Many addicts are able to attend AA meetings, follow the 12 steps, get a sponsor, and maintain sobriety on their own through their relationship with a Higher Power. Oftentimes, if an addict stops using or drinking early on enough in their addiction, going through the latter process is enough for them to achieve and maintain sobriety.
However, there are times when this is not enough. Rehabilitation facilities provide a safe place for addicts to clean up for a specified period of time, and avoid the temptations that drive them to use and drink; all whilst learning the necessary skills in order to maintain sobriety after the patients finish treatment. Though 30-day programs are often considered the norm, certain addicts need more time in a rehab facility to ensure that a solid mental, spiritual, and physical foundation is formed.
If you or someone you know is an addict who cannot stay sober through meetings alone, there is help available. There is no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed about having to enter a rehab facility. Some addicts are frightened about losing their jobs or embarrassing their families by going into rehab. However, the job will most likely be lost anyway if drinking and drug use is continued, and many companies now have policies, which allow employees to take time off for addiction treatment. Furthermore, family and friends may be taken aback by one’s decision to enter rehab, but the majority will be supportive in the decision of an addict to get sober.
Before deciding on which rehab facility to enter, however, there are some very important factors to consider. According to an article written in Psychology Today, here are a few of the most important things to take into account.
1.The success rate of the rehab facility. It is crucial to know how successful a rehab facility is before you or someone you know spends the necessary money and time investing in one. According to Footprints Behavioral Health, “the success rate at the facility is unheard of. The recovery program is a highly effective rehabilitation program that combines neuroceutical treatments with specialized exercise, nutrition, and psychotherapy.” Potential patients and family members can simply call the rehab facility and asking about their success rates in detail.
2.The cost and insurance acceptance rates. Rehab facilities can be expensive. If an addict is committed to maintaining and achieving sobriety, it is important to make sure that it can be done at an affordable cost. Many rehab facilities take insurance, and have special payment plans for those who cannot afford the full cost at once. Speak to a Footprints counselor today about accepted insurance plans and payment options.
3.The rehab facility uses an all-inclusive approach. Studies have shown that rehab facilities and treatment plans which include a combination of cognitive therapy, meditation, 12-step meetings, group counseling, exercise, yoga, and incorporating a healthy diet are the most successful. This is because it teaches the addict how to live an alternative lifestyle based on healthy decisions, while being able to handle stressful situations without picking up a drink or using alcohol. Because there are so many natural options to cure stress, Footprints Behavioral Health has decided to incorporate as many of these as possible within their program. This contributes to the high success rate at their facility.
4.Licensed, accredited counselors, and therapists. This should be a no brainer, but you would be surprised at how many rehab centers employ counselors who have no official accreditation within his or her field. This is problematic for several reasons. It is imperative that counselors understand the biological, physical, emotional, and physiological roots of addiction and recognize the best methods in the industry for treatment options. These accredited and licensed counselors are often required to attend seminars and training on a regular basis in order to ensure they understand the latest medical findings and tools in treating addiction. All counselors and therapists at Footprints Behavioral Health are accredited and licensed. Footprints is also proud to be accredited by the Joint Commission and fully licensed within each state’s Department of Health Care Services.
5.Treatment for dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis involves patients who struggle with mental health issues other than addiction. Oftentimes the two go hand in hand, but sometimes there are separate emotional and behavioral disorders that need specific treatment plans. At Footprints Behavioral Health, there are dual diagnosis treatment plans for ADHD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia. Those with these latter disorders who suffer concurrently with addiction can rest assured that there are adequate resources at Footprints to treat both of their diseases in the appropriate ways.
Rehab facilities are life changing, but picking the right one takes time and consideration. Unfortunately, addicts do not have a lot of time to decide which rehab facility to enter. Often, they are in life or death situations and need somewhere to go, quickly, in order to avoid using drugs or alcohol. This can lead to poor and rapid decision making out of sheer desperation. Thankfully, there are wonderful rehab facilities that can provide the necessary tools for addicts to achieve and maintain sobriety. Furthermore, rehabs such as Footprints teach crucial life skills, which can help the addict transition with relative ease back into society after treatment.
Are you looking for a rehab facility but aren’t sure where to turn? Are you scared about not having enough money or time to commit to treatment? Do you suffer from a dual diagnosis that needs special attention, along with your addiction? Thankfully, Footprints Behavioral Health can provide the necessary tools to help you achieve and maintain sobriety. Call Linda Rose today at 949-556-4723 and start your roadmap towards recovery now.