Choosing the Right Treatment Center

Posted on June 14th, 2010

When you research treatment centers your overall goal is clear: you want the best addiction treatment in an environment you will feel comfortable in for a month. Choosing a treatment center is one of the most important decisions you will make and will mean the difference between building a strong foundation for long-term sobriety or ending up on the rehab merry-go-round.

Addiction is often much more complicated than just stopping drinking or using mood-altering drugs. There are usually significant underlying psychological issues that must be identified and addressed to ensure the right type of treatment. Maybe you have undiagnosed clinical depression or you experienced a traumatic event that still haunts you.  Maybe you have a problem with spending money or gambling as well.  By choosing a treatment center that understands the potential issues that could put you at risk of relapse, you can be assured that the clinicians will be able to develop a comprehensive approach to treating your addiction.

In the past few years there have been many changes in the philosophy of treatment. Some of these changes are based more on feel-good ideas or anecdotal evidence.  For example, someone might claim they can cure you, or they may claim a specific “cure rate” based on little more than their word.  If it feels like you’re being sold snake oil, you probably are.

Other programs may believe that by giving you prescription drugs as replacement therapy they are giving you the opportunity for a drug-free life. But aren’t they just switching one drug for another? If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The best treatment centers understand that replacement drugs are best used to help mitigate the effects of withdrawal and should not become your new drug of choice.

Recovery from addiction is a process.  It does not end when you return home.  The best treatment centers understand that they are essentially building a bridge to recovery.  What you do when you arrive on the other side of that bridge (return home) is going to determine your success.  Promises Treatment Centers fully understand this fact: we must give you the tools to succeed on the other side of that bridge for you to maintain long-term sobriety and create an extraordinary life for yourself.

We encourage you to call Promises Treatment Centers today to ask the most important questions:

How do you assess the issues that might be triggers for relapse when I return home?

What sort of support do you offer upon leaving the program?

Who handles my treatment?  Are they licensed clinicians and skilled addiction treatment specialists?  Will I be able to see a psychiatrist during my stay? Not every treatment center offers this level of expertise.

Promises has been treating addiction for over 20 years.  We have one of the most active and healthy alumni networks in the country.  Our alumni are the greatest testament to the success of our treatment program.

If you are researching treatment centers, call us to find out why we continue to have the reputation of being the place to get the most effective addiction treatment in an environment that makes so many of our clients want to stay here even when the month is over.

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