A word about entering a rehab facility
The first step towards recovery is accepting that there is an addiction which requires help. Entering an addiction treatment rehab center and enrolling in one of their programs can be a frightening experience. There are dozens of questions that will no doubt inundate your mind and cause you some frustration when it comes to answering them. Just remember, that is the responsibility of the licensed staff members at that facility. Here are three questions you should definitely ask everyone that you are considering:
- Has anyone gone through an experience like mine and how did they do in your program?
- How do I know if I am a candidate for your programs?
- What is going to happen to me while I am a client here?
- Will a licensed professional be handling my case or will it be someone with lesser qualifications?
You may come up with other questions to ask the staff members of each addiction treatment rehab center that you are considering. The important thing is that you make a very thorough list and check it over several times. Usually the staff is educated and have years of experience which qualifies them to answer your questions and understands the situation.
Important facts about addiction rehab facilities
The following is a list of the 5 most important facts about addiction rehab programs and the facilities that offer them:
90% of the individuals suffering with substance dependency never get professional help for their problems – there are approximately 25 million Americans who are suffering with some form of addiction. Unfortunately, only 10% of them will get help for their problems.
No two addiction treatment and recovery centers are ever alike – out-patient and residential (in-patient) are the two types of addiction treatment rehab center programs currently available. The in-patient program requires that the individual move into the facility temporarily while the out-patient program enables them to return home at night.
Having a positive attitude – the individual that maintains a good attitude and a positive outlook is most likely going to experience success at overcoming their addiction and recovering from it.
Your family will play a significant role in your progress – family members are oftentimes asked to attend counseling where they will be taught how to help their loved one during the recovery process.
Addiction does not play favorites – remember first and foremost that addiction does not target a specific group of people. It attacks individuals from all walks of life regardless of age, economic status, gender, race, or religion.
The Freedom Center is here to help you with your substance dependency. Call us today at the toll-free phone number above for more information.