You never know before entering a substance abuse program, which rehab treatments will be needed to overcome the addiction the patient is facing. There is a common thread of thinking in that the longer and intense the addiction has been the more treatment is most likely required.

Three Things To Look For When Choosing a Treatment Center

  • Program accreditation and licensing. Make sure the treatment program is accredited by the state it’s in. Also check to ensure that the program is run by licensed, well-trained mental health professionals and addiction specialists.
  • The effectiveness of the program’s treatment methods. Treatment centers should have at least some statistics on their success rates, preferably from an objective outside agency.
  • Relapse Prevention Does it provide referrals to other recovery services and support groups in the community? Also make sure that a staff member will collaborate with you to create a discharge plan before you leave the program.
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