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What to Expect & Ask When Calling a Rehab Center

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Know the warning signs to look for when trying to find an addiction treatment program.

Once you’ve made the decision to enter rehab, it seems like everything should simply fall into place. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way.

Addiction is a complex disease and that means you’ll do best if you choose a place that’s highly credible. This post is part of a five-part series to help examine accreditation, staff, evidenced-based treatment and co-occurring conditions.

In this post, we’ll examine what you should be looking for when calling a rehab center.

Finding a High-Quality Rehab Center

It would be nice to believe that everyone has good intentions, but the truth is where there is money to be made, there are also scams to be had.

That can take many different forms, but the bottom line is that some “rehabs” milk insurance companies while providing their clients with little more than flophouses to stay in.

When you call a treatment program, there are a few specific things you should be on the lookout for:

  • Does the person who answers the phone patiently answer your questions?
  • Do you feel pressured to commit financially?
  • Does money dominate the conversation?
  • Can they provide you with numerous references?
  • Are you being pressured for your social security number or health insurance information?
  • Are you being asked in-depth questions about your addiction or is the conversation focused on getting your business?

Be Wary of “Quick Fixes”

Be wary of programs that offer “quick fixes” in very short periods of time. Addiction recovery involves far more than a detox. In fact, that’s only the first step.

When it comes to treating addiction, research has shown that 90-day programs have better outcomes. That’s because addiction is a complex disease, and it takes time to treat it the right way.

About The Raleigh House

The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver that believes addiction isn’t just a physical problem. Our master’s level trained therapists get to the root cause of addiction and will help you develop a strategy to manage and enjoy life without drugs or alcohol. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the treatment programs at The Raleigh House.

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