What is the best detox?

Whether you are addicted to alcohol, prescription medication or an illegal drug, detoxification is the first step in overcoming your condition. During detox, you will eliminate the addictive substance from your body so that you can begin the recovery process as a sober individual. Detoxification centers are available all across the United States and even in other parts of the world. As you compare your options and look for the best detox center, consider the following issues.

1. Location makes a difference.

Some patients may prefer to choose the best detox center close to home, while others may prefer a treatment center in an exotic location. Both of these options have advantages and disadvantages. For example, although a detox center far from home offers privacy, it will be more difficult for your closest family and friends to visit.

2. Cost is an important factor. 

The cost of treatment programs at various detox centers vary. If you are on a budget, comparing costs is essential. Keep in mind that some of the best detox centers may accept insurance payments, which reduces your out-of-pocket expenses. Some detox centers also offer payment plans that allow you to pay your portion of the bill over time.

3. You can learn a lot from success rates and rehab reviews.

A detox center's success rate, which is usually expressed as a percentage, tells you what portion of patients were able to complete the program successfully. The best detox centers are typically those that have the highest success rates. Likewise, rehab reviews written by past patients provide you with insight into how the program at a given facility works.

4. Services vary by facility.

Different facilities structure their detoxification programs differently. While some facilities provide patients with medication to help ease withdrawal symptoms, others do not. Likewise, while some of the best detox centers offer excellent cuisine and high-end accommodations, others offer only basic amenities.

5. You may have to compromise.

In some cases, you may not be able to find an affordable detox program that meets all of your expectations. If this occurs, the best detox program is the one that meets the requirements that matter most to you.  For example, if you prefer a private room but the best detox center in your area offers only shared rooms, you may need to travel for treatment or agree to share your room with other patients.

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