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Questions to Ask a Treatment Center before You Go
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are varieties of treatments and treatment centers that can help you onto the path to recovery. Once you have made the decision to go to a treatment center, you then need to decide on which treatment center is right for you. In order to do this there are some questions that you need to ask before deciding on a particular center.
Is the Center Inpatient or Outpatient or Both?
One of the first things that you might want to know when evaluating a treatment center is whether the center offers inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, or both. Some centers will start you with inpatient treatment and then when you are ready they move you to an outpatient program. This is one of the more successful ways into recovery. You get the support you need during withdrawal and detox and then the freedom you need during the outpatient treatment.
What Treatment Programs do they Have?
Although you might not know the exact treatment program you want, knowing what is offered at each center is extremely important. Chances are you know what will not work and if the only things offered are things that you know will not help you, it is not the treatment center for you.
Since treatment centers offer different types of programs, it is good to know which programs they offer before deciding on a specific center. Most centers will discuss their programs with you before you check into the center.
Do they Offer Medical Detox and Medication Management?
If you are on a drug that needs a medical detox or are interested in medication for co-occurring illnesses then you will need to know that they offer it. Not all treatment centers have medical detox or medication management. Many of them only specialize in counseling.
Does the Center Offer Alternative or Holistic Treatments?
Some centers offer alternative and holistic treatments such as:
- herbal medicine,
- holistic detox,
- art and music therapy, and
These treatments are not traditional detox treatments. If you are interested in holistic or alternative treatments it is important to know whether they are offered or not.
Does the Center Offer Payment Options?
How to pay for rehab is one of the biggest questions on a patients mind. The cost of rehab is something that stops many from seeking treatment. Before checking into a rehab, you can ask if they offer a payment plan, accept insurance, or allow for government assistance. Most treatment centers will openly discuss their payment plans and options with you before you check in.
What are the Rules of the Center?
The rules of the center are important if you expect to be able to stay in a treatment program. Knowing the rules before you check in allows you to know whether you can conform to them. If they have rules, you view as unreasonable then you should not choose that rehab center.
There is an easier option than interviewing each treatment center. We can help you find the treatment center that is right for you with a simple phone call. For more information call us at 800-721-8114.