Questions You Will Have to Answer for Admissions Into a Detox in Florida

If you’re thinking about committing to a detox program, you’ve already taken the first step toward recovery. Many people get stuck here, though. The idea of talking to another person about your addiction might seem overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure what to expect. The good news is that your admissions counselor will have specific training to help soothe you and streamline the process. They know that you’re anxious. They’re trained for that. Being prepared can help take some of the anxiety away. These are some of the questions you will have to answer for admissions into a detox in Florida.

It’s important to note that the conversation about admissions is a two-way street. You won’t be subject to an interrogation. Your admissions counselor is there to answer any questions you might have about the treatment facility. As long as you give honest answers and show a commitment to recovery, you shouldn’t run into any issues.

How the Admissions Conversation Will Go

Intake questions might vary slightly from center to center. Every consultation you have will be confidential. The first part of the conversation will most likely be a chance for you to ask your questions. Some good ones are:

  • How long does your medically supervised detox program last?
  • Are your treatment plans personalized for each individual, or do most people go through the same basic programs?
  • What process do you use for evaluation and assessment?
  • Do you also offer mental health treatment for comorbid disorders?
  • How proactive can I be about my treatment plan?
  • What are your policies regarding friends and family members?

It might help to write your questions down before you make the call. Make sure that you include details that are important to you. If you need to be around music, ask about that. If you’re worried about interacting with your family, ask about that. Different people will have different treatment priorities.

The Questions You’ll Have to Answer

You can typically expect to be asked some standard questions about your addiction. These tend to be:

  • What substances do you take?
  • How long ago was your last dose?
  • What dosages do you take?
  • Do you take any other substances?
  • How long have you been taking this substance?
  • Do you have any other past history of substance abuse?
  • Have you ever attempted recovery before?
  • What were the results of any recovery attempts?
  • Have you been diagnosed with any co-occurring mental illnesses or chronic pain issues?

The most important thing is that you’re open and candid with them. Don’t lie about your drug or alcohol use, even if it’s tempting. They won’t judge you. They just need to understand the scope of the situation so they can provide you with the best treatment options possible.

Financial Logistics

You can expect to need to verify your insurance, so make sure you have your insurance card with you. If you have any extended policy information, get a copy of that. You’ll want to make sure that your insurance covers the cost of treatment. Then, you’ll want to see what programs are covered, and if there’s an out-of-pocket cost at the end.

If potential out-of-pocket costs are high, you can ask the counselor about whether the center provides financing options or financial aid. In situations where money is a concern, the counselor can explain both your inpatient and outpatient treatment options. Even if you don’t have the opportunity to participate in an inpatient program right now, the counselor can provide valuable resources for your current situation.

Long-Distance Travel

If you’re not a Florida resident, you might need to travel a ways to arrive in a Florida detox center. Your admissions counselor can help you coordinate your travel so that it’s as comfortable and easy as possible. If part of your travels involve the airport, some detox centers and rehab facilities will provide a professional driver to take you to the location.

Questions to Answer Upon Arrival

You should have been given a packing list of things to bring. Any questions about the list can be directed to your admissions counselor.

Arrival at the detox center can sometimes make people feel nervous again. The team of medical staff are aware of this, though, and they do everything they can to alleviate the discomfort. Detox centers are designed to make you feel at-ease and cared for in a way that sterile hospital settings can’t.

You’ll be taken through the intake process by your intake counselor. They will welcome you and bring you to a private room. This is a place that you can relax. You’ll meet your medical team after that. They’ll perform basic medical assessments, which will include many of the same questions the admissions counselor asked about your addiction. From there, they’ll decide on the best detox treatment plan to help you through withdrawal.

Your admissions counselor will take you through the majority of necessary paperwork prior to your arrival at the facility. Make sure you have copies of your medical records, your insurance card, and any medications you need to take. If you need to keep a copy of any official forms, do so.

There shouldn’t be a great deal more paperwork once you arrive at the treatment center. The staff understands that you’re anxious, and they don’t want to overwhelm you with immediate bureaucracy. Their goal will be to make you feel safe and cared for, so that you can have the most painless withdrawal process possible. This will greatly decrease your chances of relapse. You’re more likely to complete physical withdrawal in a detox center in Florida than on your own.

Now that you know what to expect, you can take the next step. Our trained counselors can talk to you about your addiction, your treatment options, resources, and emotional support. Give us a call at 877-978-3125

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    Travis B.
    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

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    Brandon B.
    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    Brenda A.
    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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