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How to Evaluate a Rehab Center

When you decide to seek treatment, it is extremely important to know what to look for in a treatment center. Evaluating a treatment center is one of the most difficult and most important things that you will do before you enter a facility. Careful evaluation assures you that you will receive the treatment that you need to fully recover from your addiction.

Ask for Testimonials or Reviews

It is perfectly reasonable to ask for reviews for a rehab center that you are considering. Most will freely offer reviews and client testimonials. It is always better if these testimonials come from a third party such as a 3rd party review site.

Find the Daily Schedule

Take a look at the daily schedule for the facility. They should offer you a generic schedule just so you can see what being in the facility or an outpatient of the facility will be like on a daily basis. If the schedule is not to your liking the facility might not be for you.

Ask About Accreditation

Several accreditation agencies offer reviews and certifications to rehab facilities. These are:

  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Behavioral Healthcare Facility Accreditation Agency
  • The Joint Commission on Rehabilitation Accreditation

All of these agencies help to make sure that each rehab center follows protocols and offers safe and effective rehab experiences for all of their clients. Without accreditation from one of these agencies, the facility is operating on its own without regulation.

Find out What type of Therapies They Offer

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Make sure the rehab center you choose offers a variety of therapies, such as art therapy.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a variety of therapies is necessary for complete recovery. It is important that the facility you choose offers the therapies that work best for you. There are several types of therapies and each person benefits from different combinations.

Check for Cleanliness and Organization

It is always good to take a tour of the facility you plan on entering, especially if it is an inpatient facility. Most of these facilities are kept in near pristine condition in order to pass the accreditation process, but some slip through the cracks. You definitely want a clean and organized facility.

Find out their Success Rate

Although sometimes numbers offered by facilities are inflated, it is important to know what the facility’s success rate is. Some rehabs offer this information freely but it is a good idea to double check with whichever accreditation agency certified the facility.

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Find out if They Offer Comprehensive Aftercare

Aftercare is extremely important when it comes to making a complete recovery. Your recovery cannot end when you leave an inpatient or outpatient facility. Most people require supportive therapy long after they leave an actual rehab environment. When you are considering a rehab center ask them about their aftercare programs and how they plan to help you after your treatment has ended.

For more information on rehab centers or if you need help choosing or evaluating a facility, call us at 800-481-6320. We can help handle any questions you might have about a specific rehab center or particular type of treatment.

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