While there certainly may be some growing consensus about the most effective treatment methodologies for alcoholism and addiction in some areas, there are still vast areas of disagreement that remain. Part of this is due to the inarguable fact that while every addiction has some strong similarities, every addict’s situation can be vastly different.
There are also a number of risks inherent in choosing a treatment center, which is why it is so important to gather as much information as possible to make informed decisions the first time around. Not only is treatment for any type of addiction costly, but in some cases choosing the wrong facility can simply exacerbate the situation rather than getting an individual set on a path to healing.
If an individual seeking treatment relapses, or the treatment simply makes things worse, it can be doubly hard to get them back a second time, not to mention even more expensive. Finding the right treatment is certainly possible, however, so here are some elements to consider when evaluating the various treatment centers near Wilmington, DE.
Faith-based versus non-faith-based treatment centers
For many people, faith may provide a solid foundation and strength they need to face their addiction and do the work of recovery. Others, however, may have had negative experiences with religion that may actually hinder their efforts at recovery. In some cases, individuals struggling with addiction may not even realize that their experiences with religion may actually contribute to their addiction rather than providing strength to overcome it. When choosing a treatment center, it is very important to always consider the needs of the individual seeking treatment, not those around them.
For instance, a close family member may gain a great deal of strength from their faith and encourage their loved one to seek faith-based treatment, which may only exacerbate the problem for the person seeking treatment. While family and friends can provide a great deal of support, it is always important to allow individuals struggling with addiction to find their own path to healing as much as possible.
Medical versus mental health facilities
Although treatment methodologies for addiction have come a long way, this also creates great divergence in thinking regarding the best ways to treat addiction. Although there is certainly a physical component to addiction, there are also many layers to it.
Some treatment centers treat addiction as simply a chemical dependency while others understand that what we call “addiction” is really self-medication of an underlying condition. In many cases, after an individual has detoxed from substances, they discover in treatment that they actually have an undiagnosed mental health condition. While this is not always the case, it happens frequently enough that there are treatment centers devoted specifically to helping treat both conditions, the addiction and the underlying mental health disorder.
Insurance versus out-of-pocket treatment centers
While more and more healthcare insurance providers are starting to provide coverage for addiction treatments, there can still be an unfortunate number of obstacles to overcome. In some cases, an individual’s coverage might allow them to go to one facility but not another, or it might pay for outpatient treatment but not medical detox or in inpatient stay. In other cases, the facility itself might accept one type of health insurance but not another or they may not accept insurance at all. The good news, however, is that many facilities have patient care representatives that can help both an individual struggling with addiction and their families explore their options to determine the best plan of treatment available within their financial parameters.
General treatment versus specialized treatment
While there are certain commonalities to almost all types of addiction, there are also some very specific differences. Some treatment centers take the approach of treating a wide range of addictions based on their common roots. One perk of this approach is that addicts will often simply transfer their addiction from one thing to another.
By dealing with the root causes of all addiction, generalized treatment centers can sometimes help avoid this simple transference. On the other hand, some addictions have very unique elements, which a treatment center that specializes in a certain type of addiction can address. If you are ready to start your journey to health or want to help a loved one start their journey, give is a call today at 302-842-2390. Our trained and experienced counselors are available 24 hours a day to help you get started.