It may have taken you a long while to come to terms with the fact that you suffer from addiction and that you can’t begin your recovery without help. Even after you have reached this point, getting the help you need may seem like another challenging milestone, because there are so many options. There are more than 14,500 addiction rehab centers spread across the United States, which means there are probably more than a few facilities in the Northeast area. Narrowing them down and choosing the right one for you will take some time.
There are many aspects of addiction treatment to consider before you find the one that offers you the best chances for recovery. Choosing the right treatment program may require a frustrating process of evaluating and comparing various programs, but this isn’t a decision you want to make quickly. Choosing the wrong facility can impede your recovery progress, causing you to relapse.
Choosing Your Recovery Goals
While most addiction treatment centers in Northeast may offer similar services, the programs they offer vary from facility to facility. This means you’ll need some idea of your recovery goals before you can understand which treatment centers offer what you need. Certainly, getting clean and staying that way is every addict’s underlying goal, but there are more things to consider. Do you need help to get clean? If so, you may need a facility that offers medicated detox services. Might you suffer from a mental illness in addition to your addiction? In that case, it’s best to look for facilities experienced in dual diagnosis treatments.
Additionally, you will have to consider how much help you will need with your recovery. Some people do well with outpatient treatment, while others require the stricter rules and supervision of an inpatient program. Even though the freedom of an outpatient program will allow you to meet your familial and career obligations without disruption, it also requires an ability to control your substance use. If you can’t stay clean on your own, you may need to participate in an inpatient rehab program.
Consider Your Practical Needs
Once you have identified rehab facilities that can help you efficiently meet your goals, you can turn your attention to some practical concerns. The biggest concern for most people is the cost of rehab, although any cost is insignificant in comparison to the toll your continued addiction will take on your health and finances. You will have to set a limit for yourself and consider the financing options available to you. Some Northeast facilities may offer their own payment options, but there are also other resources you can use, such as:
- The Affordable Healthcare Act
- Private health insurance
- Personal loans
You may also want to consider the location of the facilities. If you have pressing family matters, traveling to a distant facility may be inadvisable. Staying close to home will ensure you can be reached in the event of an emergency. Conversely, many people prefer to travel to a facility in another area, because it distances them from their triggers. They can get a fresh start in a facility that’s located in unfamiliar territory. While there are benefits to each choice, you’ll have to make your decision based on your own situation.
Compare Services and Amenities
The next step in your decision-making process involves considering the services and amenities the facility offers. Many people assume every Northeast facility offers the same basic types of therapy, but this isn’t true. There are actually thousands of types of therapies in use across the country, so it can benefit you to find out what specific types of therapy each facility offers. You know yourself well enough to know which types of therapy will be the most beneficial to you.
Amenities also vary among different facilities. In addition to therapy, your access to yoga instruction, meditation classes, physical fitness equipment, and other resources can help you pursue a healthier way of life. These activities provide healthy outlets for the stress caused by your triggers and cravings, so try to find a facility that offers the activities that interest you. If you can engage in enjoyable activities, your time in rehab will be more productive.
When you’re ready to begin your recovery, contact our counselors at 302-842-2390. We can answer any questions you may have about our treatment programs, so you can consider our facility for your recovery needs. We’re available anytime to help you begin your recovery.