How to Choose a Drug Rehab Center in 2018

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When it comes time to evaluate your options for a drug rehab center in Arizona, what types of things do you look for first? Even though there are many treatment facilities around the country, the best ones have a few traits in common. With a New Year to celebrate, now is a great time to start treatment for a drug or alcohol problem. With hard work and a commitment to sobriety, you can be healthy by summer.

As you look for a treatment center for yourself or a loved one, here are some of components to consider.

Inpatient vs Outpatient

The first step is to decide between inpatient and outpatient treatment. An inpatient program is often recommended because it is most intensive. Patients reside at the treatment facility for at least 30 days. After detox has been completed, they attend counseling and participate in various activities and alternative therapies.

Outpatient treatment isn’t quite as intensive because patients don’t actually live at the facility. That said, recovering addicts still receive counseling and are held accountable for the choices they make outside of these sessions. The River Source offers both inpatient and outpatient care, so you can call our treatment center and determine the best fit for you.

In-State vs Out-of-State

Where treatment will be received is also a consideration. Fortunately, it is 2018 and people are not bound by local facilities. In fact, some people feel that an out-of-state treatment center offers a clean slate with fewer distractions. The River Source has same-day arrangements, transportation from the Phoenix airport and options for family to be involved.

On the other hand, some people are not in a position to travel out of state. If this is your situation, it’s helpful to have supportive family that can come and visit and take part in family therapy. Also, in-state Arizona rehab offers other benefits such as reduced costs and aftercare options. For example, our patients can take advantage of our naturopathic clinic.

Programs and Treatment Plans

No matter what type of rehab facility you choose, make sure that it offers a variety of programs and customized treatment plans. Each person is unique and requires an individualized care plan that addresses their needs. It’s helpful when there are many therapies available so that addicts can find what works for them.

At The River Source, we have a wide range of therapies such as acupuncture, massage therapy, vitamin IV therapy, neurofeedback, baud and more. We encourage our patients to experiment with all of these therapies to find what they like in addition to daily exercise, nutrition and meditation.

Accreditation and Licensed Staff

You can choose a treatment center that looks great on paper, but if they don’t have a great team of people, you won’t get the care you deserve. Before making a decision, take time to review the staff and their credentials. Many treatment centers have staff members who have dealt with substance abuse in the past. They offer a level of support that newly recovering addicts need.

The two accreditations to look for include The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The purpose of accreditation is to improve treatments and services, ensure a safe environment and maintain a recovery-oriented philosophy. The River Source is accredited by The Joint Commission.

The time you take to evaluate your options will be worth it in the end. The right facility can increase your chances of having a healthy, happy recovery. We invite you to call The River Source to learn more about our cutting-edge, integrative treatment options.