Taking the first step to sobriety is one of the most difficult things to overcome. However, now it is time to choose the right facility for you. You want a center with experience and proven results. A place that will motivate you with the best treatment options to help you towards sobriety. But, with so many options available choosing the right rehab center can become overwhelming. Don’t let this deter you from getting the help you need.
In this article, we will go over what to look for when scouring through the immense amounts of rehab facilities across the U.S.
Determine Your Rehab Goals and Needs
There are a wide variety of treatment options that focus on the specific needs and severity of a person’s addiction. One person may need longer and more intense inpatient treatment whereas you may only need intensive outpatient care. Choosing a facility that offers a wide range of treatment options ensures that you are getting the services you need.
Evaluating your own personal rehab goals prior to choosing a facility is the first step. Then, taking these goals and talking to a counselor or facility about what the best plan is for you can help the facility and yourself have a better understanding of treatment options best for your circumstance.
Questions to ask yourself when considering your rehab goals include:
- What are my core values, and how can I ensure my life revolves around them?
- Am I capable of getting myself to treatment every day?
- What activities made me happy before my addiction?
- What relationships do I need to fix once sober?
- Am I happy in my career or relationships?
- What can I do to change these situations?
Understanding Treatment Options
Reading through treatment center after treatment center it can seem as if they are all the same, offering the same services and benefits. However, each program differs between where care is given, how long treatment lasts, and how intensive and structured each program is.
Some of the treatment programs include:
- Inpatient treatment: Patients stay in a hospital for a specific period of time detoxing and undergoing intensive care for addiction and other medical problems.
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Rather than staying at a facility 24/7, PHP is a short-term outpatient psychiatric service that provides structure three to five days a week.
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): During IOP, you live at home but are required to visit a treatment facility 2-5 days a week, attending group therapy and individual counseling services.
- Outpatient (OP): In OP, you live at home and are required to only attend therapy sessions a couple of days a week.
- Residential treatment: Patients stay at a nonhospital facility while receiving intensive and structured care.
- Recovery housing: Patients live in a supervised, temporary housing facility and have the choice to participate in treatment programs.
Once you choose a rehab center, a health care provider will assess your conditions and goals and create an individualized program plan to help you succeed in treatment.
Family Support Services or Aftercare Programs
Before choosing the right rehab center, ask if they offer family support services and aftercare programs. Family services are just as important to bring awareness to how important their support is at this time. Some rehab centers offer family therapy sessions, as well as family support groups.
Some family members of an addict may feel hesitant when thinking about visiting their loved one in rehab. Oftentimes, an addiction can tear relationships apart, leaving the taste of resentment and anger on the tongue. However, treatment centers like the Harm Reduction Center encourage family visits and help those visiting understand how important support is for their loved ones despite their differences.
Amenities and Facility
Choosing a treatment center based upon the amenities and the location of the facility varies from person to person. Some may want a more upscale “luxury” resort feel when going to rehab. However, these can cost a fortune. Perhaps a change of scenery will help you on your first steps towards recovery. Many people come down to the sunshine state to receive help with their addiction.
Florida provides an ideal environment for drug and alcohol detox, as well as rehab. With the tropical climate and endless centers to choose from, many families send their loved ones down south for treatment.
Cost and Insurance
Once you have narrowed your list of treatment centers it is now time to look at the cost. This is one of the big deterrents from choosing the high-end resort facility as opposed to a smaller more intimate setting. The cost of rehab varies dramatically from one facility to the next. Everything goes into play when calculating the cost, from the length of the stay, the programs and services you need, as well as location.
However, there are many options to help you fund your treatment. For example, some of the healthcare insurances accepted by the Harm Reduction Center include:
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Value Options
There are also loans that can be applied for and scholarship funds to help assist you with the financial part of choosing the right rehab center.
Visit the Harm Reduction Center
When choosing the right rehab center you want to look for a facility that is there to help you in every aspect of your journey. Look for a facility that isn’t going to treat you like just another body to fill a bed and pay their bills. At the Harm Reduction Center located in Boynton Beach, Florida we take pride in assisting each and every client, as well as their family, every step of the way.
We want to see everyone who walks through our doors get the help they need without financial stresses and hesitation. We offer a multitude of treatment options and levels of service. From Partial Hospitalization Program to Intensive Outpatient Program, we ensure every client has a personalized treatment plan best suited for their goals and needs.
If you are looking for the right treatment center for you or a loved one, contact us today!