When choosing a rehabilitation facility, it is important to keep several things in mind. Not only do you need to choose a center for your specific problem, you also need to find one that meets your financial, physical, and emotional needs. Not all rehabilitation centers are the same, and not all of them will necessarily provide you with the care and help that you are looking for.
So What Are You Looking For?
Before you take the step to start searching for facilities near you, make a list of exactly what you are looking for. Do you need a program focused mainly on recovering from alcohol addiction or drug addiction? Do you have issues with both that need to be treated equally? Do you prefer a program that includes physical activities as well as therapy groups? Do you want to be close to home or far away during your treatment? Are you paying out of pocket or will you be using insurance? How much can you spend, and how much will your insurance cover? The answers to all of these questions will help you determine the best rehab program for you.
What Kind of Support System Do You Have?
Will your friends and family be involved in your rehabilitation? The level of involvement of your support system can play an important part in the process. If you have people who want to go through it with you step-by-step as much as they can, you will want to check into a rehab program near them. That way they can attend visiting hours and family therapy sessions, etc. If you do not have a personal support system of friends and family, or if your friends and family could be a hindrance to your recovery, you may want to choose a facility that is far enough away to discourage them from visiting you there.
How Much Physical Activity Do You Need?
Not all programs focus on the same areas for rehabilitation. Some will include more individual and group therapy sessions, activities such as art therapy, and even journaling sessions. In these programs you are working on your mental and emotional well-being first and foremost. But not everyone can recover in this way. Some people need physical activity and challenges to help them see past their addictions. They may want to try team rock climbing or sports exercises, or spend time in a gym setting. It is important to know what kind of program you need when picking a facility to use.
Are You Religious?
It is necessary to consider faith-based needs when searching out a rehab program. If your religion plays a big part in your life, it will play a big part in your recovery from your addiction. Some rehabilitation facilities offer their services with specific religious connections. They provide regular church services and visitations with clergy members. Other facilities include programs that are geared less toward religious connections, but may still have church services available for those seeking them out. Still others may take a more holistic approach, where faith is seen in a more universal manner than that of a specific religion, and everyone is encouraged to use their beliefs as they will.
Do You Have to Pay For This?
The cost of treatment will play a big part in the rehabilitation program you choose. There is no way around that. If you have good insurance it may cover part or all of the cost to stay at a rehab facility. If you do not have insurance, or your insurance only covers a small amount of treatment, you will have to find a way to pay out of pocket. Some facilities will offer payment plans to those with acceptable credit. They may require part of the cost up front, and then let you pay the rest off over time. Others may need you to pay all of the money before you sign-in to the program. The total amount of treatment at a rehab facility can cost from $10,000-$60,000, depending on how long you are there and what kind of medical needs you will have while there. You may be able to get a personal loan for medical services, or find a program that works with low income patients, if you don’t have the money on hand to cover treatment.
Making the decision to check yourself into a rehab facility is an important step on the road to recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. The next step is to find the right program for you. Take the time to list out your wants and needs before you start your search. This will help you narrow down prospects and settle on the program most likely to help you succeed in your recovery. Call one of our counselors today at 833-762-3739.