Finding the perfect rehab for yourself or someone you care about can be confusing. It’s not always easy to figure out what to do with many treatment choices and centers. In this video, I share some tips from my experience as an addiction recovery coach and tackle some common questions people have about this topic.
In this segment, I covered a bunch of things related to picking the best rehab, like:
- How to sort through the different treatment options
- How to build a team of experts to help you make the right choices
- Finding the right level of care
- How to use treatment planning experts and interventionists in the process
- How to make rehab work for you and the success of rehabs
- Different types of treatment options can be overwhelming. As I mentioned, “if you Google searched Residential Treatment programs for addiction, you’ll get so many options coming up.” It’s essential to understand the various types of treatment, such as inpatient, outpatient, and intensive outpatient programs, to find the best fit for the individual’s needs.
- Work with a clinical team. “It’s really important to work with a team who wants to go away and leave their life for 30 or 45 or 90 days who wants to do that we might need to, but we don’t ever want to do that, so it’s really important to work with a team.” A clinical team, including a psychiatrist, psychologist, or therapist, can help assess the severity of the addiction and recommend the appropriate level of care.
- Consider the willingness and readiness to change. As I shared from my experience, the effectiveness of rehab is often determined by the individual’s state of mind and willingness to make changes. A person might not be ready for rehab at a specific moment, but with time and support, they may eventually be open to seeking help.
- Treatment planning professionals play a crucial role. Working with an interventionist or treatment planning professional can help narrow the options and find a rehab facility that meets the individual’s needs, including accreditation and clinical results.
- Continuity of care is key. Effective rehab providers offer a continuity of care, ensuring that individuals transitioning out of rehab have ongoing support and resources to maintain their recovery journey.
As an addiction recovery expert, I offer the following advice to those seeking the right rehab:
- Be honest with yourself and your clinical team about your addiction’s severity and readiness to change.
- Research the different types of treatment options available and educate yourself on the pros and cons of each.
- Seek support from a treatment planning professional or interventionist to help guide you through decision-making.
- Look for rehab facilities with strong continuity of care programs to ensure ongoing support and resources.
- Remember that recovery is a lifelong journey, and finding the right rehab is just one step along the way.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient rehab programs?
Inpatient rehab programs require patients to stay at a residential facility for a specific period, usually 30, 60, or 90 days. This offers a structured environment, around-the-clock care and support, and separation from potential triggers. On the other hand, outpatient rehab programs allow patients to live at home and attend treatment sessions at a local clinic or facility. This option provides more flexibility but may be less effective for those with severe addiction or a less supportive home environment.
Q. How do I know which type of rehab is right for me or my loved one?
The best way to determine the appropriate level of care is to consult with a clinical team, including a psychiatrist, therapist, psychologist, or addiction recovery expert. They will assess the severity of the addiction and recommend the most suitable treatment program, whether it’s inpatient, outpatient, or a combination of both.
Q. How can I find a reputable rehab facility?
To find a reputable rehab facility, consult with a treatment planning professional or an interventionist who can research accredited facilities, evaluate their clinical staff and results, and provide a shortlist of options tailored to your needs. Additionally, you can talk to your healthcare providers, such as your family doctor or therapist, for recommendations.
Q. Does a person’s willingness to change affect the success of their rehab experience?
Yes, a person’s willingness to change plays a significant role in the success of their rehab experience. The most effective outcomes occur when the patient enters rehab with an open mind, a desire to seek help, and a commitment to making changes in their life. This may require patience and persistence, as some individuals may need time to reach this state of readiness.
Q. Can rehab really help, despite the frequent news about rehab failures?
Absolutely. While it’s true that some people may not achieve a lasting recovery on their first attempt, rehab can still provide valuable tools, resources, and support that can be crucial in the long-term recovery journey. Some individuals may need multiple rehab experiences to grasp and apply the principles of recovery fully. The key is to find a rehab facility with a strong focus on continuity of care, ensuring that the patient has ongoing support and guidance even after completing their program.