Top Questions to Ask Before Enrolling in a Drug Rehab Center
Once you’ve come to the decision that you must enroll in a drug rehab center to combat your addiction, it’s time to get serious about finding the right facility for your recovery. Many factors come into play when finding the specific facility that will best suit your needs. Some drug treatment programs offer only inpatient services while others are exclusively outpatient. Some rehab centers offer traditional and alternative therapies while others are strictly traditional. There are holistic clinics, facilities that include luxury accommodations and lifestyles, and facilities that are more of a medical or hospital environment.
In order to determine which drug rehab center is right for you prior to enrollment, you may want to ask a few questions.
- What kind of services do you offer to recovering addicts?
This is one of the most important questions to ask of a potential rehab center. You will need to make certain that the treatment styles and services offered will match with your personality, and your ability to utilize them. For instance, if you are not a fan of horses, paying for equine therapy from which you will not benefit may not be your best option. On the other hand, if you respond well to touch therapy but the facility does not offer therapeutic massage to help with the effects of withdrawal, you may be cheating yourself out of a tool that can help you succeed.
- How long is the recovery program you offer?
The length of programs varies from one facility to another. Determining how long each program is can help you choose the right one for you, based upon how long you can realistically afford to be away from your family. This is especially true if you happen to be the sole wage earner in your family or a single parent.
- Can I stay longer if I feel I need to?
At the end of the treatment cycle, you may or may not feel as though you are prepared to leave. There are many cases where fear plays a part in this decision; however, there are other times when it is in the best interest of the addict to remain in treatment for a few extra weeks. It’s a good idea to determine, in advance, if additional time in treatment is a possibility.
- Does your facility accept insurance or bill my insurance company for me?
Nobody likes to think about the cost of rehab treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, most people must consider the financial impact that treatment will have on their family. Many insurance companies now provide at least some benefits for drug addiction recovery services. Make sure you find out if the facility in question can bill your insurance directly, and if not, can help you file for your reimbursements on a regular basis while you are residing at the facility. Having these regular reimbursements or disbursements to the facility will help to reduce the amount of stress associated with the early recovery process.