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Helpful Questions To Ask


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Can you help me with daycare while I’m in treatment?

Answer

Some provider agencies have on-site daycare; some have arrangements with local daycare providers and will help you cover the cost of daycare.


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How does inpatient treatment work vs. outpatient treatment?

Answer

In Colorado, most “inpatient” treatment is actually referred to as residential treatment, meaning that you live at the place where you are receiving treatment. This type of care is helpful for someone who would not be able to stop using if they were living at home. Outpatient treatment means you continue to live at home, but attend treatment during the day.


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In residential treatment, is there a place for me to bring my children?

Answer

Yes, there is. Make sure to ask for more information.


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In outpatient treatment, can I bring my children to the program or to group with me, or is there daycare available?

Answer

Yes to both. Make sure to ask for more information.


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Can you help me with transportation to and from treatment services?

Answer

Yes! Treatment providers can help you with transportation services or costs so be sure to ask for more information.


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How does women-only treatment work vs. co-ed treatment?

Answer

All the patients and counselors at a women-only treatment facility would be women. At a co-ed facility, you would still be in women-only groups a majority of the time, but may have men join the groups for some topics. You may also see and interact with men during meals, recreation time and some free time at co-ed facilities.


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How will I pay for formula, diapers and other things my baby needs if I'm in treatment?

Answer

Some treatment programs provide these items to patients who participate, and in other cases food stamps or program fees cover these items.


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Will my Medicaid cover this?

Answer
The Special Connections program will cover outpatient treatment through Medicaid at a number of places, including Mental Health Partners in Boulder, Arapahoe House, ARTS/The Haven, Centennial Mental Health Center and Crossroads Turning Points. It will cover residential treatment at Arapahoe House, ARTS/The Haven and Crossroads Turning Points.

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If I'm involved with child welfare or the legal system, can you still help me?

Answer

Absolutely! Your treatment program is not a part of either system, but your counselors can help you with advocacy and support for you and your children.


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Can my family be involved in my treatment?

Answer

Your family can be involved in your treatment as long as you are comfortable with their participation.


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Is my treatment private from my friends and family?

Answer

It is completely up to you how much information you share with your friends and family. Your treatment provider will not share information with them about your treatment without your consent.

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