FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAMS
CAN BROADWAY ASSIST WITH TRAVEL TO THE DRUG REHAB IN CALIFORNIA?
Broadway is willing to help assist clients with travel arrangements. We welcome individuals from out of state and those who are traveling long distances within the state of California. Please give us a call and one of our admissions counselors can speak with you about planning your travel. Arrangements can be made for such things as airport pickup, etc. We do not pay for flights.
WILL I BE ASSIGNED A CERTIFIED ADDICTION COUNSELOR?
Yes, each client will be assigned a certified addition counselor while attending Broadway Treatment Center. Upon admission to the facility, each client will be assigned a case manager and a certified addiction counselor during the intake process. During this process, each client will meet with their admissions counselor, a doctor, a therapist, and the clinical director. These individuals will make up their clinical team during treatment.
WILL MY REHAB ADMISSION COUNSELOR BE AVAILABLE TO SPEAK WITH ME DURING TREATMENT?
Yes, your case manager will be available to speak with you throughout your stay at our facility. If you should have any questions about our program, or any issues should arise, they will be available to help you. Clients will meet their admissions counselor soon after they arrive at our facility. They will check in on you from time to time during treatment to see how things are going.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DETOX
How do I prepare for detox?
Once the answers to these questions have been established a physician and a clinical staff member will make an individualized plan for each client.
- Which chemical substance(s) is/are being regularly used?
- How long has the client been using these substances?
- How much of this substance does the client use?
- How often is the client using this substance?
- When is the last time the client used any substances?
WILL I BE EVALUATED BY A DOCTOR DURING THE INTAKE PROCESS?
Yes, each client will be evaluated by a doctor when they arrive at our treatment facility. Our doctors will check your vitals, go over your health history and prescribe any necessary medications to ensure a safe and comfortable detox.
How long does detox last?
The length of withdrawal varies greatly between individuals and tends to depend on the severity of the addiction. Most people find the majority of their symptoms relieved in 7-10 days.
What are the benefits of a clinically supervised detox program?
Going through the detoxification process can be stressful on the body. Going through withdrawal alone can be physically painful and cause very unpleasant side effects. Physicians and clinical staff members can provide comfort medication to ease the withdrawal symptoms.
What are the stages of withdrawal?
Understanding the physical mechanics of withdrawal is important to a healthy recovery. In our experience, patients who know what to expect are able to better prepare themselves mentally and physically for the difficulties of detox. Withdrawal tends to proceed through a set of definable stages. These stages generally begin at the 6, 24, and 48-hour intervals.
What happens after detox?
After physical detox has occurred, it’s incredibly important for recovering clients to follow up with a comprehensive addiction treatment program. Broadway Treatment Center offers a number of different program tracks that work towards the goal of healing the underlying factors that contribute to addiction.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT
How long does inpatient treatment last?
Residential addiction treatment has various lengths of stay. Our residential addiction treatment program typically will last 30 days.
What are the substance abuse treatment components?
Broadway offers a variety of comprehensive treatment approaches that are all designed with the client in mind. Our diverse treatment program and treatment options offer clients the unique ability to recover from addiction in ways that fit their individual needs. Our clients are able to access the best addiction recovery strategies, as well as progressive, and alternative recovery options. While addiction education is an essential component of our program, we also identify and address symptoms and functionality across multiple domains.
What type of recreational activities are provided?
Broadway Treatment Center provides many opportunities for our clients to take part in recreational activities. At a minimum, each weekend has at least one outing planned for our clients. This is an opportunity for clients to leave the house and get a chance to socialize and experience what Huntington Beach has to offer in sober settings. Some of the typical activities our clients participate in are: surfing, picnics, trips to the beach, local parks, downtown Huntington Beach, and church services.
Can family members attend meetings or activities?
Family can play many different roles in a loved one’s addiction treatment program. The level of involvement will vary depending on the state of the relationship before they entered treatment. If the previous relationship was in good standing then a family member may play a very significant role in their loved one’s recovery. If familial relationships have been damaged it will take time for the repairs to be made and healing to take place.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUTPATIENT ADDICTION TREATMENT
How long is the Intensive Outpatient Program?
The length of each client’s program varies based on initial assessments, progress in recovery, and overall health. The personalized program may last between a few weeks to a few months. However, if you find that the program is either too long or too short, you and your case manager can make adjustments to your treatment plan.
