What to expect at Lakeview Health

At Lakeview Health, you will be treated by an expert team of clinicians who understand what you are going through and will be there to support you every step along your recovery journey. Our team of doctors, nurses, therapists, and counselors are committed to providing the most respectful, professional, research-backed alcohol and drug addiction treatment in the country. You’ll be in great hands as you take the steps needed to change your life.

Expect a compassionate environment

Each member of our addiction treatment team has intimate knowledge of the detox and rehabilitation process. During your time with us, we will provide the support, understanding, camaraderie, and tools necessary to manage addiction and reclaim the life you want. If you are anxious about what to expect at our Jacksonville detox and rehab, the short answer is that you have immediate access to a safe, welcoming space to detox and recover from the harmful substances that have taken hold of your life. You will always be treated with care and respect at Lakeview. Symptoms of withdrawal are often uncomfortable, but we’ll be there for you every step of the way.

If you have been unsuccessful at quitting on your own, our medical detox program will be a welcome respite. Once you are stable, your addiction treatment program will begin.

Contact Lakeview Health to get started on your journey to recovery by calling 866 704 7692

Admissions assessments for inpatient treatment

When you are admitted to one of our inpatient treatment facilities, we will review your insurance information, complete a medical evaluation, learn about your personal history with drugs and alcohol and discuss any medical or psychological concerns.

Pre-Admission Screening

This pre-screening phone call is the first step in the treatment process. An admissions specialist collects information about your history of substance use over the phone. The admissions specialist will use this information to determine if Lakeview will be the best option for you. On this call, we will also discuss insurance details or a payment plan if needed.

If you and the admissions specialist agree that Lakeview will be a good fit, you will work together to determine a date and time to come to Lakeview. If necessary, the admissions team will also help you to coordinate travel.

Admissions Assessment

After arriving at Lakeview, our team of therapists and licensed medical professionals will guide you through several assessments. They will ask you about your habits, daily activities, family life, and possible co-occurring disorders to better understand your life prior to entering treatment. Once they have consulted with you and the full treatment team, a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan will be created. These assessments will also be used to determine if detox is needed prior to entering inpatient treatment.

Assessments include:

  • HIV risk screening - This is standard practice for any patient entering treatment at Lakeview Health.
  • Medical history and physical - Once we have preliminary information about your health and substance use history, a member of our medical staff gathers a complete medical history and performs a physical exam.
  • Psychiatric evaluation and chemical dependency evaluation - A member of our medical team evaluates your psychiatric (mental and emotional) health and assesses your addiction.
  • Psychosocial evaluation - You meet with a therapist to provide a first-hand perspective on your background, substance use history, and personal goals for treatment.
Packing list

Please bring the following items for your time at a Lakeview Health inpatient drug rehab center:

  • 7-10 days’ worth of clothes. Make sure you have enough undergarments and socks.
  • Unopened toiletries
  • Workout clothes
  • Workout shoes
  • Swimsuit during pool season
  • Prescription medications in original bottles
  • Personal identification
  • Insurance card
  • Reading material
  • Cigarettes if you smoke. Lakeview Health neither encourages nor prohibits smoking. We provide designated smoking locations at the facility. If you’d like to quit smoking, we offer smoking cessation groups.
What not to bring: prohibited items

The following items are not allowed and may be discarded or shipped home if you bring them. *Please note that based on the nature of the item, we may be able to store it.

  • Firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind
  • Vape pens, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or vape liquid
  • Scissors or hair cutting shears
  • Electronics, including laptops, phones, tablets, cameras, and electronic music players
  • Non-prescription medications
  • Clothing with offensive words, images, or references to drugs or alcohol
  • Products containing alcohol such as mouthwash, cologne/perfume, and hair gel
  • Food, candy, & gum
  • Valuables such as jewelry or expensive watches
  • Hats

On a case-by-case basis, the facility may store prohibited items at its sole discretion. However, the facility will not be liable for the condition, maintenance, or loss of any prohibited item brought on-site in violation of this requirement.

Knowing what you will and won’t have on a day-to-day basis will help your transition. We know it might be hard to leave some things behind. We’ve created these lists based on years of experience and carefully selected the items to prevent distractions from what matters most: your successful recovery.

What to remember when coming to Lakeview

It is also a good idea to make sure you know the names and phone numbers of any psychiatrists or other mental health professionals you have recently met with, along with your insurance information. The current rehab insurance programs we accept at our Jacksonville treatment center include, but are not limited to, Cigna, Aetna, and United Healthcare.

Not sure if your insurance is accepted? Check here.

What to expect from a holistic & medical detox 

A medically monitored detox is often an important first step on the path towards recovery. The Lakeview Health team is experienced in helping patients to detox as safely and comfortably as possible. This is a key step as unmanaged, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms can cause many to begin using substances again as a way of self-medicating. The time it takes for the body to detox and the type of care needed depends on several factors including:<

  • The substance used
  • How long the substance was used
  • The patient’s overall health

A successful detox can pave the way for patients to enter a treatment center with a clear mind free of substances.

Expect to gain an understanding of mindfulness techniques

Mindfulness workshops are one example of the types of therapeutic approaches we offer in our Jacksonville inpatient and outpatient rehab center. The mindfulness practices we teach at Lakeview Health help patients become aware of triggers, monitor internal reactions, and foster more appropriate behavioral choices. We focus on increasing acceptance and tolerance of both positive and negative physical, emotional, and cognitive states (e.g., cravings) to decrease the likelihood of turning to substance abuse to escape reality. Our exercises also help patients increase self-efficacy and self-worth, which have also been shown to lower the possibility of relapse.

Becoming mindful involves gaining awareness of present events without being consumed by our emotional reactions to them. Becoming mindful takes time, but it is possible in the right environment. Learning to cope with everyday life struggles without turning to drugs is the most difficult obstacle many people face in their lifetime.

The treatment you will receive at Lakeview Health is research-based, professional, individualized, and community-centered. We understand that learning to manage setbacks without turning to drugs takes time. We also know that people are more likely to stay sober when they remain active and engaged with the sober people they spent time with during treatment. There is no quick way to “fix” a substance use disorder; however, taking small daily steps in a supportive environment will open doors you never thought were possible.

Addiction recovery starts at Lakeview Health

We understand that when you arrive at rehab, you may feel anxious, uncomfortable, or perhaps even resistant to trying an inpatient drug rehab center. Please know none of these feelings are unusual; almost everyone has some level of trepidation before they enter treatment. It’s a big step. It might be one of the most significant events in your life. We want you to know we’re prepared for you, whatever state you arrive in, and we’re experienced in helping everyone make the transition to treatment as smooth as possible. The team at Lakeview Health is here to ensure that your time spent at our facility is healing, welcoming, and productive. From your arrival to when you’re about to head home, we help you understand what to expect at Lakeview Health and in your new life in recovery every step of the way.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Jacksonville drug treatment center if you are concerned about yourself or a loved one.