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Finding the Best Rehab Center for Your Drug Addiction Recovery
As stated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Matching treatment settings, interventions, and services to an individual’s particular problems and needs is critical to his or her ultimate success in returning to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and society.” Finding the best rehab center for your drug addiction is a very personal and important journey that will start you on the path to your overall recovery from addiction and a much happier, more satisfying life.
Step One: Listing Your Needs
Before you begin looking for a treatment center, it is very important that you first and foremost understand your needs, not only as an addict but also as a person. Yes, your addiction syndrome is important to understand and consider, and some of your needs will stem from this, such as
- The severity of your addiction
- The type of drug or drugs you are addicted to, currently abusing, or have abused in the past
- The treatment(s) you have received in the past
You may require a more intensive treatment care type if your addiction is incredibly severe or if you are addicted to more than one drug. If you tried only one type of treatment in the past that you did not feel helped you to the extent you’d hoped, it may also be important for you to attend care in another type of center. All of these aspects of your addiction can define your need for a certain type of treatment.
In addition, you must also consider other aspects of your life and how your needs may relate to them. These can include:
- Your location
- Your physical state
- Your psychological or mental state
- Your social situation
- Your vocational situation (job, finances, etc.)
- Your legal situation (arrests, other legal issues)
- Your age
- Your gender
- Your sexuality
- Your ethnicity
- Your culture
Any of these aspects may define your need for a certain type of treatment center. For example, if you feel more comfortable speaking Spanish, it is important to find a rehab center where the staff speaks Spanish. If you are an adolescent, a woman, or a member of the LGBT+ community, it may benefit you to seek treatment in a program that caters to members of your specific group. Your physical and mental state can also dictate what type of treatment you will require during care, and your location can determine which treatment facilities it would be easiest for you to attend. After considering all these aspects of your life and how they might relate to your treatment, it will be much easier for you to choose the right program for your needs.
Step Two: Make a Budget
According to Forbes, “The fact is that any addiction from drugs to cigarettes to shopping and gambling can have disastrous… financial consequences.” Many individuals who abuse drugs heavily and become addicted experience severe financial issues that can make it much harder to do anything, let alone attend treatment. This is why it is so important for you to make a budget and to know exactly what you can spend when it comes to your addiction treatment.
This does not mean, however, that you need to choose a program that does not cater to your needs if you are experiencing severe financial problems. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration states, “Some facilities offer substance abuse treatment at no charge or a sliding fee scale based on income and other factors.” These centers come in all types and sizes, offering different methods of treatment so many individuals can find the right program at a price they can afford.
Step Three: Learn Your Options
Once you know what you need, it is time to learn the options that are available to you when it comes to potential rehab centers. The NIDA lists several types of programs, including residential or inpatient care and outpatient care. Some programs provide long-term treatment while others provide short-term. Depending on your needs, it is important to learn about the options available to you and which may provide the best type of treatment for you.
Step Four: Ask for Help
It is very important to reach out to those around you and to ask for help from your friends, family members, and others in your community to find the right treatment center. Some individuals do choose to attend rehab in another city or state, often because they have the means to do so or because the program offers something that their local treatment centers do not. However, if you are planning to stay close to home, your social support network can help you look for treatment locally.
You can also ask other members of your community for help, including:
- Your personal physician, as they will know your health history and have knowledge of the rehab centers in your area
- Volunteers at your local outreach or community center
- The medical staff at your local hospital or free clinic
- City government employees
- Sponsors or members of local addiction support groups
You can also find a list of rehab centers by state on our website, as well as contact information for each facility.
Step Five: Ask Questions
Once you have found a treatment facility that seems to fit your needs, it is important to call and ask any questions you might have, including:
- What type of treatment program do you offer patients?
- What is the cost of your program and what types of payments do you accept?
- How long is your average treatment program?
- What treatment methods do you offer?
- What is your success rate with patients?
- Can I tour the facility before I make a decision?
It could also be necessary for you to see the facility yourself by taking a tour before you decide. Once you feel comfortable at a certain treatment center and know that it will fit your specific needs, it is likely you have found the best rehab center for your recovery.
Do You Need Help Finding a Suitable Rehab Center for Your Addiction Treatment?
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