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Good Rehab Centers vs. Fake Online Reviews

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You can’t trust everything you read, especially when it comes to big decisions like choosing a rehab.

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Like any good consumer, your first inclination is to check out online reviews before you choose a treatment program.

Unfortunately, the reviews that rave about the skilled staff and top-notch treatment may be fakes. In fact, by some estimates, one out of every four online reviews are a fake.

How to Spot Fake Online Reviews

Finding a quality rehab begins with rooting out bogus reviews. Here are a few ways to get to the truth.

  • Beware of extreme language. A review that reads like an advertisement should raises a red flag. While it’s of course possible that it is legit, you shouldn’t make a decision based on reading one review. Look for reviews that offer specific details rather than vague superlatives.
  • Review the reviewer. Take a look at the other reviews written by the reviewer in question. Are they all glowing? Are there ever any negatives or questioning reviews?
  • Let someone else help you. Fakespot.com is a site that rates reviews based on a number of different factors and lets you know if they can be trusted. The one downside is that it can only be used for Yelp, Amazon, TripAdvisor and Apple App Store reviews.
  • Look for other sources of information. Call the rehab you’re considering and ask for references. Call these references and have a conversation about their experience.

The Qualities of Top Addiction Treatment Centers

There are many different things to look for in a quality rehab, but one of the best is a certification from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

Additionally, research shows that treatment programs that are 90 days or longer are proven to be more effective than shorter stints. It’s also important to look for a rehab that treats co-occurring conditions such as depression or anxiety.

Hope and Healing at The Raleigh House

The Raleigh House is a treatment center located in Denver where residents are given the help they need to rebuild their lives. Our team of experts work together to tackle both the physical and mental aspects of addiction. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs.

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