26 Oct Choosing a Rehab that is Right for Your Addiction
If you are thinking about going into a rehab for your addiction, you are probably searching for the right treatment program for you. There are many factors to consider when making a choice. For starters, do you see yourself going to rehab in your home state or in a state outside of where you reside? This is important since many people want to stay in their home state.
If you are addicted to a drug such as heroin, alcohol or crack cocaine, 30 day inpatient programs often work best. People that try outpatient care for these types of addictions often fail because they never leave their environment. You often are in an environment where you are seeing the same old people that keep you enabled to your addiction. Many outpatient programs fail because the addict is never removed from their environment. It is always best to give yourself the best possible solution to the problem. Many addicts choose to go to Florida for treatment because of the beautiful year round weather and clean air. West Palm Beach, FL has some of the cleanest air in the United States.
Age has a lot to do with your rehab choice as well. If you are 60 years old, you may feel uncomfortable being in a rehab with clients that are mostly between the ages of 18 and 25. You may get more out of group therapy with clients that are more your age. You can relate to them better and therefore your recovery may have a better turn around for yourself. Many people choose a rehab based on income level. If you are earning over $100,000 a year, you may feel more comfortable being in a rehab where other executives are. You can talk more about your job to people that can relate to you. The friendships that you build in rehab often help you to get through your recovery. Believe it or not, the way that you connect with fellow clients in a rehab often effect your recovery.
It is a fact that many men and women leave their rehab because they feel like they don’t fit in. It is not uncommon for a person to arrive at a beautiful treatment facility and meet the clients to say that they don’t fit in.
Other clients say that the treatment center that they go to must have a swimming pool or a certain activity. There are over 18,000 treatment centers in the United States alone. Many cater to the client’s needs differently. Many people that want treatment insist that it must include pet therapy. People often feel the need to bond with animals during recovery. Some treatment centers offer horseback riding and animal care as part of their treatment model. Celebrities often choose their addiction treatment facility based on the fact that other celebrities go there as well.
The best way to choose your treatment center is to understand what your needs are. Have your family help you to choose which treatment center is going to work for you as well. The important thing is that you get treated properly. You may need detox and 30, 60 or 90 day inpatient care. Not every treatment is a fit for every person. Many addicts go to several different treatment centers to find out what works best for them.