Case Management Services for Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment
Addiction is a complex disease that affects all aspects of your life; physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and more. Detox helps clients heal from the physical aspects of addiction while behavioral therapy focuses on the emotional and mental effects. But what about the other far-reaching effects of addiction?
Many people enter rehab with financial problems, legal issues, insurance concerns, and more. Going through treatment with an advocate by your side who helps you work through these broad issues can make your rehab experience smoother and reduce your risk for relapse later down the line. Staff members who advocate on your behalf by helping you not only manage your treatment plan but also the other areas of your life are known as case managers.
Case management is a vital part of our substance abuse recovery program at Sheer Recovery. We’ve seen firsthand how case management services in addiction treatment improve treatment retention and success. Our talented case managers handle the details of your recovery so you can focus on your personal well-being.
What is Case Management?
Case management describes a series of collective services that provide you with support during your recovery journey. This service is facilitated by a case manager who is assigned to your case. Aside from the rehab center therapists, your case manager is one of the primary people you will work with during treatment.
Case managers are usually social workers or therapists/counselors. Your case manager will assess, plan, coordinate, evaluate, and advocate for your treatment and recovery needs. Their role is similar to that of a traditional social worker, but they specialize in helping people who are recovering from addiction.
During treatment, your case manager will learn all about your family, life circumstances, employment status, legal challenges, medical needs, and any other information that is relevant to your recovery journey. Then, they act as an intermediary between you and your family, employer, doctor, university, and any other people or entities who are involved in your treatment and/or recovery. Overall, your case manager’s job is to make sure you have the resources you need to be successful during and after treatment.
What Does a Case Manager Do?
When you enter treatment, your case manager will first help you identify any issues or barriers in your life that may be hindering your recovery. You will work with your case manager to develop practical solutions to those issues so you can successfully meet your treatment goals.
Case managers wear many different hats. Some of the services they provide include:
If you’re on parole or probation, are court-mandated to a rehab facility, or have ongoing legal issues, your case manager can advocate on your behalf while you are in treatment. They can collaborate with probation officers, law enforcement officials, and attorneys. Your case manager will also make sure you stay on top of any court dates, documentation, or legal paperwork.
Whether you need help filing for Workers Compensation, Family and Medical Leave, or simply with workplace collaboration, case management services can help. If you don’t have a job, your case manager can help you build your resume, locate job fairs, and develop valuable workplace skills.
Case managers can help you apply for food stamps and other types of financial assistance. They can take payments for your treatment, set you up with financing, and help you come up with a financial plan. They can also speak to your insurance on your behalf if you are having any trouble with your drug rehab insurance coverage.
Addiction treatment centers provide medical care limited to detox and mental health issues. If you require additional doctor’s visits such as check-ups, specialty treatments, vision care, or dental care, your case manager can arrange your appointments.
If you don’t have a safe, supportive place to live after rehab, your case manager will help you locate the best sober living home for you. They can also take care of all of the logistics, ensuring a smooth transition from rehab to sober living.
Your case manager can refer you to appropriate programs or services that you require that cannot be provided by the rehab facility.
Case management services are not limited to the items on this list. Your case manager is your advocate, and they can help you tackle virtually any obstacle that may hinder your recovery. The various services provided by your case manager are guaranteed to reduce some of your stress and concerns during rehab.
Who Can Benefit from Case Management During Addiction Treatment?
Addiction affects everyone differently, but anyone who enters a substance abuse treatment program can benefit from case management. Everyone has unique barriers that can interrupt their recovery or problems that need to be solved.
Even if you don’t realize that you need assistance in some area of your life, it’s likely that you do! Your case manager will evaluate your current situation to get an in-depth understanding of possible barriers to recovery so you can overcome them without difficulty.
From the moment you enter detox, your case manager will ensure you are receiving the care you deserve. They’ll be there for you throughout the entire continuum of care, including detox, treatment, and aftercare planning.
Dedicated Case Management at Sheer Recovery
A quality substance abuse case manager is a critical component of successful treatment and long-term recovery. Case management truly bridges the gap between addiction and sobriety.
Our goal is to not only help you overcome your addiction but to succeed in every aspect of your sober life. That’s why the excellent case managers at Sheer Recovery are committed to guiding you through recovery and supporting each of your unique needs. By working with you individually throughout rehab, we can help you overcome any obstacles standing in the way of a drug-and-alcohol-free life.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction and ready to begin your recovery, please contact us today. Our compassionate admissions counselors are available now to help you get started.