Are You Looking to Participate in a Rehab Program?

We salute you for taking the courageous step of searching for a rehab program. At Emerald Isle Health & Recovery, we take your rehab and mental needs seriously. We will provide a safe, supportive environment where you can focus on healing and recovery.

There are Many Things to Consider in a Rehab Program

Your Particular Needs

The first factor that clients should determine is whether to start their recovery with inpatient or outpatient treatment. Choosing an option that is best suited for the client will hasten the recovery process.

Inpatient programs offer treatment in a safe and secure facility.  At times, your progress towards recovery can be hindered by contact with the people who may have contributed to your substance use. An inpatient program will provide you the opportunity to be separated from these people. A disadvantage of an inpatient program is that they require the client to be at the facility for a long period of time. This may lead to you feel as if you are cut off from your loved ones.  

Having the ability to stay at home with your loved ones is an advantage of an outpatient program. It is a tough road that leads to full recovery. It can be advantageous to you to live in a familiar environment. However, you may feel required to deal with the people who may have contributed to your substance use. If that happens, it can interrupt your treatment, which could delay your recovery from substance use. 

Does This Facility Offer any Type of Specialized Care?

Does This Facility Offer any Type of Specialized Care?

Identifying and treating the root causes of substance abuse disorders is crucial to providing long-lasting care. Specialized care is a valuable asset when the root causes are associated with issues that are specific to the client’s demographics. Specialized care types include, but are not limited to:

Will My Health Insurance Cover This Treatment Facility?

MultiPlan is not a health insurance company; it does not sell policies directly to its members. MultiPlan is a PPO network that helps its members locate and purchase coverage. Health insurance companies can extend their networks by partnering with MultiPlan and including MultiPlan’s network in their own. There are several rehab centers around the country that accept Multiplan insurance.

Because MultiPlan focuses solely on PPOs, clients with MultiPlan coverage face fewer penalties for accepting treatment from out-of-network providers. Unlike with HMOs and EPOs, MultiPlan clients rarely must pay for all out-of-network expenses. And MultiPlan PPOs do not require clients to receive referrals before seeking care from in-network specialists. However, clients will pay more for out-of-network services than in-network services.

Due to MultiPlan’s business model, we advise clients to reach out to the MultiPlan partner from whom they purchase coverage. In addition, clients can call the rehabilitation facility which they are considering choosing and request to speak to an in-house financial advisor. The in-house financial advisor will work with clients to answer insurance plan questions and generate payment plans.

Does the Program Offer Support for my Recovery?  

An important part of the decision process is to find out exactly how the program will provide support for you in your recovery efforts. There is no one-size-fits-all number with regards to treatment plans, as the needs and complications for clients vary dramatically. Factors that determine a client’s length of stay include the severity of the substance abuse disorder, the substance being abused, the safety of the client’s home, and the client’s insurance and finances.

What Approach to Treatment Does the Facility Employ?

Most rehabilitation facilities employ a variety of treatment types to meet the needs of their various clients. Clients who understand that they respond well to specific types of therapy can benefit from selecting a rehabilitation facility that offers that therapy. Therapy types include, but are not limited to:

 Does This Facility Offer Medication-Assisted Therapy?

Does This Facility Offer Medication-Assisted Therapy

Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT) is a medical procedure where rehabilitation facilities provide approved medications to clients to mitigate withdrawal symptoms and to neutralize the physical and mental craving for harmful substances. Because the symptoms and effects of withdrawal can be intense and painful, applying medications to treat withdrawal symptoms can be the difference between a successful detoxification and a relapse. This is also true for the psychological cravings that may persist after the client’s discharge. MAT is most effective when it is combined with behavioral therapy and counseling. These are approved FDA approved medications.

MAT medications associated with alcohol substance abuse treatments include, but are not limited to:

  • Naltrexone (ReVia®) – Before this drug can be used, the patient must have already stopped drinking alcohol or using opiods. This drug is useful in two ways because it reduces alcohol cravings, and it blocks opioid medication effects.  
  • Disulfiram (Antabuse®) – This drug is intended to be used as a treatment for chronic alcohol substance use.  Someone who uses this drug will experience very unpleasant side effects if they drink even a little alcohol. Alcohol can be found in some food items such as vinegars and sauces.
  • Acamprosate (Campral®) – This drug is intended for those who have already stopped drinking alcohol in large quantities. When a person stops drinking alcohol, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. This drug will not help to alleviate those symptoms.

MAT medications associated with treating opioid substance abuse disorders include, but are not limited to:

  • Methadone (Methadose®, or Dolophine ®) – Methadone prevents withdrawal symptoms that occur when a person stops using an opioid drug. 
  • Naltrexone (ReVia®) – To use this drug, one must have already stopped taking an opioid. This drug will block the effects that come with using opioids.
  • Buprenorphine (Subutex®) –Buprenophine can prevent the withdrawal symptoms that occur when someone stops using opioids.Naloxone: Naloxone (Narcan®) is one of the most commonly used MAT medications. Naloxone can swiftly reverse the overdose effects of an opioid. Certain states require doctors to issue a prescription for Naloxone to any patient that receives prescription opioids. Bear in mind that Naloxone is use only for opioid overdoses.


Selecting a rehabilitation facility is not an easy choice to make. However, it is vital for the client’s long-term health that the client chooses a facility that will equip them with the treatment, medication, and discipline necessary to ensure long-term recovery. Our most important goal at Emerald Isle Health & Recovery is guiding our clients on a path to lifetime wellness. Please do not forget to check with Multiplan for coverage, since it is the most important part of your choice. If you are not able to check with Multiplan insurance, we will contact them for you. We appreciate you considering us.