Making Tough Choices | How to Select an Effective Rehab Center
There are many options when it comes to rehabilitation programs and facilities – finding the right one for you or a loved one can be difficult and overwhelming
Recovery from addiction is one of the most difficult things a person can ever go through. To be certain, the hardest step in overcoming addiction is the very first one – understanding and acknowledging that there is a problem with drugs and alcohol and that help is needed. However, not everything that follows is smooth sailing. From repairing the physical damage caused by long-term substance abuse to uncovering and addressing the underlying causes of addictive behaviors, to learning how to build healthy and functioning relationships and dealing with reemerging emotions, the path to recovery has plenty of obstacles to overcome.
Before we even get to any of that, there is a very important decision to be made – researching and selecting an effective treatment program at a professional rehabilitation center. This decision can have a profound impact on the success of the individual that is struggling with addiction. It is vital that we have an understanding of exactly what is offered and how it will benefit their recovery.
There are so many options in treatment available to a person that deciding on a treatment center can be overwhelming. Every person is different, and will respond differently to any particular method of treatment. Without knowing what to look for or which questions to ask, it is entirely possible that a person may end up selecting a program or treatment center that isn’t going to fit their needs.
This is part of the reason why the treatment program at Best Drug Rehabilitation was developed. We realized that different people would find different methods of rehabilitation to be more beneficial to them. So, rather than put each individual through the same “cookie-cutter” program, we decided to give them a choice in treatment. We offer a variety of options that allow each patient to decide which path to recovery they will travel. “I think the main reason that we’re better is because of the program options that we have,” says Casey, one of the Case Managers at BDR. “There’s three main ones that you can choose, and then we have a bunch of different Tracks and 12-Steps that you can do, from traditional to Native American and Buddhist.”
Another problem that many people have in different rehabilitation programs is that they are rushed through the program in order to fit into a certain timeframe. At Best Drug Rehabilitation, we base our patients’ progress through their individualized programs on results rather than expecting them to fit into any 30-, 60-, or 90-day period. Some will work at a faster pace, while others will need more time to get through the process. This also gives the patient an opportunity to explore all of our treatment options to find the best one for their individual needs. “I finished SMART Recovery last week, and decided to take another program,” says Jeremy, a patient at BDR. “That’s great, because I felt I wasn’t ready and they’re not going to be like ‘Well, ok, time to go’. They do care.”
Jeremy has had a history of addiction, recovery, and relapse. Having been through a couple of different rehab centers, and in and out of recovery since he was 18, he has a unique insight into what works in a treatment facility. For him, aside from the various options that we offer and the freedom to take as much time as he needs to work through his program, one of the most important characteristics of our rehabilitation facility is the compassion that our staff shows for our patients. “I feel like a rehab really needs a caring honest staff,” he observes. “Staff who knows or has dealt with it firsthand is always better.”
Many of our staff members have been through the recovery process themselves, or have witnessed a loved on in their struggle with addiction. Having that firsthand experience with addiction and recovery means that our staff has a deeper understanding of exactly what our patients are going through, and allows them to be able to connect with each patient on a more personal level. From counselors and case managers to group facilitators and even our kitchen staff, each member of the Best Drug Rehabilitation family has made a personal investment in the success of every patient that comes to us seeking help in overcoming addiction.
Sifting through the many different options in treatment programs and recovery centers can seem like a daunting task, and many are overwhelmed by the idea of it. This can lead to poor decisions being made, as some may just think to themselves “Any program is better than no program at all”. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, if the program doesn’t fit the needs of the individual, they might believe that it is their fault – that they failed rather then the program failed them. This could lead down a path of self-doubt, where many may think that rehabilitation simply won’t work for them.
This is a dangerous way of thinking that could end up being deadly in the end. That is why it is so important to make sure that the program or facility that you choose offers what you or your loved one really needs – a path to recovery from addiction that can address the individual needs of any individual that needs help overcoming addiction. At Best Drug Rehabilitation, we believe that we have found a better way to recovery. Our unique program is designed to be adaptable to the needs of any individual, regardless of age, gender, race, or personal spiritual beliefs. Our patients find a path to a happier and more positive lifestyle that works best for them.