Can You Tour a Drug Rehab Facility Before Deciding if You Want Treatment There?

Are you dealing with an addiction to drugs or alcohol? Would you like to check into a rehab facility, but you are unsure of what to expect when you get there? You probably have a lot of questions about how the facility runs, what it looks like, and what to expect from the staff and doctors. These are all normal questions that a reliable rehab will be able to answer from the start. However, you may be just as interested in exploring the facility yourself. You want to know if you can tour a drug rehab facility before deciding if you want treatment there.

The answer will likely depend on the facility itself. However, there is a good chance that you will be permitted to tour the place before you make your decision. Let’s take a look at what you can expect if you ask to tour a rehab in your area.

1. Touring the Grounds

Are you an outdoor lover? Are you considering a rehab with a beautiful view, such as one that sits near the ocean or mountains? Then you will probably want to ask for a tour of the grounds before you decide on the rehab. It’s always good to see what you can enjoy on your downtime! On the flip side, the rehab may be in a bad area with high traffic and no view, so you may wish to know what you’ll be looking at when you go outside before you make your decision. In most cases, there will be no reason for the rehab to deny your request of walking around the outside of the rehab to check out the view and facilities.

2. Touring the Rooms

Most rehabs will allow you to take a tour of the rooms as long as they have unoccupied beds. If the rehab is full and you are on a waiting list, you may not be permitted to check out a room due to privacy concerns. However, many rehab centers have pictures on their websites that they can pull up to give you a virtual tour if you can’t take one in person. Additionally, if you know someone who is a patient in the rehab, they may be permitted to show you their room.

3. Touring the Activity Rooms

You’ll likely be permitted to tour the activity rooms, provided no one is using them at the time. All rehabs will have room for various activities, including group therapy, holistic events such as yoga or meditation, meetings, patient holiday parties, and other activities. There may be other rooms that contain televisions, gaming systems, and board games, as well. You’ll get the chance to see where you would be spending your downtime if you become a patient.

4. Touring the Kitchen

Are you curious about the kitchen facilities? Most rehab facilities will allow you to tour the kitchen to check out the equipment. This is a good idea if you are worried about cleanliness. Just remember, you may not be allowed in during busy dinner times, so try to schedule a tour when meals are over.

Why Should I Ask for a Tour?

It’s okay to be curious about the rehab center and what it looks like. Getting a tour of the facility allows you to see what you can expect once you are a patient. Don’t be scared to ask to look around. While most of the time you can expect a guided tour, you may be able to check the place out at your own pace. You should always ask for a tour before you sign up in order to see how the place is run. You’ll also have the opportunity to check if the staff seems friendly and helpful and if there are any problems with cleanliness.

However, don’t immediately become alarmed if you are not permitted to take a tour. Some rehabs don’t allow it due to privacy concerns, especially if they are treating a famous celebrity or singer. If this is the case, ask them if they have up-to-date pictures on their website to show you. You can usually get a pretty good idea of what to expect when you look at pictures of the rooms online.

Give us a call and learn more about our facility today

We know how hard it can be to check into rehab. We’re glad you are here! To learn more about our services and to schedule your own tour, call us at 833-762-3739. We’ll take care of your needs from start to finish.