4 Things to Consider: Choosing a Street Drug Recovery Center
Street drug recovery center your topic of inquiry? So you’ve decided you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. Now you’re just about to be shipped off to rehab for who knows how long. It may feel like it sucks at the moment, but it’s in fact the best thing that could happen to you. Since you’ll be in treatment for at least 30 days, it’s important that you and your loved ones identify your needs and look for a rehab center that is most suitable. Here are some things to look for when choosing drug and alcohol treatment.
1. Inpatient vs. outpatient.
Inpatient rehab centers are a 24 hour treatment facility that require patients to live there and have medical staff available at all times. They offer support whenever necessary and have strict regulations on patients leaving the premises, in short, clients are completely removed from their everyday life. They offer group and individual therapy, psychiatric care, meditation and other therapeutic activities. 12-step programs like AA and NA will bring meetings to help in their recovery.
Outpatient rehab centers are a different type of street drug recovery center which allows clients to come in for treatment and are then able to leave and participate in other normal activities. A patient is able to continue attending school, work and live at home while getting the medical treatment they need for their addiction. Outpatient rehab centers also have AA and NA 12-step programs bring meetings to their facilities for the benefit of their patients. They also encourage their involvement in 12 step programs outside of their treatment program to help build a supportive fellowship among them.
2. Staying near home or traveling for treatment
Sometimes the support of our loved ones is necessary in recovery. The question is whether their support is best received in close proximity or at a distance. The wreckage addiction leaves behind may leave a lot of unresolved feelings and people need distance to heal. Or perhaps it is best to stay near our loved ones so that they can guide us and support us as you may be incapable, in your vulnerable state, to take care of yourself.
Stress and irritability will occur whether you stay or leave home for rehab as these are side effects of withdrawal and early recovery. That should not be the determinant of your decision. It is important to be honest and weigh the pros and cons. For instance, maybe you’d like to move away but you know that outpatient is more affordable. Then staying home in the care of your loved ones is the best choice for what you need. Conversely, let’s assume you have an abusive spouse at home. Then it’s obvious that choosing treatment away from the abuse is the best option for your recovery.
3. Counselor/ Psyche team
If you had a particular cancer wouldn’t you go to the hospital with the best Cancer research and treatment for that type of cancer? It is no different with choosing a drug rehab center. It may be difficult to do your research if your still in a daze from your last use, but it is recommended you ask a loved one to learn a little bit about your program options. For instance, if you have family history of mental illness, then it is important for the treatment facility to have a dual diagnosis program.
Knowing the professional history and accreditations of the medical staff is also important. You can easily do this by going to the rehab center’s website, check out their ‘about us’ tab and cross reference that information with information and reviews on other medical directory sites.
Most street drug recovery center programs encourage some sort of spirituality in their clients. The question is what kind of spirituality you’re looking for. There are programs that give yoga and meditation classes as a way to spirituality and connecting the inner self. Other programs are faith-based and require religious devotions, prayer and meditation. And there are others that are also faith based but are specifically one denomination. For example, JC’s Recovery Center is a Christian facility center that offers Christian counseling, requires church attendance and uses the wisdom of the Bible as well as medical treatment to help their clients overcome addiction.
The truth is that getting better and feeling better are two different things. When addicts go through withdrawal and then get their fix, yes they feel better, but in reality they are getting sicker and sicker. On the other hand, going to a rehab center and beginning their recovery can feel awful, but you’re really getting healthier and healthier. Before you know it, not only are you healthy but you also feel good too- drug and alcohol free.
JC’s Recovery Center
1818 Sheridan St
Hollywood, FL 33020