If you have a loved one who has admitted that they have a drug problem and they need help, the next step is finding them a good drug treatment center. Some of the things to check while looking for a rehab are the accreditation and licensing, how effective the rehab’s treatment methods are and the kind of after care services they give to prevent relapses.

When you start looking for substance abuse treatment, you may see advertisements for programs in tranquil settings with gorgeous views. While amenities like that are nice to have, they likely come with a big price tag. Focus on what is truly important: appropriate licensing, quality of care during the program, follow-up services, and staff credentials. Things to check include:

Program accreditation and licensing. Make sure the treatment program is accredited by the state it’s in. Also check to ensure that the program is run by licensed, well-trained mental health professionals and addiction specialists.

The effectiveness of the program’s treatment methods. Treatment centers should have at least some statistics on their success rates, preferably from an objective outside agency.

Type of aftercare services to prevent relapse. Is there a well-run aftercare program? Does it provide referrals to other recovery services and support groups in the community? Also make sure that a staff member will collaborate with you to create a discharge plan before you leave the program.

Sourced from: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/choosing-a-drug-treatment-program.htm

In the search for a good rehab, questions must be asked. This is to ensure that you are certain and sure that you are dealing with only the best. One of the questions you should ask are the kind of results de

What Kind of Result Do You Expect from Rehabilitation?

Different programs actually expect different results. Some programs consider success to be a person who continues to attend meetings or takes the methadone or Suboxone that was prescribed. Others consider that a person completing their twenty-eight-day program is a success. Others measure success by the number of people who stay abstinent after they return home. And some include many factors of recovery, such as gainful employment, improved family relations and morality and so on.

You and the family must decide which result is acceptable or desired before making a decision. This decision will guide you through the process of selecting a facility. Ask any rehab program you are considering how they measure their success and what that success rate is.

Sourced from: http://www.narconon.org/drug-rehab/questions.html

There are those who will prefer state funded rehab programs. There are benefits and cons here too. One benefit is that they are not as costly but unfortunately there is a list and you have to wait your turn.


The cost – Many of these programs are available free of charge for eligible participants. Even though the procedures may not be as up-to-date as with privacy rehab and though the facility might not be as nice as luxury treatment options, some patients are simply unable to spend even a dime on treatment. The first step is finding help. Getting help at these facilities is certainly better than no help at all.

The waiting list – Addiction is a serious problem that will often alienate people from their friends and family members. Many people struggling with dependence do not start finding help until they already have a massive debt, lost their job, or have serious physical issues, or perhaps a combination of all three. Research has shown that it is important to move quickly when a long-term user is willing to seek help. Not only is the motivation usually temporary (meaning that you may have to convince them all over again later on) but it is important to move fast in order to avoid further physical and emotional damage. Considering some recovery programs may have upwards of a six-month waitlist, you can understand why it goes against everything we have just mentioned.

Sourced from: http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/state-funded-drug-rehab/