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How Do I Choose the Right Inpatient Rehab?
Millions of Americans have been affected by the Opioid epidemic, alcohol, and other drugs, and deciding to attend rehab is an act of courage. Not only are you or your loved one taking control of your life — you or your loved one are committing to a life of change. It may seem overwhelming to commit to change in a new setting and around people you don’t know, let alone choosing which rehab facility to attend, but it doesn’t have to be.
The first step would be the individual selecting to attend an inpatient facility as opposed to an outpatient facility. Both offer addiction treatment to meet the needs of the patient, taking their commitments and preferences into consideration.
Inpatient treatment offers the best hands-on treatment available. The patient is fully immersed in a place where they cannot access distractions or harmful substances. He or she has the ongoing support of medical doctors, therapists, nurses, and other treatment experts to discover the best treatment plans. A final note for inpatient facilities is the higher success rate in reducing the likelihood of relapse as compared to at home detox and outpatient rehab. There are no guarantees of a particular relapse success rate, as results will vary.
Make The Best Decision by Asking the Right Questions
The prospective patients may benefit from asking themselves questions about the treatment. For example, asking one’s self:
- What are my treatment needs? Or What treatments are available?
- How involved am I willing to be in my recovery process?
- Do I prefer experimental treatments to traditional ones?
- Are there programs available to assist patients after rehab graduation?
- Would I prefer to visit a facility in my city/state, or would I be open to traveling?
- How long has the treatment center been open and is monitoring 24/7?
- Is family allowed on campus?
- What nutritional and fitness programs are available?
- Who develops the treatment plan and are hey personalized?
- What insurance does this facility accept?
- If I suffer from depression and a substance use disorder, will I get treated for both?
- Does the facility cater to individuals of other faiths, languages or cultures?
Keeping these questions in mind will help individuals narrow down their prospects. Facilities that offer holistic treatments as opposed to traditional ones can reduce options and make the decision less overwhelming.
Traveling for rehab can offer prospective patients many unique benefits, like a distraction-free healing journey. Deciding on traveling or local facilities provide various payment plans as well as treatment methods. After deciding, spending time researching facilities as well as their staff qualifications can give the patient the assurance needed to commit to their sobriety.
Ask about Medications and Treatments Used
Medications are a central part of the recovery process for many patients. Getting treated for an Opioid use disorder often requires cutting-edge medications like Suboxone, Methadone, or Vivitrol. However, for other substance use disorders, facilities may offer other medications, or may not use other medications. In discovering which meds are available in specific locations individuals can discover how the detox process works by asking a treatment professional upon calling.
Check the History of the Facility
A strong indication of the success of a facility is its history as well as its accreditation. If a facility has lasted for 8 years or longer, for example, a new patient can feel more secure in the integrity of the facility. Patients can avoid facilities that are not “the real deal” and opt for those which have more skin in the game. Additionally, prospective patients can examine testimonials from former patients. Patients can understand that recovery success rates vary but can still gain insights on how well the facility functions.
Choosing an Alcohol-Focused Inpatient Rehab Facility
If a patient is struggling with al alcohol use disorder, there are facilities that cater to treating them specifically. This allows treatment centers to concentrate on the vast side effects that alcoholism can create, like brain and liver damage. Similarly, patients can create questions to decide the best facility, patients should also have an idea of their needs in mind. Sample questions include:
- What medications are available?
- Are family members available on site?
- How long does treatment take?
- What fitness or holistic treatment programs are available?
- Are there flexible financial options for payment?
- What is the success rate of each patient after a year of treatment?
- Are medical professional available 24 hours?
- Does the facility allow patients to contact relatives or friends during treatment?
Explore Sobriety with Treatment
Getting treatment for an alcohol use disorder or other substance use disorder may be intimidating at first, but remember that you are not alone. The first step after realizing you need treatment is to contact a treatment expert. They are able to direct future patients or loved ones to the best facility for their needs. They will also answer questions or offer guidance to assist the patient in making an empowered life-changing decision.
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