Once the difficult decision has been made to get sober, the next step in the process is to seek out and evaluate a selection of suitable alcohol rehab centers. It can be difficult to know how to choose a good alcohol rehab center for you or your loved one, but the key to success is research.
Of course, one of the first inquiries that must be made is if the rehab center offers a program to treat your or your loved one’s substance abuse problem. The next measure of suitability is to determine whether inpatient or outpatient treatment is preferred. Many facilities and rehab centers operate programs using both systems, so it is up to the client, or those around him or her, to determine the most suitable approach to treatment.
Some of the most beneficial research that can be done before deciding upon an alcohol drug rehab center is to evaluate a facility’s accreditation. A nationally, or state, recognized accreditation will usually indicate the standards by which a facility operates, the quality of its staff, and the overall efficacy of its programs. If a center has been accredited by an appropriate governing body, such as CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) or the Joint Commission (formerly the JCAHO), you can be assured that the treatment and care provided by that facility will be of an exceptional standard in all regards. A quality facility will also be forthcoming with the credentials and qualifications of all of its staff members.
The next course of action that should be taken is to research success rates of a number of rehab centers and read a selection of testimonials from past clients. The best way to gauge the quality of a rehab facility and the programs it offers are to read reviews and comments left by clients who have been through the facility and experienced the center first-hand. It is also wise to search for reviews and testimonials that are not directly linked to the facility’s own website in order to achieve more honest and unbiased reports of quality and success.
A quality alcohol rehab will also have an exceptional aftercare program that offers support to all program graduates.
There are a large selection of rehab centers to choose from but the best center is always the one that most suits the client.