From long-term residential care to spiritually based programs, there are more than 14,500 specialized rehab treatment centers in America that provide treatment of all kinds. While some may or may not be proven to work better than others, there are a few things that should be present in the structure of any rehab treatment center.
What kinds of accreditation does the rehab treatment center hold?
If a rehab center is accredited, you know they mean business. There are several types accreditation to look out for that serve as a proof and promise of safety and high-quality service to each and every client. The highest accreditation a rehab center can have is the JACO (Joint Commission Accreditation) of which only 6% of treatment centers have. JACO or CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) are both good ones to look out for.
What are people saying about them?
It used to be that if you wanted to know if something was truly worth trying out, you would simply ask around. The same is still true but in the age of the internet, it’s much easier to connect with multiple people at once with just a few keystrokes. Yelp is a great source for client or customer reviews which is great for getting advice from people who have been in your shoes. Sites like Glassdoor or Indeed are great sources for the past or current employees point of view.
How will they focus on you or your loved one?
When you are looking for a rehab center for yourself or someone you care about, you want to be able to be absolutely confident that they will receive the best care possible. One of the best ways to ensure your loved one will get the care and attention they need is to know what the client to counselor ratio is. Often when budget cuts are put into effect, treatment providers are forced to cut down on one-on-one time thus enforcing more group sessions. This jeopardizes the connection between the counselor and the client and makes for a longer and less effective course of treatment. We are proud to work with treatment centers that maintain a client to counselor ratio as low as 3:1.
Where in the world is the rehab treatment center located?
You may think that it would be better for you and for your loved one to remain close to home for the duration of their rehab treatment. You are a tight knit family and you want to be able to be there for them but sometimes the best thing you can do is put some space between each other. Think of it this way, if you can drive to see them, chances are their drug dealer can come to visit them as well. When they are removed from their normal life, surroundings, and triggers they are more likely to give 100% attention to their recovery.
If you or a loved one is in need of treatment and you’re not quite sure where to start, our knowledgeable addiction specialists at recoveryas.com will guide you through the process. Take the first step toward recovery and give us a call today 1 (877) 968-6283.