Does Intensive Outpatient Program include a medical assessment?
Clients entering the program are evaluated by a physician to determine his or her background with addiction and substance abuse. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the severity of an individual’s addiction; the physician also determines whether a detox program is initially necessary. Broadway Treatment Center also offers a 24-hour supervised detox program.
Can family members attend outpatient meetings?
Broadway offers family counseling services when it is determined that family counseling will benefit the client. The case manager and the client can discuss whether the family relationship is supportive of the client’s rehabilitation and family counseling will be scheduled when appropriate.
How many hours per day is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
A client attends intensive outpatient treatments three days each week depending on his or her progress in treatment and the severity of his or her addiction. A daily treatment session can last between three to four hours per day.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT INTERVENTION
What is a Family Intervention?
A family intervention is a type of intervention that’s success relies heavily on family involvement and correcting the family’s dysfunction. Family systemic intervention is the only evidence-based intervention technique that explores the addicted individual’s family structure. This is a non-confrontational approach that examines familial factors that contribute to an individual’s addiction. A trained interventionist can help identify areas of dysfunction and recommend corrective adjustments. The thought process is that when the client sees the family’s commitment to change, they will also accept the need for change as well.
Do we need an intervention specialist?
Interventions that have a professionally trained interventionist leading them are more successful. The success rate when using an intervention specialist is a 90-95% chance that your loved one will enter addiction treatment. This percentage drastically declines when a professional is not used. A nationally certified interventionist has been professionally trained in guiding people into addiction treatment. They perform interventions multiple times a week and their experience and training enable them to be able to handle any unexpected situation that may arise.
How long does an intervention last?
The planning process for an intervention usually lasts a couple of weeks, but can be expedited if the situation requires it. After the initial call has been made to the interventionist it could be a few days or up to a couple of weeks before he or she will arrive to perform the actual intervention. During that time period, the interventionist and the family will have many discussions about the addicted individual and make a plan for the day of the intervention. The night before the intervention there will be a pre-meeting that will be treated as a trial run. Once the addicted individual has been confronted it could end that day if they decide to go to treatment. Sometimes conflicts arise and it could go on for a few more days while the family and the interventionist try to convince the individual to enter treatment.
Does intervention work?
While intervention does not work 100% of the time if a professional interventionist is used the success rate that your loved one will enter addiction treatment is 90-95%. Even in that small chance that your loved one does not enter treatment your family will know that they did everything they possibly could to help. Being able to take some small comfort in knowing that is worth every penny of the cost of the intervention. The act of arranging an intervention for your loved one is proof of how much you care for them.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT AFTERCARE
Does Broadway provide Outpatient Treatment?
Broadway has an intensive outpatient program, which is intended to accommodate clients who have completed our inpatient program and want to make use of the intensive program to smoothly transition between the inpatient and outpatient programs.
Can Broadway help me find AA meetings in Orange County?
Our case managers and therapists help clients find quality support groups in the area in which they live. These groups include AA and NA 12-step groups. If you do not want to join a 12-step program, we can connect you with other recovery support groups.
What is an Accountability Buddy?
An accountability buddy is a friend who is in treatment with you; together, the two of you assist and support each other in remaining sober. This person is different from your sponsor, who is also recovering, but he or she is further along in treatment. Many Broadway alumni have found an accountability buddy while they are attending our programs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR TREATMENT MODALITIES
Can we request types of addiction therapy not listed on your website?
Yes, we are always open to considering new therapies or services that can benefit our clients’ recovery. The best way to find out whether we offer a specific service is to speak with your admissions counselor. Moreover, during your treatment, our professional staff are constantly evaluating your treatment plan based on your progress and feedback. During your treatment sessions, you can discuss any revisions to your treatment plan.
What is Addiction Replacement Therapy?
During addiction replacement therapy, a physician can prescribe a medication to curb the desire for your addicted substance. During your initial evaluation, Broadway’s clinical team will evaluate the type of substance and your level of addiction to determine whether this is the best treatment. They typically prescribe Suboxone or Subutex for opioid withdrawal; Subutex may also be prescribed for cocaine withdrawal. Benzodiazepines can be prescribed to reduce the symptoms of alcohol detoxification.
What is Diversion Therapy?
