Every day, we make approximately 35,000 remotely conscious decisions.
Most of these decisions regard inconsequential things like putting our right foot in front of our left when we walk. But some of these decisions, such as the decision to get on the road to recovery, require our full attention.
Maybe your path to recovery takes you to rehab. If that’s the case, then you’ll want to know how to pick the best rehab for your needs. For that, you’ll need this guide to finding that rehab center.
Beyond a Conventional Treatment Program
Most treatment programs will offer standard treatment that involves therapy. Patients are provided with cognitive behavioral therapy, group sessions, and family therapy.
But there are alternative therapies that may prove more beneficial, or at least bolster the work done in other therapies. These are therapies like art and music therapy, biofeedback therapy, equine therapy, and even meditation and yoga.
The Importance of Mental Health Treatment
Approximately 50% of people with severe mental health conditions also abuse substances. Meaning that mental health and addiction are often closely linked. In fact, this is so common that there are terms for when both a mental health condition and an addiction are present in an individual: co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis.
For these patients, it’s important that their mental health condition is treated at the same time as the addiction. If you’ve received a dual-diagnosis, the best rehab for you is one that has the capacity for such treatment.
Different treatment programs define success differently and, as such, will present different success rates. Make sure you ask how that success rate is defined and what it includes.
While one rehab center may consider success only in terms of abstinence, another might take a whole-health approach. That would involve looking at employment and education gains, improved familial relationships, and other factors that indicate their patients are on the right road to recovery.
Support After Treatment
Living in a rehab center and living your daily life are two very different things. Many patients find that transition difficult. As the stress and responsibility of daily life outside the facility begin to grow, they may be tempted to relapse.
This is how post-treatment support separates the best rehab from the rest. A good rehab center recognizes the importance of providing support to their patients after their program finishes. This might be in the form of coaching, continuing care groups, and job-related resources.
Looking for the Best Rehab?
The best rehab for you is one that you choose based on your own personal circumstances and needs. But there are a few things that set a good rehab apart from the not-so-great ones. These are things like aftercare, options for therapeutic care, and taking a whole-health approach.
When you or a loved one decides to start their journey on the path to recovery, contact us first to find out what we offer.