If you do a quick Internet search for “addiction treatment,” dozens of results will pop up for facilities near and far. But before you simply pick one that’s nearby because it’s convenient, you should consider doing some research first. Not all addiction treatment facilities are the same. The types of services, treatment, and care they provide can vary greatly. To make the most of your addiction treatment, it’s important to find a program that fits your needs and makes you feel comfortable with the strategies used.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking:

What types of programs are offered?

This is one of the areas where treatment facilities differ the most. Some centers only focus on detox, while others may be strictly outpatient care. Some may offer several types of programs, or be like Seacliff, which runs the whole gamut from detox to sober living. Here are some of the different programs a facility may offer:

  • Detox
  • Inpatient/residential care
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Aftercare
  • Sober Living

Talking to the individual center can help you to learn more about their programs and how they operate. They can also help you to determine which type of program may best meet your needs.

Where is it located?

Some people want to stay close to home for personal or professional reasons. Others may prefer to go further away because they want a change of scenery and fewer distractions as they immerse themselves in treatment and recovery. Consider whether you prefer something near the beach or in the mountains, or out in the suburbs or in a busy city. You may also want to look at the types of activities that are offered. For example, since Seacliff is located near the beach, surfing is an experience clients can try.

What is the cost?

Cost is a big factor for many people. Look into what your insurance will cover, as well as what types of assistance the facility may be able to provide. Some programs offer scholarships or can create a payment plan to help you manage costs. Remember – the most expensive facility may not always be the best program for your needs. Look at the bigger picture and everything that is included.

Do Your Research

Of course, it is also essential to make sure that the facility is fully licensed and accredited. Inquire about staff training and experience as well. You may also want to read reviews from others who have gone through the program – but remember to take them with a grain of salt.

Choose a program that you feel comfortable with the approach they take, whether it’s a 12-step program or something different. Do they offer individual or group therapy? Are there services to get family involved? What other methods are used such as meditation, yoga, or acupuncture? Do they offer a full continuum of care like Seacliff, or only specific services? There are many options to choose from, so decide what is best for you, not necessarily what worked for someone you know.

Are you ready to overcome addiction? Contact Seacliff today to learn more about our treatment programs.
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