Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about Niznik Behavioral Health and our national family of treatment centers.

Does Niznik Behavioral Health take medical insurance?

A. Yes! We do accept most major medical insurance plans. Recent legislation has made it mandatory for insurance providers to pay for drug and alcohol treatment. Speak with one of our admissions representatives, who can assist you in verifying your coverage and provide information on other payment options.

Do you take Medicaid?

A. Unfortunately, Medicaid doesn’t provide coverage for treatment at Niznik Behavioral Health rehab centers. However, there are alternative ways to pay for treatment. If you can afford it, there’s the option of paying out-of-pocket. If possible, seeking aid from family members or friends can help cover the cost of care, which you can repay later. My Treatment Lender, credit cards, and traditional banks may also cover the cost of treatment.

Is your facility accredited?

A. Yes. All Niznik Behavioral Health locations are Joint Commission Accredited. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Our accreditation solidifies our commitment to exceeding all expectations when it comes to quality care. 

What kinds of substance addictions do you treat?

We treat drug and alcohol addictions, including those involving prescription and illicit opioids, alcohol, stimulants, and inhalants. At Niznik Behavioral Health, we offer dual diagnosis treatment to address co-occurring mental health conditions like anxiety or depression along with addiction treatment.

What kind of treatment programs do you offer?

A. Niznik Behavioral Health provides the full continuum of drug and alcohol addiction treatment across facilities in Florida, California, Texas, and Colorado. Treatment programs include sub-acute medical detox, intensive inpatient and outpatient services, residential rehabilitation, partial hospitalization, outpatient treatment, and sober living communities.

What therapies and modalities do you use during treatment?

A. Treatment programs at our centers are tailored to your individual needs, after a comprehensive evaluation to determine the severity of your addiction and to assess your physical and mental health. Your personalized treatment plan may include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Rational emotive behavior therapy
  • Trauma therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Creative therapy
  • Nutrition and wellness

I like to work out. Can I do that while I’m in treatment at Niznik Behavioral Health?

A. Our inpatient programs promote physical wellness, mental activity, and fitness! We’re dedicated to treating the entire spectrum of addiction, which includes physical well being. Our treatment centers include recreational therapy as a staple of treatment, enriching client engagement across all spectrums of healing and recovery.

Are NBH staff members licensed and are the programs accredited?

A. Our treatment facility is fully licensed accredited by the Joint Commission. This means our rehabilitation center conforms to the Joint Commission’s standards of ever-improving client care and bolstered safety measures. Accreditation differentiates rehabilitation centers because of the effort employed by both C-suite employees and addiction professionals equally; our rehab center prides itself on continued employee training and continual improvement of treatment programs and modalities. Training encompasses both evidence-based practices and holistic means of addressing addiction.

What do I tell my employer?

A. Notifying your employer when you decide to go to rehab doesn’t have to be hard! By federal law you are not required to disclose the nature of medical treatment. Many companies employ EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) to help employees take the time they need to get better, without their careers in the balance. EAP programs are discreet and are typically coordinated by Human Resources. Employers may require a medical note of leave to verify absence, and we are happy to provide them with one. Employees may also apply for sanctioned leave under the Family medical Leave Act (FMLA). Addiction is a disease akin to any other. Taking medical leave not only makes sense, but is absolutely necessary for your recovery.

Will I get individual sessions with an addiction counselor?

A. Niznik Behavioral Health’s extensive recovery network are held to the same standards of excellence in care. Each NBH rehabilitation facility is outfitted to treat addiction as a disease from the inside out. During treatment clients can expect to be an instrumental component in their own recovery, guided by our expert clinical professionals. Treatment programs include inpatient medical detox, intensive inpatient rehabilitation, residential rehab, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient rehab, and sober living communities. Each treatment modality heralds their own treatment focuses, yet as a whole, the full spectrum of addiction care addresses substance use disorders beyond a physical perspective. Over the course of therapy clients experience a revitalization of old passions, wonders, and self esteem. Clients learn effective coping skills, how to communicate, and interact with the world around them without the influence of addictive substances. Common treatment measures include CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, EMDR, equine assisted therapy, and acceptance commitment therapy. Each modality strengthens the next and addresses a different facet of addiction.

Why should I travel away from home for treatment? I want to stay in my hometown/local area.

A. Traveling away from home to attend rehabilitation is usually an unexpected benefit! Separating yourself from your environment of abuse and social circles is absolutely necessary for effective treatment. Traveling to a new location is excellent for starting recovery anew without old environments of abuse which may become triggering. Many who relocate to treatment temporarily decide to move post-treatment to avoid old environments of abuse.

How does enabling work and how does it look like when it is cut off?

A. Enabling behavior often looks like “taking care” of someone who needs help for a drug or alcohol use problem. Those who are accidentally enabling addictive behaviors may make excuses for why a loved one is abusing substances, excuse troublesome behaviors, and generally create an environment where substance use is not challenged. Enabling may look like: making excuses for a loved one missing work, unchecked stealing, When enabling behavior stops you’ll find yourself demanding your loved one take accountability for his or her actions; this may cause tension, yet changing enabling behavior is best for both people who need treatment and their loved ones who are doing their best to help.

Am I sick enough for treatment?

A. Those who question weather or not they need help typically do. It is never too early to pursue treatment. In fact, the sooner one enrolls into treatment the better the treatment outcomes are. When you treat substance use disorders early on, you may be lucky and prevent permanent physical. emotional, and psychological trauma. With extended use of addictive substances, including alcohol, the brain and body suffer preventable damage. Getting treatment early on helps prevent unnecessary complications to recovery! You don’t need to “hit rock bottom” and lose everything before you get help. Get help now so you don’t hit your absolute rock-bottom. We’re here to help. We can answer all of your questions about treatment instantly on our website, or you can give us a call.

