When navigating the path to recovery, there are various questions that must be answered in order to make an educated choice concerning treatment options. While we strive to assist all of our applicants with their questions on a personal level, sometimes it may be easier to start with questions that are common to most who apply. As always, if you don’t see what you need on our site, feel free to call and we will be more than happy to answer your questions.
What are the living arrangements like for your patients?
- We currently have two properties. Our properties are located close to our main office, educational facilities, and local attractions. Each home is located in a residential community and can not be distinguished from other single family homes. Our desire is to provide a safe environment that our patients can call home while staying with us. Each home is furnished and maintained by ministry volunteers. Patients can relax and reflect while spending time in the home, knowing that they are safe and monitored. Each home is supervised by a residential manager, searched periodically throughout each week, and kept under careful watch by our ministry staff and volunteers.
Do you accept insurance?
- Due to our integrative treatment model, we have made the decision to operate independently without government funding and in-network insurance billing. While many of our clinicians are credentialed with various insurance providers, the cost of treatment must be paid up front. We can provide you with a super bill at the end of your stay, which can then be presented to your insurance provider for payment. Our purpose for this decisions rests completely on our philosophy and treatment model. All of our treatment methods are evidence based and quite effective. To partner with certain companies and entities would cause us to have to conform to standards and forms of treatment that we believe would not be beneficial to the patient. It is also important to note that funding must be secured prior to intake. We accept many patients through various organizations that provide limited scholarships. The remainder of the funding for each patient will need to be arranged through our CFO.
What does a day consist of at Loaves and Fishes?
- The treatment schedule is quite intense; however, there is built in time for relaxing and reflecting. Monday – Friday, patients take part in clinical and psychoeducational groups, individual counseling, and recreational activities. Patients attend church services throughout the week and have morning and evening Bible studies. There is a current treatment schedule link on our Treatment Program page.
Is there a cost for your program and are fees refundable?
- Yes. We do charge a very affordable fee for our services. The first month of service is $750.00 and $500.00 for each month following. Our fees cover our operating expenses for the month. The bulk of our funding comes from our thrift store ministry as well as partner churches and the donations of families and individuals. Fees are non-refundable due to the costs of services and the occupancy of a bed. It requires numerous hours of work on the part of our clinicians to complete intakes, assessments, care plans, and other administrative tasks on behalf of each patient, sometimes even prior to the patient begin accepted into the program. The full billable rates for these services are not reflected in the monthly fee; therefore, we do not refund fees.
What is included in your monthly fee?
- We are an all-inclusive program. With that said, we offer our patients an abundance of services for the monthly fee. Although not exhaustive, the following list will give you an idea of what the fee covers:
- Cleaning and Laundry Supplies
- Medical Care (Primary Care Only)
- Recreational Activities
- Administrative Services
Does your program provide detox services?
- We do not offer detox services; however, we can help you coordinate care. In care coordination, our goal is to transfer the patient door-to-door from the detox facility to our treatment center.
What is integrated therapy?
- An integrated therapeutic model is the process by which we administer evidenced-based clinical practices along with faith-based interventions. Although we are a clinically intensive program, please be advised that our core treatment model is Christ-centered. For those who are not interested in a faith-based program, Loaves and Fishes Counseling will more than likely not be the right place to seek treatment. A more detailed syllabus is available on our Treatment Program page.
Can I be accepted if I take prescription medications?
- Although we will manage medications, the cost of medication is not covered in the monthly fee. The need for prescriptions medications does not mean that a patient should not have the opportunity to participate in a treatment program. Many patients need medications to assist them with mental health issues and other medical issues. While we do allow and manage most medications, there are a few that we do not allow. We do not follow the MAT or Medically Assisted Treatment Model of therapy which includes specific medications paired with counseling. In our experience, when an individual is ready to “get clean”, it is not wise to move from one addictive substance to another. While there are many who would disagree with this philosophy, we have seen this model cause more harm than good; therefore, we encourage our patients to embrace their recovery from day one with the mindset of working towards recovery free from medications that can become a crutch. The following medications are not allowed while our patients are engaged in the treatment process:
- Other synthetic opioids
- Narcotic pain medications
- Stimulant Medications
Can I work?
- Yes and no. Patients are not allowed to work during the first six months of treatment. After completing the first two phases of treatment, patients are then allowed to seek outside employment on a case-by-case basis, while continuing to stay in the program.
Can I have visitors?
- Yes. Visitation is permitted after the first 30 days of treatment. Each visitor must be approved and complete an interview process prior to visiting.
What should I bring?
- We ask that patients bring no more than two bags as storage space is limited. Patients will need clothing for work, classes, and church. Patients will also need to bring personal hygiene products as well. No phones, ipods, computers, or other electronic devices are allowed. If possible, patients should bring bedding for a twin bed as well. We understand that there are some cases that prohibit prior planning and preparation, and in these cases we can provide most items.
Many of your questions may be addressed in our Residential Policy, which is located on our Treatment Program page. Please feel free to call and speak with a member of our team for further information.