Frequently Asked Questions about Treatment
1. How do I start the admission process?
The simple answer is to call us at 513-381-6672. We will return your call in a timely manner to conduct a screening of your basic information. This will help determine what level of care is needed.
2. How long does it take to get into treatment?
Our goal is to help you with treatment as soon as possible. We will do our best to admit you as soon as possible. CCAT has an efficient admissions system.
3. How much does treatment cost?
Considering that CCAT’s professional medical staff is among the finest in the country, treatment at CCAT is surprisingly affordable.
The typical costs for treatment are listed below. Please remember that we develop customized treatment plans for each of our patients, so your actual costs may vary. Rates are subject to change on July 1st each year.
Detoxification: $295/day (avg. length of stay 3-7 days)
Short-Term Residential: $165/day (avg. length of stay 28 days)
Day Treatment: $140/day (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
Suboxone Treatment: $275 Induction; $275 Follow Up; $130/per visit Maintenance; $275 Change of Provider; $10 No Show
These costs cover all aspects of treatment including individual counseling, meals, room and board and the Aftercare Program. A sliding scale may be available to residents of Hamilton County, Ohio, based on availability. An admissions coordinator can provide more information on specific pricing.
CCAT accepts cash, cashier’s checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard and American Express for payment.
Every patient, regardless of their county of residence or financial status, is required to pay a processing fee upon admission.
4. Will my insurance cover the cost of treatment?
CCAT does not handle insurance reimbursements but we will release information from your chart upon your request. Some insurance companies may reimburse the cost of treatment at CCAT. To see if your insurance covers treatment, call the 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card and speak to a representative. CCAT requires that you pay your full balance in advance.
5. Is CCAT's facility safe?
Yes, the Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment is very safe. In addition to around-the-clock staffing, we have security cameras monitoring both the inside and outside of the building and each of the patient wings require key card access.
6. What is medically monitored detoxification?
Medically monitored detoxification is the portion of treatment in which patients rid their bodies of substances they have been abusing. This is the most dangerous part of the recovery process. Our medically monitored detoxification unit has nurses on staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week and a doctor who checks on our patients daily.
7. Will I experience discomfort during detoxification?
There is no way to tell how detoxification will feel for you. We do know that the longer you’ve used drugs/alcohol, the more you’ve used and the older you are, the more uncomfortable your withdrawal experience could be. Also, certain drugs are more difficult to withdraw from than others.
CCAT’s professional health care staff including nurses, doctors and a pharmacist work together to make sure your detoxification is safe. We attempt to manage your symptoms and keep you comfortable but we cannot remove all the physical stress of drug or alcohol withdrawal. The types of discomfort that usually accompany detoxification are: headache, difficulty sleeping, upset stomach, achy joints, shakiness, diarrhea and irritability.
8. Will I automatically be transferred into short-term residential treatment after detoxification?
Not necessarily. While in detox, your case manager will help determine if Short-Term Residential Treatment is needed and if so, will make the necessary arrangements for you.
9. What is treatment like?
The CCAT Short-Term Residential Treatment Program provides the individual attention and education to help you focus on recovery. You’ll receive education from CCAT’s trained professionals on drugs and alcohol, HIV/AIDS, stress management, and other areas that are touched by chemical dependency. Sessions include art and recreation, morning meditation, spirituality discussions, and more. Based on your needs and progress, a stay generally averages 28 days. You will be safe and secure on our drug-free campus as you focus on your recovery.
10. Can't I just go to Twelve Step meetings?
Although some people successfully abstain from alcohol and drugs through Twelve Step meetings alone, clinical treatment is recommended to assure a strong foundation for lasting recovery. Many aspects of our program incorporate the traditions from NA and AA. Patients are introduced to NA and AA through volunteers from both fellowships who come to CCAT on a regular basis to hold meetings at our site.
11. What is CCAT's success rate?
Success can be measured in many ways. Because we know that the more treatment a patient receives the better chance they have of remaining sober, it is important for us to measure the number of patients who successfully complete each level of our treatment.
In 2012, 63% of our patients had a successful discharge from detoxification and 80% of our patients had a successful discharge from our short-term residential program. Ninety-seven (97%) of our patients stated they would recommend CCAT services to others. Those participating in the Family Program also showed extreme satisfaction with 100% stating they would recommend the program to others.
12. Can I have visitors?
Because we want you to concentrate solely on your health and well-being, we do not allow visitors during your stay in Detox. If you are admitted to CCAT’s Short-Term Residential Program, you may have up to three family members (16 years-of-age and older) attend a Family Group Meeting on Thursday nights. You will be allowed to visit with your family during a portion of this session.
13. Do you give out day passes?
Due to the intense short-term treatment time of 28 days, passes are not encouraged. However, they are given out on an individual basis by counselors and medical staff for therapeutic or medical reasons.
14. Can I make phone calls?
While in detoxification, you are not permitted to make phone calls for yourself. This is to help eliminate any external pressures that may slow the process of rehabilitation. However, under certain circumstances, phone calls can by authorized by the clinical staff. Again, we want you to be focused on your recovery as much as possible.
15. Is CCAT a lock-down facility?
No, but rest assured that CCAT is a safe and secure facility. Patients are not restrained or overly sedated.
16. How can I make travel arrangements for treatment?
We encourage you to have someone drop you off for treatment. If you must drive yourself, we suggest that someone pick up your car as soon as possible. Personal vehicles may not be left at the facility.
17. Can I smoke?
Although we don’t encourage smoking, it is permitted at certain designated times and only in certain designated areas outside of the building.
18. After the program, will I be referred to transitional housing?
We have relationships with several transitional programs in the area. These referrals are made based on your individual situation.
19. Will you help me find a job once I complete the program?
CCAT does not offer a job-readiness program but we can refer you to other organizations that can provide you with useful resources.
20. Do you have an exercise facility?
We do not have exercise equipment but our James P. Orr Memorial Recovery Garden provides a beautiful outdoor setting for exercise and fellowship. The Garden is a beautifully landscaped, tranquil area with a large gazebo and walking path. The recreational area has a basketball court, four-square and cornhole court.
21. Is my information shared with anyone?
The privacy of your medical information is important to us. We understand that your medical information is personal and we are committed to protecting it and safeguarding it against unauthorized use and disclosure. We create a record of the care and services you receive at our organization. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements.
Upon admission to our facility, you will be asked to sign a "Consent to Treat" document. Upon signing this document, you give us the right to share your health information with other entities for the purpose of payment, treatment and our facility operations.
Patient confidentiality is strictly protected under HIPAA and 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 their express written consent. In addition, under law, we are not permitted to disclose whether any person has or has not received treatment here in the past without proper written consent from the patient. We are permitted to confirm that an individual has never received treatment here.
22. How is the food?
CCAT Staff and patients consistently rate the food as excellent. Meals are served three times daily with a snack at bedtime. A licensed dietician plans the meals with consideration for specific dietary needs.
23. How old are the patients at CCAT?
CCAT serves adult patients, 18 years of age and older. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of our patients are between the ages of 18 and 45. The most frequent ages are 22 and 24.
24. Do patients have to do chores?
We do assign light chores to our short-term residential patients to establish the structure and consistency needed once you leave the program.
25. What about laundry?
While in detox, your laundry will be done by staff. While in short-term residential treatment, you will be assigned a laundry day according to your room number.