Seven Things You Need in a Treatment Program

Seven Things You Need in a Treatment Program

Choosing the right addiction treatment program can be a daunting process. There are countless options and each program claims it is the best. There are some essential features of the most successful rehab programs, however. Consider the following seven aspects of treatment and then allow us to help you find the best program.

A Holistic Approach

Addiction is a psychological and physiological disease and effective treatment requires a comprehensive and holistic therapeutic approach. The vast majority of addicts suffer from at least one other co-occurring disorder. The following are some of the most common underlying issues facing addicts:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Compulsive behaviors

The most successful treatment programs use an approach called Dual Diagnosis treatment to treat all aspects of a patient’s addiction. Drug or alcohol dependence is only one aspect of the patient’s illness.

Appropriate Treatment Therapies

There are many different types of treatment available today. It is important to know which types of therapy the program you are considering offers, and to assess whether or not that program meets your specific needs. The following are just a few examples of the different treatment styles that are available today:

  • Faith-based rehab
  • Medical or “results-based” treatment
  • Inpatient / residential or outpatient treatment
  • Luxurious, spa-like environments
  • Adventure therapy
  • Arts-based treatment
  • Gender-specific treatment (men only or women only)
  • Strong aftercare support programs

Many people do not realize just how many different treatment options are available to them and which questions to ask when considering a facility. That’s why we’re here.

Insurance Coverage for Treatment Expenses

Insurance has always been a confusing area, but with all of the recent changes to US health care laws it is more challenging to navigate than ever. In order to qualify for payment under the Affordable Care Act (aka “ObamaCare,”) treatment facilities must meet stringent new Federal requirements. Many programs do not meet those minimum requirements. Our staff members will connect you with the best treatment program for your financial options. We can also help you find additional financial support beyond insurance.

Family Support

Addiction is a family disease. In addition to supporting your own recovery, many of the best systems invest significant time educating and supporting family members. This why, when the addict is released from rehab he is more likely to find well-trained support among his siblings, parents and other loved ones. Programs like Al-Anon and Alateen, alongside classes and one-on-one counseling are all a part of the fabric of recovery. Individuals who do not have access to helpful and loving families are connected with alternative sources of comfort and support.

Comfortable and Relaxing Environs

Even the aesthetics of treatment can have a big impact on how well you respond to it. There are urban and rural environments, simple and fancy, large and small. In many cases the type of program you choose will mostly be determined by your own personal tastes. Would you like to travel to a beautiful mountain retreat or an inner city program right down the street? Are you looking for organic food? Sports programs? Let us explain all of the different types of environments and aesthetics that are available and then help you choose the right one.

On-site Medical Support

One important feature of many treatment programs is on-site medical care. In addition to medically supervising patients’ detox process, these physicians and nurses offer the following on-site care:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Prescribing medications
  • Assisting with short-term sleep disorders
  • Maintenance of any long-term health issues
  • Quick access in the case of medical emergencies

Some insurance companies require on-site medical care as a condition of coverage. For some people this feature is more important than others.

Comprehensive Treatment Options

Does the program you are considering offer cognitive behavioral therapy? What about dialectical behavior therapy? From counseling styles to therapeutic activities, there are many different options within the modern treatment universe. When you are in the midst of making a decision like this it can be impossible to know what to ask, but the diversity of options within any given program is going to say something about its ability to confront a wide range of issues that come up during treatment. We can help you find a program that offers the full slate of options, from traditional, holistic methods to experimental and innovative methods.

24-Hour Helpline

If you are ready to end your dependence on drugs or alcohol, or if you are trying to help a friend or loved one find effective treatment, call our toll-free helpline any time of day or night, seven days a week. Our staff members are ready to offer you the following no-strings-attached help:

  • Instant referrals to the best programs for your specific needs
  • Logistical help regarding transportation, insurance, etc.
  • Confidential answers to all questions about treatment styles and other addiction issues

We are ready to help as soon as you are ready to call. Don’t let these seven issues intimidate or discourage you. We’re here to help you find the treatment that you need and deserve. Call now.