How to find the Best Inpatient Rehab Centers
Choosing to go to treatment for addiction is the first, and most important step. However, your work has just begun. Now you have the task of finding a place where you can get the medical help you need. Fortunately you are not alone, not by a long shot. There are many medical professionals skilled and willing to help you make it into detox and rehab so that you can move into recovery from drugs or alcohol.
Who to Talk to
When you are searching for the best inpatient rehab centers the options can be overwhelming. On the one side you see commercials of super-spendy luxury rehabs, while everywhere in your city you see scary, rundown halfway houses. Surely there has to be a way to sort through the good, the bad and the ugly. Start by talking to medical professionals whom can help you. As noted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, this is who you should contact:
- A primary care provider aka an MD, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant
- A psychiatrist or psychologist
- A licensed or master clinical social worker
- An alcohol counselor or addiction specialist
Each of these professionals are educated and trained to identify addiction levels of care. Additionally, they work within the medical community, providing them with insider knowledge regarding the most successful and reputable rehabs in your price range, type of dependence and location. You will also be able to get referred by any one of these medical professionals. At many of the best rehabs you will need to be referred in order to get into the center as a resident or patient.
What to Look for
If you are provided with a list of optional rehabs by your medical professional, you will need to narrow down your focus. Here are some the features to look for:
- A painless, medically supervised detox program on site or in close proximity to the facility
- The use of various therapies, such as individual therapy, family therapy, art therapy and equine therapy
- Treatment methods for multiple levels of care, i.e. residential inpatient treatment, outpatient programs or intensive outpatient services
- Holistic services, such as recreational outlets, socialization opportunities, education classes or job search resources
Through holistic means you will have the skills you need to help you avoid relapse.