Frequently Asked Questions About Rehab: What You Need to Know

Entering rehab is a significant step towards recovery, but it often comes with many questions and uncertainties. At Baja Rehab, we aim to provide clear and comprehensive information to help you feel more comfortable and prepared. Here are some frequently asked questions about rehab and what you need to know.

What is Rehab?

Rehabilitation, or rehab, is a structured program designed to help individuals overcome substance abuse and addiction. It provides a supportive environment where people can detox, receive therapy, and learn skills to maintain long-term sobriety.

How Do I Know if I Need Rehab?

If you find that substance use is negatively impacting your life, relationships, job, or health, it may be time to consider rehab. Signs include unsuccessful attempts to quit, withdrawal symptoms, and continued use despite adverse consequences.

What Types of Rehab Programs Are Available?

There are several types of rehab programs, including:

Inpatient Rehab Clients live at the facility and receive 24/7 care.

Outpatient Rehab Clients live at home and attend treatment sessions during the day or evening.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) A more intensive form of outpatient care that involves frequent sessions.

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) Clients receive intensive treatment during the day but return home at night.

What Happens During Detox?

Detox is the process of eliminating substances from the body. It can be physically and emotionally challenging, but at Baja Rehab, we provide medical supervision and support to ensure safety and comfort during this critical phase.

What Therapies Are Used in Rehab?

Rehab incorporates a variety of evidence-based therapies, including:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Helps clients identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Focuses on emotional regulation and stress management.

Individual Therapy One-on-one sessions with a therapist to address personal issues.

Group Therapy Sessions with peers to share experiences and support each other.

Family Therapy Involves family members in the recovery process to improve communication and relationships.

Will I Have a Say in My Treatment Plan?

Absolutely. At Baja Rehab, we believe in personalized care. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs, and you will be involved in making decisions about your recovery journey.

How Long Does Rehab Last?

The length of rehab varies depending on individual needs. Programs can range from 30 days to 90 days or more. Longer stays are often associated with better outcomes, but the appropriate duration will be determined based on your progress and goals.

What Should I Bring to Rehab?

While specific requirements may vary, generally, you should bring:

– Comfortable clothing

– Personal hygiene products

– Prescription medications (in original bottles)

– A list of important contacts

– Books or journals for personal use

Electronic devices and valuables are typically discouraged to maintain focus on recovery.

Can I Have Visitors or Contact with Family and Friends?

Most rehab centers have specific visiting hours and guidelines for family contact. At Baja Rehab, we encourage family involvement as it is crucial for support and healing, but we also emphasize the importance of focusing on your recovery.

What Happens After Rehab?

Aftercare planning is an essential part of the rehab process. We work with you to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan that may include:

– Ongoing therapy

– Support group meetings

– Sober living arrangements

– Relapse prevention strategies


Rehab can be a life-changing experience, and being informed can help ease any apprehensions you might have. At Baja Rehab, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective treatment to help you achieve lasting recovery. If you have more questions or are ready to take the first step towards a healthier future, contact us today. We are here to support you every step of the way.