The simple answer is to call us at (513) 381-6672; for gambling issues call (513) 638-2228. We will return the call in a timely manner to conduct a screening of basic information. This will help determine what level of care is appropriate.
Once a patient completes the screening process and has been approved for admission (which includes funding approval), access to treatment can range from a single day to several weeks depending on the treatment and bed availability (if residential services are part of the treatment plan). Our goal is to treat each patient as soon as possible.
Since treatment varies by patient so does the expense. That said, the cost for a seven-day detoxification followed by 28 days of short-term residential treatment at CAT is often less than half the cost of other treatment centers. CAT’s professional care staff and comfortable, 3.5-acre campus are among the finest in the country, yet our services are surprisingly affordable. Contact us directly to discuss costs.
Each insurance company handles claims differently, so it is important for the patient or family to contact the insurer directly. Even if CAT’s services are out of network, it may be less expensive to receive treatment with us than at an in-network facility. To determine if an insurance policy covers treatment, the patient can call the toll-free number listed on the back of his or her insurance card and speak to a representative to find out if our treatment is inside the network. CAT requires patients pay their full balance in advance but can help provide the necessary paperwork for reimbursement if it applies.
Medically monitored detoxification is the portion of treatment in which patients rid their bodies of substances they have been abusing during which they are monitored by CAT’s medical staff. This is the most challenging and potentially dangerous part of the recovery process. For this reason, our medically monitored detoxification unit is staffed with nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CAT also has a full-time Medical Director who oversees the detox unit.,.
There is no way to tell how detoxification will feel for each patient. We do know that the length of time a patient has used drugs and/or alcohol, the amount of drugs and/or alcohol used and the patient’s age all directly effect the level of discomfort in the withdrawal experience. Also, certain drugs are more difficult to withdraw from than others.
CAT’s professional care staff – including nurses, physicians, counselors and a pharmacist – work together to make sure each patient’s detoxification is safe. We strive to manage all symptoms and keep the patient comfortable, but we cannot eliminate all the physical stress of drug or alcohol withdrawal. The types of discomfort that usually accompany detoxification include headache, difficulty sleeping, upset stomach, achy joints, shakiness, diarrhea and irritability.
While a patient is in detoxification, our licensed treatment team will help determine the appropriate next level of care.
CAT’s Short-Term Residential Treatment program provides the individual attention and education to help patients focus on recovery in a safe, secure environment. CAT’s trained professionals will provide education on the side effects of drugs and alcohol abuse, stress management and other negative issues related to addiction. Sessions include art and recreation, morning meditation, spirituality discussions and more. Based on the patient’s needs and progress, a stay generally lasts 28 days.
Although some people successfully abstain from alcohol and drugs through 12-step meetings alone, clinical treatment is recommended to assure the strong foundation that will support lasting recovery. That said, many aspects of our program incorporate the traditions from Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Patients are introduced to both groups which come to CAT on a regular basis to hold meetings at our site.
In 2014, 68% of our patients were successfully discharged from detox and 83% were successfully discharged from our Short-Term Residential Treatment program. Ninety-seven percent of our patients said they would recommend CAT services to others. Those participating in the Family Program showed extreme satisfaction, with 100% saying they would recommend the program to others.
Visitation depends on the treatment. Because we want patients to concentrate solely on their health and well-being, we do not allow visitors during detoxification. However, those admitted to CAT’s Short-Term Residential Treatment program may have up to three family members (16 years and older) attend family group meetings on Thursday nights. During a portion of these sessions, patients can visit with family.
Due to the intense, short-term treatment time, passes are not encouraged. However, our counselors and medical staff will consider them on an individual basis for therapeutic or medical reasons. Patients granted a day pass will sign in and out when leaving the campus.
Personal communications devices are not permitted at CAT facilities. In terms of making phone calls, we offer some general guidelines:
While in detoxification, patients are not permitted to make phone calls for themselves. This is to help eliminate any external pressures that may slow the process of rehabilitation and to enable the patient to focus on recovery as much as possible. However, under certain circumstances our clinical staff will authorize phone calls.
While in short-term recovery, individual phone arrangements can be arranged between patients and their counselors.
No. CAT is a voluntary-stay facility. Our patients are not restrained or overly sedated.
We encourage patients to have someone drop them off for treatment. If the patient must drive on his or her own, we advise that someone pick up the vehicle as soon as possible. Personal vehicles may not be left at the facility.
Although we don’t encourage smoking, it is permitted among patients who are part of the in-patient treatment program at certain designated times and only in certain designated areas outside of the building. Those going through the out-patient program are not permitted to smoke on campus.
We have relationships with several transitional programs in the area. These referrals are made based on the patient’s individual circumstances. Click to view local resources available for housing.
CAT does not offer a job-readiness program but we work with local organizations that can provide helpful resources. Click to view local resources available.
We do not have exercise equipment but our James P. Orr Memorial Recovery Garden provides a peaceful outdoor setting for exercise and fellowship. The garden is a beautifully landscaped, tranquil area with a large gazebo and walking path. The recreational area includes a basketball court as well as four square and corn hole courts.
Patient confidentiality is strictly protected under HIPAA and other Federal Regulations. Therefore, at no time may any staff member or volunteer disclose the name of a person who may or may not be seeking treatment here without express written consent. In addition, under law, we are not permitted to disclose whether any person has or has not received treatment without proper written consent from the patient. The privacy of a patient’s medical information is important to us. We are committed to protecting it and safeguarding it against unauthorized use and disclosure.
Our patients consistently rate the food as excellent. A licensed dietician plans all meals at CAT with specific consideration for individual dietary needs. Meals are served three times daily with a snack at bedtime.
CAT treats patients of 18 years and older. The majority of our patients are between the ages of 18 and 45, and among them, the most frequent are between the ages of 22 and 24.
We assign light chores to our short-term residential patients to establish the structure and consistency needed for them once they leave the program.
While in detoxification, a patient’s laundry is done by staff. Those in short-term residential treatment are assigned a laundry day according to room number.
Have additional questions? Just give us a call at (513) 381-6672 and we'll be happy to help.