In Florida alone, there are hundreds of addiction treatment centers, so finding one that is the right match for you or a loved one may seem like a daunting task. Although you may be constrained by factors outside of your control, like location or price, it’s still important to do your research on the treatment centers you are considering.
To help you with this process, here are some crucial questions you should be asking each and every treatment center you have contact with.
What is your success rate for treating addiction?
Addiction treatment centers may utilize a number of groundbreaking or out-of-the-box rehabilitation techniques that sound great on paper, but if they don’t have the results to confirm their effectiveness, those efforts may be in vain. So, always be sure to ask a potential treatment center to point you towards any studies or research that can confirm that their methods work.
However, you need to keep in mind that even the best rehabilitation techniques are not going to have a 100% success rate—so be sure to keep your expectations realistic. That being said, if an organization is reluctant or unable to provide you with the information you’re asking for, that should be a major red flag.
What is the ratio of patients to counselors?
Treating addiction requires a high level of personalized care, and if counselors are stretched too thin with too many patients to look after, the level of care that they can provide often suffers.
As with asking about success rates, it’s important to keep a realistic mindset about the patient-to-counselor ratio. It’s also important to remember that some individuals may thrive in a more group-oriented treatment facility. But if you’re worried at all that your loved one won’t receive the level of individual attention they need for recovery, that may be sign you need to look for a different rehabilitation provider.
What role does medical detoxification play in the rehabilitation process?
Most substances that require inpatient treatment are extremely physically addictive, which means that quitting process can pose health risks to the patients. Because of this, it’s important that any addiction treatment center you’re considering has a qualified medical staff to help your loved one through the initial withdrawal stages of rehab.
So, to recap, these are the three most important areas of treatment you should be asking about when considering a treatment center:
- Proven success rates
- Level of personalized care
- Presence of a medical staff
If you’re interested in learning more about what our treatment center can offer you and your loved one, please get in contact by calling at 800-737-0933. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day.