we are minutes from world-class hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing and fishing. We know that the mountains and nature can play an important role in your recovery. Those moments of peace and solitude can teach all of us that the power of recovery is within us. Knowing that will free you to live in the moment and THAT is crucial to a lasting and successful recovery.