It takes a great amount of courage and effort to find the rehab center and program best for you. Each individual struggles with different levels of addiction and each program will work differently. You might also be unsure of what to look for when investigating them, or who to trust.

There are various criteria to consider, but with the right qualities, programs, and costs, you can narrow down options. Do not pick which has the best reviews, costs the most, or just what a friend recommends. Pick based on your own needs and wants, and consider the following.

Financial Needs and Options

Knowing whether or not you will be financially covered in your treatment is always a priority. First and foremost, you should ask how much treatment tends to cost. Because there are many different treatment programs, you should try to figure out which plan fits your needs.

Next, you should investigate what your payment options are. Since addiction treatment is not cheap, investigating all options is important. Thankfully, health insurance covers many rehab centers to help maximize your benefits. There are even ways to receive scholarships for addiction treatment in certain states. Some centers may even provide adjustable prices depending on your circumstances and out-of-pocket payments.

Communicating with a center on their rates can help with deciding on the right plan for you. There are many facilities that are willing to work with their patients and have a better understanding of the bigger problem that lies beneath the addiction.

Center Credentials

Confirming the credence and legitimacy of a rehab center is a sometimes neglected but incredibly important part of planning out treatment. Rehab centers need to meet a state’s licenser requirements and approval from different drug rehab accreditation. These include the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Joint Commission, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

All of these precautions are to make sure a rehab center meets quality standards. If a rehab center is not accredited, chances are insurance will not cover the treatment.

Treatment Options and Details

Nothing is more important in the treatment process than the treatment itself–and which plans will work for you. For some people, a 30-day treatment program at a rehab center will suffice. For others, they may need a longer 90-day program. Some individuals benefit from group recovery, such as a family plan. You will want to investigate how long these treatments are, in case you have other obligations.

In addition to treatment plans, different rehab centers may have different detox plans. Detox is a difficult part of recovery where the body is cleared of toxins from drugs and alcohol. The detox process is an incredibly uncomfortable and stressful period, so you will need medical supervision and assistance.

Finally, you should investigate what other services a rehab center may offer with your treatment. Do they offer a dual diagnosis for other common illnesses paired with addiction such as depression or PTSD? Do they offer family support? Are treatments personalized to each client’s needs? And does the rehab center offer continuing care or alumni programs in the case of a relapse? By making sure you have all bases covered, you can ensure the best possible treatment and a better life after addiction.

If you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, contact a local Treatment & Rehab alternative in Tennessee. You might be interested in Discovery Place’s own treatment center alternatives, such as our 30 Day Alternative Residential Addiction Recovery Program or our Long Term Alternative Recovery Program in Burns, Tennessee. Call us for a free consultation at 1-800-725-0922.


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