What is addiction?
Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive seeking and use of drugs and alcohol, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and those around him or her. Although the initial decision to take drugs or drink alcohol is voluntary for most people, the brain changes that occur over time challenge an addicted person’s self control and hamper his or her ability to resist intense impulses to drink or take drugs.
What kind of treatments do you provide for addiction?
MHMR offers drug and alcohol detoxification services (the process of safely removing drugs and alcohol from your body) in either a residential or outpatient (ambulatory) setting. There are outpatient treatment services for adolescents and adults, and residential treatment services for male and female adults, and male adolescents.
How long will I have to wait until I can begin treatment?
We make every effort to work with you as quickly as possible. The first step is calling us for an assessment. Outpatient services are usually available almost immediately and are a good starting point for those waiting for inpatient services. MHMR Addiction Services has 12 beds and is the only detox facility available for 13 surrounding counties.
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Do you accept insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare?
We accept insurance, Medicaid and Medicare and we provide services for those who are medically indigent.
How much will it cost me?
Self-pay costs are determined using a sliding scale fee chart. In many cases, there is little or no cost to the client. In virtually all cases where a client is deemed eligible for indigent services, that client will not be denied services due to an inability to pay for services.
How long does a typical program for substance abuse treatment last?
Because that answer depends on each person’s needs, we can’t say exactly how long treatment will last. However, in our experience most clients’ programs in supportive and intensive outpatient treatment run from 12 to 24 weeks, and typically involve one to four group sessions per week and at least one individual session per month. Intensive adult residential treatment is typically from 20-30 days in length for adults and 45-60 days for adolescents. Adult detoxification is usually 5-7 days in length. The number of sessions (group or individual) and the length of stay depend on the severity of a given client’s substance abuse issue. At the initial interview we assess the severity of a person’s issue so that by the end of that session, people have a good idea about the projected duration of their treatment. Occasionally, we find that our initial projection does not meet a client’s needs; then, we simply adjust his/her program by increasing or decreasing the number of required sessions or length of stay.
How do I get an initial interview and what information should I bring to it?
- For adults, call 817-569-4600 between 8:30 a.m. to noon to request a screening. Our admissions team will return your phone call that day or the following day, and will do an over-the-phone screening. This screening will give us a good idea of the level of care you will need. Once your screening is completed, you will be referred to the most appropriate program (detox, residential or outpatient) and if needed, will be placed on a wait list for services. If you are placed on a wait list, you will need to call daily (Monday-Friday) to check on bed availability and let us know you are still interested in a bed. Clients will be admitted as they move up the wait list.
- For adolescent services, call 817-569-4270. Our staff will help schedule an appointment. We need parents to bring documentation stating income (pay stub, W-2 form, last year’s tax return, etc.) so we can assess whether or not you are eligible for some type of state funding for your treatment cost. We also need you to bring some documentation indicating your residence (such as a utility bill). If you have Medicaid or private insurance, please bring your enrollment card.
What does the intake process involve?
The residential intake involves a screening and assessment that can be done over the phone or in person.
For outpatient, we also do a screening and assessment to create a treatment plan and schedule for group participation, counseling and individual appointments.
Can I attend more than one outpatient group session per week and shorten the length of my program?
We work with each client to determine a treatment plan and schedule.
What does co-occurring disorder mean?
Co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis typically refers to an individual having both mental health and substance use disorders. Research and first-hand experiences in both the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields have led researchers and practitioners to understand that both disorders must be addressed and treated at the same time to fully recover.