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You are about to make the most important decision of your life. You are about to commit to your own sobriety. It is a gift that will change the course of the rest of your life. But more than that, you are making a decision that will have a ripple effect, changing the lives of the people you love. It will improve your work relationships and your relationships with your friends. It will even change the lives of the people you haven’t met yet who will be inspired by your example.

Before you get started, you will have some questions; everyone does. And at Palmetto Center, we are here to help in any way that we can. The following are some of the questions we here at Palmetto Center frequently receive from potential patients and their loved ones.

How do I know if I have a substance use disorder?

According to doctors at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, drug addiction, which is technically called “substance use disorder,” is a disease that affects the brain and behavior. There can be many signs of addiction. Most common among these are that you:

  • Continue to use the substance even though it is no longer needed to treat a medical condition, in spite of the adverse effects that it is having on your life.
  • Spend significant amounts of time thinking about the substance, including how to get more of it, when you will take it, and so on.
  • Have lost interest in the activities and people that you used to like, and the substance has become more central to your life.

When should I consider admitting myself to an addiction treatment program?

It may be time for intervention if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • You have begun to have trouble doing “normal” daily activities, like showing up for work or school, keeping your house clean, taking care of your children, and so on.
  • Need more and more of the substance to get the same pleasurable effect that you once did.
  • You do not feel like yourself when you are not using the substance.

Do I need medical detoxification?

There are several cases in which medical detox is the first step to rehabilitation and recovery. Whether or not this is your case depends upon the extent to which you are physically dependent on the substance. At Palmetto Center, we always determine the need for treatments like medical detox on a case-by-case basis.

Will my health insurance cover my recovery?

At Palmetto Center, we have a team of admissions specialist whose job it is to find you the best payment options. When you contact us, we will be happy to go over those options with you. However, we should note that we feel very strongly that you should not consider financial issues to be a barrier to your treatment. Not only is your health and happiness of primary importance, but also the cycle of substance abuse is always more expensive than addiction treatment in the long run.

Reach Out Today

Our admissions experts are standing by to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. If you or someone you love is battling addiction, you can take your life back. But you must take the first step. Contact us online today, or call us at 318.728.2970. Recovery is a phone call away.