Questions To Ask Any Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center


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Drug and alcohol rehab isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment program. Addiction treatment options vary significantly - inpatient vs outpatient, long-term vs short-term, group vs individualized counseling.


However, there are key qualities and components you can discover by asking the right questions. A reputable addiction treatment center will answer you honestly and confidentially - and help you find the right treatment path.



What Is Your Treatment Philosophy?


When looking for an addiction rehab center, you want to be sure their treatment philosophy coincides with your personal expectations. Do they subscribe to the disease model of addiction? Do they use and support the 12 steps? Are there programs for people who are atheist, agnostic, or something else? Make sure there are components that align with your personal ideals.



What Programs Do You Offer?


There are many different addiction treatment centers across the U.S. Each facility uses a different set of beliefs, different pathways to recovery, and different sobriety tools. Does the treatment center offer inpatient or outpatient programs? What methods or approach do they use? Will there be one-on-one interaction or solely group therapy?



How Long Is The Program?


Each individual is unique and their recovery depends on the person. One individual may need intensive outpatient treatment for six weeks, another may need inpatient treatment for one month then intensive outpatient treatment. An individual’s treatment will depend on their past, the severity of the addiction, and where they are in the addiction recovery process.


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What Is The Staff To Patient Ratio?


With addiction rehab, it’s important to have a personalized aspect to your treatment. With group therapy it can be easy to feel overlooked. Ask how many staff will be a part of treatment, and if there is an opportunity for individual counseling. At Care Addiction Center, our intimate approach to intensive outpatient treatment, which typically consists of 6 individuals in a group, allows for personalized treatment in the recovery process.



What Outcome Can I Reasonably Expect With Outpatient Rehab?


Some reasonable expectations after completing an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) would be that you have strong understanding of the disease of addiction, know yourself and your goals for sobriety, have a strong support system that you can utilize to help you remain sober, a deeper understanding of your self esteem and self worth, the ability to identify your triggers and have a toolbox full of coping skills to help you combat cravings, urges, or triggers.



Is Insurance Accepted?


While most rehab programs will accept insurance, there are a few that do not. If you have an insurance policy, your treatment is most likely covered. We recognize that addiction insurance coverage and benefits can be complex. Find out if your insurance covers rehab by clicking here for a no cost, private insurance approval.



What Kind Of Training Does The Staff Have?


It’s a good idea to ask what kind of training the staff of the addiction treatment center have. Ask how many doctors, therapists, and medical professionals they have on site and what their credentials are. It’s in your best interest to make sure you’re in the right hands.



What Kind Of Ongoing Support Is Available For After Treatment?


What happens after addiction treatment? Ask the treatment center what kind of ongoing support is available after treatment. Is there an alumni program? Can you keep in contact with a certain therapist?



If you or a loved one need help for an addiction and want to know more about our outpatient rehab center or treatment options, feel free to contact us.