Recovery Revolution encourages you to come in or call if you have questions about our program. Please note that if you are trying to gain information about a specific person, we need to have a valid release of information on file. Even with a release, there are certain aspects of treatment that we can not share as it is protected by law. This applies to anyone that we are providing treatment to, no matter their age. Below are some common questions that we have received over the years.
Will my assessment and treatment be confidential?
Your assessment, treatment, and all information pertaining to association with RRI will be held strictly confidential. Please be aware that addictions treatment has the most stringent confidentiality laws of any type of counseling. We are mandated by Federal Regulation CFR-42, to keep all information confidential. We can, upon a client’s written request, give information to family, loved ones or anyone of the client’s choosing that may need to know that the client is attending treatment. Even after the release is signed, our clinicians are regulated by CFR-42 to only release certain information. We are not even allowed to confirm that you have any affiliation with our programs unless you have signed a release.
I live in Northampton County, and have little to no money to pay for treatment. Can I receive treatment?
Yes. Recovery Revolution has a contract with Northampton County Drug and Alcohol Division to provide funding for individuals that do not meet criteria for Medical Assistant and who are not insured or uninsured. We will assess your financial needs over the phone or during the intake to determine if you are eligible and what your co-pay would be. In order to be eligible for this funding, you will need to apply for Medical Assistance.
I live outside Northampton County, can I receive services?
Recovery Revolution will work with any individual, if they meet our criteria for treatment. We accept many types of private insurances, medical assistance and have a very client-friendly sliding fee scale. It is part of our philosophy to keep people in treatment based on clinical necessity rather than their ability to pay. If during the course of your treatment, your financial needs change, we will work with you to keep you in treatment.
How should I help a family member or loved one that has an addiction problem?
It is also very common for loved ones to become overly involved or obsessed with another person’s addiction. We recommend that if the loved one is not willing to seek help or stop their addictive behaviors, to remove yourself from the relationship as much as possible.
Most people do not know how to properly handle a loved ones addiction and families often quarrel about the best way. Recovery Revolution offers several programs that are specific to families. Many times, when the family begins to get healthy in the midst of the addiction, this can encourage the person who is addicted to get help. In addition, Recovery Revolution’s staff is available to assist in helping a loved one seek treatment through the Intervention process. Addiction impacts everyone that it touches.
Finally, if you are concerned about your personal safety, please do not hesitate to call contact Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley at 1-877-437-3369 or Women’s Resources of Monroe County at 570-421-4200.
What is the average length of stay in Recovery Revolution’s treatment program?
The length of stay is dependent on the client’s progress in treatment, as well as the ability to maintain abstinence from mood-altering substances. Each client receives an individualized treatment plan which serves as a road map for treatment. The general length of stay is 4-6 months, We have also had instances where individuals have needed treatment for over a year. Individuals that meet the criteria for intensive outpatient generally will have a longer stay because the “step down process “ may take longer.
If my child receives services at Recovery Revolution, how much information can I receive?
According to federal law, there is no age of consent for a person to receive addictions treatment services. This means that a child of any age can choose to commit to attending treatment without notifying their parents. None the less, in most cases we encourage youth clients, to sign a release form that allows us to communicate with their parents. Should your child sign the release form our clinicians will be able to discuss briefly your child’s presence and progress in treatment. For best result, we encourage the family members to attend Family Counseling with the client. In addition we recommend family memberrs attend our 6 week program to learn about addiction and learn ways to help their children through this difficult time.
Will my job find out if I utilize my benefits?
Many people are concerned about losing their jobs if an employer finds out about their abuse/addiction problem. In general, employers are generally not privileged to any specifics regarding how your benefits are used. In addition, it is illegal for an employer to fire/demote you for having an addiction because such a condition is considered a medical disorder. However, this is not true if you are caught under the influence while at work. If your work is being affected by your addiction, it is sometimes beneficial to talk to your employer and let them know that you are willing to seek treatment.
I work during the day, can you accommodate my schedule?
Our assessment to begin treatment are scheduled from 8am to 4pm Monday – Friday. Our individual sessions and group sessions can work around most any schedule. We have groups that run in the morning, afternoon, and every night of the week.
I don’t like group sessions, can I just see a counselor for a weekly one on one?
Many people starting out treatment are concerned with being in a group setting for various reasons. If you are concerned, please be sure to discuss this with the person that is completing your assessment. Many people who did not prefer to be in groups start seeing benefits of group therapy after several sessions. There are some clients that would not be appropriate for groups and we will see those clients on an individual basis.
If I test positive on one of your random drug tests, do I get thrown out of RR? Will you tell my employer?
Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy. If you are honest about having a slip/relapse prior to knowledge of the drug test, we will work with you. Relapse can sometimes be part of an individual’s recovery. If an individual fails to be honest about using, the clinical team will have to determine whether to keep that person in treatment. If a person can not stop using mood altering substances, we will refer to a higher level of care (intensive outpatient or inpatient) is determined on a case by case basis whether it is in the client’s best interest to tell the referral source of the relapse. In the case that an individual continues to use or unwilling to become honest with our staff, we will have no choice but to share that information with their referral source if there is a signed release form.
Can Recovery Revolution’s urine drug screen be used in place of probation/ Children and Youth Monitoring?
No, Recovery Revolution uses our drug screens as a way to quantify what our clients are saying during assessments or treatment. They however, are not admissible in a court of law and can not be substituted for court-mandated drug screens.
So I am a family member or loved one of an individual struggling with an addiction, why would I need to attend classes or get help?
Addiction impacts the entire family structure and can create sickness in others that live with it and/or love someone that is addicted. Generally speaking, most of us are not equipped with the knowledge about how to help or handle their loved one’s addiction. People that are addicted may use their loved ones feelings against them as a means to get their own way. This and many other addictive behaviors can tear a family structure apart. Each individual family member may handle a loved ones addiction in a different way. Some of these ways can be self-destructive and compounds the situation. It is beneficial for the family members to seek help, even if the client is unwilling to do so.