FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The questions below are just a few of those most frequently asked by our prospective clients. If you have a question which is not answered here or elsewhere on our site pages, please don’t hesitate to make contact with us using the email form on our contact page or by phone at (561) 557-3858.
Q: Do you offer fully structured inpatient treatment programs?
A: Steppingsober.com specializes in providing reviews of addiction treatment centers and sober living accommodations with integrated outpatient rehab therapy, including group therapy and other treatments such as acupuncture and EMDR. We review a variety of facilities that offer treatment for heroin addiction.
B: Florida offers the most treatment programs for heroin addiction. Other states including Arizona, Illinois, California also provide various popular drug rehab centers and counseling. The weather in these states is good most of the year.
Q: Do you provide transportation to treatment centers?
A: Yes, we can provide transportation as necessary for you to attend AA or NA meetings, and to attend outpatient drug rehab centers and group therapy appointments. While you are attending inpatient rehab, transportation is provided to and from the substance abuse treatment centers 2 times a day and 5 days per week. After you step down to IOP(intensive outpatient program), transportation is provided to the drug rehab center 3 days per week, and to buy groceries, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.
Q: How can I be sure other residents won’t discuss me with people outside the halfway house?
A: It is a condition of our addiction treatment programs that participants respect one another’s confidentiality and do not discuss the program or its members with anyone who isn’t themselves a part of the program. Since most residents divulge personal experiences and information during group therapy sessions, there tends to be a mutual respect for confidentiality at our sober homes and our treatment facilities.
B: Releases must be signed before any information is shared between treatment centers. Medical information can be shared between doctors or nurses at different drug rehab centers after a release is signed by the patient.
Q: What happens if I suffer a relapse while staying at the halfway house?
A: Unfortunately, if you test positive for drugs or alcohol while resident in a halfway house, the management may ask you to leave for 72 hours or check in to detox center. However, we will do our utmost to provide you with continued treatment and to readmit you to a halfway house when you can demonstrate consistent progress towards sobriety.
Q: How long will I need to stay at a sober living halfway house?
A: The duration of tenure varies, depending on the needs of each individual. However, a stay of between six months and a year is a realistic expectation.
Q: Can I participate in your intensive outpatient program without staying at a halfway house?
A: Yes, in fact the intensive outpatient program is advantageous to clients who wish to remain in their normal home and community. You can apply what you learn immediately in a real-world environment and you won’t need to make the big adjustment from institutional to independent living.
Q: How many group therapy sessions must I attend each week?
A: If you are enrolled in our intensive outpatient program, you are expected to attend three sessions per week. If you are in the standard outpatient program, you should attend two group sessions and one session of individual therapy per week.
Q: Can I come and go as I please when staying at a halfway house?
A: Yes, within reason. You will be expected to take employment or to do volunteer work as a condition of your stay with us, so you will need the freedom to do your job. You are also free to go out and do your own thing, as long as it’s not drug or alcohol-related. However, we do enforce a strict curfew, so you must be on the halfway house premises during the hours of curfew.