10 Feb Choosing the Right Drug and Alcohol Rehab
The first considering while considering a rehabilitation treatment is to assess your present state of alcohol abuse and determine whether an inpatient or an outpatient patient facility would benefit you more. For individuals suffering more, the only option left in is an inpatient facility where the patient can be supervised 24/7 for a period of around 90 days. The length of a program may vary from individual to individual and from case to case. For those who are in a minimal state of alcohol abuse may opt for an outpatient facility given that they would visit regularly and a proper environment is provided to them at their residence.
Some patients may have special needs like they might be handicapped or on a special diet. Choosing a rehabilitation center which would cater to the customized needs of an individual would be obvious for such individuals as these special needs are not taken care of at all rehabilitation centers.One needs to look at their finances before choosing a rehabilitation center. Centers with professional and trained staff, extensive programs and better-equipped ones like ours would understandably charge more than those with comparatively fewer facilities.
Before getting admitted into a rehabilitation center, one must know the various important details about the rehabilitation center and hence are urged to ask up front the following questions from the admission officer.
- What is the duration of the rehabilitation program for that particular individual?
- What would your total expenditure be for this tenure? (Drugs and all facilities inclusive)
- What are the credentials of the employed staff of the rehabilitation center?
- What is the role of family members of the affected individual in the rehabilitation process? How much time will they have to take out for this?
- Does the rehabilitation facility own a license and registration?
- Does the facility include a detoxification center?
- Are after-rehabilitation programs offered to prevent from going back to alcohol abuse?
- Is the number of the staff enough to cater for patients?
- Can one join immediately or is there a waiting list?
- What are the objectives of the rehabilitation center?
- How long has the rehabilitation center been functional?
- What is the success ratio?
- How is it different from other rehabilitation centers?
The location of a rehabilitation center should also be of primary concern to the patients. Sometimes it is bad influence or neighborhood which makes it hard for one to quit. Moving away from your neighborhood to a rehabilitation center far away may be advisable in certain cases. In others, a close-to-home center would be preferred so that frequent family visits could be easily arranged.
It is only after conducting a full survey, getting feedback from recovered and unsuccessful patients and examining the facility that one should make a final decision of which rehabilitation center to enroll in.
As for which medicines to use for your specific condition, one must not interfere with the expert advice of the trained staff and render oneself totally to the rehabilitation program designed for him/her by the center.