Recovery is a personal experience and can have different meanings to different people.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA Defines recovery as “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. “
This includes but is not limited to:
- physical health
- emotional mindfulness
- mental wellness
In most cases yes. Depending upon availability, funding source and your specific needs if you are not admitted during your intake you will likely be admitted within a few days of your appointment.
Regardless of what level of care you are in our goal is to help you be comfortable so healing can begin. We can provide basic hygiene and hospital gowns if needed.
- 3 changes of comfortable clothes
- Medications (we will send some home with loved ones if needed)
- Do not bring: Nicotine products and weapons.
- We do offer nicotine replacement options if needed.
Inpatient and Residential
- 5-7 changes of clothes including active clothes, pajamas and daily clothes.
- Shoes (1 pair of active shoes)
- Seasonal Items (coats, jackets and or boots)
- New Hygiene products
- Medications (we will send some home with loved ones if needed)
- Do not bring: Weapons
NO. We recommendation 6-12 hours since your last use. It can take a couple of hours before medication can be administered after your appointment. It is better for us to manage withdrawal opposed to catching up with symptoms. You will be required to answer a series of questions and if you’re too intoxicated you will not be able to complete this.
Each program has different time frames. All decisions are made with you and your treatment team. We like to take each case individually and assess for needs. The average length of stay for each program is outlined below, but keep in mind each person is different and lengths of stay vary;
- Detox 1-3 days.
- Inpatient 28-35 days
- Residential 12-45 days
- PHP 14-28 days
- IOP 4-8 weeks
We do not offer visitation for detox. Rest is a key part of detox and it is important that we create an environment that patients can do that.
Inpatient and residential programs have visitation weekly for several hours. Several support groups are offered that family and friends are welcome to attend.
You can bring your cell phone and other electronic devises. We ask that you refrain from taking pictures or sharing confidential information. If these devices become problematic staff may ask you place them in a secure location. Please bring charges as ACT does not provide those.
Ogden Regional Medical Center is a non-smoking campus. During detox smoking is not allowed, but you can receive nicotine replacement options.
During treatment there are multiple allotted times for breaks. There are also designated areas for ACT patients to smoke during those times.
Detox is a short-term stay meant to medically stabilize withdrawal symptoms. Detox is only to stabilize physical symptoms of addiction. Treatment addresses the emotional, behavioral and thinking patterns associated with addiction. Understanding the role drugs/alcohol plays in one’s life and how to change that is the first step to recovery. Treatment also explores reasons, problems, consequences and barriers that substances and addictive behavior have caused. Most importantly patients learn new tools to cope with problems or concerns without the use of drugs or alcohol.
Ogden Regional only provides space for meetings. Each meeting has their own schedule, leader and rules. Please contact the specific 12 step meeting you are interested in to find the most up to date information and schedule:
Each insurance plan has specific benefits, pricing and details. It is best to call your insurance and verify with them. You can also call our admissions team and they can tell you what certain insurances typically cover.
Ogden Regional offers private pay options. All these options require that a down payment be made and then payment plans can be arranged.
Yes. There is a form that you can fill out to request financial assistance. This service is meant for outstanding bills, not for new services rendered.
Emergency Room visits are for emergencies. If you do feel you need medical attention and cannot wait for your scheduled appointment you are encouraged to go to your nearest emergency room. The physician will evaluate you and determine your medical needs. The ACT specializes in detox and the symptoms associated with that. If you are able, it is best to make and attend an appointment with ACT so you can be placed in the most appropriate level of care.
There are other agencies that are non-profit and may be able to assist you. Our admissions team can help you with appropriate referrals.
We strongly believe that a person’s support system plays a very important role in the recovery process. ACT has the following resources for anyone who is an identified as support.
Support Groups are led by ACT therapists and staff. These groups allow the patient and the support members to process through challenges that may arise in recovery. This includes education on addiction as a disease, rebuilding trust, boundaries, coping with relapse, communication and the stages of recovery. The Support Groups are open to patients in all of the treatment programs and their family members.
SMART Recovery is Self-Management and Recovery Training. This group consists of providing tools and techniques designed to achieve a balanced life in recovery from any addiction. Areas of discovery are: building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, behavior and feelings and ultimately striving for a balanced life.
The best thing you as a family or support person can do to help someone that is suffering from addiction is to learn to take care of yourself and your own needs. This is often a foreign idea and solution to many support individuals. The healthier you are the better you can provide appropriate support to your loved one. Family and support people are often helped through:
- Attending Support Group, Smart Recovery, Alan-on and their own therapy.
Most people find recovery from drugs and alcohol when they are ready and want to. Consequences of their addiction are things that accelerate this process. If consequences are not experienced change does not occur. This is true for human behavior not just addiction. Loved ones often think that preventing consequences of addiction is helping, but it is not. Often you are hurting your loved one’s chances of recovery by helping them avoid the logical and natural consequences that come from their behavior. The best way to help those you care about is to learn to take care of yourself and let your loved ones learn how to take care of themselves.
Individual Assessment/therapy: When a patient first begins treatment they complete an individualized assessment with a therapist to determine their specific needs. Information for the assessment is gathered through biological, psychological and social factors. The outcome of that assessment can begin to guide you and your individual therapist to identify strengths and barriers that contribute to recovery. You will have at least 1 individual session with a therapist per week to work toward meeting your needs.
Group Therapy: In this setting, you participate in a group that is guided by a therapist to help the group as a whole, and the individual gain deeper insight, skills and tools to identify strengths and barriers to recovery.
Psycho education: This is a group process where patients are educated about specific challenges, health concerns, coping skills, resources and other concerns that are specific to addiction and mental health.
Meditation and Yoga: Group therapy where skills are taught and implemented to allow the body and mind to slow down, relax and recharge. Gentle and Restorative yoga is taught by a yoga instructor who assists patients in connecting to the body using movement and breath to learn to quiet mind chatter.
Recreational Therapy: The use of engagement through leisure or recreational interventions. This teaches patients how to begin to function in activities without the use of drugs or alcohol. This includes both indoor and outdoor activities. Our specialized recreational therapists assess each individual to create goals specific to what each patient wants and needs in reference to recreation.
Wellness: Defined as the pursuit of good health, this group is time set aside specifically to create wellness or good health. The patient works with therapists and counselors to determine what they may need that day to promote wellness.