Choosing a path to sobriety is one of the best choices you will ever make. Whether you are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or both, it’s difficult to walk away from a lifestyle you have gotten used to. It’s very important to find a rehab center that will provide what you need when you decide it’s time to get clean and sober. However, you are likely overwhelmed by the different choices you are faced with when it comes to rehab facilities near you. When you look for rehab, should you research the staff or look at success rates? Let’s give this question a little more thought. Read on to learn how to pick the best rehab for your needs.
The more research you do into rehab, the better your outcome will be. While every rehab has one specific goal in mind for you, sobriety, each one operates in different ways. It’s good to look at each place from as many angles as possible before deciding on the one you want to go to.
Research the Staff
Start your research by taking a look at the staff of each rehab that is in the running. It’s very important to connect to the staff on a more personal level while you are a patient. There is no reason why you shouldn’t do a little background on the staff of the center before picking the one that is right for you. Do you know anyone who has been to the center you are considering? Ask them for their honest opinion on the staff and how they interact with each patient. Just remember to take everything friends and family say with a grain of salt. Not every patient gets along with every member of the staff.
Head to the internet to really get a feel for the doctors, nurses, and therapists. A reputable staff member will have some feedback available online, so take the time to check them out. Look for honest reviews from actual past patients when you are considering where to go. Take your time and find out who you think you’ll work best with.
If you have a preference in gender when it comes to your therapist or doctor, now is a good time to find out who will be taking care of you the most. It’s perfectly natural to want either a man or woman; after all, this is a very personal stage in your life. Choose who you will be the most comfortable with.
Research Success Rates
After you have narrowed down a few choices by taking a look at the staff, it’s time to look at how successful the rehab center has been with past patients. Talk to a representative to find out if they have any statistics to pass on to you concerning their success rates. They should be able to give you a general idea of how many patients have come through the program and how well they did.
The downside to this approach is the fact that some patients will relapse no matter how successful their rehab stay was. It’s also impossible for a rehab facility to tell you who has and who hasn’t relapsed since the end of their program since many patients simply never return. Even the best programs don’t always help struggling addicts who find themselves falling back into old, familiar habits once they are away from the facility.
How Do I Choose?
The best way to choose a rehab is to look at it from every angle possible. Yes, the reputation of the staff is extremely important. You will always want to choose a center that offers experienced therapists and counselors. This information is more important than the success rates of the center. You are in charge of your continued sobriety, not the facility.
You’ll also want to consider other important factors when choosing a rehab:
- Will I need inpatient, outpatient, or residential treatment?
- Does the center offer any holistic treatments?
- How long are the programs?
- Will I be able to visit with family regularly during your stay?
- What type of payment does the rehab accept?
- Will I be given medication to ease any withdrawal symptoms?
- What type of therapy sessions will I be given?
- Do I have the chance to volunteer during my time there?
Make a list of every question you want to ask. We’re here to help you make one of the most important decisions of your life, so don’t be afraid to ask everything on your mind. Give us a call today at 833-820-2922 to find out more.