Tips for Choosing a Rehab Facility

In 2017 alone, more than 19 million Americans aged 12 and over were struggling with a substance abuse disorder. And that’s not a trend set to diminish rapidly anytime soon.

The bottom line is that if you’re battling addiction, you’re not alone. The cycle of addiction tends to create isolation and fear while it diminishes hope, but the truth is that you do have hope. One of the best things you can do if you’re dealing with addiction is reach out for help from professionals.

Substance abuse treatment professionals across the state and nation are trained to provide therapy and other treatments to help you break the cycle of addiction — something that can be almost impossible to do on your own.

If you want help taking these first steps, call us at New Day Recovery at 330-953-3300.

We know that choosing the right addiction treatment for your unique needs is essential to success in recovery. We’ll help you understand your options and make referrals for programs if we’re not a good fit for you at this time.

To assist you in taking this first step toward recovery, we’ve outlined some things you should consider when deciding which rehab program is right for you.

1. Do you want to stay local?

Many people don’t realize that they don’t have to choose inpatient residential treatment in their hometown. In fact, in some cases, there’s a lot of value to distancing yourself from your current life and social circles to take the first step of recovery. On the other hand, if you are looking for an outpatient program (which means you’ll have to travel back and forth daily) or you want to involve your family in therapy at some point, a local program is likely more convenient.

This question doesn’t come with a right or wrong answer. Where you choose to base your rehab depends on your personal needs and goals.

2. Do you have a dual diagnosis?

If you have mental health or other co-occurring diagnoses, it’s important to seek services from a dual diagnosis center that can provide treatment for both issues. For example, someone who is dealing with depression and alcohol addiction may need to address both issues in rehab, and that can require some specialized training and resources on the part of recovery staff.

It’s easy to find out which co-occurring disorders programs offer support for dual-diagnosis situations. Many programs, including New Day Recovery, provide information about whether or not they support dual diagnoses on their website. You can also ask anyone with the program when you contact them; this is a common term in the industry, and staff should know what options their facilities offer.

3. What type of insurance coverage do you have?

Another big concern when choosing an addiction center is whether the program accepts your insurance. New Day Recovery accepts Ohio Medicaid and numerous commercial insurance plans, for example.

To find out if your specific plan covers addiction treatment complete our insurance form and a member of the New Day staff will verify your coverage for you. If you qualify to have your treatment paid for through your insurance provided we’ll followup by phone to talk about next steps. 

4. Are you looking for a specific style of rehab therapy?

Many rehab treatment programs provide services such as cognitive behavioral therapy, medical detox, and recreational therapy. But some programs provide specific types of therapy that you may enjoy and feel best served by due to your needs or interests. For example, there are specialty programs that work with equine therapy or integrate yoga or fitness into the daily regimen.

The best way to find out what options a facility offers is to contact the program and speak with an admissions counselor. You might also peruse program websites or ask to view a printed brochure.

5. Do you want to follow through with care at the same location?

Recovery doesn’t stop at inpatient rehabilitation. You may need to go through outpatient programs, and follow-up care, such as participation in group or individual therapy or programs like AA and NA, is proven to increase the chance of success with sobriety.

For some individuals, it’s comforting to handle all of these various aspects of recovery at the same location or with the same professionals. For others, stepping out of inpatient drug rehab and into a new environment is a positive signal for a milestone in recovery. Again, no answer is the right answer, but you’ll want to choose the facility that offers services that best meet your preferences and needs.

6. Have you heard about addiction treatment programs from friends or family?

If you’re still not sure which addiction treatment program might be right for you, consider any information you may have heard about facilities from friends or family.

It’s important to note that what works for one person does not necessarily work for another, and everyone’s journey into and out of addiction is unique. So you can’t count on someone’s success story to become yours just because you chose the same addiction treatment facility.

What you can do is learn more about a facility and understand the types of services it provides and what kinds of people work there. When you hear these details from people you know, it helps remove some of the unknown elements that can make choosing a rehab scary.

7. Do any of your medical or therapy providers have recommendations?

You can also ask your medical providers (such as your family physician) or your own therapist for referrals to rehab facilities. In many cases, your existing providers may help bridge the gap in contacting an appropriate drug rehabilitation program so you can take the first steps toward recovery confidently.

Don’t Avoid a Choice, Call Us Today

Don’t avoid seeking help with your addiction because you’re daunted by making a choice. Call the caring staff at New Day Recovery now at 330-953-3300, or complete our online form and someone will get in touch with you soon. We can help you understand your choices and walk you through some of the considerations that come with selecting a drug or alcohol rehab program for yourself or a loved one.