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Alcohol Addiction Recovery: Why is Staff-Client Ratio Important?

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Getting sober isn’t just physical, which is why it’s so important to have the opportunity for one-on-one counseling and therapy.

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By now, you may have heard the news about sketchy rehab centers paying big money to attract vulnerable people through Google ads.

While Google is cracking down on the practice, the situation does underscore an important point: There is a vast difference in the quality of addiction treatment programs.

One of the best ways that you, as a consumer, can find a good program is to ask what is the staff-client ratio. After all, you’re not paying just for a place to stay. You’re paying for quality professional help. You’re paying for people who will truly care about you and try to help you.

What is the Staff-Client Ratio That Experts Say is Best?

Some people think that the purpose of rehab is to get the alcohol out of your system. In reality, that’s just the very start of the healing process.

The core of recovery is therapy. In order to stop drinking, you have to find out why you started drinking and why you kept drinking. Do you have any co-occurring conditions (that you might not even be aware of) such as anxiety or depression?

You also have to figure out how to fill the void left behind. What’s going to motivate you to keep moving forward when life gets tough?

The bottom line is that the best treatment programs have one thing in common — ample opportunity for both individual and group therapy.

Delicious chef-prepared meals, nutrition counseling and exercise classes or equipment are all great as well — and you should certainly ask about them if they’re important to you. But therapy is the key to moving forward.

Alcohol Addiction Recovery at The Raleigh House

Rehab is not one size fits all. That’s why, at The Raleigh House, each person who walks through our doors is assigned his or her own therapist. Together, you’ll come up with a plan not just for your recovery, but for how you plan to deal with the joys and challenges of life once you leave rehab.

Alcohol addiction can take so much away. This is your chance to get it all back—and maybe even more. We’d love to help you discover your path to a healthy, fulfilling and rewarding life. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the alcohol addiction treatment program at The Raleigh House.

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