Questions to Ask About Rehab for the First Time Pt 2

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Rehab is a scary place to go for the first time. You may have heard rumors about Residential Detox facilities. But you won’t truly know what to do or expect until you ask questions. One thing that a lot of people with addiction struggle with is being open about not knowing something. Keep in mind that full honesty and open curiosity can only help you in your alcohol treatment.

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Is there 24 hour medical care available? You’ll be at rehab to work hard on your addictions. But, you’ll be experiencing things like Oxycodone withdrawal along with any dual diagnosis that you may have to go with it. Maybe you have mental health concerns. You may also have other important medical needs such as diabetes, chronic pain, or high blood pressure. Be sure to ask questions about your resources, and don’t forget to advocate for yourself. One way you can do this is by being absolutely clear with your needs. Don’t hide anything from your rehab clinicians and doctors. They are here to support you and make sure you’re safe.

How are rehab treatment plans created? Make sure to find out more about what kinds of treatment plans your rehabilitation center creates. How involved is the resident or patient (that’s you) in their own rehab treatment plan, if at all. Is it a collaboration that is closely guided by the individual patient? Or is it a more solidified plan that the rehab center offers for each patient. Again, either way of developing these plans can give you what you need. Just make sure you investigate this aspect of rehab before you sign up. The important thing, with everything is to know what you need. You can discuss this with your doctor to find out what their professional advice is.


If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction in the Florida area, it’s time to seek out help for drug abuse and alcohol addiction. Through our replacement therapy or whatever the is the best drug rehab for you, you can work through your trauma and addiction and you can come out the other side ready to do the hard work of a successful and sober life.

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Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.