5 Tips for Choosing a Rehab: What You Need to Know About Residential Treatment

Choosing a rehab can be a life or death decision. How can you pick a residential treatment facility that’s going to be right for you, or your loved one?

There are many factors that can affect choosing a rehab, but these five questions might help.

1. Do you need detox first?

Depending on your drug of choice and the nature of your substance use disorder, you may need to go through detox before you begin residential treatment. Choosing a rehab that has detox capabilities on site can make the transition smoother.

2. Is the facility legit?

Look for the golden Joint Commission seal on the organization’s website, or ask about it during your call. Legitimate addiction treatment programs pursue The Joint Commission National Quality Approval by submitting to an intense review of their facility, programs, and practices. If the organization you are considering is not accredited or is not in the process of getting accredited, that may be a red flag.

3. What kind of programming are you interested in?

Some programs are purely 12-Step-based, while others include more clinical work, like one-on-one therapy or process groups. You also might benefit from more cutting-edge treatment like breathwork or music therapy. Make sure to check out the offerings from any facility you are considering.

4. What kind of amenities do you need?

Are outdoor spaces important to you? Do you need to smoke? Do you need a TV in your room? Think about what you’ll need to feel comfortable during your stay, and don’t be afraid to ask if it’s going to be available to you.

5. Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Recovery will work for you if you really want it. Going into treatment to make your family, friends, or significant other happy rarely works out in the long run. You don’t have to know if you can stay clean and sober for the rest of your life. All you need is a desire to stop today. From there, you can take it one day at a time.

Are you ready to try residential treatment for your substance use disorder? Contact one of our Care Coordinators today.

Or, if you’re not sure whether it’s time to quit, check out our quiz HERE.

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