Qualities of the Best In-house Drug Rehab Programs
Seeking out in-house drug treatment is critical for you or your loved one as it is the first step on the path to recovery. Everyday we see a million advertisements that show us these incredible settings in such serene environments and they literally invite you in to their treatment program. While they are really beautiful and their program is probably very good, they also come with a really big price tag that most recovering addicts cannot afford. So how do you know what qualities to look for when seeking out in-house drug rehab programs? According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Survey on Drug Use and Health reportedly only 11.2 percent of those who needed treatment actually received it. The most important thing is to focus on the main reason you or your loved one is there- you need to be sure it is the most effective program that will meet your needs when it comes to recovery.
- Licensing and Program accreditation. Always be sure the treatment program is accredited by the state it’s in. You can check yourself with the state government offices to be sure there are no outstanding complaints against the facility, as they would have record of that. Ensure that state-licensed, well-trained mental health professionals and addiction specialists run the program.
- Ask question about the effectiveness of the treatment programs. Most treatment centers should have some statistics on their success rates, preferably from an objective outside agency. These are sometimes posted at the facility or through the state.
- What types of aftercare services are provided to prevent relapse? Is there a well-run aftercare program? Does it provide referrals to other recovery services and support groups within the community? Also be sure that a staff member will collaborate with you to create a reasonable discharge plan that provides support, before you leave the inpatient program.
Education & Therapy Services
Inpatient drug rehab centers should provide you and your loved one education and counseling that assist you on the path to recovery. It is important to understand the addiction, learn how to cope with triggers that could possibly lead to relapse, and the ways they can continue to heal from this addiction. Education and Therapy services are critical to this process and you should be sure that the facility offers this to you and your family.
- Family therapy as they will need to know how to heal and continue to support you.
- One on One Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Drug and addiction education
- Coping skills to deal with the stressors and known triggers
- Stress reduction methods