addiction treatment frequently asked questionsDeciding to seek addiction treatment is an important choice! Hammocks on the Edisto is here to provide our residents with answers to many frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our drug and alcohol rehab. Our goal is to make this transition as comfortable as possible. We encourage prospective residents to contact us today at 833.793.0191 to ask any questions they may have about our women’s rehab center or the admissions process.

What Should I Bring to Treatment?

Be sure to bring seven days’ worth of comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing that complies with the dress code. If there are specific questions on the dress code, please call our team at the facility. Residents should pack a range of items including:

  • Shoes (everyday shoes, athletic shoes for activities, and flip-flops)
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Pajamas
  • Coat/jacket
  • Bathrobe
  • Belt
  • Hat
  • Slippers

Please also include:

  • Photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, etc)
  • Insurance Card
  • Prescription Card (if applicable)
  • Credit or debit card (for medication co-pays, if applicable)
  • A small amount of cash ($50 in small bills) for spending money on group outings
  • A 30-day supply of tobacco products (dip or cigarettes only- no vaping)
  • A 30-day supply of toiletries and beauty products (must be alcohol-free and aerosol free)
  • A 30-day supply of current prescription medication (in original pharmacy bottles and label intact; any liquid medications must be new and sealed)
  • List of all medications and dosages
  • List of names, addresses, and phone numbers of those who wish to have involved in treatment (loved ones, healthcare professionals, 12 Step Sponsors, etc).
  • Stamps and Envelopes for writing letters

Is a Referral Necessary?

A referral from another healthcare provider is not required for admission into Hammocks on the Edisto. A person may call for themselves or a loved one, and other providers in the community may also call to initiate the process on behalf of a patient.

Will I Have My Own Room?

Each bedroom at Hammocks is uniquely designed and styled, with rooms having one to three twin beds a piece. Depending on current availability, residents may have up to two roommates.

What Can I Expect During the Initial Assessment?

During the initial assessment, our admissions staff will learn more about each resident’s individual needs. We will discuss treatment options and give each woman a variety of recommendations that best fit her needs.

What Types of Insurance Does Hammocks on the Edisto Allow?

We work closely with most insurance carriers, and we can help to provide a financing plan for the balance due that insurance may not cover. We accept private pay and will work with individuals to find a plan fit for their needs.

We can discuss financing plans with patients and families for any portion of treatment not covered by insurance or if they will not be utilizing insurance for treatment coverage and are interested in self-pay options.

Can My Family Be Involved in My Treatment?

At Hammocks, we believe that treatment is most successful when individuals have a healthy support system. Upon admission, each woman will get to choose who she wants to be involved in her care and to what extent. Residents are strongly encouraged to have their families involved in our family program. Details on the family program will be distributed at admission.

Am I Allowed to Leave Treatment If I Decide I Don’t Want to Be There?

Hammocks is a voluntary residential program. Seeking treatment for a substance use disorder is an investment in the woman’s health and future. Women entering our program have chosen to make their recovery journey a priority, and we are honored to be a part of it. However, if someone decides that Hammocks is not the right fit for them, they have the option to sign themself out of treatment.

Will I Have Access to My Phone?

Residents will not be allowed to have a cell phone during treatment; it will be stored with all valuables if brought to the facility or returned to the family/support team at admission. This policy protects everyone’s confidentiality and to limit any intrusions or distraction while in treatment. This will also apply to any other technological device with a camera or internet access. Use of devices without internet access or a camera is permitted, provided that such use does not interfere with any programming. Hammocks on the Edisto is not responsible for any damage or theft to these devices.

During the first week of a resident’s treatment stay, there will be no contact with any outside family or friends. After this initial period, personal phone calls are limited to 15 minutes, occur twice a week, and will be made from a landline.

Is Treatment Confidential?

Absolutely. Each patient has a right to privacy, and at Hammocks, we abide by the strictest confidentiality regulations to ensure we protect each resident’s privacy.

Is Hammocks an Abstinence-Only Facility?

Abstinence from alcohol and drugs is almost certainly a goal for most people seeking our services, even commonly for people on MAT. Most people have tried many strategies to control or limit their use before engagement in treatment. They understand that periods of controlled use are often short-term and eventually lead to undesired consequences.

Does Hammocks Treat Process Addictions?

At this time, our clinical staff’s expertise is explicitly focused on substance use/addiction. Addressing process addictions such as gambling, sex, gaming, etc., is often accomplished in an individual therapy service that can be catered specifically to our residents’ needs.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Hammocks on the Edisto believes in maintaining program integrity and the value of completing treatment through each resident’s projected discharge date. The pacing of their treatment, the progress they make, and the building of their treatment plan is an evolving process and the program is most successful when done in its entirety. The average length of stay at Hammocks is 30 days, but this can vary depending on each woman’s unique circumstances, resulting in a shorter or longer admission. Discharge criteria are dictated by individualized treatment planning and the woman’s unique needs addressed during her time at Hammocks.

Does Inpatient Treatment Address Co-Occurring Disorders?

The primary focus of treatment for women entering Hammocks on the Edisto is addressing their substance use disorders. We do also address co-occurring mental health disorders such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • PTSD

These diagnoses often go hand-in-hand with substance use and addiction. We are not, however, an acute mental health facility. Our residents’ safety is of paramount importance. In some cases, a woman’s mental health needs warrant a higher level of care. If so, we will discuss her treatment options with her and help facilitate a transfer to a facility that can best accommodate her immediate safety needs.

How Do I Take a Leave of Absence from Work for Treatment?

It is quite common for individuals seeking treatment to need to request extended time off from their job. If this is the case, we encourage our residents to reach out to the Human Resources Department at their job and inquire about what options are available to them (i.e., FMLA, Short Term Disability, etc.). Depending on what the woman and her employer decides, her HR department will often need some paperwork completed by Hammocks. At the time of admission, our residents can sign a release of information for their employer and an HR representative. This release will allow us to communicate with them and complete any necessary paperwork on their behalf.

What Is the Difference Between Detox and Rehab?

Rehab programs provide a process for recovering from/learning about substance use and addiction. At the same time, detox is a process when the body rids itself of the substance(s) (usually using medications and monitored by medical professionals).

Does Hammocks Offer Medication-Assisted Treatment?

We firmly believe in the importance of MAT, and we do utilize this option for patients in our inpatient treatment. Recovery is not “one size fits all,” and we understand the value of MAT in treating substance use disorders (most commonly opioids, nicotine, and alcohol) and believe recovery is possible on MAT.

What to Expect During Aftercare?

Aftercare and discharge planning starts at the beginning of each woman’s treatment (during admission). These are critical components of our work. We are keenly aware of the importance of aftercare and continuing care plan that is thorough and adequately addresses their needs as they transition from Hammocks on the Edisto towards their next destination. We will develop a discharge plan that addresses their individual needs.

Get More Answers at Hammocks on the Edisto

Hammocks on the Edisto wants to support women from the moment they decide to get treatment to the aftercare process. To learn more about our treatment options or to get more answers, please call Hammocks on the Edisto today at 833.793.0191.