Far too many people choose a drug rehab center for themselves or their loved ones based purely on convenience, proximity and cost. Unfortunately, statistics show that choosing a drug rehab center purely based on these factors, rather than program quality and scope of services, can significantly impede a patient's chance of long-term success in their recovery. The selection criteria for choosing the right drug rehab program should include their level of service, their success rates and the depth of their care offerings.
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Of course, the task of choosing the right drug rehab center is still not easy even if you understand the selection criteria. The volume of available drug rehab centers are simply overwhelming and most people have no idea which centers have the highest success rates and which ones are just making incredulous claims about their services and accomplishments.
The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center (NASAIC) was created over 15 years ago with the single mission of taking the guesswork out of finding the leading drug rehab centers for you or your loved one. We can also provide you with a list of drug rehab centers that are local to you. We understand that some people have personal reasons for selecting a local program, and are ready to help you however we can.
The best drug rehab centers follow up a patient's initial detoxification with long-term behavioral health therapy in order to create the best chance for a successful lasting recovery from drugs. The best drug rehab centers will utilize all of the treatment options below in helping their patients:
Psychological Counseling- To better understand the severity and origin of the patient’s addiction, exploratory therapy should be conducted. This will enable both doctor and patient to get to the root of the addiction and help the patient develop better, non-addictive strategies to deal with their problems.
Education- Once detoxification and initial psychoanalysis is completed, an addiction specialist should be there to explain to the patient: what happened during the withdrawal process, what happened to their body during the course of their drug abuse, and what’s going to happen when they get back out onto the street. If a patient is mindful of the biological and cerebral elements of drug use, they’ll be more inclined to resist post-rehab urges.
Aftercare and DIscharge Planning - Once a patient completes their inpatient program, they are still vulnerable to relapse and set-backs. A quality drug rehab program helps patients recognize the behavior that leads to substance so they can manage their urges, recognize their vulnerability and avoid relapse. This is usually folded into an aftercare plan that consists of continued therapy and referral to support groups in their area.
By providing education to the patient regarding their brain’s role during drug use, they will have a better chance to maintain a lasting recovery from drugs. Strength of will is indeed a powerful thing, but it can often be overmatched by the complexities of chemical dependency during drug addiction. The best drug rehab programs know this and will prepare their patients for what to expect after their drug rehab when their brain (or a so-called friend) tries to get them to use drugs again.
Once a patient has successfully completed a quality drug rehab program, they may want to still consider outpatient counseling, support-group meetings, seminars, etc. that will help them stay on the right path in the future.
The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center (NASAIC) maintains a continuously updated national database of drug rehab centers in your local area, as well as the leading recommended drug rehab centers in the United States and around the world.