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Seeking Help for a Loved One With an Addiction Problem

Seeking help for a loved one with an addiction problem is undoubtedly one of the most challenging tasks you’ll have to face in a lifetime.  How do you know which program is best?  Do you know if they have success rates?  Fortunately, your questions can be answered by doing some online research or by talking directly with a representative of the rehab facility you are considering.  Additionally, you can arrange to visit the facility and take a tour.

If you are unable to visit the facility in person, there are some questions you should ask when talking with a representative by phone.  Their answers to these questions can help you make an informed decision about whether the facility is the right one for your needs.

Seeking Help an Addiction Problem

As mentioned previously, there are some questions you need to ask before making a final decision on a treatment facility.  For instance, you need to know the following:

  • Is the facility CARF certified?
  • Are the staff and counselors credentialled and experienced in addiction treatment?
  • Do they accept insurance or offer financial arrangements?
  • Is this an open-ended program?
  • Do they allow visitation by family and friends?
  • Are there considerations for dual-diagnosis?
  • Are there accommodations for the LGBT patients, pregnant women, or those who prefer an alternative to coed arrangements?
  • Does the program include faith-based approaches to treatment, if desired?
  • Do they provide aftercare services?
  • Is detox required before entering the program?
  • Do they offer on-site detox?

Of course, you may already have a list of questions.  If so, combine the lists, and you will have a better overall understanding of the program in question.

What to Expect in an Inpatient Program

The above questions are basically about the facility and the overall program.  However, you also need to know what to expect in a treatment regimen.  If you are considering an inpatient program, there are many options available, and it will be tough to make a choice.

Some of the basic program options are as follows:

  • Group and individual counseling
  • Exercise and fitness routines
  • Music and art therapy
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Life Skills training
  • Faith-based programs, if desired
  • Martial arts, yoga, massage therapy, sauna
  • Parenting classes
  • GED preparation
  • Aftercare services

Furthermore, these programs provide a comforting, safe environment where patients can relax and focus on healing.

Why Do You Need Detox First?

In your search for addiction treatment,  you will find that most facilities require detox before the person can enter the rehab program.  Fortunately, some facilities offer detox on site.

Detox is required before rehab because it is the process that rids the person’s body of all traces of the drug.  The patient heals much more efficiently when cravings are eliminated.  In this way, they are able to focus on the program and learn the skills needed for maintaining sobriety.

It is important to note that detox is not a cure for addiction.  It is only the first step.  Also, you should never attempt detox at home or alone.  Withdrawal symptoms can be overwhelming enough to force relapse.  Or unexpected complications can occur during detox requiring medical attention.

If you are in the process of choosing a rehab for someone with addiction problems, make a list of all your questions and call some of the facilities.  Compare the answers and if you still have trouble making a decision, call us.  One of our representatives will provide answers to all your questions.  We can conduct a confidential assessment and recommend a program we feel best suits your unique needs.



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