How Do I Know Which Inpatient Program Is Right for Me?
Inpatient rehab centers can help many individuals who require more intensive care for addiction treatment. But how can you determine which inpatient program specifically is right for your needs? If you are looking for safe, reliable treatment centers, call 800-681-7369Who Answers? today.
Step One: Consider Your Needs
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug abuse.” These needs can also affect someone’s choice of rehab center and the best inpatient program for their particular recovery.
When thinking about your needs, it is important to not only ask yourself what specific, addiction treatment options a rehab center offers but also whether or not it can meet your additional requirements, including:
- Medical: Are you suffering from any serious medical conditions caused by your addiction that will require more intensive care?
- Psychological: Do you have any co-occurring disorders that may cause your addiction to worsen if they go untreated?
- According to the medical journal Psychiatric Quarterly, inpatient rehab facilities are often better for individuals with high psychiatric severity, but the specific program you choose must also be able to treat your addiction and any psychological disorders simultaneously.
- Social: Do you need help with family or relationship issues during rehab?
- Vocational: Do you need assistance finding a new job, perhaps after losing yours as a result of your addiction?
- Not all rehab centers provide vocational help, but some offer certain classes like resume building and job hunting. Others may provide one-on-one time with a vocational counselor. Depending on the severity of your situation, this may be a more or less important need.
- Legal: Are you in the midst of a legal battle or in legal trouble as a result of your drug abuse?
All of these needs can influence the type of residential treatment program that will help you best. In addition, it is important to consider your culture, age, gender, and other aspects of your personality that could affect your needs for treatment and the specific facility that will be likely to benefit you most.
Step Two: Call the Rehab Center
Once you find an inpatient program that seems to offer the kind of care that will best benefit your situation (something with which we can help), you can call the specific center and learn more about whether or not this program will be a good fit for you.
- Discuss your situation with the medical professional who answers the phone. Often, these individuals will want to learn more about you and will ask questions about your medical history, your addiction and your history of drug abuse, and your insurance plan. They will want to make sure that the program will fit your needs as well.
- This is also a good time to ask any questions you might have about the facility, including:
- What are your program’s credentials and accreditations?
- What is your program’s success rate with patients?
- How long does the program last?
- According to the NIDA, inpatient and outpatient rehab programs alike should last at least 90 days in order for patients to receive the full benefits of care. However, you may want to attend a longer program if you have more intense needs.
- What treatment options does your facility offer?
- Will your program take my insurance?
- How much of the cost will I be paying out of pocket?
- Do you have a financing program?
- What do you offer in terms of aftercare?
Step Three: Visit the Facility
If the program still seems beneficial to your needs, the last step should be visiting the facility. This can help you make sure the program you choose is right for you. By meeting the staff beforehand, you can ensure that you will be able to build a beneficial relationship with those who are going to be taking care of you.
And, once you are able to see the inside of the facility, you can know if you will be comfortable staying there for the duration of the program. Both these aspects of treatment will highly affect your ability to stay in the program for the proper amount of time, which in turn, will affect the strength of your recovery.
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Let us help you find the best inpatient program for your needs. Call 800-681-7369Who Answers? today.