Frequently Asked Questions
How does The Way Back differ from treatment centers?
Our entire staff is in recovery from some form of addiction. Their ability to personally relate to and assist with the recovery process is invaluable. Our team understands every situation residents will face while in our care, and have successfully found "their way back" to healthy relationships and independence.
The two-stage structure of our program differs from most conventional chemical addiction treatment centers. Our care and support extends beyond the 6 week program, and we help residents transition into sober living, creating a stronger foundation for long-term success.
Will insurance pay for The Way Back?
Our program is modeled around a 12-step recovery process that uses spiritual / emotional techniques as a way to recover. We do not offer detox or dispense medicine, and therefore most insurance carriers will not recognize us as a medical facility. That is why we are a private pay program.
Do you test for drugs and alcohol?
Yes. Before being admitted all residents must agree that they will give a specimen for drug screening or do a breathalyzer test for alcohol use whenever requested by staff. Any refusal to do so will be considered an admission of using.
Why will The Way Back work when other, more expensive, programs fail?
The long term commitment our program requires, and the two-stage process we have built our program around, allows people to establish good healthy habits for an extended period of time. The Way Back is not just 28 days of treatment, like many conventional programs, but a life-changing process that helps people break the cycle of addiction permanently.
Can you guarantee The Way Back will work for the person we love?
There are no guarantees in recovery from addiction. However we have never seen a person relapse who has continued to work the program we introduce them to after being with us for a year or more.
How long can someone stay at The Way Back?
Stage 1 is typiically to 6 - 8 weeks. Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis. Stage 2, or sober living, allows residents to learn how to live happy healthy lives without drugs or alcohol, and therefore has no maximum length of stay. Nor is there a minimum set as to how long residents must live in our Stage 2 sober housing, but we have found at least 1 year of participation virtually guarantees success.
Can we visit the one we love?
Yes. Sunday is visiting day for family members.
Do you have family counseling available at The Way Back?
Yes. Our counseling package has a family session included. We hope that the family continues to attend counseling until they are healed also. Addiction effects the entire family.
Is smoking allowed at The Way Back?
Yes, outside the building. We quit our addictions in the order in which they are killing us. No one comes to The Way Back to stop smoking.
What is your percentage of recovery?
We do not have formal statistics, since The Way Back is a new facility. However, since 1999, we have worked with many people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and we believe the longer an individual remains in a structured environment, the better the chances at life long recovery.
All we know for certain is the longer a person stays in a controlled environment and practices healthy habits, the better the chance of maintaining sobriety. We know if our residents develop good relationships with sober people, and participate in a 12 step program, life-long recovery is possible.
What if my loved one won’t go to rehab or detox?
Give us a call anyway. We have a staff trained in intervention. Sometimes the same advice coming from a recovering person can make the difference. We do everything in our power to help people stop the cycle of addiction.
Can my loved one have a cell phone, or make phone calls, while in the
Stage 1 program?
Yes. Residents have access to their cell phones at certain times.
Can residents leave the facility during the Stage 1 program?
Residents in good standing can request a day pass in weeks 5 or 6 of the Stage 1 program, but need to be accompanied by a family member during time off-grounds. We feel that people have a better chance at sobriety by completely removing themselves from the situations that may have contributed to their addictive behavior, which is why Stage 1 was developed. We ask that they immerse themselves in our community until they have completely broken the habits that required them to come to The Way Back in the first place.