What Questions Should I Ask Before Choosing a Drug Rehab?December 4, 2015 - Addiction, Alcohol and Drug, Cost, insurance, Recovery, Treatment - 0 Comments
You’re thinking about going to treatment. This means that you’re probably feeling overwhelmed, worried about your life and future. You may be feeling ashamed about needing to seek help, devastated at hitting rock bottom, scared about what to do. This is completely normal, and while it is hard, it not a permanent state of being. You are taking a brave step by being interested in treatment, being willing to admit you need help. We want to help you by providing a list of questions to assist you in choosing the best rehabilitation center for you.
- Do I want a gender-specific treatment center? Having a gender-specific treatment center means that you can focus on treatment without being distracted by the opposite sex. You may feel more open to share in a group of only women or only men.
- Do I want to stay close to home or go to treatment farther away? Some people want to stay close to home so they can have their family involved in family therapy or group treatment. Others want to get out of the area so they can avoid distractions from negative people, places, and things.
- How long do I want to be in treatment? It’s important not to rush how long you are in treatment. Most drug and alcohol professionals recommend a minimum of thirty days. If you can stay longer, this can help you build a stronger foundation for your sobriety. Some people want to have a shorter treatment period so that they can take care of personal business. There are also outpatient treatment options that can be ongoing even after inpatient treatment is finished.
- Do I want to go to a religious treatment center or not? Spirituality has always been an important part of addiction recovery; however, some people may prefer to explore this in a neutral treatment center. Others may want to have the support of their specific religious beliefs while learning about how to stay sober.
- How can I pay for treatment? This is important because you don’t want to be stressed about how to pay for your recovery and let that distract you from staying in rehab as long as you need to. Many places accept insurance or offer scholarships.
- Does this treatment center offer a transitional program? It can be helpful to participate in a transitional program after treatment so that you can still have some access to treatment and accountability while also participate in real-world activities. If this is something you’re interested in, check to see which treatment facilities offer these types of programs.
There is a lot to consider when choosing a drug rehab. Hopefully some of these questions can help you make your decision. You have already made the most important and hardest decision of all which is to seek help. The most important thing is to choose a place where you can focus on your physical and mental health and work towards staying drug and alcohol free.