Choosing an addiction treatment program can be overwhelming. When you research treatment centers, look for a facility, such as The Discovery House, that tailors our treatment approach to each individual patient. Every case of addiction is different. The specific substance of abuse will play a role in determining your treatment plan, and the length and severity of the addiction will also influence your treatment. Any pre-existing medical or psychological conditions should also be taken into consideration. After taking a detailed history and learning more about your situation, the specialists at the treatment center will talk to you about your drug or alcohol treatment options.
Don’t be swayed by the amenities and luxuries offered by a substance abuse treatment center. It’s more important to look at the therapies and support services offered. A good treatment program doesn’t just address the substance abuse, it also addresses the underlying emotional issues and personal problems that can fuel addictive behavior.
What to Look For When Choosing an Addiction Treatment Center
Licensing and Accreditation
Be sure that the program is state licensed and nationally accredited. The drug treatment center that you choose should be staffed with trained and certified addiction specialists and mental health counselors. The Discovery House is part of the 6% of facilities nationwide that are Joint Commission Accredited, the same accreditation that is held by hospitals all over the country.
A Good Client to Counselor Ratio
Many treatment centers are inundated with clients so much so that the average counselor has 10 clients. At The Discovery House, we pride ourselves on our 3:1 client to counselor ratio.
Variety of Therapies
The best treatment centers offer many drug addiction therapy techniques and programs for anyone who wants to overcome their addiction. Programs that include options such as family therapy, nutrition, as well as more innovative options like music therapy, art therapy, yoga, mindfulness, and psychodrama therapies are good to look out for.
Here at The Discovery House, we utilize only the most effective treatment therapies in our customized treatment plans, including:
- Relapse Prevention
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Trauma-Related Counseling
- Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
Aftercare and Relapse Prevention Services
Some of the greatest challenges of recovery arise after you leave rehab, and many people who appear to be doing well in recovery end up relapsing at some point. A treatment center should offer a good aftercare program, and it should be able to direct you to support groups and networks, like 12 Step, as well as services within your community.
If you or someone you love could benefit from addiction treatment, call us today at (855) 203-7930 for more information about our services. Each client at The Discovery House receives customized care to end their dependence on prescription drugs, heroin and other opiates and/or alcohol in order to live a clean and sober life.
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Posted by The Discovery House on Friday, February 19, 2016