If you are battling a substance use disorder, you know firsthand the impact this has had on you, your family, and your friends. If you are reading this, you have likely reached the point where you want to change. However, you might feel a little intimidated or nervous, which is natural. The last thing you want is your efforts to get better to be in vain. Thankfully, there are countless rehabilitation centers around the United States, each with unique yet proven ways to help people in your position recover. The goal is for you to have an individualized experience.
Although you may be battling an addiction to the same substance as thousands of others across the country, your journey to recovery is uniquely yours. So you need a treatment center that recognizes that and treats you as an individual. When you find the recovery program that is right for you, you increase your chances of being successful. The goal is for you to maintain recovery for decades after returning home. The number of options available can make the choice seem overwhelming. However, there are a few things that you can consider to help you narrow down the choices and find one that’s right for you.
Identify Your Goals
At first, this step might sound redundant because the end goal is for you to break free from substance dependency. However, while that might be the overarching goal, there are usually other goals connected to it. Each treatment program is unique and has different specialties that they focus on. For example, when determining your treatment goals, think about the substances and behaviors you are trying to break free from. Again, this might seem simple, but when you really think about it, you may learn that there are smaller behaviors or additional substances that you are addicted to that on their own might not seem problematic but are impeding your ability to break free from substance use.
When looking at your goals, you need to look inward. This means identifying underlying issues, including any mental health challenges or medical conditions you will need to treat simultaneously while going through rehab. The most important thing to identify is what success means for you as an individual. Does success mean making it through detox and staying sober for 90 days? In that case, you may benefit from inpatient residential treatment. Don’t feel like you have to define your goals on your own. It is often good to talk to loved ones and get some input before making the final decision.
Investigate Multiple Rehab Options
It can feel liberating when you finally decide that you are going to get help for your substance use. It can be tempting to just go with the first rehab center in your area that appears in your Google search. However, if your rehab is going to be successful, it’s important that you do your due diligence. You want to have all the tools needed for successful recovery. You can find some information searching online, but you might need to call different rehab centers and talk to people to get additional information. Ask about everything you need for your treatment to be successful.
Inpatient Versus Outpatient
One of the biggest decisions you will have to make is whether you will get residential treatment, where you stay at the treatment center, or outpatient treatment, where you can return to your own home. There are advantages and disadvantages to both that are based on your unique struggle with addiction and your circumstances. Generally, residential treatment has a higher success rate but is more expensive and disruptive. Outpatient treatment is successful, but not at the same rate as inpatient treatment. However, outpatient treatment is less expensive and allows you to hold onto more of your routine. Other factors to consider include the specialties, treatments and therapies, amenities, and location of the rehabilitation center you will choose.
Looking for a Place to Start?
Are you looking for a place to start your search for your rehabilitation center? Do you have questions, or would you like a little guidance as you start your rehab research? We can help. Contact us today at 833-846-5669. We look forward to hearing from you.