Diversion therapy is the concept of replacing time spent using drugs or alcohol with time spent doing positive and healthy activities. Broadway staff strongly believe in this philosophy. Many times, when clients enter treatment, they may wrongly believe that they will never have any fun without their substance of choice. These sober fun activities include surfing, yoga, art, cooking, healthy socializing, going to AA/NA meetings, etc. Even after treatment, we invite our clients to alumni events that include activities such as sober beach parties, guest speakers, day trips to amusement parks, hiking, etc. These activities provide our clients and alumni with a community of people in recovery who help each other.
Will my assigned therapist be specialized in therapy for drug addiction?
Yes, all of our therapists and case managers are certified addiction counselors. Many of them have been in the clients’ shoes, and they are able to relate to our clients. In our programs, you will be able to speak openly and feel heard because our clinical staff understands where you are in your addiction recovery efforts. Broadway’s clinicians are trained in the Matrix Model, which is an effective substance abuse treatment modality. Trauma and co-occurring disorders therapies are two additional focus areas for our clinicians. Finally, our skilled couples’ therapists use couple’s behavioral therapy (CBT) to assist couples in building new habits and routines.
What are some of the addiction group therapy activities?
We believe it is important to offer a wide range of group activities and therapies to our clients so that they have the best possible care and long-term recovery success. Broadway’s addiction group therapy activities include classes, sharing, health and fitness, guest speakers, sober beach parties, beach volleyball, swimming, surfing, exercise and yoga classes, day trips to amusement parks, and hiking. You and your case manager can discuss the activities that will be the most beneficial for you as a part of your treatment and relapse plan.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BRINGING YOUR PET TO REHAB
What is Pet Therapy?
In pet therapy, a pet is used to restore a person’s physical and/or mental health. Pet therapy is also called animal-assisted therapy when specially trained animals are used in a clinical setting. Therapy dogs or cats can also be beneficial in less formal settings where the residents are not allowed to have pets, but they can greatly benefit from their presence.
Can pets aid in the recovery process?
Pets can aid in the recovery process. Having a pet in rehab helps to reduce stress and gives clients a sense of responsibility; they ease the anxiety and distress that often accompany withdrawal during the initial stages of recovery. Having your beloved pet with you in rehab is a conversation starter, which will help you to interact socially with other residents.
What type of pets can I bring?
Broadway tries to accommodate most furry friends, including the usual – dogs, cats, hamsters, and iguanas, etc. Please speak with our admissions specialists if your ‘fur baby” is an exotic animal; we can come up with a plan for the inclusion of your pet in your recovery.
What type of care services are available for my pet?
Just like your specialized needs, Broadway will try to accommodate your furry companion’s needs. We provide a variety of services on request. All you need to do is ask, and our caring staff will work you to meet your pet’s needs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR COUPLES TREATMENT
Will we be separated during the drug and alcohol detox phase?
At Broadway, we believe that it is important for our couple clients to be together as much as possible. The time spent together while recovering strengthens their relationship as they grow and change together. It is always our goal to keep them together as much as we can, although there are some cases that would require a very brief separation period. This period would be short and only if it were deemed beneficial to the couple’s recovery. These situations would be discussed with the couple beforehand.
Can I participate in couples treatment if I’m married to an addict?
At Broadway, our intake specialists are trained to work with and accommodate each couple that calls us. There have been many different types of relationships that have found sobriety at our facility. We treat each call on a case by case basis and will make arrangements to accommodate all our clients. We have had spouses who are not struggling with addiction participate in treatment with their spouse. Broadway’s bottom line is to create a unique plan for all of our clients that fits their specific situation.
Do couples in recovery stay together once they are sober?
Yes, the success rate of having a successful and healthy relationship after completing our couple’s addiction treatment program is very high. Our clinicians have found that when couples are allowed to go through the entire treatment process together at each other’s side that they have a much better chance at staying together once they are sober. Growing, changing, and healing through such a transitional time really strengthens the bond of the relationship and allows for unlimited support.
Does Broadway provide relationship counseling?
Broadway Treatment Center does provide relationship counseling through the means of Couples Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We specialize in providing a schedule-driven process through our implementation of CBT. We believe that teaching couples new and healthy routines that are repetitive in nature will eventually change their thought process. Thoughts create feelings, feelings create behavior, and behavior reinforces those new and healthy thought processes. While in therapy the couple will heal and grow their relationship which will bring stability to their newfound sobriety.
