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Facts And Myths About Treatment

Myth #1: Everyone Will Find Out

Warriors and First Responders Resorts respects Veterans confidentiality and have guidelines for their privacy. Veteran privacy in seeking treatment is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and this protection is enforced by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights. HIPAA privacy regulations require that health care providers and organizations follow strict policies of confidentiality of clients’ protected health information in any form.

Myth #2: All Treatment Programs Are The Same

Recovery programs follow different treatment approaches so Veterans have lots of options. One of the first considerations you have to make is which type of treatment program to attend. Residential Treatment Programs involve staying at a treatment facility, whereas Outpatient Treatment involves visiting a facility daily for treatment and returning home afterwards.

Different programs will also offer different amenities and different environments. Each program is unique, and it is important that Veterans, Medical Professionals, and First Responders find one that works for them.

Myth #3: Treatment Centers Are Basically Bootcamp

 Warriors and First Responders Resort uses evidence-based therapies and activities to help Veterans and First Responders recover. Our Veterans Rehab Centers have a structure for the day that includes therapy sessions, while leaving time for recreational activities. Part of the Recovery Process is figuring out how to develop healthy habits once clients leave treatment and life isn’t as rigorously scheduled.

Myth #4: I'll Lose My Job If I Do An Inpatient Treatment Option

One option is to check your coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. The act allows 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for “a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job.”

Many employers consider Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders to be a serious health condition. Qualifications for FMLA coverage are ultimately determined by your employer. Another Option is to check out Outpatient Programming that can work with your work schedule.

Myth #5: Detoxing On My Own Will Be Fine

While Detox can be an uncomfortable experience, it is a very important step on the path towards recovery from certain substances. Warriors and First Responders Resorts will do their best to help you through detox in the safest and easiest way possible.

Our Veterans Rehab Centers now provide Medication-Assisted Detox, which can make the process more comfortable. Medication-assisted detox involves taking a longer-acting or safer pharmaceutical alternative. This helps ease the withdrawal process and minimize cravings. Detox is dangerous and potentially life-threatening without medical supervision. 

Myth #6: No One Will Understand Me

Many people struggling with substance abuse or mental health feel like they don’t fit in anywhere. This is actually a very common issue; However, through Group Therapy, most Veterans realize that they aren’t alone.

This fear is no reason to avoid treatment altogether. In fact, you’ll likely find common ground with the other people in our specialized treatment programs, as the struggle toward recovery can be a uniting experience.