Does Niznik Behavioral Health use a 12-step program?

A. We provide an optional 12-step program as one of our treatment modalities. We combine cognitive behavioral therapy with spiritual elements from the 12-step program to help you achieve long-term sobriety. During your addiction treatment, you will learn the guiding principles of the 12-step program alongside other individuals receiving treatment.

How long does treatment last at Niznik Behavioral Health?

A. Our addiction treatment programs and services are not defined by a number of days, but rather by your individual needs. Our phased approach allows you to advance through treatment at a pace based on your specific situation and clinical milestones. Typically clients spend 30-120 days in treatment.

Do you offer outpatient programs that allow me to still go to work, go to school or take care of family members?

A. Yes. We offer a variety of outpatient treatment programs for alcohol and drugs. Our programs are centered around making rehab work for you. We provide flexible treatment to suit your schedule.

Do you provide rehab programs for couples?

A. Substance abuse among couples is a common reality, which is why many of our centers provide rehab programs for couples. Our treatment programs focus on healing you both as individuals and together as a supportive unit. This includes group and individual therapy sessions as well as couples counseling. However, couples may not reside together during the course of care.

Does Niznik Behavioral Health have rehab programs specific to women?

A. Our treatment centers are co-ed. However, we provide women’s-specific group therapies. Visit rehab for women.

Can my family see or call me while I’m in treatment? Can I get mail or email?

A. Calling schedules are planned in advance, allowing ample time for you to connect with family members and loved ones during supervised sessions. Family members are also welcome to participate in family systems therapy, and in some cases, you may work with your case manager to set up visitation and additional methods of contact. All mail deliveries are held by staff and released upon completion of your treatment. Internet access is not generally available during rehab, although limited, monitored internet access may be allowed.

What’s your confidentiality policy?

A. Your privacy is important to us. We follow federal HIPAA guidelines and all communication must be approved by you with written consent. Your treatment will be completely confidential at our centers.

What is an intervention?

A. An intervention is is a non-threatening confrontation of someone with a possible substance use disorder. During an intervention friends, families, and sometimes professionals, sensitively address problem behaviors including excessive drinking drug using, absences, dangerous changes in mood and behavior, and any instances where one’s quality of life has been negatively impacted by substance use.

A successful intervention helps those with untreated substance use disorders receive the treatment necessary to recover from addiction. The nature of interventions should be encouraging, compassionate, yet firm. Problems are addressed holistically, and include family dysfunctions. An intervention enables families to take an initiative in getting their loved ones help. Our staff is fully prepared to walk you through how to stage a successful intervention. Please reach out to us directly for more information.

Does rehab with NBH include treatment for co-occurring disorders, such as mental health complications?

A. Our treatment center addresses each facet of addiction, including co-occurring mental health disorders. During treatment clients undergo intensive therapy for addiction and any diagnosed, or recently diagnosed, mental health disorders. Common co-occurring mental health disorders involve chronic depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, eating disorders, among others. Leaving co-occurring mental health disorders untreated increases the chance of relapse.

What happens after drug or alcohol treatment?

A. Post-treatment clients apply what they’ve learned during treatment to cope with daily living, overcome cravings, and live well! Sobriety is a continued journey, which is why we recommend residing in a sober living community.

Sober living communities encourage sobriety, provide structure, and access to support services. Communities often have set rules. Common norms include sobriety, remaining employed, compliance to drug testing, and adhering to a curfew.

Each sober living community has its own rules, yet the sense of community and continual presence of case managers are instrumental in maintaining sobriety directly after treatment. Sober living communities typically offer help in continuing education, career development, and continuing therapy. Learn more about our aftercare services.

Do I have to keep going to AA or other Twelve Step group meetings?

A. While continuing to participate in AA and NA is completely optional. We recommend continuing to attend regular meetings. Continuing to participate in these groups offers emotional support and fosters a strong sense of community within a sober circle.

Do you provide financial assistance for traveling?

A. We will help in any way possible to offer travel assistance. For information please call us directly.

My family member/loved one needs help but doesn’t think they have a problem.

A. Helping a loved one get help can be very difficult without the right tools. The more you learn about addiction the better equipped you are to understand your loved one’s behaviors. The nature of addiction is multifaceted and is unmanageable on one’s own. The best you can do is support your loved one and encourage them to get help. We offer intervention services. The faster one gets treatment for a drug or alcohol problem, the better the treatment outcomes are. If your loved one is in danger of harming themselves or others, pursue a baker’s act immediately and call 911.

I’m on medication (like Suboxone) and I don’t want to get off of it for treatment.

A. Our inpatient medical detoxification program offers optional medication management. Clinicians closely monitor suboxone assisted treatment and taper clients until they are no longer taking suboxone by the end of rehab.

I don’t want to leave my kids or my spouse, etc. for 30 days – that’s too excessive!

A. Although being away from family members for an extended period of time is difficult, going to treatment is the best option to support yourself and family members. Attending an inpatient program is the most effective treatment against a chronic substance use disorder. However, for those who simply cannot make the time commitment of 30 day inpatient treatment, there are other options to supplement your recovery. We offer partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient treatment to offer equal substance abuse help while allowing clients to return home after intensive day treatment. Our PHP and IOP programs are evidence-based and proven to treat substance use disorders.

Learn more about your treatment options.

Request a call for more information about how you can help yourself or a loved one.

Aftercare planning assistance includes:

Recovery communities help you stay sober with like-minded residents and case manager support.

Continued exposure to experiential therapies for a holistic approach to mental health.

We’ll connect you with aftercare service providers anywhere you are in the United States post treatment.

Attend our robust relapse prevention programs to stay on track for a healthy, sober future.

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