The first thing you need to understand is that each drug and alcohol recovery inpatient program is going to be different. All of them have different philosophies about how they deal with their clients and their approach to treatment. If you are looking for a program for a loved one and are harboring the least bit of anger or resentment about past events, it can be tempting to look for a center that promises to offer a “strict” approach to treating its clients. You want your loved one to receive appropriate help and support to get well. Here are some questions to ask to help you find the right program:f you have come to the point where you know you or a loved one has a problem with substance abuse that requires professional help, you already know how addiction can take over someone’s life. It can render you virtually unrecognizable to your family members, leaving a trail of broken promises, anger and shame behind. How do you know you have found the right treatment center? You need to ask questions before making your final choice to ensure that it feels like it would be a good fit.
Does the inpatient addiction treatment center offer a number of programs?
Ideally, the treatment center you are considering can develop an individual treatment for each client. Some options would include the following:
- Attending 12 step program meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous)
- Group therapy sessions
- Individual treatment sessions with an addictions counselor
- One-on-one psychotherapy sessions
- Classes on nutrition
- Exercise classes
- Outdoor activities
- Gym workout sessions
How much does the treatment cost?
Cost is a factor when you are looking at getting help for yourself or someone you care about. You may be able to find drug rehab centers that accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield or that will work with your insurance provider. Addiction is an illness and if coverage is available, don’t hesitate to use it to get help for yourself, your spouse or a dependent. The insurer will process the claim in a professional manner. Don’t let shame or guilt be a factor when it comes to getting help for a treatable condition.
Does the treatment center offer help for the family?
Families of addicts can benefit from programs, group therapy and educational seminars. Ask whether these options are available before making a choice.
- Is aftercare offered once the inpatient program has been completed?
Transitioning to “real” life after spending time in a treatment program can be challenging for a client. Aftercare is an important part of the treatment process. For a number of people, being able to stay at a sober living house gives them the opportunity to be more independent while still having some support from a house manager.
Finding the answers to questions like these will help you find the right inpatient treatment program for yourself or someone you love.