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Which drug addiction treatment centers really work?
Which drug addiction treatment centers work to end addictions and which ones just take your money? Many treatment centers care about helping to end addictions, but there are some that just want the money and aren't particularly concerned with successful outcomes.
Picking the right drug addiction treatment centers can be confusing, because generally during a family addiction crisis everyone is under enormous stress, and not thinking as clearly as they would for a financial decision of this size.
Choosing the right rehab can be a difficult challenge here are 10 things to look for.
Choosing effective drug addiction
Diagnosis and treatment for mental health co-occurring
disorders --- Mental health specialists available during
treatment, who assess each case for other mental health problems
that can disrupt treatment and an addicts ability to quit.
Depression and anxiety are the most common co-occurring mental
health disorders that must be properly assessed and treated in order
for the addict to move into recovery.
Age appropriate --- If the addict is a teen, find a
drug addiction treatment centers for teens. If he/she is a young
adult then find a center for young adults. If they're a senior, then
don't put them with non-seniors. Addicts generally respond much
better when surrounded by people of their own age and generation,
who are also struggling with addiction.
Active support for 12 step groups --- The rehab
treatment requires daily participation in a
12-step group. The 12-steps have helped many people to move into
recovery and also set up a method a support after the addict leaves
Individual counseling support --- Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy or Motivational Interviewing are the most common types of
addiction individual counseling available for addiction recovery.
Look for a drug addiction rehabilitation centers that offers these
Men separated from women --- A facility that is gender
specific, or separates men and women, can also be helpful start
recovery. It eliminates many relationship issues and allows the
person to focus on their recovery without the distraction of any
potential romantic encounters.
Support spiritual connection --- Many people believe
that to truly recover from addiction the client needs to have a
spiritual re-connection and transformation. This is what the first
three steps of the 12-steps try to facilitate. It's important that
the treatment center not be hostile to this transformation and be as
supportive as possible to facilitate it.
Inpatient programs that you can afford --- Length of
treatment is a critical component of recovery; most people require
at least 30 days if not 60. If the treatment program and support
aren't long enough relapse usually occurs. That's why inpatient
programs are better than outpatient, because they help the person
re-gain the skills necessary to avoid using and return to their life
prior to drug use.
Collaborative and family supportive --- A center that
works with the family and integrates them into treatment when
Supportive, well-trained staff --- Make sure to review
the credentials of the staff that works with the patients. The
better trained the staff the more likely they will be beneficial
through the withdrawal and early recovery process. The staff staff
are the people who should connect with the addict and create an
environment for strong therapeutic connection.
Medically supervised and supported withdrawal supportive
--- Doctors on staff or available to review the medical status
and needs of the addict and prescribe withdrawal and relapse
supportive medications. As an example, Suboxone can be very helpful
to support opiate withdrawal and addiction recovery.
and Finally Remember:
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." - Matthew 7:7-8