Does Broadway offer sober living for couples?
Broadway Treatment Center does not currently have its own sober living facility. We do, however, have many partners in the area that provide comfortable and stable sober living environments. We understand how important it is for our clients to feel secure and safe during their transition back into their community. We will make sure that our clients have the best sober living facilities available to them if they decide that they need to take the extra step in their recovery process.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DUAL-DIAGNOSIS TREATMENT
Will I be able to see my own Doctor, Psychiatrist, or Therapist?
Yes, Broadway’s clinical staff will work with their client’s regular doctor, psychiatrist, and/or therapist to create an individual treatment plan that will ensure success. Broadway is committed to doing what is best for their clients, and ensuring their safety and stability is a top priority.
What if I don’t have a doctor, psychiatrist, or Therapist?
If you are coming to Broadway Treatment Center for addiction treatment and do not have a doctor, psychiatrist, or therapist we can provide these services. Broadway’s clinically trained staff has experienced therapists and clinicians available to meet each one of their client’s needs. Broadway also works with outside providers once a client has completed treatment to make sure they receive continued care. Broadway always has their client’s best interest in mind.
Will I be able to continue taking addictive medication that has been prescribed?
Broadway’s clinicians and therapists will continue to work with a client’s outside provider(s) while they are attending addiction treatment at our facility. It is important that all the providers work together to keep the client’s condition managed. While in attendance at Broadway clients will continue to take their previously prescribed medication under the supervision of our clinicians as well as their previous providers. Please call our intake specialists to speak about possible medication schedule changes or concerns.
Can family or friends visit for support?
Yes, Broadway allows friends and family of clients to come and visit them at our facility. We just ask that family members speak with our team to make prior arrangements. Broadway provides a very structured and scheduled environment for their clients. These suites those struggling with addiction best, and gives them predictability and security in knowing what is happening next. We just ask that visits be scheduled beforehand to preserve this environment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DRUG DIVERSION
Is Drug Diversion possible for both Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Charges?
Yes, many times each case that is presented in drug court is handled individually. This means that the judge will consider all the circumstances of the case and the history of the individual before making a ruling. This could mean that both misdemeanor and felony charges could qualify. Each state does carry different rules and regulations about what offenses are eligible. One of our intake specialists would be happy to go over your circumstances with you to determine eligibility.
Can Broadway Accommodate Special Requirements made by the Drug Court Judge?
A candidate for a Drug Diversion program will have their case presented in drug court and a judge will make the final decision on their sentencing terms. Broadway can accommodate most, if not all, of the special requirements and conditions of an individual’s sentence. Please give us a call to discuss your situation and our intake specialist can help walk you through our Drug Diversion Program and discuss the ways we can accommodate you.
How long does Broadway’s Drug Diversion Program Last?
Our Drug Diversion program length will vary by each individual case. When a judge grants an alternative sentence, he or she will attach guidelines and requirements along with it. Our treatment program through the Drug Diversion Program will last as long as it needs to fulfill the sentencing requirements. Broadway will liaison with the courts to make sure that their requirements are met.
Does Broadway’s Jail Diversion program require a drug charge?
Many times the offenders who are granted an alternative sentencing program are people who have been charged with a drug or alcohol-related crime. Typically, these crimes are non-violent in nature, but that is not always the case. If you have been involved in a crime while under the influence but do not have a drug charge it is always a good idea to talk with the courts and your parole officer to see if there is a way to make a Drug Diversion program happen. Our intake specialists can also help you to navigate through the process, just give us a call.
Can I be moved to a Drug Diversion program if I was already sentenced?
Typically, if an individual has already been sentenced it becomes a little more challenging to get the judge to resentence or defer jail time. That does not mean it cannot be done. Judges hold a lot of power and do have the capability to resentence a case if they are presented with enough evidence of why a Drug Diversion Program would be the best choice. Please speak with the court or the parole officer to see if there is anything that can be done.
Why should jail or prison be your last resort?
Statistics prove that Drug Diversion is a far more effective approach to treating addiction then jail time. Jail can be a terrifying place. That is somewhere that no one would like to end up, and very few would like to see a loved one there. There may be some that feel that jail is the only place their loved one will hit rock bottom but that does not have to be the case. Through a Drug Diversion Program there is hope; in a safe environment that is staffed with professionals who can guide individuals to long-lasting sobriety.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RELAPSE PREVENTION
What is the difference between cravings and triggers?
