One of the most important decisions you can make when choosing recovery is selecting a treatment center. Many treatment programs are available, which offers you freedom, but can also make things confusing. Should you opt for outpatient or residential? Is it important to have a holistic focus? What types of therapies are most effective?
There are many features to look for when choosing a treatment center, but what many people don’t realize is that there are things to watch out for, too.
Things To Watch Out For When Choosing A Rehab Facility
Let’s discuss five things to be conscious of when selecting a drug or alcohol rehab.
1. Rehabs That Aren’t Licensed
Each state has its own licensing requirements. Generally speaking, rehab programs that offer detox, counseling and treatment should be licensed by their state. The program you select should also be accredited and run by licensed, qualified medical professionals. Be leery if either of these qualifications are not met.
2. Cookie-Cutter Programs
Look for a treatment program that offers customized treatment plans. In your plan should be the goals you intend to work on and the skills you want to strengthen. Be wary of treatment centers that do not offer individualized treatment plans. Many times, cookie-cutter programs are not effective because they treat the physical symptoms of addiction and often don’t address the underlying causes. Your treatment program should be unique, just as you are, to address your individual history, needs and goals.
3. Programs That Don’t Include Therapies You’re Interested In
It’s standard for treatment centers to offer some form of individual or group counseling. But some do not offer anything beyond this, or they may offer therapies that you’re not interested in. It’s important to find a program that fits your needs and interests. Look for those that offer a wide variety of therapies that can interest and benefit you such as meditation, spiritual counseling, equine therapy, nature walks and yoga.
4. Poor Client-to-Staff Ratio
Ideally, the fewer clients at a treatment center, the better. While it’s important to have some peers to relate to, your time in treatment is essentially about you and your recovery. Too many clients takes attention away from you and gives you a less personalized experience. Here at The Dunes, our client-to-staff ratio is 3:1. Not many treatment centers offer this.
5. Facilities That Don’t Include Both Holistic And Clinical Therapies
The best treatment centers offer a balance of holistic and clinical therapies. The combination of both has proven to be the most effective at treating addiction. For example, research shows that individual therapy is beneficial at helping clients work through the underlying causes of addiction. Holistic therapy can then strengthen recovery and provide healthy outlets for dealing with stress, both in rehab and in the real world.
The Dunes’ Serene Environment And Holistic Activities
The Dunes is a luxury rehab center in East Hampton, New York, nestled in serene privacy and tranquility. With a full assessment and customized treatment plan, we take each client’s history, needs and goals into account. Our professional staff focuses on each individual and the healing of their mind, body and spirit through both holistic and clinical modalities. Call us today to start your journey or click the button below to learn more about our individualized treatment programs.