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How to Get Into Rehab Immediately

by Landmark Recovery

October 3, 2020
A man dialing a treatment center on his phone because he is ready to enter rehab

Updated: July 25, 2023, at 4:54 p.m.

Beginning your journey to wellness is a tough decision, and one made even more difficult because a quick entrance to drug and alcohol rehab is never guaranteed.

Rehab Admissions Process: Getting StartedAn infographic showing the Landmark Recovery Addiction Rehab Admissions Process Step by Step

It starts with a phone call, where patient-hopefuls fill out their pre-admissions screening documents. This involves discussing your details, history of substance abuse, treatment opportunities, and payment options.

You can make decisions about your treatment based on preference and practical needs. After your initial assessment, it’s time to pack up and head over to check in. The whole process can take a few days to a few weeks, although moving quickly once you’ve decided to get sober is always best.

What if I Need Help Now?

You might not have weeks or even days to get into inpatient or outpatient rehab. If you or a loved one is in crisis, time is of the essence to get treatment. You likely suffer physically, mentally, and emotionally and need immediate help.

Or maybe you’re trying to convince a resistant loved one with a substance use disorder (SUD) to seek treatment, and their agreement is fleeting. You know you need to move fast before they can change their mind. If you need help immediately, there are circumstances when it is possible—even critical—to get into a facility on the same day.

Don’t Wait For a Crisis to Happen

A medical or psychiatric emergency precipitated by an overdose or an incident of acutely dangerous substance use can result in immediate hospitalization. In this scenario, it may be unsafe for the individual to be released back into society. If they are using drugs or alcohol compulsively, to the point where they must be sent to the hospital for treatment, the best thing may be immediate admission to rehab.

When possible, the individual might be able to access same-day admissions for medical detox or inpatient rehab. Although these emergency incidents can be frightening, they may also help them realize they need treatment. This is often a pivotal moment for someone suffering from SUD and can result in the best possible outcome – in other words, finally admitting to themselves that it’s time to seek sobriety.

In emergency and non-emergency situations, same-day admission depends on the available treatment centers that offer the program. Waiting for a crisis to occur is not ideal because not every treatment center offers this option. If no beds are available in nearby facilities, you or your loved one may have to travel far afield to find a center with same-day admission. Worse than that, they may be unable to access same-day admission, and their treatment will be delayed.

How to Get Into Rehab

a man struggling with addiction calls a rehab admissions team member about getting treatment

Rehab can seem intimidating, but understanding the process can ease some worries. Addiction is not a character flaw but a chronic disease that needs professional treatment. Misconceptions about rehab and addiction can create unnecessary fear, but rehab is a supportive environment where you can focus solely on recovery.

Here’s a straightforward guide on how to get into rehab immediately.

Step 1: Reach Out to A Rehab Admissions Team

Your journey to recovery begins with a phone call. Call 888-448-0302 to speak to a Patient Navigator at Landmark Recovery on a confidential phone line. They’re ready to listen to your struggles with addiction, discuss your concerns about a loved one, and guide you through the process.

Step 2: Check Your Insurance Coverage

Next, we’ll help you understand your insurance coverage. Our team will verify your insurance details to ensure you’re clear about any financial obligations before proceeding with treatment.

Step 3: Take a Pre-Assessment

In this step, we ask you some questions about your health history and your goals for recovery. This helps us understand your unique situation better and tailor a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Step 4: Get Your Customized Treatment Plan Recommendation

After assessing your needs, our experts will suggest a suitable treatment plan. This plan will be crafted specifically for you, considering factors like the severity of your addiction, personal goals, and more.

Step 5: Set Your Admission Date

Once you’re comfortable with the treatment plan, we’ll help you schedule your admission date. We’ll also guide you on what to pack and how to prepare for your stay.

Step 6: Complete the Admissions Process

Finally, you’ll arrive at our treatment center and provide the necessary information to kickstart your recovery journey. From here, it’s all about focusing on your healing and growth.

Download our infographic for a visual guide on these steps.

Take A Positive Step Toward Addiction Recovery

Coping with addiction is a highly challenging task for everyone involved. Not getting professional help right away can feel devastating when support is needed and wanted. At Landmark Recovery, we understand how scary it can be to feel out of control without a lifeline. We have residential treatment centers across the United States and are always ready to help immediately.

Your journey to wellness is just a phone call away, and we genuinely care. So don’t hesitate to immediately reach out today and take that all-important first step toward getting into rehab. Call our confidential admissions line today at 888-448-0302.

We’re available anytime, day or night, to answer any questions about treatment options and recovery.

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Landmark Recovery was founded with a determination to make addiction treatment accessible for all. Through our integrated treatment programs, we've helped thousands of people choose recovery over addiction and get back to life on their own terms. We're on a mission to save one million lives over the next century. We encourage all those struggling with substance use to seek professional help.