A Rehab Program That Actually Works
Find the right program for recovery takes a lot of research. It is also imperative to make sure the right resources are available. Every person is unique in what they need in how they recover from addiction. The good news is, there are options out there, no matter what stage of addiction. Many factors weigh into choosing a rehab program: cost, the center’s credibility if insurance will cover anything if they need specialized care, among other things. Knowing all the right things can drastically change the outcome of someone going into rehab. Choosing the right rehab is vital to the success of the individual completing the program. The research and having a checklist of what you’re looking for in a rehab program will prevent patients from leaving rehab early.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse provides a list of 13 essential principles that a person should consider for an effective addiction treatment program:
- Addiction is a complex but treatable disease No single treatment is appropriate for everyone
- Treatment needs to be readily available
- Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual
- Enough time must be allotted for treatment to be effective
- Do not overlook the effectiveness of behavioral therapies that include individual, family, or group counseling
- What other rehabs near me offer the same services?
- Medications are a chief element of treatment
- Treatment needs to evolve constantly
- Mental disorders are common among individuals recovering from addiction
- Detox is only the first step of rehabilitation
- Treatment programs do not need to be voluntary to be effective
- The use of drugs during a treatment program should be monitored regularly — so relapses do not occur
- Treatment programs should test patients for the presence of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases
These factors are chief in making a person stay in rehab and stay motivated from the first day to every day from that point forward.
Motivating A Friend or Family Member to Stay in Rehab
It takes a lot of courage for an individual problem with substance abuse getting help is the next step. It’s a difficult process. If someone you love has decided to leave rehab early, there’s a chance that you can help prevent them from doing so by encouraging them to stay. Even if they have already left rehab, it doesn’t mean that all is lost.
It’s very important that you let them know that you do not support them leaving rehab early. If your loved one believes that you will be there to pick them up and help them when they leave, they are more likely to do so. Ensuring that you only provide support when your loved one is making the right decisions.
Staying in rehab will obviously increase the chances for long-term success in your loved one’s recovery. Even if your loved one complains, the best thing to do is encourage them to stay. As time passes, your loved one will likely settle in to the rehab program. It happens with many patients who at first felt everything in them wanting to leave treatment.
Content Medically Reviewed by:
Dr. Patricia Sullivan, MD MPH
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