The fact that you’re actively considering which treatment program to enroll in is commendable. Too many people are unable to admit that they need help. Now that you’ve taken this monumental first step, you’ll have to decide what type of treatment program to enroll in. Knowing what the options are can help you to feel empowered and informed.
One option is to enroll in an outpatient treatment program. Outpatient treatment simply means that you won’t live at the treatment center. Speaking with your doctor and mental health professionals is advisable when choosing a treatment program, but there are some factors you can consider in deciding if outpatient treatment is right for you. For example, you may have recently finished an inpatient program and want to continue having support. Outpatient treatment allows you to do so. Also, you may have responsibilities, such as caring for your children, that you can’t simply leave behind. In cases of more mild addictions, too, outpatient treatment can be particularly effective.
If you choose inpatient treatment, you will move into the center. The exact amount of time you’ll live in the center depends upon a variety of variables, so you should speak with a representative to learn more. In the case of severe addictions, inpatient treatment can be the best option. You may also feel that the environment of your current community plays a role in your addiction. Getting away from your regular routines and settings can aid in recovery. Some people are better able to focus on themselves and rejuvenate in unfamiliar spaces. Inpatient treatment can also be the best decision if you’ve tried outpatient treatment in the past and relapsed.
Other Elements to Consider
One major decision you’ll need to make is whether to enroll in outpatient or inpatient rehab. There are some other criteria to factor into your choice as well:
- medically supervised detox
- faith-based programs
- specific therapy programs
Medically Supervised Detox
In many cases, the first step of recovery involves detox. Medically supervised detox programs can be critically important for people who are addicted to drugs that come with severe withdrawal symptoms. Medical supervision can help you to manage both the physical and mental side effects of withdrawal.
You should also find out if the programs in which you are interested incorporate elements of a certain faith. If you are a religious person, you may very well benefit from a treatment center that aligns with your specific faith. You can also find programs that incorporate religion or spirituality in a more general way. In other words, the program may not require you to strictly adhere to rules of a particular religion but may instead incorporate meditative practices, prayer or other such rituals. You can also find treatment centers that do not incorporate any religious or spiritual elements as well.
Specific Therapy Programs
Therapy typically plays a role in addiction treatment. Find out about the type of therapy that the treatment centers offer. Many programs, for example, incorporate both individual and group therapy into the recovery routine. You can also find programs that use art therapy to help clients recover from addiction. Aim to keep your mind open when considering different types of therapy programs. At first, you might feel overwhelmed by the idea of opening up about your addiction in front of a group of people. However, this type of openness and honesty can actually play a pivotal role in your recovery. In addition to getting to hear stories of and connect with people who are in similar situations, you can also inspire other people in the group to continue on their own paths to success. Being faced with a number of options can feel overwhelming.
Instead of allowing the information to overwhelm you, however, consider how learning about the different types of treatment is empowering. Instead of passively enrolling in any program, you have the agency to make a decision about your treatment. You can choose the program that is most aligned with your personal goals and needs. To speak with a caring representative to learn more, call 833-846-5669 today.