Factors to Consider In Choosing a Drug Rehab Program
By: Lakeview Health Staff
Published: November 1, 2020

Drug addiction ravages people’s lives. For some, addiction can happen overnight. For others, it could take years before becoming addicted to abused substances. Many find treatment in a drug addiction program to be beneficial in learning just how the disease of addiction has affected them and what they can do to heal. However, with so many programs and facilities available today, it can be difficult to make a choice regarding drug rehab. Taking the time to conduct research regarding rehab is crucial to making the right decision for yourself or a loved one.

Here are things to consider when looking for the right addiction treatment program for yourself or a loved one.

Clinical Assessment

While addiction can affect anyone, it affects people in different ways. That’s why addiction treatment should never be one-size-fits-all. When one is looking for a drug rehab program, an initial assessment is typically conducted by phone to find out more about the addicted individual’s situation. When the person is admitted into a program, more in-depth medical and psychological assessments are completed. This is so that all of the addiction’s effects can be addressed in a personalized treatment plan.

Family Involvement

At times, an individual’s family wants nothing to do with him/her. At other times, the family wants to be very involved in the recovery process. Regardless of family members’ attitudes, a drug rehab program that offers to include the family is essential to building a strong foundation for recovery. If the healing of relationships begins in a drug rehab facility, individuals in recovery have access to clinical staff for support, encouragement, and advice during the process. A family therapy program provides the ideal environment for effective and respectful communication with family members to take place. Not only will the individual in treatment feel heard and supported, but family members will also find a needed level of support and understanding as well.

Aftercare Support Program

There is a difference between an individual in recovery having a discharge plan in place and actually following it upon returning home. Change is difficult for everyone, and the recovering individual will experience many changes during and after treatment. Choosing a drug rehab program with a strong aftercare support program can help individuals adjust to these new changes. An aftercare treatment plan can include information about where a recovering individual should live, what kinds of meetings he/she can attend, and steps he can take to prevent relapse. By having a relapse prevention plan, individuals can leave the treatment feeling confident in their recovery.

A 12-Step Program

The two most recommended 12-step programs are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These are places where a recovering individual can meet new people who are also looking to remain drug-free. They can also provide the support one needs to prevent relapse and maintain long-term sobriety. 12-step programs can be attended for life.

Begin Treatment at Lakeview Health Today

At Lakeview Health, we strive to provide the programs, services, and therapies you need to achieve your goals of lasting recovery. Through these supportive services, we can ensure that clients are making the right decision when they choose us for their drug rehab program.

Additional programs we provide include the following:

To learn more about our available services and the difference we can make in your recovery journey, contact Lakeview Health today at 866 704 7692. Our team of addiction specialists is ready to help you begin the admissions process and determine which programs and services are most needed.