Once you have accepted that you or a loved one is in need of treatment for drugs or alcohol, the next logical step is to begin searching for the best facility that meets your needs – and your budget.
Understanding the differences between alcohol rehabilitation facilities can help you determine what types of services they offer, how much time you will need to devote to a treatment program, and what you can expect when treatment is complete. The end result is the same, but how you get there and how long you stay there are the most important parts.
Types of Programs
There are over 10,000 drug and alcohol rehab centers in the U.S. alone. The vast majority are structured around the 12-step recovery philosophy, sometimes using a slight variation in terminology, but most often relying on the original proven methods as the foundation for healing. Other rehab centers may focus on holistic or homeopathic therapies, religious inspiration, gender specific support, or dual diagnosis.
For individuals requiring a bit more structure and support than outpatient treatment, sober living homes may be an ideal arrangement.
Adherence to the house rules (nightly curfew, rent payments, no drug or alcohol use) are mandatory. Residents must be working, or working on continuing their education during the day, and attend support group meetings or community counseling sessions in the evening.
How to Choose the Right Rehab for You
Ask for a tour of the facility, go over the routine for a typical day, talk with the counselors and psychiatrists, and understand the payment obligations, patient rights and responsibilities before you sign any paperwork. Look for a treatment center that offers a wide variety of comprehensive services to meet your most distressing needs. Addiction requires competent medical attention, but don’t allow yourself to be rushed or manipulated by admission staff. Visit three or four that seem appealing and bring a trusted friend or family member with you to offer a grounded perspective.
Even if you’ve been through rehab before and are still having problems with drug or alcohol abuse, recovery is possible with the right care and combination of services.
Alcohol Rehab at The Canyon
The Canyon has admissions counselors standing by 24 hours a day to answer any questions or concerns you may have about our specialized treatment options.