Rehab is one of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have in your life. Name an emotion and you’ll probably have it during your time there. You’ll also be out of your comfort zone and recovering from the powerful effects of drugs or alcohol.
At a time like that, the people who are taking care of you make all the difference. While they are likely to be highly qualified, they should also be warm, welcoming, and friendly. A sense of humor doesn’t hurt, either.
Building Credibility with a Qualified Staff
A good rehab program treats the whole person, not just the physical addiction. That’s why it’s critical to have staff members with the expertise of meeting different needs. Obviously, a good staff will include doctors and nurses, but here are a few other things to look for:
- What is the training/education level of the therapists?
- Is there a nutritionist on staff?
- What kind of art or animal therapy is offered?
- Who will be preparing your food?
- What is the ratio of client to staff?
The Difference that Friendly Staff Makes
Research shows that the best treatment programs are 90 days long. No matter how qualified staff members are, your experience will be better if the people you’re interacting with are friendly.
How can you find out what the staff is like? Your first clue is the person who answers the phone. Do they patiently answer your questions or do they seem rushed?
Another great indicator is to speak to the director of the program. This person likely sets the tone for the whole facility.
Lastly (and perhaps most importantly), you can ask for references and read online reviews.
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.