FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the cost of treatment?

Costs can vary because each person’s situation is different. Please call us to provide you with a free, confidential assessment to determine your specific cost based on your specific treatment recommendation.
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Does ARP accept insurance?

Yes, we accept most major private insurance plans. Please call our admissions team to learn more.
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What is the average length of stay in treatment?

ARP recommends at least 90 days of treatment. However; each individual is different and requires a different level of care based on their treatment plan. As a result, the specific length of time in treatment is determined by the treatment plan and the clients progress through each phase. Each level of care has its own recommended duration. Research has proven that long-term drug and alcohol treatment is most effective, as it provides ample time for patients to experience life in recovery.
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What are the levels of treatment offered?

- Partial Hospitalization
- Intensive Out-Patient
- Out-Patient ***All of levels of care have the option for supportive housing
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Do you offer assessments?

Yes. All patients are assessed and undergo a thorough evaluation prior to us creating a treatment plan specific to their needs and situation. The evaluation encompasses an assessment of the patient’s physical, psychological, social, spiritual and family needs to determine the most appropriate level of care. If we cannot help you in your specific situation, we have a wide network that we can refer you to.
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What types of patients are appropriate for ARP?

Atlanta Recovery Place accepts patients dealing with dual diagnoses such as addiction and co-occurring mental health issues like depression, unresolved grief, anxiety, trauma, PTSD and bipolar disorders. All of our patients have a chemical addiction, but we address the whole patient in their disease. We screen the health status of all potential patients to make sure we are the proper facility for care. This usually involves a review of any medical history and records by a member of the medical staff, and an intake screening assessment.
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What types of patients are not appropriate for ARP?

Patients without chemical dependency or patients with a primary psychiatric diagnosis only, who are suicidal, with medical conditions that require inpatient care or patients with behavioral problems such as violence or flight risk.
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Why would I be successful in your program when I have not been successful in maintaining sobriety after attending other programs?

At ARP we are always thinking outside the box, we view each client as a unique individual and as a result, we create a treatment plan that is tailored to each client’s uniqueness. We creatively find new ways to provide care that sets clients up for success when they leave our program. We create the structure and foundation for our clients to slowly walk through life successfully and independently without the use of mind altering substances.
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Who will be involved with my treatment?

Each client is assigned an attending physician upon admission to ARP. The physicians at ARP are Board Certified Psychiatrists, Internal Medicine Specialists or Addictionologists. All are certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Other members of a client's treatment team include: Psychiatrist Social Worker Case Manager Family Counselor Continuing Care Coordinator Nurse Clinical Associate
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How often will I see a Physician? Therapist? Case manager? Family Counselor?

  • Physician – Immediately upon intake, and then every 2 weeks thereafter or as needed
  • Case Manager – daily
  • Family Counselor – once a week
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    What does an average day’s activity look like?

    The activities on a given day vary significantly, but we recommend that you read the different approaches we take and would love if you gave us a call to discuss further. Read more about the approaches we take to getting you well here
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    What education, groups, and sessions are offered to help me understand the disease of addiction and Co-Occurring disorders?

    Clients participate in psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic groups designed to help them explore addiction and co-occurring disorders, as well as the impact this disease can have on the family. Treatment modalities include:
    • Group therapy
    • Medication management of mood disorders
    • Individual therapy
    • Procedural learning on how to use the 12-Steps
    • Psychoeducation groups
    • Groups for professional and work-related issues
    • Groups for grief resolution and coping with loss
    • Anger management groups
    • Relapse prevention
    • Life skills
    • Family therapy
    • Family Program
    • Spirituality groups
    • Trauma Informed Care
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    • Gender issues group
    • 12-Step recovery meetings on and off campus
    • Meditation and mindfulness training
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    What will I do in the evenings?

    During the evening, clients will:
    • Attend 12-Step meetings
    • Participate in community meetings
    • Attend Life Challenge (alumni) groups on campus
    • Work on program assignments
    • Continue to work on socialization skills
    • Read, relax, watch television or listen to music
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    What will IO do on the weekend?

    On Saturdays clients attend a group in the mornings followed with life skills training in the afternoons with 12 step meetings in the evenings. On Sundays, clients have free time throughout the day for religious engagements, family visitation, Sponsor visitation, and preplanned community outings with required 12-step meeting in the evening.
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    Who will be providing my meals?

    ARP encourages the development or redevelopment of self-sufficiency skills like grocery shopping and food preparation. We do not have a cafeteria but instead have a food delivery service and program implemented by our staff that encourages budgeting, planning, and responsible shopping skills. Clients are responsible for preparing their meals every day.
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    Will I be interacting with the opposite sex?

    Yes, our group sessions are co-ed. However, our trained staff will always be present to provide supervision.
    17

    What should I bring?

    We have a list of items that we would recommend that you should bring, as well as items that we do not allow. Please check out our list here
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    Can I bring a pet?

    Unfortunately, no. There are several reasons: space, safety, allergies, others.
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    Can I bring a car?

    No, ARP provides transportation to the treatment center every day and to all other scheduled activities.
    20

    Will I be able to communicate with my friends?

    Clients can write letters based on the recommendations of their treatment team, and can have scheduled visits from family members and sponsors.
    21

    Can I visit my loved ones while in treatment?

    Clients can request a Therapeutic Leave (TL) after 30 days of treatment.
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    How will my family be involved with my treatment?

    Family is a very important part of the client’s recovery. During treatment, each client will be assigned to primary therapist who will conduct a detailed assessment with the client and family members to determine each client and family’s unique needs. Then, throughout treatment, the primary therapist will have weekly family counseling sessions by phone or in person, if the family lives locally. The clients’ physician will be in contact with the family as needed to discuss the course of treatment, progress and aftercare recommendations.
    23

    How can I make someone I love enter treatment?

    Unfortunately, no one can make your loved one enroll in drug and alcohol treatment. However, ARP can refer you to a Professional Interventionist who can help create motivation for your loved one to seek help.
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    If I am on medications, how will the medications be dispensed?

    Medications are reviewed by the medical doctor and nurse and distributed per directions.
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    What happens when I am discharged from treatment?

    ARP beings aftercare planning early on in treatment. Clients are groomed to be an active participant in life after treatment. We develop real life plans based on each client’s circumstances. With legal, professional, community, social, and personal goal planning we build confidence and restore faith in their ability to participate successfully again within society.
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    What aftercare or continuing care services are provided?

    For clients residing in the Atlanta area we offer physician monitoring, a Tuesday night peer support group and individual therapy.
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    Will I have to live in a halfway house once discharged from treatment?

    The treatment team works with the client and their families to determine the most effective plan.
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    Will I be allowed to go on Extended Therapeutic Leave (ETLS)?

    Yes, to set up aftercare, if returning to a home outside the Atlanta area.