Looking for treatment is full of asking questions- to yourself and to your prospective treatment programs. Here are some of the questions you need to ask yourself before you start the process.


  • How long are you willing/able to go to treatment? There are many more treatment options than the traditional 30 day residential inpatient. Insurance, financial availability, and life responsibility often keeps someone away from staying in treatment long-term. Research is finding that long-term treatment has the best results. Instead of jumping from one program to the next, you can find a single facility which offers a “continuum of care” where you can stay with the same staff, same treatment philosophy, and same program through every phase of treatment.
  • Where do you want to go to treatment? People are different in their desires to go to treatment. Some people feel they need to get far away from their life and their temptations. They choose somewhere out of state and in an area where the culture is completely different from what they’re used to. Others want to be in nature, some by the sea, some need to stay local. If you’re willing or feel you need to relocate, decide how far away you’re willing to go and what kind of an environment you’re willing to stay in during the course of your treatment.
  • Is there anything about treatment you’re looking for specifically? Treatment can be bare bone or highly luxurious. You might have ideas about what you think you want and what you think you deserve. High amenity treatment centers don’t often offer fluff in therapeutics- many of the “luxury” labeled amenities serve specific healing purposes during treatment. You may want a treatment program that helps you form new habits like learning to play an instrument, caring for animals, or doing yoga every day.
  • Do you have dual diagnosis issues you are aware of? Some people have been treated for other mental health conditions many years before they go to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Treatment for dual diagnosis has to be specific, not generalized. If you have a dual diagnosis of addiction and other mental health disorder, you want to look for certified treatment centers who comprehensively approach both conditions.



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