When you’re struggling with addiction and looking for a way out, choosing a rehabilitation center can be a daunting task. If you find yourself faced with this difficult choice, use these five questions as a guide to help you find the right program.
Is the Rehabilitation Center Licensed and Credentialed?
Although licensing requirements vary from state-to-state, they must generally provide a standard level of service in order to conduct business in their state. However, having a license doesn’t ensure a quality rehab experience.
Look for rehab programs with a third-party accreditation stamp that’s easy to find on their website. Organizations like the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) don’t just hand out accreditation to any facility. The stamp is an indication that they exceed national and international healthcare quality standards.
Does It Meet Your Needs?
The reasons individuals choose a facility are as varied as the rehab programs themselves. Some people only need a shorter stay at a rehab facility, while others with serious addiction histories need lengthier stays with plenty of aftercare support.
Whatever your reasons, make sure the rehab facility you choose fits your unique circumstances. Don’t let luxurious amenities sway you, especially if the program doesn’t address your specific needs.
Is Your Family Included In Treatment?
Just like addiction doesn’t develop in isolation, it also can’t be treated that way, either.
While it’s important to have family support once you leave recovery, it can be a difficult experience if the family dynamic hasn’t changed. Quality family programs can help the whole family heal from addiction. They can also greatly reduce your risk of relapse.
Do They Offer Aftercare Plans?
You may think that leaving a rehab facility is the end of your recovery journey. In reality, it’s actually just the beginning. Look for a program that prepares you for life outside of rehab. Aftercare needs vary from person to person, but making sure your program includes relapse prevention education and sober living skills is an important starting point.
Do They Keep Detailed Records?
This is especially important if you’ll be using your insurance to pay for treatment. Insurance companies may deny (or delay approving) certain beneficial treatments unless there are records supporting that you need them.
A Solution in Havre de Grace, Maryland
Ashley Addiction Treatment is a 147-acre, JCAHO-accredited rehab facility. Our individualized treatment plans include:
The first step to a brighter tomorrow begins with a phone call today. Call Ashley Addiction Treatment at 866-313-6307 to learn how we can help you live an addiction-free life.