A trigger is something that brings back painful thoughts, memories, or feelings that surrounded addiction. It can be a specific person, place, or even a physical object that reminds a person of the substance they were once addicted too. A craving is a physical component, whereas a trigger is more of a mental component that can trigger a physical craving. A craving will create physical symptoms such as anxiousness, nervousness, as well as a strong want for the drug of choice.
What are the stages of relapse?
There are three different stages of relapse. During an emotional relapse, a person is not actively thinking about using drugs or alcohol, but their emotions and behaviors are actively setting them up for eventual relapse. The transition to a mental relapse is when an individual stop caring for themselves for an extended period of time. Typically, an individual will start to want to use again, but there is another part of them still wants to stay sober. The third stage of relapse is when a person has a physical relapse and uses drugs or alcohol again. They were unable to work through the mental relapse and acted on their urges.
What is the abstinence violation effect?
The Abstinence Violation Affect (AVE) is the theory that an individual’s physiological state is what affects the progression and continuation of a relapse. Advocates of this theory believe that negative emotional states, intrapersonal conflict, and social pressure are contributors to AVE and result in relapse. The AVE theory is based on how an individual reacts to their relapse. It is believed that individuals who associate their relapse with a lack of control and suffer from heavy feelings of self-defeat, guilt, and shame are more likely to have a more severe relapse. The other side is if an individual can look at the relapse as an uncontrollable event, they are less likely to have feelings of shame and guilt and will continue on the road to recovery despite their relapse.
What is the difference between a one-time slip and a relapse?
A lot of times people in recovery hear the terms slip and relapse and determine that they are the same thing. There are some people in the recovery community who use the words interchangeably which can make things confusing. The majority of addiction professionals distinguish the difference between a relapse and a slip by the addicted individual’s intention. A slip can be defined as a single unplanned use of drugs or alcohol. A relapse is when an individual’s recovery plan is completely abandoned.
If I relapse should I go back to rehab?
Broadway believes that a slip or a relapse does not erase the days an individual has been sober before that. A sober day, is a sober day, no matter what happens next. You can never erase that. Some people may think they need to start counting their sober time all over if they have a slip or a relapse. Broadway promotes just stating the truth of the situation by saying something like “I had been sober for 3 years and then had a relapse, but have been sober for 5 years since then.” All sober time counts. Do not allow a slip or a relapse to undermine your recovery journey.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
Will Broadway help me find a job after treatment?
Broadway will help their clients with their job search after treatment. We can help provide a reference for jobs, and we can refer people to various non-profits who help newly recovered individuals find jobs after treatment. Broadway occasionally offers a few 30-day internship spots that may or may not end in employment if there is an available spot. There is never a guarantee if there will be an available internship opening at any given time.
Can Broadway help me apply for Social Security Benefits?
Yes, Broadway can help you apply for social security benefits. We can help you get the right forms filled out.
Will applying for FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) protect my job during rehab?
Yes, in almost all cases applying for FMLA will protect your job while you attend rehab for addiction. There may be some cases where the client does not qualify for FMLA if they have not been at their current job long enough. Some companies may have different circumstances for their FMLA coverage so it would be helpful to have one of our staff members assist in the process. If clients are interested in applying for FMLA they should speak to their case manager. A case manager can help clients navigate through the process and check eligibility.
Can Broadway help me find a sober living after treatment?
Yes, Broadway’s case managers can help clients connect with quality sober living facilities in Orange County. If for some reason the sober living facility that a person is staying at is not a good fit, we will help them find a new arrangement that will better fit their needs. Broadway wants their clients to stay in touch and let us know how everything is going, even after treatment. Once you are part of the Broadway family you are always a member and we will provide all the help we can to our alumni clients as well.
Can Broadway provide assistance with family court or other legal issues?
Broadway can provide assistance with family court and other legal issues depending on what they are. We can provide a reference that states completion of our 30, 60, or 90-day program along with a character reference. If a client is recovering with us and has lost custody of their children, we can help them navigate the steps they will need to go through to regain custody. Broadway’s staff members and case managers are able to assist and help our clients navigate many different situations that may arise.