Q. Does insurance cover the cost of treatment?
A. Most insurance providers cover substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment. People who do not have insurance may qualify for financial assistance from their county’s social services.
Q. How long does treatment last?
A. Every person’s needs are different. Typically, primary treatment is three two-hour sessions weekly for a total of about 48 hours. Recovery maintenance involves a weekly group meeting. Some people also benefit from individual counseling.
Q. What can I expect in group sessions?
A. Primary treatment groups meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The recovery maintenance group meets 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday. Groups include a mix of skill-building, insight development and education.
Q. Will treatment be successful?
A. Treatment for addictions is as successful as treatment for other chronic health conditions.
Q. Do LMHC’s treatment programs meet court and Department of Public Safety requirements?
A. LMHC’s substance use and co-occurring disorder programs are able to help most people meet the requirements of court ordered treatment for DUI/DWI and other substance use charges. LMHC’s programs also are able to help most people meet requirements for regaining their driving privileges.
Q. How common are substance use problems?
A. About 21.6 million Americans need treatment for a substance use problem in a typical year. Only about 2.3 million get treatment.
Q. How often do mental illness and substance use problems overlap?
A. About one-third of people with a mental illness also have a substance use disorder. Only about 7% receive treatment for both disorders and more than half receive no treatment for either disorder.