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Maryland’s Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation

Our expert clinicians at Tranquility Woods are ready to help you complete rehab and achieve sober living. We know there are many different concerns and questions that can come up when you’re considering this choice, so we’ve taken the time to answer some of those below.

1Do you take my insurance?

At Tranquility Woods, we work with most insurance companies. We also will provide affordable alternatives to anyone who may not be able, for whatever reason, to attend Tranquility Woods.

2What is the average length of stay?

At Tranquility Woods, the average length of stay is dependent upon the individual needs ~ Most stays last between 30 to 90 days.

3Does Tranquility Woods provide post treatment follow-up care?

At Tranquility Woods, relapse prevention is a priority. We provide 12 months of follow-up care to ensure sustainable sobriety.

4Does Tranquility Woods have private rooms?

Yes, we have luxurious private and semi-private rooms available.

5Are there additional costs?

Tranquility Woods is an all-inclusive treatment center. There may be certain things, however, that are subject to additional costs ~ For example dental visits and outside spa care.

6Do I need a doctor’s referral to be admitted or for my insurance to pay?

No, our doctors and administrative staff will handle all your needs.

7Does Tranquility Woods work with my specific drug addiction?

At Tranquility Woods, we specialize in all drug addictions. We have specific individualized programs for every individual and their specific circumstances.

8Can my family visit me?

Yes, at Tranquility Woods we encourage family involvement ~ We not only have family visitation every Sunday, but also offer Family Education and Family Counseling.

9Are medications prescribed?

Yes, medications are prescribed to individuals by our psychiatrist and/or certified physicians, as needed.

10How does heroin affect the body?

Heroin is an opiate that manipulates the “feel good” hormones in the brain more significantly than anything natural. Immediately, a user feels pain and anxiety relief accompanied by sleep-heavy limbs and flushed skin. Because of the high level of dopamine, the user doesn’t notice the negative effects: nausea, vomiting, extreme itching, and more. Over time, users experience malnutrition, sleep problems, and a weakened immune system that can result in circulatory and respiratory failure.

11How do we perform an intervention for a drug addict?

It is highly recommended you locate an intervention specialist to help with your intervention. This person is specifically trained to help with these situations and can walk you through all the necessary steps needed to prepare for and perform the intervention.

12How can I get help for drug addiction?

By asking this question, you’re already on the right path. A doctor is a great way to get a referral to a licensed rehab program and can aid you with getting approval for treatment from your health insurance company.

13How do I get insurance to pay for drug rehab?

If you have private insurance and are unaware if the policy has out of network benefits, call our admission staff to run a confidential verification of benefits.

14What are the short-term effects of prescription drug abuse?

The short-term effects of prescription drug abuse vary by the drug class.

Opioids (morphine, OxyContin, Vicodin)

  • Respiratory depression
  • Constipation
  • Sedation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Intestinal bloating

CNS depressants (Valium, Ambien, Xanax)

  • Slowed brain function
  • Drowsiness
  • Impaired judgment
  • Respiratory depression
  • Cardiac depression

Stimulants (Ritalin, Adderall)

  • Alertness
  • Reduced appetite
  • Sleeplessness
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Raised body temperature
  • Increased anxiety
15What is an aftercare program?

Aftercare programs are services offered to patients after completing inpatient or intensive rehab programs. Aftercare programs are vital for staying sober as they surround you with supportive people going through similar experiences as yourself.

16What is detoxification treatment?

Detoxification treatment is the first step in addiction treatment. It involves safely managing the physical symptoms of drug addiction. Even though it does little to change a person’s long-term drug habits, it’s an important process for helping drug-addicted people get to a point where they can address the deeper issues for their drug abuse.

17What should a person consider when choosing a drug treatment program?

One of the most important factors in choosing a treatment program is how much it will cost with your insurance or out of pocket. If you choose a program that is too expensive or is not covered by your insurance, you could be setting yourself up for failure by placing a significant financial burden on your future self.

Once you’ve made a list of insurance-approved, affordable programs, you can then begin judging them by several other factors:

  • Is the program state-licensed and well-rated within the medical community?
  • Have any of these been personally recommended by a trusted friend, family member, or colleague?
  • Do you want a program close to home or far away from your old life?
  • What is the program’s philosophy and does it align with my own?
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