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What Should you Look for in a Treatment Program?

What Should you Look for in a Treatment Program?

If you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, find a treatment program that is right for you. With so many treatment programs available, the search can seem overwhelming. Treatment programs can be tailored to your specific needs. The length and type of treatment depend on the severity and duration of your drug or alcohol addiction, the type of drug used, and cost of rehab.

Find a program that specializes in drug or alcohol addiction treatment and offers tailored services. Each person’s situation is unique. There is no one size fits all in treatment. An effective rehab program concentrates on more than your drug use. The program should focus on employment training, financial stability, relationships, and other important areas of your life.

Most treatment programs begin with detox, which is a process that rids the body of all toxins. Sometimes people need a medication-assisted detox to help with painful withdrawal symptoms. This helps minimize the risk of a person relapsing in detox.

When looking for the right type of rehab, find out if inpatient or outpatient would be better. Inpatient treatment allows you to live on site and focus solely on your recovery during that time. Outpatient options are for people who can live at home while attending counseling and participating in group therapy several days a week at rehab. The outpatient option might be more practical if you want to continue working while receiving treatment.

The length of the program is something to look for in determining the right treatment. The treatment can last from one month to a year or longer if needed. Most places only use specific timeframes as a guide to track a patient’s progress. The focus should be on your progress, not a daily countdown.

Recovery is a lifelong process. Continue group therapy and individual counseling after treatment ends. There is always a risk of relapse and challenges in recovery. Develop a plan to avoid high-risk situations. An effective treatment program will help you prepare for lifestyle changes you need to make for a successful recovery.

The Center for Professional Recovery offers the Professional Treatment Program, designed specifically to address the unique needs of professionals, like first-responders. Our programs are designed to treat co-occurring disorders which might arise and restore first-responders in a way which allows them to return to work and continue taking care of their mental health. For information on our full continuum of care for professionals, call us today: (855) 422-4129

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