FAQ – Long Term Rehab 2017-08-08T03:04:45+00:00

How effective is your long term rehab program?
Because early recovery is a long term, 2-5 year process, our continuum of care extends through various phases after admission, dissipating structure over time, to the 2 year mark. Therefore, success rates for clients who complete all phases is remarkable. See what our clients and families have to say about the Burning Tree program by checking out testimonials.

What is it that makes Burning Tree Long term Rehab different from other facilities?
Our founding value, and one that remains to this day, is to provide excellent long-term care at the most economical rate possible. We specialize in treating the relapsing adult, and we expect a very high degree of accountability in every area of our client’s lives. The length of time, as well as the high quality of our facilities and program at a very reasonable rate, separates us from other treatment facilities. However, it is the opportunity to learn and practice 12-step principles that allows our clients to create a life of excellence beyond sobriety.

Does Burning Tree Long Term Rehab deal with dual diagnosis?
Yes. Burning Tree takes an integrated treatment approach to dual diagnosis, rather than sequential treatment of chemical dependency and other disorders. Our psychiatric medical directors participate in treatment planning of each client with co-occurring disorders, and are a part of the treatment team.

Why long-term treatment?
We work with clients with whom a shorter, pre-determined length of stay, more permissive, or less 12-step integrated methodolgy has not worked. With the indeterminate length of stay based solely on progress, we have enough time to create habits and lifestyles that are conducive to long-term recovery.

What is the length of stay?
Length of stay is determined by the client’s progress in treatment. We have a relapse-prevention curriculum with milestone criteria. Clients are evaluated in terms of their successful completion of the curriculum. Unlike many other facilities, our length of stay is not solely based on time and is not predetermined.

What does the program consist of?
Our program includes lessons in life-skills, 12-step and spiritual guidance, chemical dependency counseling, nutritional and physical activity counseling, innovative family programs, and group/individual therapies.

Who delivers treatment at Burning Tree?
Our treatment team is comprised of a balance of licensed clinical professionals (many of whom are in recovery themselves), seasoned non-clinical treatment professionals who are in recovery (several of whom are also alumni), and a highly trained operational staff. All members of the treatment team have input on the progress of our clients, from the treatment technicians who observe the clients in residential milieu, to the counseling staff engaging them in therapy applications, to the executives overseeing the process. While different types of professionals render different aspects of the program, the unique thing about Burning Tree is that most decisions are made as a team, and are informed decisions based on the observations of all these professionals.

What are the qualifications of your counselors?
All of our clinical professionals are licensed chemical dependency counselors (LCDC), licensed chemical dependency counselor interns (LCDCi), licensed professional counselors (LPC), licensed professional counselor interns (LPCi), or master’s level social workers (LMSW, LCSW, MSW).

How are psychiatric needs handled?
We are fortunate to have two respected psychiatrists, who are also experts in working with addictions, on staff. The psychiatrist will meet with the client upon admission and as needed for medication management, psychotherapy, or further consultation.

Do you have a medical staff?
We are a therapeutic model center and have contracts with local providers and hospitals by for general medical needs.

What is your family contact policy?
Family contact and visitation is a privilege that most residents earn during their first three months of treatment. Like all aspects of the program, visits are available based on progress in treatment and are therefore entirely up to the client.

Are you a coed facility?
Yes. We offer gender specific programing and treatment tracks during the stay at our facility. We also have integrated gender groups in which we use as an opportunity for people to begin working on their issues with the opposite gender. Our living quarters are specified to each gender.

How much does Burning Tree cost?
Our monthly treatment fee varies during the full continuum of care delivered. There are also some ancillary charges for services necessary to the treatment process.

Please download a copy of the Financial Responsibility Disclosure/Guarantor’s Agreement for a detailed explanation of charges.

The same form is included here in a MS Word format for website users with disabilities to make it easier for screen readers to read the text. Financials Form in MS Word format.

If you have any questions regarding the cost of treatment please call us and we’ll be happy to answer them. Please don’t let cost be a barrier to treatment. Burning Tree is committed to helping clients and families find the treatment needed, regardless of where that is, and can refer to other programs having different financial requirements. Simply call us at 866-287-2877, we’d like to help.

Do you take insurance?
We are private pay, are unable to accept insurance for payment of treatment fee, and do not assist with insurance filing. This means our billing system for the treatment fee is not compatible with Utilization Review (UR), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, and other insurance industry requirements. In other words, billing you receive for the treatment fee will likely be insufficient for insurance filing. Please understand that we will not provide support for insurance filing, such as making staff available to discuss treatment details with insurance claims adjusters, etc. It is a corporate decision to not allow insurance companies to be involved in our treatment process. Frankly, we believe they do not understand nor do they support the high-quality long-term treatment model, due to their motivation of other interests. Please do not ask us to get involved with such matters, we are very committed to our position.