Addiction is an isolating disease, leaving nearly 21 million people in the United States feeling alone and abandoned in their battle against substance abuse. Addiction treatment is designed to help you overcome the loneliness caused by addiction, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want people to know what you’re going through.
In some ways, it can seem like entering rehab is like making your struggle with alcohol or drugs public. You may fear what your extended family or friends say if they find out, or you worry you’ll be fired if your employer learns why you needed extended time off work.
Fortunately, at credible addiction treatment centers, like The Raleigh House, your privacy and anonymity are top priorities. These factors give you peace of mind throughout rehab and can set you up for long-term success in recovery.
Laws for Privacy at Addiction Treatment Centers
Did you know there are laws in place to protect your privacy during addiction treatment? This means that doctors, therapists and those running addiction treatment centers can’t disclose your health information to just anyone. The following laws are designed to keep your medical records and addiction treatment progress private:
- The Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). This is probably the most well-known healthcare law, designed to provide doctor-client confidentiality. Under HIPPA, your medical records and personal information are protected, keeping doctors and treatment professionals at addiction treatment centers from sharing your information and using it without your consent.
- The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Privacy Law. This law is in place specifically for addiction treatment facilities. Rehab centers like The Raleigh House are severely limited in their ability to communicate details about your medical records and addiction treatment.
- 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 2. Stigma, discrimination and legal penalties oftentimes keep people from seeking addiction treatment. CFR Part 2 attempts to alleviate those concerns by prohibiting addiction treatment facilities from disclosing client identities and records without consent. Exceptions to this rule include, but are not limited to, medical emergencies and child abuse or neglect.
Privacy and Anonymity at The Raleigh House
At The Raleigh House, we take your privacy and anonymity in rehab as seriously as you do. Part of our mission is to ensure you feel safe and relaxed at our treatment center, so that you can focus 100 percent of your time and energy on your recovery.
Besides adhering to federal and state laws to protect your medical records, we maintain your privacy in drug rehab through the following ways:
- Our Location Outside of Denver. Our wellness lodge is quietly nestled on 40 acres of eastern Colorado plains, far enough away from the chaos of city life. We chose this location for The Ranch because it offers all our clients a peaceful place to recover from addiction and dual diagnosis disorders without the fear of running into someone they know.
- Our Client Size. Unlike large treatment facilities, our small client-to-staff ratio allows us to provide you with highly personalized treatment specifically designed to address your unique struggles and situation. With up to 20 clients in our residential treatment program at any given time, you will have plenty of privacy and one-on-one therapy sessions. You’ll also feel safe knowing that not a single person in treatment with you knows you or your past; they’re all simply trying to recover and better themselves, just like you are.
- Our Internal Policies. Our internal policies are designed to protect you and keep your privacy and anonymity intact. If family members, friends or other people from your past call to inquire about you, we will only give them information if they have been approved by you and our team. While we offer family therapy and coaching, we only include it in your treatment strategy if and when you’re ready. We are focused and committed on preventing anything from interfering with your recovery, and our internal policies reflect this.
Get Safe, Private Addiction Treatment at The Raleigh House
At The Raleigh House, addiction treatment and recovery is an extremely private and sensitive matter. Being as discreet as we are helps you feel protected from the outside world and comfortable enough to put aside all your privacy concerns to focus on your recovery. This gives you the very best chance possible to find lasting sobriety after addiction.
Are you ready to finally break free from substance abuse and rebuild a healthy, meaningful life? Our admissions team is available to talk to you about your addiction and help you begin the admissions process. Fill out our form or contact us today.