What to Ask Before Attending a Rehab Program


If you’re on the lookout for a quality addiction recovery facility or rehab program near you, you’re on the right track toward a healthy recovery from substance abuse. But before you commit your hard earned dollars to a medical program, make sure you ask the right questions to ensure you make the right choice and get the help and care you really need.

What Amenities Can You Expect?

Committing yourself to a residential program for a month or several months can be a long time to stay somewhere where you aren’t comfortable or don’t feel safe. Make sure to find out what kind of living arrangement is in store for you in a rehab program. Should you bring hygiene products and will there be food provided? There are hundreds of different ways facilities handle your residential living so make sure you know what to expect so you can be prepared.

What Treatment Programs are Available?

Besides just being there in residence where you can be protected from your own cravings and substance seeking, it’s important that you get training on how to handle yourself when you return to the real world. Programs like these can help you learn to control cravings, take care of your body, and what to do if you relapse. Like going to a college, make sure you take the classes that will help you when you get out. If you don’t know, make sure a councilor is there to help you make these decisions.

What Are My Restrictions?

Some programs are pretty loose, just like staying at a friend’s house or a hotel in another town. Others are very strict for the good of the patients in recovery and don’t allow outside communication or the receiving of care packages from home. You should ask what level of security the treatment facility has installed so you can gear yourself up for the kind of stay you’ll be having.

What is the Cost?

Finally, it all comes down to resources. If you have insurance, you’ll want to make sure the facility takes the insurance or the provider will cover that facility. Don’t overpay for fancy luxury unless you can. Instead, find a place that will get you the best treatment and set you up for success.

Published on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 13:27
By Addiction Recovery