Questions You Should Ask | Drug Rehab Centers
Always consult with a drug rehab facility first. Visit the center if possible, or find out as much information as possible via telephone. Telephone queries are normally handled confidentially. This call is important because you can gain valuable insight about the center, what it offers, and if it is suited to you or your loved one’s needs.
- Ask for information regarding staff credentials, and find out if the drug rehab is accredited.
- Is the drug rehab facility well organized and hygienic?
- What is the success rate, and how is this measured?
- What is the drug rehab center’s primary philosophy for residential drug rehabilitation?
- Is there a detoxification program, and if so, what type?
- Is the program based on the 12 Step principles or a more modern approach?
- Does the program mask addiction to street drugs with medication as part of its treatment?
- How long is in patient drug rehab likely to last?
- Are the individual’s other needs taken into account (i.e., psychological, social, vocational, legal, etc.)?
- Is adapted treatment offered dependent upon, and in respect of, an individual’s age, gender, religious beliefs, sexual persuasion, and physical or mental disabilities?
- Is long-term aftercare support encouraged and provided?
- Is ongoing patient monitoring provided to prevent relapse?
- Are family members supported to ensure they understand addiction, and are in a position to help with the recovery process?
- What is the cost of the rehabilitation program?
- Is the price all-inclusive? Make sure there are no hidden costs.
- Do the drug rehab centers you are looking at accept insurance? If not, does it offer payment facilities or provide financial help in any way?