Finding the right treatment is instrumental in the success of your recovery but how do you know what sets the “right” treatment programs apart from the not-so-great ones? There is a lot to consider when you are choosing where to go to begin your recovery journey.
Inpatient vs Outpatient
Generally speaking, there are two types of treatment programs; residential and outpatient. Both have their benefits and pitfalls. So, how do you know which one is best for you?
Residential Addiction Treatment Programs
A residential inpatient rehabilitation center is a facility licensed under state laws to provide skilled nursing care and intensive rehabilitative services. Residential inpatient programs require the patient to live at a rehabilitation center full-time for a fixed period after the withdrawal phase is complete. This type of program provides much needed structure, community, and focus and teaches the addict how to live a life free of substance addiction.
Intensive Outpatient Programs for Addiction
Intensive outpatient drug treatment programs are different from residential programs mainly because you aren’t required to live at a residential facility. Typically, it should be one of the final stages of treatment in the drug or alcohol recovery process since it allows the recovering addict to continue to work and reside at home or in a special sober living residence. However, many people find it to be a good option for exactly this reason. The flexibility that an outpatient program provides can be enticing for those who have obligations such work or family.
What to Look for in a Treatment Program
Finding the right treatment program can be overwhelming. Focus on what’s important. Whether you choose a residential addiction treatment program or an outpatient treatment program, here are some things you should look out for:
Accreditations and Certifications
Ensure that the facility has appropriate accreditation and licensing. It should be accredited by the state and run by licensed, well-trained mental health professionals and addiction specialists. All the treatment centers that we work with are Joint Commission Accredited.
A Promise of Quality Care
When choosing a treatment program for yourself or for a loved one, you want to know that you are getting the best of the best. Make sure that the center you choose provides the highest quality of care. A trustworthy facility will emphasize quality of care and client treatment and as mentioned above, they will be transparent about their accreditations and certifications.
Aftercare and Addiction Support Programs
Working your program doesn’t stop when you leave your treatment center. Long-term recovery is a long-term investment and it’s something you have to work toward every single day. Even after leaving the program, you will still need follow-up care and support. The best treatment programs offer a support system and aftercare services to prevent relapse. We are here to help you every step of the way. If you have questions or you would like to talk to our addiction specialists about your treatment options, give us a call at 1 (877) 968-6283.