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Emergency Drug Rehab: Same-Day Admittance to Rehab

Drug and alcohol abuse can have a harmful and even potentially fatal effect. It can be difficult for those with substance addiction to recognize and acknowledge their addiction, but once they do, it is important to move quickly toward detox and rehab. For some individuals, rapid admission to a detox program could help decrease risks and could even save their lives.

Withdrawal from certain substances can be painful and even potentially deadly, and relapse may be life-threatening as well.1,2 Quick admission to a detox program may help avoid dangerous consequences.


Can You Be Admitted into Drug Rehab Immediately?

Yes, you can be admitted into rehab quickly. Emergency rehab allows people to begin detox right away so that they can be in an environment where they can go through detox and withdrawal safely and as comfortably as possible.

Emergency addiction treatment is necessary when individuals are in dangerous circumstances, and quick admission to a detox program may be potentially lifesaving. In detox, the patient will be evaluated, stabilized, and guided through the need for continued treatment. Starting detox as quickly as possible allows the patient to clear their bodies of toxins (the point of detox), manage withdrawal syndromes, and prepare for the next step on the road to recovery.3


Checking Your Insurance Benefits

When it comes to addiction detox and rehab, there are so many aspects to consider, including if the facility offers same-day admittance. As you consider your options, knowing exactly what your insurance plan covers can give you peace of mind while you or your loved one is in rehab. You can do the work of getting and staying sober without worrying about unexpected costs or financial struggles. For more information on what your insurance plan covers, call AAC at , click here, or fill out the form below.


Where to Find Emergency Rehab Centers with Same-Day Admission?

There are detox facilities across the United States, and many of them are part of inpatient or outpatient rehab facilities so that you can continue your treatment after detox. As you research treatment facilities, remember that it is important to select a program that meets your individual needs and required level of care.

Check online for rehab facilities with same-day admission. Or contact one of our admission navigators , and they will help you find a facility that can admit you immediately. You can also look at some of the facilities listed below:


Reasons for Same-Day Admission to Emergency Drug Rehab?

In certain situations, quick admission to a detox program may be necessary to avoid potentially dangerous outcomes. These situations may include a patient who is, or is at risk of, experiencing alcohol withdrawal (which can be lethal), or a patient who is, or is at risk of experiencing sedative-hypnotic withdrawal (withdrawal from sedative-hypnotics like barbiturates or benzodiazepines may be life-threatening).1,4

Additional reasons for same-day admission to emergency detox and rehab may include the following:

  • Rock bottom: For some, treatment is only considered once they have reached rock bottom. Only then will they make the decision to pursue treatment. But, if immediate treatment is not available, the individual may waver from their decision.
  • Loss: If a substance abuser finds that they may lose something truly matters to them, like a spouse or a job, they may decide to immediately begin treatment.
  • Intervention: An intervention performed by family and friends may convince an individual to get treatment. With this decision, there is still a risk of a sudden change of heart, so getting into treatment as soon as possible is imperative.
  • Overdose: After experiencing a medical emergency like an overdose, it is clear that a substance abuser needs immediate treatment to help prevent future overdoses.

How Quick is Drug or Alcohol Detox?

The length of detox treatment can vary. It can last for a few days up to a few weeks, depending on the individual. It isn’t possible to pinpoint the exact amount of time detox requires, but there may be 3-, 5-, or 7-day rehabs, depending on your individual needs and treatment plan.

There are also various factors that could affect the length of detox, including the misused substance, the level of substance abuse, whether additional substances were also being abused, if there are co-occurring disorders, and characteristics specific to the individual.


How Long Does Rehab Take?

Detox is only the first step on the road to recovery. After detox, patients should continue their treatment. Their treatment should be created by professionals who can evaluate the patient and provide them with an individualized plan. Treatment may include inpatient or outpatient rehab, therapy, support groups, and a long-term plan to help them integrate back into their regular lives.

Like with detox, the length of addiction rehab will vary based on various factors. It can last from weeks to months. Typically, many people go to rehab for 28-30 days, but you should speak with your recovery team to decide on the best strategy for you. The goal of treatment should not be to finish it in a specific amount of time but to work on your recovery so you can continue your sobriety once you are back at home.


Sources

  1. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 45. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4131. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 2006.
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020). Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction: Treatment and Recovery.
  3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition): Types of Treatment Programs.
  4. Guina, J. & Merrill, B. (2018). Benzodiazepines II: Waking up on sedatives: Providing optimal care when inheriting benzodiazepine prescriptions in transfer patientsJournal of Clinical Medicine7(2), 20.

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