FAQ

In addition to treating addictions, we also have programs to treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders or any other behavioral problems.

At The Meadows, our treatment and rehabilitation programs help people cope with their problems and address the issues behind their addictions. We work to resolve root problems and end the resulting behaviors, whether sex addiction, eating disorders, drug and alcohol addiction or compulsivity. We also have programs to treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders or any other behavioral problems.

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.

At The Meadows, our programs help people cope with their problems and address the issues behind their addictions. We work to resolve root problems and end the resulting behaviors, whether sex addiction, eating disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, or compulsivity.

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, 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. Detox addresses the physical issues that come with addiction. Once a patient undergoes detox from alcohol or drugs, they are then ready to begin the psychological journey to recovery.

Different addictions call for different treatments. In order to find out what is best for you, discuss your situation with a qualified healthcare professional, such as a therapist, addictions counselor, psychiatrist or doctor. Ask for a referral to a reliable treatment facility.

What should I look for in an addiction or behavioral health treatment program?

Is the treatment facility licensed and well-equipped?

  • How long has it been offering this kind of service?
  • How competent are the staff and employees?
  • What is the ratio of staff to patients?
  • Is there 24-hour nursing?
  • Are the programs able to adequately address my problem or addiction?
  • Does the program address specific issues, such as core trauma?
  • Can the staff administer medical detoxification services if necessary?
  • Do the treatments follow 12-step models or programs?
  • Can I opt for individual care?
  • Does the facility embrace the use of Somatic Experiencing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) methodologies?
  • Does the program have a family-based component?
  • Does the treatment include equine therapy?
  • Has the facility's treatment model been tested over time?
  • Does the facility have a holistic program that incorporates practices such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Acupuncture or Meditation?

What are Senior Fellows?

Our Senior Fellows are industry experts with decades of research and experience who help the executive team refine The Meadows Model. The Senior Fellows also provide specialized education to staff members, healthcare professionals, clients, family members and alumni through The Meadows’ workshops. Currently, our Senior Fellows are: Pia Mellody, John Bradshaw, Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Jerry Boriskin, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Shelley Uram, and Dr. Claudia Black, Dr. Patrick Carnes, .Alexandra Katehakis, Dan Griffin, Dr. Terry Eagan, and Dr. Kevin McCauley.

Are The Meadows rehab programs 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. Give us a call at 800-244-4949.

Can I leave rehab once admitted?

To ensure that treatment is successful, most rehab facilities don't allow patients to leave unless accompanied by staff. In most cases, facilities are unlocked, however locked facilities do exist for patients who need to be secured (those who try to escape, become hostile, threaten the safety of staff or other patients, etc.).

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 12-step programs along with specific therapies such as Expressive Arts or Equine Therapy.

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.

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.

What is The Meadows' 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 The Meadows, we base our reputable success rate on three factors: the number of alumni who recommend our program to friends and relatives, the number of referrals we get from other treatment facilities, and the number of patients referred to us by therapists and other medical practitioners (especially those who have been working with us for the past 35 years).

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