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Choosing a Treatment Center

Once you have made the decision that enough is enough and are ready to ask for help, it will be important to find the treatment center that is right for you. It used to be that alcoholism and addiction treatment centers were few and those that were there were all relatively similar. This is not the case today. There are treatment centers specializing in a variety of treatment options and there are a number of things you will want to consider before making a choice.

  • Do you have special needs that should be considered, areas of focus?
  • How long will you stay?
  • Where do you want to be?
  • How much will treatment cost?
  • Do they accept insurance?
  • What type of accreditation does the center have and what credentials do its staff have?
  • What type of programs do they offer and how will they benefit you?
  • Is follow up care a part of the program?
  • What is their treatment philosophy?
  • How does the facility differ from other facilities that provide treatment for similar conditions?

You will doubtless have other questions as well but these are a good place to start. You may want to discuss them with your loved ones. While you may be comfortable staying near home, that is not always the best decision. Sometimes, it is better to be removed entirely from the environment where you have been drinking and using, away from all of the familiar triggers in order to establish a foundation for your new sobriety.

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