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Things to Avoid When Choosing the Right Treatment Center
The decision to seek treatment is a tough decision to make but the challenge doesn’t end there. Once you have opted to seek help there are a number of challenges that surround you such as trying to find the best type of treatment and choosing between various treatment centers that provide a range of services and treatment programs. When performing your search for the right type of treatment center, here’s a look at some things you should avoid when choosing the right treatment center.
Promises for Recovery and Rapid Detox
Treatment centers that promise you will make a full recovery cannot be trusted. This isn’t because they don’t provide a solid foundation for recovery but because no treatment center can guarantee that you will recover from addiction. Recovery is ultimately up to you so any treatment center that guarantees that you will recover cannot be trusted. Additionally, treatment centers that offer 24 hour detox or rapid detox may be unsafe. Detox typically takes days or even weeks to complete so you should consider this when choosing between treatment centers. Studies show that the most effective treatment programs last at least a period of 90 days or more so consider this when searching for treatment centers.
Refrain from treatment centers who’s treatment programs consist of shaming the individual into getting well. Although shaming people into recover was once the primary method of treating addiction, this type of treatment is inhumane and no longer widely accepted. In fact, treatment centers that use shame and berating as a means of treating patients are not only not effective, they actually increase the chance that an addict will relapse post treatment.
Does Not have a Proven Track Record
Don’t be afraid to ask the treatment center what their track record is like when you are seeking help. Treatment centers who provide effective treatment are typically proud to talk with you about their track record. Ask about how often one of their patients returns for followup care or additional treatment as a result of relapse and also ask what portion of their patients sustain long term recovery. Treatment centers with a proven track record for success clearly have something that works and should be your first choice for help.
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