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What to Ask Before Entering a Rehab Center

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treatment centers are one of the most effective ways of recovering from drug abuse for many people. With so many different treatment facilities available, it is difficult to tell which one is best for you. Although most rehabs seem similar on the outside, it is important to ask questions before committing to their program.

What is the Facilities Success Rate?

Success rate is the rate of recovery without relapse. It is important to not only look at the facilities success rate and how they define that success. Most regulatory agencies publish this information for consumers. In addition, most facilities are happy to give their success rates, when you view these make sure they are not doctored statistics.

Is the Facility Accredited?

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A low patient to staff ratio ensures you’ll receive the care you need.

Facility accreditation is an extremely important issue. Accreditation means that the facility passes standards set by government and other ruling bodies. The most common accreditation agency is the National Committee for Quality Assurance. There is also the Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities.

What is the Patient to Staff Ratio?

The patient to staff ratio is extremely important. A low patient to staff ratio means more individual attention and more care. A high patient to staff ratio means less staff and less attention to each patient.

How Clean is the Facility?

Like restaurants and hospitals, the facility should be clean. The majority of facilities are clean on the surface but it is a good idea to ask about the cleaning routines. When you take a tour of the facility, look in corners and under things if you can.

Do they Mind if you Take a Tour?

Most good rehab facilities have no problem giving you a full tour of their center. They should allow you to walk around the facility escorted by a staff member so you can see, where you will sleep, relax, and where the treatment and recreation areas are. Usually they will offer you a tour without being asked.

How do they Plan on Helping you?

Asking about how they help your addiction is one of the most important things that you can ask about. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, they should be capable of developing a comprehensive treatment plan that suits your addiction.

Who Develops the Treatment Plan?

A valuable treatment plan should be developed by you, your doctor, and your therapist. Everyone should work together to help you beat the addiction. If only the doctor develops the plan you are unlikely to have a good rehab experience.

What Types of Care Does the Facility Offer?

The types of care offered must fit your addiction. If you can get a list of the treatments offered, it can help you decide if the treatment center offers the types of treatment that you need to fully recover.

These are standard questions to ask an addiction rehab center. It is a good idea to write down your questions before interviewing with the rehab facility. That way you do not forget your questions when you are at the interview. For more information on how to interview rehabs, give us a call at 800-481-6320Who Answers?.

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