What is addiction rehab?

Addiction rehab is a clinical and therapeutic approach that works to help individuals modify their thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors so they can live fulfilling lives that are free from addiction. Rehab centers use specialized therapies and modalities to help clients prepare for reentry into society by breaking their mental and spiritual dependence on addictive substances, providing life skills training, and teaching them relapse prevention techniques.

Do I need addiction rehab?

If you are physically or emotionally dependent on an addictive substance such as drugs or alcohol, you may benefit greatly from enrolling in an addiction rehab program. Some other signs that you may need rehab include wanting to quit using drugs or alcohol but being unable, continuing to use even though you know it’s causing problems, losing control over your usage habits, or giving up other activities you enjoy to use drugs or alcohol.

How effective is addiction rehab?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, rehab programs are very effective in managing addiction. Of course, individual treatment outcomes depend on client participation in treatment, the appropriateness of treatment and related services, and the quality of interaction between the patient and his or her treatment providers.

How long does drug and alcohol rehab take at Extra Mile?

Extra Mile offers 30, 60, and 90-day treatment programs. Our treatment program is highly individualized, so your treatment team may recommend that you spend more than 90 days in rehab if it would be most beneficial for your long-term sobriety.

Will rehab cure my addiction?

Addiction is defined as a chronic disease similar to diabetes or hypertension, so, unfortunately, there is no cure. We do not claim to cure addiction, but we can help you rid your life of harmful addictive habits and find freedom in lifelong sobriety. To achieve this, we provide important life skills training, relapse prevention techniques, and recovery support services to help you manage your addiction and maintain your sobriety.

How do I enroll in rehab at Extra Mile?

We provide a simple and easy admissions process. Call our admissions team to get started with your enrollment at 662-687-4610 or fill out the form at the bottom of our website. A member of our team will contact you with more information.

Why is long-term rehab more effective than 30-day treatment?

Long-term rehab provides you with more time to understand and resolve underlying issues, gives you an extended period of time to stay sober in a safe place, decreases your risk of relapse, and provides more opportunities for you to develop a peer support community. Learn more about the benefits of long-term treatment here.

Is Extra Mile an accredited addiction treatment facility?

Yes. Extra Mile is associated with the Joint Commission, the NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, and in the process of being accredited with the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

What does it mean to be a “luxury” rehab center?

Luxury rehab centers typically offer more luxurious settings, offer a wider range of services, are located in more secluded areas for added privacy, and have an onsite chef that prepares the food for all residents.

Should I travel to a different city or state for treatment?

The decision to travel for rehab is best left up to you and your family, but there are many benefits to traveling for rehab. Some people prefer to put distance between themselves and their triggers by traveling out of state for rehab. Others find that embarking on a journey to begin their life in recovery gives them a fresh start somewhere new. Being far from home for rehab also reduces the temptation to walk away and increases the likelihood of completing the program.

Will anyone know I am at Extra Mile?

You have complete control of this information. As an Extra Mile client, you are entitled to complete confidentiality with regards to your participation in treatment, and Extra Mile staff will not inform anyone of your stay without explicit consent from you. Upon admission, you will be asked to complete a consent form to release information, listing any and all entities that you will allow to seek information about your treatment. This list can be added to, amended, and rescinded at any time.

Will I lose my job if I enroll in drug and alcohol rehab?

You cannot legally be fired for enrolling in drug and alcohol rehab. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees who are suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction and protects your employment status while you take a leave of absence to complete rehab.

What kind of payment options are available?

You may choose to use your insurance benefits to supplement the cost of treatment. We work with several private insurance companies in the United States. You may also utilize Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) or third-party healthcare loans to pay for treatment.

Will my insurance cover the cost of addiction treatment?

Depending on your insurance policy, you may have out-of-network substance abuse benefits available. The most common substance abuse benefits available are detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient. Depending on your policy’s out-of-pocket maximum and coinsurance, utilizing substance abuse benefits can make treatment more affordable. Contact an admissions coordinator for additional information and a verification of your benefits.

Will I be able to make phone calls during treatment?

During your first seven days of treatment, no outgoing phone calls are allowed, unless it is an emergency. This time period allows you to focus on yourself and acclimate to the residential treatment program. After this time period, you will be permitted a specific number of phone calls per week. For incoming calls outside of the schedule, a message will be taken and given to your counselor if the individual calling is on your approved caller list.

Can my friends and family visit?

Yes. Visitation is available after your first week in our care, and family and friends will be welcome to visit you every Sunday from 2:00–4:00 p.m. In addition, visitors can bring you approved items such as clothing, books, or hygiene products that you may have forgotten.

What happens if I’m in rehab during the holidays?

Clients spending the holidays in rehab also have an enjoyable time. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, we provide a two-hour visitation for clients and their families and our head chef crafts a delicious buffet-style meal for clients and their families to enjoy together.

Can I work out?

Yes. Extra Mile’s onsite certified personal trainer leads a fitness program for men and women in recovery. Gender-specific group training sessions meet five days a week and clients are also welcome to use the volleyball and basketball courts for recreation on the weekends.

How often will I meet with my counselor and recovery specialist?

You will meet with both your counselor and recovery specialist twice a week. In the event that your counselor or recovery specialist is sick or on vacation, one of our qualified staff members will hold sessions at this regularity until their return.

Will I attend outings?

Yes. Off-campus activities are scheduled twice monthly and come at no additional cost to treatment. These outings may include bowling, putt-putt golf, a movie, or outdoor activities.

Does Extra Mile provide evidence-based treatment?

Yes. Our addiction treatment program incorporates a balanced blend of evidence-based treatment methods, behavioral therapies, and specialized therapies, such as pet therapy and creative arts therapy.

Does Extra Mile use the 12-Step Program?

Yes. Recovery Specialists at Extra Mile lead clients through the 12-Step Program by facilitating Big Book groups, spirituality, and awareness groups. Recovery Specialists also meet individually with clients twice a week to provide assistance as they actively work through the 12 steps in rehab.

Will my family be involved in my treatment program?

Our staff will regularly contact a designated loved one to provide progress updates on your progress through our treatment program. Our program promotes familial healing with group therapy sessions, educational lectures, homework assignments, and experiential work.

What happens after I complete my rehab program at Extra Mile?

Your treatment team will provide professional recommendations for your ongoing care, which may include supportive outpatient treatment, sober living, personal monitoring, or aftercare. We provide a complete continuum of care plan that guides clients through all stages of addiction treatment so no one gets lost in the process. Our sister company, Brightside Sober Living, is an excellent place to follow up your residential treatment program to safely continue your new beginning during your transition.