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20th January 2020

by maxweb

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Top 5 things to consider when choosing a private rehab centre

Accepting you need help for a drug or alcohol addiction is one of the biggest decisions you can make. But once you have decided you need help how do you pick the right rehabilitation centre. To help you during this difficult time we have created our top 5 tips to consider whilst selecting the right rehabilitation centre.

1. Inpatient vs Outpatient

There are many advantages and disadvantages to both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Inpatient can be slightly more expensive but you are removed from your home environment which many find to have a higher success rate for long-term recovery.  And although the success rates may be lower it does allow you to maintain a ‘normal’ routine.


2. Location

Location is important when deciding on the right rehabilitation centre. Do you want to be close to home? This option can be beneficial during the aftercare phase of treatment as you will be able to return to the centre.

Or would you prefer to be further away? Distance from home can be very helpful to other people as you are removed from your home environment which can give you some clarity to help with your recovery.


3. What Type of Treatment and Therapy Do You Want?

Once you have decided if you want an inpatient or outpatient experience and where you want to go, you can then consider the type of treatment and therapy. There are a number of psychological and physical options available from different rehabilitation centres.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Group Therapy Sessions
  • Art and Music Therapy
  • Holistic Treatments
  • Alternative Addiction Treatments

4. How Much Does It Cost

Although it is important to prioritise your care requirements, the cost is obviously important. A lot of rehabilitation centres offer payment plans and a range of treatment packages to fit any budget. If you are unsure if you can afford a particular provider, contact them, they may have an option available for you.


5. Aftercare Options

An important step in your recovery is relapse prevention planning and aftercare, each rehabilitation centre will offer a different type. During your treatment most rehabs will create a relapse prevention plan with you; this will give you tips and tools to recognise your relapse triggers.

And the majority of rehabilitation centres will offer some form of aftercare. These are maintenance sessions to reinforce your recovery and increase your chances of long term sobriety.


I’m Still Unsure

If you have worked through these 5 tips and are still unsure of what you want, contact us and we can discuss your current situation and what you want from your recovery journey.

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