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Top Ten Mistakes Made When Choosing a Drug Rehab

Choosing a drug rehab is a critical step in the journey to recovery. Many people lose the best chance of success by making some of the most common mistakes when choosing a drug rehab.

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Expert assistance can avoid the following common selection mistakes.

1. Rushed selection is the most common mistake. Drug dependence involves stress, and many people respond by rushing the selection. It is important to permit enough time for a thorough and informed choice.

2. Selecting by price is a major and common mistake. Money matters, we all understand that, however, a price is not a good indicator of quality and even poorer indicator of the right match for an individual recovering addict.

3. Brand name and advertising are also poor ways to select. Expert assistance can avoid relying on brands and advertising and focus on the needs of the recovery.

4. Location can be a poor way to select a facility. The more important factors are the staff and fit for the needs of the recovering addict. Experts sometimes recommend against location near familiar areas.

5. Glamour and luxury are another common mistakes. Comfort and security are essential, but surface features are not part of the solution. Glamorous surroundings filled with luxuries do not contribute to the hard work that recovering addicts need to achieve.

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6. Selecting a program that does not handle powerful cravings and urges. The Detox facility should have specific programs for relieving stress and cravings. Some programs rely upon prescription drugs which for some recovering addicts will simply replace one craving with another. Other programs use a holistic approach involving nutrition, diet, exercise, and motivational activities.

7. Short or long term program many programs follow a standard of about 28 days when seeking a program, the longer the term, the greater likelihood of a long-term recovery. Particularly in those who have been in treatment and relapsed afterward, a longer term of intensive effort may be the best solution.

8. Matching the needs of the recovering addict is a critical step; programs will not succeed if they do not meet the needs of the addict and addiction.

9. Picking programs that assess a whole person is a fundamental approach that can produce long-term success.

10. New Life skills do not come from easy programs and low-intensity situations. Many programs use methods insufficient to the task of reordering the thought process to maintain a commitment to sobriety and drug-free living successfully. One must learn new ways of managing difficult life situations, and new ways to make decisions.

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We can provide expert assistance in the selection process and guide families to find the best match for their loved one’s recovery. Call us today; we can help find the best chance of success.

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