If you are planning on attending rehab, you might have some issues selecting a rehab center. This guide will provide you with seven questions that you can ask yourself. Your addiction is something you’ll want to treat as soon as possible.
You believe that the longer you wait, the worse things might get. We’re proud of you for taking the initiative. This guide by Ascendant will help you find the best rehab center depending on your needs.
Let’s continue on and go over the following questions.
1. Does it fit my treatment needs?
By this point, you may have an assessment done to determine the type of treatment you need. If it calls for inpatient treatment, you can determine whether the rehab center offers it or not. Likewise, if it’s an outpatient treatment, then you will decide if it’s the facility for you.
Depending on how many rehab facilities are in your area, you may need to do a process of elimination. It won’t do you any good if you have an addiction that only can be treated in an inpatient setting and your only options are outpatient.
So there may be sacrifices in that regard. You may need to travel farther away, which means time from your family.
2. How far is it from home?
Touching on the issue of proximity from the last point, how far is it from where you live? If the inpatient facility isn’t far from you, that’s a good sign. Your family may be able to visit you on a regular basis.
In an outpatient setting, close proximity is a good thing. Plus, you’ll be home every day closer to family. Again, traveling for rehab will be possible because your options may be limited where you are.
The farther it is from home, the more challenging travel can be for your family. Plus, the frequency of seeing them in person may be less. But don’t lose faith and don’t give up hope.
This may be a sacrifice you’re going to have to make. It will be for the better. Not only that, you will see them again.
3. What kind of financial arrangements are available?
Rehab options don’t come cheap. Inpatient rehab will be more expensive compared to outpatient care. When searching for a rehab center, you’ll want to see what financial arrangements can be made.
Insurance will be accepted by most rehab centers. However, you may need an additional form of payment to cover other costs. This could also mean paying out of pocket.
You may also consider rehab centers that will take Medicare or Medicaid (assuming you are part of either program). You can also make payment arrangements that you can start with after the treatment ends. The payments may be difficult from the start as you return from your job or find a new one.
The good news is the facility can make payments affordable for you. Sooner or later, you’ll have it paid off.
4. What will my treatment plan entail?
An inpatient treatment plan will include medical personnel that will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outpatient will be a bit more laid back. You may have to deal with some medical personnel and medication related therapy.
Meanwhile, both types will include therapy sessions for substance abuse. An inpatient rehab center will also provide mental health counseling if you have been diagnosed with a mental disorder coinciding with your addiction. When doing research, you’ll be able to get reviews on the facility, the staff, and what to expect.
5. Does it offer aftercare services?
Specifically, aftercare services can include therapy, sober housing, and other arrangements. Aftercare will come in handy once the major part of your treatment is complete. It will help reduce your risk of any relapses that may be possible.
If your living environment is not ideal for recovery, sober housing can be arranged. You may stay there for a lengthy period of time as you try to get your life back on the right track. Aftercare continues beyond sober housing and will be there whenever you need it.
Be sure to ask about aftercare during your treatment time at the facility. There will be people that will help you find the best options. There are aftercare options that will be available both online and offline so you won’t have to spend time searching for that perfect option whenever you need to talk to someone.
6. What amenities do they offer?
If you are staying in a rehab facility, you may be looking at the amenities that are offered to you. There may be activities that you can take part in while you are staying there. You can do therapy art classes, exercise regularly, or take advantage of anything else they may have to offer.
It’s good to stay on the right path towards recovery. Doing activities will keep your mind off of the negative things. It will also prepare you for a life after treatment.
It’s important that you create a plan regarding your life after treatment. Think about what you want to do after you return home. What sort of activities and interests do you want to take up?
Some of the amenities available at the rehab center will already inspire you to take up something new. When you return home, you want to do it any time you please.
7. Is there an alumni program?
An alumni program will feature those who have successfully undergone treatment. You can be able to help those who are getting treatment themselves. You can be part of their support system.
You can attend regular meetings. You can also continue to get involved with the facility even after you are living an addiction free life. You’ll be part of a family that will last a lifetime.
You will be able to help those get the treatment they need. If your story of beating addiction was inspirational enough, you never know who you’ll help because of it.