Drug and Alcohol - Sobriety

What to Look For in an Addiction Center

Find out what to look for in an addiction center and how to find the right drug and alcohol addiction treatment program for you.

What to Look For in an Addiction Center

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Written by

Brian MooreBrian Moore

Content Writer

Reviewed by

Jeremy ArztJeremy Arzt

Chief Clinical Officer

May 24, 2022

The Forge Recovery Center

If you are looking into addiction centers because you (or a loved one) is addicted to drugs, you may find that comparing the different options can feel overwhelming. Finding a drug rehab program that meets your particular needs can make all the difference in your recovery success.

Here are some things to look for in an addiction center that indicates it would be a great fit for you and your recovery goals.

How to Compare Addiction Centers

When you first look into choosing an addiction center, you will certainly want to look into the programs they offer and their treatment options. Although, these are not the only factors to consider.

Since no rehab program will meet everybody’s needs, it is essential to have in mind your goals for going through rehab and what type of program would best help you achieve them. Make sure you are considering both short and long-term goals.

Consider making a list of the most important factors to you, including the following:

Once you understand your priorities for a rehab program, you can more easily compare your options as you speak with or visit treatment centers.

Different Focuses of Different Programs

Not all rehabs treat addictions to all substances. Those that do treat the abuse of substances relevant to you may have varying levels of experience working with people who use that substance, and they might have different approaches. For example, some programs may operate with a focus on holistic healing or very scientific approaches to treatment. Some may include supplemental activities while others may take a more focused approach.

Choosing which approach would work best for you is a highly personal decision. Remember that the point of finding the right recovery facility for you is to address drug use with the most effective means possible. Identify what you want to find in an addiction center and then work from there.

If you are unsure about what approach you would like your addiction center to take, it may be very helpful to contact a few facilities in your area to ask questions about what they offer and hear their suggestions.

Most addiction centers will be open and honest with you to help you find the right treatment plan. For example, they may advise you on whether you would benefit the most from inpatient, residential, or sober living options at this time.

Signs of a Quality Addiction center

You will benefit from making sure you choose a quality drug rehab program that is competent, qualified, and flexible enough to address your needs as you evolve during the recovery process. You want to find a reputable addiction center that can provide multiple treatment options so that you are supported throughout your whole journey.

It's even worth considering any five-star reviews the facility may have.

A quality addiction center will usually offer various options themselves and will also have the resources to refer you to different programs that can meet your future needs if they do not have every treatment you desire. More importantly, a quality addiction center will have the credentials and accreditation to back up its programs. This ensures you will have access to professionals who are skilled and knowledgeable about the recovery process.

A reputable facility will also have various payment options and will not hesitate to give you follow-up support. A quality addiction center is dedicated to you, your situation, and your journey through substance use treatment.

Some addiction centers will stop giving you attention after you leave treatment. Therefore, if you want an addiction center that will support you through your entire journey, then an addiction center that will connect you with other programs is an excellent choice.

When you are reaching out to different facilities, find out if the facility you are considering is reputable, considerate, and able to multiple treatment options. A good facility will not hesitate to give you as much support and information as possible and will be able to direct you to the right options for you. Once you have this information, you are on your way toward finding an addiction center that will meet your needs and help you accomplish your goals.

Consider Your Comfort

Making tangible comparisons of addiction centers can be very helpful but remember that the most important aspect of a rehab program is that it allows you to feel comfortable and motivated enough to continue your recovery journey. There will be low times and setbacks in the recovery process and feeling comfortable being open with your treatment professionals can make all the difference in the success of your recovery.

It is also important to feel comfortable trusting the experience and qualifications of your professional team. Having qualified professionals on your side who inspire trust, motivate you, and support you through your process is a vital component of an effective rehab experience.

Our team at The Forge Recovery Center is here to give you insights into treatment approaches and help you find the right path to recovery. We believe in helping each individual with their unique needs because each recovery journey is unique. Feeling comfortable and supported by the people in your treatment programs can make all the difference to your success in recovery.

We would be happy to answer all of your questions and provide you with guidance and resources. For more information on how you can find the right addiction center, or to discuss your priorities for a rehab experience, contact The Forge Recovery Center today.

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