How to Find the Top Rehabs
If you need inpatient addiction treatment for drug or alcohol dependence and have the option of choosing your own residential treatment center, it's important to weigh your options so you make the best choice for your situation and for yourself. Finding the top rehabs will give you the opportunity to make an informed choice among some of the best facilities.
Look for rehabs that offer flexibility in programs. A 30-day program for alcohol dependence, for example, might provide a needed boost to get out from under addiction, but if you know you may be in danger of relapse after a shorter program, you may be better off with a 60-day or 90-day program. Longer programs may be more appropriate for certain types of addiction, as well.
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Read about the people working at the treatment center, and ensure they have expertise specifically with addition, not just general health care. Ideally they should have knowledge and experience about the particular addiction you're seeking to overcome. The facility staff should include a highly qualified medical practitioner and at least one psychologist.
Study the success level of facilities you're considering. Read rehab reviews and testimonials from other people and learn the techniques that are used in addiction treatment. If a disturbing percentage of people report having relapsed shortly after being released from a program, the facility would not be a good choice.
Make Personal Visits
Before you commit to a rehab center, ideally you should narrow the field down to several centers and pay a visit to each one so you can get a sense of the atmosphere of the facility and how it feels to be a part of that. If in-person visits is not possible, try to arrange a telephone call or Skype interview so you can have a personal conversation with at least one representative. Since you'll be committing to addiction treatment for at least a month in the facility, it's important to ensure it will be a good fit.
Close to Home, or Far?
Searching for top rehabs also involves geographical considerations. Do you want a treatment center close to home for convenience and comfort, or do you want the privacy of a facility that's farther away? If you have the option to make that choice, opt for whatever works best for you, but be sure your choice is based on quality as well as distance.
Whatever treatment center you choose, seeking help is the first step toward taking back your life.