Decide What You Want in a Rehab Facility

Now that you are more aware of many of the items you should consider when you are picking a rehab, you can begin to decide what you want in a rehab facility.

There is no one-size-fits-all option because choosing the right rehab is a personal decision and it should be based on the individual circumstances and needs of the individual who needs to get treatment for their addiction problem.

You should review each of the items discussed in the article about Factors to Consider When Picking a Rehab, (as well as any other topics you have come across) and make a determination of how important they are.

  • Detox services
  • Type of addiction
  • Type of client
  • Treatment modalities
  • Accreditation
  • Location
  • Cost
  • Insurance
  • Payment terms
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Education of the staff
  • Staff ratio
  • Family program
  • Length of the program
  • Aftercare options

Look at that list and identify if there are any special requirements that must be met for you to consider using their rehab facility.

Identify each item on the list as:

  • Must have
  • Nice to have
  • Don’t want

As you begin to review specific rehab facility, this list will help you easily eliminate those facilities that will, and will not meet your needs.  However, for right now, you just need to identify which items are Must Have, Nice to Have and Don’t Want.

Need vs Want

When you are making the “must have” list, be careful to recognize the difference between a Want and a Need.

The items on your Must list should be those that are directly related to achieving sobriety.  Items that are solely for comfort or convenience of the addict shouldn’t be on the “must”, list except in very rare instances.

The focus should be on making sure the person entering rehab gets the help they need to overcome their struggle with addiction.

Many people make the mistake of focusing too much on comfort, especially in the beginning and when you are choosing a rehab for someone else.

All too often, this results in additional trips to a substance abuse treatment center.  Those people then realize that they should be placing more focus on the treatment instead of comfort.

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