8 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Rehab Facility for Yourself or a Loved One

By The Valor Team
Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm in
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Finding the right facility with the right treatment options may feel like a daunting task. There are many factors to consider. 

To help you make a good decision, we've compiled a list of questions you can ask to help you find a treatment program that will provide the best options for successful recovery based on your unique circumstances.

1. What kinds of programming options are offered?

This depends on what the substance is and if detox is needed. If so, what kind of a detox program is available? Is there a residential program that follows, or perhaps an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)? Learning how treatment is structured can help you decide if a facility is a good fit.
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2. What are the accommodations like?

This mainly pertains to residential facilities, though it may be important for clients in a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or IOP, since they spend several hours a day at a facility. Rehab facilities vary greatly in their offerings, so it is good to learn what to expect.
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3. What treatment methods are offered? 

Are treatments designed to address the whole person, including holistic approaches, individual and group therapy, and family therapy? What about dual diagnosis care? Is medication management available? Knowing what kinds of approaches are used on a daily basis and what to expect is essential to your success.

4. How long is the typical residential program, and is an extended stay an option if needed? 

Valor Recovery Center’s Residential programming is a minimum of 30 days. However, a level of care assessment is done weekly which determines the length of stay.  If someone needs to be in treatment longer and it is indicated through a level of care assessment, then the individual will remain in treatment. 

Going to rehab is just the very beginning of recovery. While getting clean is the first step, staying that way is the real challenge. Having a rehab with long term treatment options can make a huge difference. 

5. What about the nutritional aspect to the program? 

Studies have discovered that having a balanced and healthy diet aids in the recovery process. Finding a rehab that emphasizes the importance of nutrition as a standard in their addiction program is essential. Follow up questions may include asking how the meals are prepared, and if specific dietary restrictions are taken into consideration. 

6. What kind of education and specialized training does the staff have? 

Are the therapists specially trained in addiction and trauma? Do the therapists have advanced degrees? Does the treatment team include medical professionals? Knowing the qualifications of the staff is incredibly important when seeking out a treatment program. This can mean the difference between having a successful experience in treatment or not. 

Valor Recovery Center’s treatment teams consist of highly-qualified Master’s-level therapists trained in substance abuse, mental health, and trauma (including EMDR), Medical Professionals, Licensed Clinicians, Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistants (CDCA), and Executive Leadership with comprehensive clinical expertise. 

7. What kind of aftercare support do you provide?

Do the clients have access to alumni groups or events? Are there ways to reach out and communicate with staff if there is a need? What are the protocols when it comes to relapse? 

8. How much will it cost, and is insurance accepted?

Knowing what you can afford versus what you need can certainly make or break the situation. It is also helpful to find out what coverage your insurance offers, which may narrow down your initial search. Most facilities have staff who will communicate with your insurance company to find out exactly what they cover. 

Valor Recovery Center accepts Medicaid and most insurances.


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