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Considerations for Choosing a Rehab Center

Rehabs come in all shapes and sizes. Even those with similar definitions of success will have different ways to get it. If you’re searching for a rehab center, you need to take a few crucial issues into account.

Inpatient Against Outpatient

Rehab may be one of two major forms: outpatient and inpatient. Outpatient rehab is when you only come to the center for treatment and return home as usual; while inpatient is when you actually live at the center for the whole period of your program. Inpatient treatment is generally more effective but costlier and disruptive to your day-to-day life compared to outpatient treatment.


Treatment centers usually specialize in particular types of addiction, like alcoholism, or a combination of alcoholism and drugs. You have to choose a center that best fits your needs and has a good track record of success in dealing with patients like you.

Programs and Treatments

Before deciding on a specific rehab center, take time to research its treatments and therapies, especially if you’ve never attended rehab in the past. There are so many treatment models and therapy options available, so there’s a good chance you will find treatment that is perfectly suited to your unique needs.

Another thing you have to consider is the length of the program. Professionals usually recommend 60-90 days because they think 30 days is just not sufficient to work through substance abuse issues. On the other hand, you should also consider that many 30-day programs’ success track records are quite impressive, not to mention that longer rehab stays are usually more demanding in all aspects, from financial to social.


Simply put, some rehab centers can be likened to 5-star hotels, while others only have the most basic yet sufficient amenities. Evidently, this will greatly impact the cost, although amenities should never be your main reason for choosing a specific center.


Facilities located near your home are obviously more convenient, especially if you have commitments that you cannot leave for a significant amount of time. However, remember that attending a facility far away from home can have one major benefits: it breaks your connection with the cycle that encouraged your addiction.


Finally, you should consider the cost, which is where it all comes down to eventually. Not that cost is the most important issue when choosing a rehab, but of course, you can’t pick a center that is beyond your means. Rehab costs can vary significantly, depending on various factors, from length of stay to programs to amenities and more. The good news is you have so many options available, so it should be easy to find what works for you. Private health insurance, loans and Medicaid and Medicare are some of the most popular ways that people get assistance to cover rehab costs.

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