Unfortunately, there are so many rehabilitation facilities in our nation that do not actually rehabilitate anyone. Many of them make false claims, have horrible success rates, and typically have some failing system. A great deal of rehabilitation facilities are also incredibly expensive. So if you dish out a bunch of cash in the hopes that it’s going to make you better, and then it doesn’t, you’re going to be beyond disappointed. And how likely will you be to seek treatment after that?
One of the reasons I started this blog, Treatment Trap, is to educate other alcoholics and addicts about treatment facilities that are not going to help them. I’ve been to my fair share of rehab facilities. It took me three different stays at rehabilitation facilities before my sobriety took. So here are a few things to keep in mind when you are looking for a legitimate rehab facility.
- Make sure they offer good housing in a stable and clean environment. When you are going through such a drastic change and trying to improve your life, you don’t want to do that in an unsanitary location. You also don’t want to get sober in an environment that is unstable. Make sure you read some online reviews and do your research.
- Make sure the program you go to offers individualized treatment. Many programs will say that they offer individualized treatment on their website, and then once you look further into it, you will find out that what they really mean is that you can choose from one of their programs.
- Make sure the rehabilitation facility you decide to attend has good aftercare. You don’t want them to just release you to the wolves. Once you get out of rehab, you are going to be in a fragile place as you try to adjust to normal life. Make sure they are going to equip you with the necessary tools to succeed in your new sobriety.
Making the choice to go to a rehabilitation facility is not a decision that should be made lightly. The best thing that you can do is make sure that you are going to a program that is going to work for you.