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Q: Why should one enter a treatment program?

A: The disease of addiction is a matter of life or death. For many of us, the environment in which we live has imprisoned us to an interminable life sentence of dysfunction. NORA has developed a treatment program that offers tools for better decision making  and self care.

Q: How is addiction treated?

A: Addiction is a complex problem. Addiction treatment needs to address the many aspects of addiction, including the psychosocial, spiritual, behavioral and biological.

  • The most effective approach usually involves the integration of several types of treatment.
  • Specific types or components of addiction treatment include:
  • mutual aid groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  • cognitive-behavioral coping skills training
  • individual or group counseling
  • psychiatric consultation
  •  residential treatment programs
  • community treatment programs
  •  therapeutic communities
  •  relapse prevention.

Each patient’s treatment regimen should be matched to his or her needs. For example, the treatment regimen of a consumer who is prone to relapses should include a relapse prevention component.

Q: How does our treatment approach encourage change? What interventions are important?

A: Pre-contemplation stage: Provides brief advice about the importance of decreasing or eliminating substance use, and informs the treatment consumer that if he or she were ever interested, help is readily available.

Contemplation stage: Ask the consumer if he or she would be interested in more information about treatment approaches, or what it would take for him or her to be willing to decrease or discontinue use.

Preparation/action stage: Provide encouragement, offer assistance and, if necessary refer the client for addiction treatment.

Q: What is DETOX?

A: Detox is the first step to living a healthy, sober life. Detox programs help clients prepare for the hard but rewarding work of recovery. Research demonstrates that people who do not immediately enter rehab following the detoxification process are at greater risk of returning to an active lifestyle of addiction. Once that happens, one will pick up where he or she left off. Negative consequences can rapidly worsen once returned to using.

The average detox procedure lasts 3-7 days. Medically monitored and supervised detox programs are staffed 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and ensure that a patient’s medical condition remains stable.  In medically monitored detox, all physiological and psychological changes can be addressed immediately. When people try to detox on their own or medical supervision is not round the clock, they place themselves at great physical and emotional risk. Detox is dangerous and extraordinarily painful when not properly managed. If detox is needed we will refer to a community partner prior to admission.

Q: What insurance coverage is available to you?

A: Medicaid- http://www.ohiobenefits.org/ 

A. Marketplace Plans- https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/

Help is also available through the call center: 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325).