- Choosing the right program increases the chances of you completing the program successfully, and maintaining your sobriety after you return to your regular life.
- Every rehab offers diverse specialties.
- Start with checking the websites and online reviews, and then move on to personal visits to verify the information provided on the website.
Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction cause not just health-related but social problems too. However, help is not too far away. Some of the best de-addiction centers in India provide the right treatment facilities and handholds addicts to make their way across the road to recovery. The standards of treatment procedures, therapies, healthcare experts, and residential facilities are at par with global benchmarks, which ensures that the treatment period does not seem restrictive, somber, or depressive.
Choosing the right program increases the chances of you completing the program successfully, and maintaining your sobriety after you return to your regular life. But sometimes the number of options available makes it difficult to zero in on a rehab, or it may also result in missing out on a better rehab. To ensure that you do not end up investing in rehab that does not perfectly treatment needs, here are a few steps that you may follow.
Be aware of your needs and goals
Every rehab offers diverse specialties. It is important to choose a treatment facility that will enable you to your rehab goals and to do this, you should know what your rehab goals are.
Consider these factors while determining your objective behind going into rehab:
- Substances and/or behaviors you want to recover from
- Underlying health issues or medical conditions, if any
- If a dual diagnosis is required
- Duration of detox, which means you need to decide whether you want to stay sober for 30 days, 6 months, or once and for all.
- Facilities that you may need, e.g., a luxury rehab provides improved facilities and better amenities.
- Type of rehab program (outpatient or inpatient)
- Cost of treatment
- Distance between the rehab facility and your residence
Discuss all these factors with your loved ones too as this decision will have a bearing on them too.
Visit your doctor
Discuss with your doctor to take on advice on the medical facilities that you should be looking for in the rehab. A trained healthcare professional who knows your medical history will be the best person to know the most suitable line of treatment for you. Once you know what is needed, it will be easier for you to find a facility that most closely matches your rehab goals. Also, healthcare professionals know many aspects of the rehab timeline in detail and hence can share invaluable information such as which rehab has the best doctors, facilities, or simply a comparison of the options you have chosen.
Know your options thoroughly
Once you have shortlisted the rehab, the next stage of your rehab search begins. Start with checking the websites and online reviews, and then move on to personal visits to verify the information provided on the website. However, nothing better than in-person reviews from people who themselves or any of their loved ones have gone sober after undergoing treatment at a rehab. Besides, remember that genuine alcohol/drug treatment facilities have nothing to hide and their team should be happy to answer any questions you may have. Here are some of the factors you should enquire about when you contact a rehab center.
1. Inpatient vs. Outpatient
Whether you would like to stay at an inpatient rehab or visit an outpatient rehab during the day, and then come back home in the evening; this needs to be decided. Generally, inpatient rehab is a preferable choice for people with mild to moderate symptoms, especially when they have any comorbidity or do not have full-time care facilities at home. Outpatient rehab is a viable option for patients with mild symptoms, and those who want to quit alcohol/drug addiction without much disruption in their daily life. However, if you are not self-motivated, then outpatient treatment may not help you much. Overall, both the options have pros and cons, so the right choice depends on the individual’s needs.
2. Treatments and Therapies
While conventional treatments like detoxification, drug replacement therapy, and physical exercise sessions are still followed widely at rehab centers, many new modalities are now being combined with conventional treatment to implement a more holistic treatment approach. These include yoga sessions, art therapy, music therapy, nature walks, peer group therapy, prayer meetings for religious practitioners, family and friends therapy, individual therapy, the trauma the resolution, etc. This also ensures that de-addiction centers have a friendlier and uplifting environment for the patients. It is always a good idea to read or ask the healthcare team at the rehab about the advantages and disadvantages of the therapies being suggested during your treatment.
In terms of amenities, there are two categories of rehab centers—standard and luxury. Standard rehabs provide basic amenities such as a clean room with a bed, attached toilet and bathroom, and three to four meals a day. On the other hand, you can find five-star service at a luxury rehab. Depending on your needs, goals, and budgets, you may choose either of the two. The quality of treatment and caregiving, however, remains more or less the same at both types of rehab.
A rehab can change your life for the better. So choose wisely and start as early as possible.
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