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How to Find an Addiction Treatment Program That’ll Work

Written by Jimmy Rustling

Ice skating, harbour tours, hikes, art & craft workshops, stand-up paddleboarding, and VR experiences. This is not a vacation itinerary but an addiction program that works.

When people think of rehabilitation programs, they imagine only the boring alcoholics synonymous or anonymous skits they watch on movies and Tv programs. That is not all true. Yes, sobriety should be fun, and going out to have the best time of your life proves how enjoyable a substance-free life can be.

Therefore, when considering an addiction treatment program, look for one that will involve participation and building relations with peers through different fun activities. Here are some steps to find an addiction treatment program that’ll work:

Decide Your Rehab Goals

Before finding a treatment center, you must discuss the same with your family members. Narrow down to your treatment goals and what kind of environment you want to have.

Rehabs are different and consequently have diverse specialities. A rehab goal involves being honest about which substance you want to recover from and other underlying medical conditions.

Someone who is ill and facing drug-related addiction may need special attention, and not all drug addiction centers may effectively handle such cases.

Inpatient Or Outpatient

Inpatient rehab is when an addiction treatment centre provides treatment plus housing, whereas outpatient rehab is when only treatment is provided but not the housing.

Generally, the rule of thumb is to start with inpatient care and then transition to outpatient care. This is because inpatient care eliminates the triggers that lead to substance abuse.

Nevertheless, there are those whose inpatient care may not be necessary, and intensive outpatient care may be all they need.

Ask for Referrals

Do you know a friend, family or acquaintance who had an addiction problem and recently got help?

There are so many rehab centers, and it is virtually impossible to decide without help from friends and family. Please get to know what addiction problem they were seeking treatment for and their experience.

Share your drug dependency challenges and ask for referrals or recommendations based on their experience or that of persons they know.

Check out Different Addiction Treatment Programs

A referral is not enough. You need to check out the different options available.

Most rehab facilities have friendly staff who will be more than willing to give you a tour of their facilities. This is necessary to check the amenities available and whether it’s a good fit for your needs.

Amenities are what differentiate most rehab centres, and that’s why we insist on getting a tour of all facilities. When you take the inpatient option, you want to live in an ambience that adequately helps with the recovery process.

Consult With A Treatment Provider

After a tour of any facility, you must sit down with all the treatment providers. Remember your goals and inquire about the facilities’ specialty. The addiction treatment program must match your treatment goals.

Wrap up

Only after you have gone through all the steps above, then can you confidently make a choice.

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About the author

Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.