The Do’s and Don’ts of Picking The Best Drug RehabMay 27, 2016 - Addiction, Alcohol and Drug, Cost, Detox, Recovery, Treatment - 0 Comments
Do One: Contact Us to Begin the Process of Overcoming an Addiction
We recommend choosing a rehabilitation facility as quickly as possible in order to overcome a substance abuse problem. By delaying treatment, you are sinking deeper into an addiction that can damage your well-being. Our counselors are prepared to help you find the best place for you to recover from addiction, but you need to make the first call to learn how easy it is to get help.
Don’t Two: Avoid Listening to Horror Stories from Other Addicts
It is not a good idea to listen to other addict’s horror stories about detoxification and rehabilitation. We do not strap clients to their beds or lock them in their rooms during the recovery process. You will live in a safe environment where there are professional counselors available to help with the physical side effects of detoxifying and the mental challenges of rehabilitation.
Do Three: Choose a Facility that Meets Your Particular Needs
There are numerous rehabilitation facilities that are designed to treat a particular type of addiction and coexisting conditions. You can select a facility that focuses on treating men or women, and there are also facilities that offer holistic or Christian environments. If a recovering addict is a teenager, then seek a rehabilitation facility that understands how to treat adolescents.
Don’t Four: Don’t assume that Outpatient Treatment is Suitable
We prefer that our clients participate in a residential program for 30 to 90 days rather than attending an outpatient facility. In an outpatient environment, a recovering addict returns home each day where there are the same problems that lead to using substances. By staying in a residential facility, you are immersed 100 percent in recovery and are not as tempted to return to bad habits.
Do Five: Make Sure to Get Friends and Relatives Involved
You might feel embarrassed to tell friends and relatives about your need for a rehabilitation program, but they are an important part of the recovery process. We advise clients to tell loved ones about their treatment program, and it is important for them to get involved by coming to our facility for counseling.
Don’t Six: Don’t Delay Treatment Due to Financial Concerns
If you are concerned about how to pay for substance abuse treatment, then talk to us about applying for scholarships or seeking assistance from government agencies.