As with any disease, having a treatment plan in place can make the start of rehabilitation a little easier to handle. With treatment for addictions, it might help the patient move into a more positive mindset when they have the plan laid out in front of them for how treatment will progress. The unknown is often the scariest part of treatment.
Rehabilitation centers can offer confidential and in-depth treatment for various addictions. They will do everything they can to make you comfortable during treatment. Different programs will offer various periods of stay depending on the level of your addiction. Longer stays aren’t required, but they are suggested for those who want to experience the full benefits of a treatment program.
Find programs with certifications such as Joint Commission
There are thousands of treatment centers all over the country, and each of them will boast about success rates and the quality of their care. Treatment centers that receive accreditation from the Joint Commission are rated higher due to the evaluation of quality and the value of their healthcare. Treatment centers that exceed standards in factors such as care, services, treatment, emergency management, leadership, human resources, medication management, national patient safety goals, performance improvement, record of care, and individual responsibility can earn Joint Commission Accreditation.
The Joint Commission website has a list of treatment centers with the specific accreditation and allows searches for facilities by name, state, and even Zip code.
See if they accept your insurance
Finding a good treatment program can be difficult because you want a facility that will be the best in handling your care. The price of rehab can come as a shock to many, and it isn’t a cheap fix. Rehabilitation will take dedication on the part of the patient and a fair sum of money.
The good news is that patients can find rehab facilities that will take their insurance so the cost of treatment isn’t so high. In today’s world, insurance companies now recognize that addiction is a disease, one that can be treatable.
The best way to begin the journey of treatment is to contact your insurance company to find out about your treatment options and what is and is not covered by your insurance. From there you can make the best decisions moving forward.
If your insurance does not cover the cost of a treatment plan, patients can look into public insurance, which should make paying for treatment more affordable or at least provide more affordable options.
If there is no available insurance coverage or a patient cannot get any coverage from an insurance company, there are many nonprofit organizations that provide rehabilitation services and programs based on monthly installments.
Ask how many clients each counselor has on their caseload
Certain patients may need more personalized care with one-on-one interaction with a counselor. Facilities that have counselors juggling numerous clients may not work well for every patient situation. Rehabilitation counselors focus on helping clients work through their addiction via therapy and coping mechanisms to help them move through trauma or pain that caused their addiction.
The great thing about rehab counselors is that some of them may have been in the client’s shoes before. Often clients who have gone through rehab come out wanting to help others through their own addiction. Having a counselor that can relate in that aspect is crucial because many times clients feel as though no one can understand, but the counselors are there to help them work through those emotions and feelings.
Ultimately, a client needs to feel comfortable with their counselor. If a counselor has too many patients on their plate at once, one or more could begin to feel neglected.
If you have any questions or want to get started on the path to sobriety, please call us at Center For Healing 888-500-9279.
Erica Franco Mortimer, MA, LPC, LCADC
Founder and CEO
Center for Healing
Erica is a licensed therapist with over twenty-years experience in mental health. Erica offers practical and straight forward advice to those struggling with addiction and their families. Having deep insight and understanding of addiction, Erica is able to offer guidance to those looking to regain control of their lives.