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What Are the Top Questions to Ask a Rehab Center?

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Once you’ve made the decision to get your life back on track, there is still one very important decision left to be made—which rehab to choose.

Unfortunately, there’s a great deal of money to be made off of the opioid crisis, as well as the growing problems of meth and cocaine addiction. What that means, practically speaking, is that some treatment centers are more motivated by profit than by the desire to change lives.

The good news is you’ll be able to tell the difference by asking a few very important questions, including the following:

Is the Facility Licensed for Detox?

Detox is only the first step in getting better, but it’s an important one, especially when it comes to alcohol, painkillers and heroin—all of which bring significant withdrawal symptoms. For your safety, make sure the program you are considering is licensed for detox.

What Protocols Are Used?

You’re putting your future in the hands of whatever treatment program you choose. Take the time to make a phone call and have a conversation about what protocols they use. Are they evidenced-based? What are some of the different options available?

Is it Licensed for Residential Treatment?

For many people, residential treatment is the best place to start. Make sure any place that you are considering for treatment has this option available—and is licensed to offer this level of care.

Is it Licensed for Outpatient Treatment?

After you’ve completed your time at rehab, you’ll want to have options, including outpatient treatment. Again, you’ll want to make sure any treatment program you’re considering is properly licensed for this type of care.

Is There a Full-time Nursing Staff?

One of the many benefits of rehab is that you’re surrounded by professionals who can care for you in ways that your family and friends could not if you had remained at home. A full-time nursing staff is an important part of that equation.

How Long is the Treatment Program

Research shows that 90-day programs are more successful than shorter stays. Addiction is a complex disease—and it requires more than just a physical detox to be effective.

Hope and Healing at The Raleigh House

At The Raleigh House, we take a whole-person approach to recovery. That means we don’t just get the substance out of your system. The real work is helping you recover psychologically, mentally, spiritually and socially. We also evaluate—and treat—residents for any co-occurring conditions that may exist, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs.

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