The road to recovery from an addiction is one that comes with a lot of decisions, crucial ones, that have to be made. One earlier step is choosing a rehab center for yourself or for a loved one. Rehab is an imperative part of the process, one that helps the patient to physically free him or herself from the trappings of drugs or alcohol.
Questions to Ask When Choosing a Rehab Center
Going to a rehab facility is typically one of the earliest steps in the addiction recovery process. However, it can be difficult to determine which location or program is right for you or for someone you care about. That’s why you should make note of the kinds of things that are most important to consider within this search, and also have questions at the ready to make this decision.
One big consideration is whether or not there is space available in the center within a day or two. You don’t want to wait too long (think weeks) for help for something that could possibly be deadly. Rather, narrow the list down to those facilities that can accept you within a short amount of time. Also (and this may seem obvious), see what the location’s successes have been in the past. If you do a few simple searches and research but come up with a low rate of success, then you might want to steer clear of that facility.
Next, ask about the general length of time spent in their center. “The best treatment centers will be honest with you and say that the optimal length of stay is somewhere around 90 days, and work with your insurance provider to help cover as many days in treatment as possible.” That is, they’ll work with you in order to make your experience as productive as possible with the smoothest transition into the rehab program. You don’t want to be there for too few, or too many days, and you certainly don’t want them to tell you one thing while the truth is something else entirely.
Obviously, a huge part of what you choose for your rehab center is what you can afford and how much of it will be covered by insurance, if any. That’s why you have to ask about the cost of their treatment and find out if they will accept your insurance. “If your loved one wants/needs to stay beyond the period covered by insurance, you’ll need to make plans to pay for that extended period.” This can be a big financial commitment, so don’t rush through the decision without looking into how things will be paid for.
What kind of professionals are in charge of this facility, and how are they licensed? Do you have any way of finding out the extent of their credentials? Also, can this location provide an “individualized” experience that attends to your (or your loved one’s) needs rather than applying a general strategy cross the board? There are a lot of considerations when you’re looking to choose a rehab center, though unfortunately you also want to enroll as soon as possible, so it can be hard not to rush through the decision.
If you’re looking for treatment options but aren’t sure of where to turn, then contact The Bergand Group. We offer recovery programs for yourself or for others or are seeking education materials about addictions. The Bergand Group is Maryland’s leading addiction recovery center and offers support for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, including direction for those who may be denying an addiction. We can help you to work through your addiction in a safe and healthy environment where everyone is committed to your care.
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About The Bergand Group:
At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]