What To Look For In Alcohol Treatment Centers
Posted March 17, 2014 by Talbot Rehab
What to Look for in Alcohol Treatment Centers
By: Russ W. Talbot
When looking for an alcohol treatment center for you or your loved one, it is important to find one that meets your needs. This may be a difficult process, especially since there are so many to choose from. Here are three questions to consider.
1. What are their methods for recovery?
There are several different philosophies and methods used in alcohol treatment, for example some alcohol treatment centers may use a rational recovery approach. Others may apply the AA or twelve step program as their primary method for recovery. Some alcohol treatment center take a holistic approach. As technology has advanced, different treatment methods also include a technological component as a method for treatment. Many facilities are medically assisted, meaning they use pharmaceuticals to treat the addiction. Whereas another treatment center may promote complete abstinence. These are questions that are important to ask when considering an alcohol treatment center.
Whatever methods they use, it is important to be aware of how their treatment program functions before you commit to it. Many individuals find success through different forms of treatment. The key to selecting a program that is right for you is first understanding the methods they use for recovery.
2. Does it represent your values?
Because personal values are subjective it is important to find an alcohol treatment program that is consistent with your particular set of beliefs. This requires you to first understand your values. For a treatment program to work you must align yourself with the process and matching values is a key component.
Some important questions that you may want to ask yourself include:
- Does this program represent my family values?
- What is the spiritual component is represented at this treatment center and is it consistent with my beliefs?
- Will this program inspire me?
- Does the premise of the program match my core beliefs?
Regardless of what your individual beliefs or values are, it is important to find and alcohol treatment facility that represents you.
3. Does it fit you?
Alcohol recovery centers may have a different feel to their environment. Some of them may be more of a clinical environment, others may promote a more family atmosphere. The most important thing to ask yourself is: does it generally fit you? Comfort and environment are important in the recovery process. If you enjoy the outdoors it may be important to find a treatment center that emphasizes outdoor activity. If you are an artist it may be important to find a program that emphasizes art in their treatment. Whatever it is, make sure that it fits you.