Once you’ve made the decision to find treatment for your drug or alcohol problem, the next step will be to seek out a rehab center that can meet your specific needs and circumstances. Since there are many options available, you may be a bit unsure of which one to take. How can you decide what rehab center has the best culture? Here are a few things to consider.
Different types of programs
Rehab programs will differ by the type of care that is given, how long the program lasts, and how intense the program is. If you are unsure of which rehab works for you, talk to your primary health physician. He or she can assess your condition before helping you decide on the facility that will best meet your needs. You’ll typically have to choose from three options- outpatient, inpatient, and residential treatment. Let’s look at why you may want to choose from these three cultures.
Outpatient treatment– If you choose outpatient treatment, you will be able to live at home while you regularly visit the facility for your sessions. Outpatient programs are better for patients with less severe addiction problems. However, this is not a criterion. Attending outpatient programs can be easier for patients who cannot give up their responsibilities, such as school, work, or family life. It allows you to work around your busy schedule while still getting the treatment you need for your addiction.
If you need a little bit of leeway when you are deciding on a rehab center, outpatient treatment will be your best choice.
Inpatient treatment- Patients who choose inpatient treatment will be required to stay in the facility for the duration of the program they are given. If you choose this type of setting, you’ll be given intensive care for your addiction day and night. In many cases, inpatient services are done in a hospital setting. Inpatient treatment is typically suggested for patients with severe addiction problems. Most programs last from 30-days and up.
If you need round-the-clock treatment, inpatient treatment will be your best choice.
Residential treatment- Patients who choose residential treatment will be set up in a nonhospital setting to receive intense care for their addiction. Detox and therapy services will be available throughout the program.
If you don’t need hospital care but do need a more structured program, residential treatment will be your best choice.
Finding out the culture
Once you have decided between inpatient, outpatient, or residential treatment, it will be time to choose one particular rehab. The best way to do so is to research the different centers you are thinking about as much as you can. You’ll want to find out what makes each rehab unique before making the decision. For example, read on for some questions you might ask:
• Will I be given medication for withdrawals?
• What type of holistic treatments are there, if any?
• Will I be required to volunteer during my stay?
• How many other residents will I be with?
• Will I be able to talk to my therapist about my mental issues as well as my addiction?
• Does the center allow visits from family? What about regular phone calls?
• Will I have the chance to leave the facility to walk around the property?
• Are there diverse meal options?
• What am I allowed to bring to the program?
Finding out as much as you can before you choose the center will help you make an informed choice. Don’t be afraid to call and ask questions. You may also want to look for recommendations and information online. If you know anyone who was in a rehab center, ask them to give you a detailed synopsis of the program. This will help you decide whether or not it is right for you.
Aftercare services to consider
It’s important to consider aftercare services after you are through with your program. In some cases, your therapist might set you up in a sober living home when you leave rehab. This transitional housing will allow you to get back to work and regular life in a more structured setting than you are used to at home. You’ll also want to make sure you get in touch with local meetings, such as NA or AA. Your therapist will help you find one that is close to you. Always keep up therapy sessions even after you are out of the program.
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