Choosing the right rehab is a big decision; a much bigger decision than picking out your outfit for the day, deciding what you’re going to have for dinner, or landing on a movie to watch in the evening. The rehab you choose will determine the course of your addiction recovery. If you choose a rehab that is reputable, accredited, and has been successfully treating substance use disorders for decades, you will have a higher chance of maintaining sobriety long-term. If you choose a rehab that was opened two weeks ago by a businessman with no SUD experience, you might have a more difficult time. But how do you go about choosing the right rehab for you?
The good news is, choosing a rehab is not a process you need to undertake on your own. At Recovery Centers we have an experienced team of professionals standing by to help guide you in the right direction. Because addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution, the best course of action will look different from one person to the next. To learn more about which treatment option is going to be the most beneficial for your unique case, simply reach out to us today.
Choosing the Right Level of Care
First of all, it is a good idea to determine which level of clinical care will best meet your needs. There are several different levels of care to choose from, including:
- Medical Detox — In medical detox you undergo drug or alcohol withdrawal, and symptoms of withdrawal are treated by a team of doctors and nurse practitioners.
- Inpatient or Residential Rehab — This is the highest level of care available. You will live in a residence with other men or women who are at the same point in their recovery journeys. You will have a daily schedule full of group therapy and other methods of healing, from relapse prevention training to holistic workshops.
- Partial Hospitalization (PHP) — This level of care provides a full daily schedule of treatment but allows clients to return home in the evenings.
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) — IOP is a slightly lower level of care. In most cases IOP sessions meet between 4 and 5 days a week in the morning or the evening.
- Outpatient Treatment (OP) — OP treatment sessions meet between 3 and 4 days a week for several hours a day, and provide added accountability as you navigate early sobriety.
- Aftercare — Once treatment concludes, you will begin implementing a personal aftercare plan that was developed while you were in treatment. Addiction is a chronic medical condition that must be treated on a daily basis.
If you have never been to addiction treatment before and you are suffering from a moderate or severe substance use disorder, it is likely a good idea to begin your treatment journey with medical detox and transition into an inpatient treatment center, where you will stay for between 30 and 90 days. The duration of your stay in inpatient treatment will depend on the severity of your addiction and the presence of any underlying, dual diagnosis disorders. If you have previously been to treatment and you experienced a short relapse, you might benefit more from a short stay in medical detox followed by extended involvement in an outpatient treatment program. Contact us today to learn more.
Choosing the Best Rehab For You
There are countless options to choose from when it comes to picking a rehab. Completing a quick Google search for “addiction treatment near me” will result in a lengthy list of treatment options, from medical detox centers to methadone clinics. When picking a rehab, we recommend first narrowing down your search by considering the following factors.
Determining Your Personal Treatment Goals
What are your goals? Are you looking to overcome a severe heroin addiction and find adequate treatment for an underlying depressive disorder? Do you want to get a hold of a mild drinking problem that has the potential to escalate if left untreated? Do you want to work through unresolved trauma and learn how to live a substance-free life after battling a painkiller addiction and co-occurring eating disorder? Every experience with addiction looks different, therefore no two treatment programs will look identical. If you need help determining your personal treatment goals we recommend reaching out to an experienced addiction specialist.
Dual Diagnosis Disorders
If you have been struggling with a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental illness, it is important you find a rehab center that treats dual diagnosis disorders. This means that the rehab center has a licensed psychiatric professional on staff who can diagnose and treat mental health concerns like anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder.
Amenities to Meet Your Needs
It is also a good idea to take provided amenities into consideration when picking a treatment center. Many privately-funded treatment centers offer a range of amenities geared towards making their clients as comfortable as possible, from private bedrooms and a swimming pool to catered or chef-prepared meals. State-funded treatment centers often offer more bare-bones amenities. They might have cafeteria-style dining, shared bedrooms, and a more sterile, hospital-like feel.
When choosing the right rehab for you, ask yourself the following questions:
- Is the rehab reputable?
- Is the rehab both licensed and accredited through the state?
- Is the rehab staffed with a team of licensed therapeutic and medical professionals with years of experience under their belts?
- Does the rehab center have a high success rate?
- Does the rehab combine a range of therapies with holistic treatment options and peer support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous?
- Does the rehab cater to any specific needs I might have?
- Are the provided amenities appealing to me?
- Is the rehab in-state, and if not, will I be able to easily travel to the rehab?
- Does the rehab focus on aftercare planning?
- Does the rehab offer individualized care?
Covering the Cost of Treatment
Another important factor to consider is how you will cover the cost of treatment. When it comes to covering associated costs, you will have several different options, including:
- Using health insurance. Most privately funded treatment centers accept health insurance coverage from major regional and national providers.
- Self-pay and private pay options. If you are not currently insured or if your insurance provider will only cover part of the services provided by the rehab you choose, you might opt to self-pay for a portion of your stay in treatment. This means paying out-of-pocket. It is important to remember that if you stay the course, the payoff will be huge.
- Taking out a loan. You might decide to look into a medical loan or take out a personal loan. If you can find a loved one who is willing to loan you the funds you need to cover the cost of rehab, this is a great option, too. Consider the fact that you will have to pay interest if you take out a medical loan through a bank or online lender.
At Recovery Centers we are happy to figure out how you will cover the cost of treatment, and we offer a free health insurance check for those who are currently insured.
Choosing the right rehab might seem like a daunting task, but when you know what to look for and when you have the guidance and support of a trusted professional, you will be able to trust that you are making an educated decision that is in your best interest. If you are ready to take the first step towards a life of recovery and reach out for help, we are standing by. Contact us today and you will be connected with someone who has been through the process before, and who has an extensive working knowledge of addiction treatment. No matter which level of care you are looking for and no matter what your current financial circumstances, we will help you find the right rehab for you. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you get started on your personal recovery journey today.