When you make the commitment to undergo drug treatment at a reputable drug rehab facility, you are making a decision that will transform your life for the better. While you may feel completely ready to make the necessary changes you need to get and stay sober, the process of finding the right drug rehab that fits your needs can be an overwhelming and even scary process. When you make a commitment to a drug and alcohol treatment center, you are making a major commitment of both your time and money. While the process of finding a drug rehab can be fraught with anxiety, the process will be made much easier if you know what you are looking for and if you ask the right questions of treatment staff.
The following are 6 important questions to ask staff of any drug rehab.
What is The Cost of Treatment
Above any other question, the first question that you must ask any drug rehab is what the total cost for their services. If you have already started your search, you have found that drug treatment can be expensive with a typical 30 day treatment stay running in the tens of thousands of dollars. While there can be a significant feeling of “sticker shock”, many of the best drug rehabs offer a variety of payment options and financial assistance in the event that you have partial or no insurance coverage.
What Types of Insurance Are Accepted?
Along with the cost of treatment, insurance issues are a major obstacle for many addicts who are looking for quality drug treatment. Fortunately, provisions under the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) have made addiction treatment either fully or at least partially covered by most health insurance providers. In the event that you are underinsured or uninsured, staff can assist you with alternative payment plans or sliding fee scales.
How Long Are the Treatment Programs That Are Offered?
Another important question to ask rehab staff is if they offer treatment programs of differing lengths that best suits your needs. While many rehabs offer treatment programs that last 28-30 days, the facility you are looking at should offer programs that last 60 days, 90 days or even longer. Numerous studies show that extended treatment programs give addicts the best chance of addressing and overcoming their substance abuse issues. While there may be instances where a shorter-term program may benefit your specific needs, longer-term programs will allow you to fully detox from substances and will provide you the tools and support you need to transition back into your daily life fully confident in your recovery.
What Amenities Does The Facility Offer?
Oftentimes people think of the drug treatment environment as a cold and impersonal place where they are cooped up in bland dorm-like settings. In reality, many drug rehab facilities offer the amenities of home in an apartment-like setting on or near the treatment facility itself. Many offer the conveniences of home such as full kitchens, laundry facilities, WiFi and exercise rooms. It is important to keep in mind, however, that added amenities often leads to a greater price tag. When you are looking at a drug treatment facility, an important question to ask the rehab is what types of amenities they offer and at what price. It is not necessary to have all the bells and whistles to have an excellent treatment experience, but the drug rehab needs to offer the essential services while providing a safe, comfortable and inviting atmosphere.
Where is the Drug Rehab Located?
When you are looking for a drug rehab, location is everything. While a drug rehab located in your community or in a nearby town can be less expensive, the close proximity to your home environment may provide too many distractions that will get in the way of your recovery. Seeking treatment out of state is something to consider. While rehabs located on desirable beachfront or other scenic locations can give you the necessary space away from the temptations of your home environment, they also come with a higher price tag. Research prices carefully and keep in mind the amenities and services you really need in addition to choosing a location.
Are There Quality Detox Facilities?
Many substances have significant withdrawal symptoms that can impact their health. Quality medical detox services are a must in helping you withdraw safely from drugs and alcohol. You must ask the drug rehab you are visiting if their detox services are staffed by experienced and licensed staff and if they employ detox methods that are safe and proven to work. If the facility you call or visit lacks medical detox services, you will need to extend your search.
Call Guardian Recovery Network For Your Drug Rehab Needs
Don’t let the process of finding the perfect drug rehab burden you with undue stress. Guardian Recovery Network is one of the premier drug rehab facilities in the state of Florida, and our experienced and compassionate staff utilizes the best traditional and holistic treatment services available to create a treatment plan that will give you the best chance at achieving lifelong recovery. Call us today!
Cayla Clark grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and graduated from UCLA with a degree in playwriting. Since then she has been writing on addiction recovery and psychology full-time, and has found a home as part of the Guardian Recovery Network team.
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