Some decisions in life are more important than others. When a decision involves a significant life commitment – involving your time, finances, and health – you want to be sure you are well-informed and know how to weigh all the options. If you are considering entering a residential addiction treatment center, a checklist can help you sort through your choices.
If you live in Denver, Colorado, Mile High Recovery Center would love to talk to you. Once you review our five questions to ask before choosing a residential substance abuse treatment center, reach out to Mile High by calling 303-268-2144 or filling out our online form.
How to Choose a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Center
When starting your recovery journey, you want to find out about staff and treatment options, as well as the environment you’ll be living in for several weeks to several months. Below are some great questions to ask when you start reviewing rehab choices.
1. Are the Treatments Evidence-Based?
Addiction is a disease, and, as such, treatment needs to be based on research and data. A few evidence-based addiction treatments with proven efficacy are:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Motivational enhancement therapy (MET)
2. Does Rehab Begin with Medically Supervised Detox?
It is critical that you begin your rehab stay in a detox program managed by a medical team that includes physicians who can provide you with medication to help you withdraw safely and less painfully from alcohol or drugs. They will also track you closely for signs of any co-occurring physical or mental health issues that might arise. Medical detox increases the success of your continued rehab.
3. Is the Staff Experienced and Credentialed?
Before enrolling in a residential substance abuse treatment center, learn about the staff’s experience, training, and licensure. Most states require that mental health and substance use therapists meet licensing and supervision requirements. There are procedures that agencies can follow to become accredited in substance addiction treatment.
4. Will You Be Comfortable Living There?
Learn about the environment in the rehab center. Is it lively and social, quiet and serene, or all business? Are the rooms to your liking? Is the food healthy, and are there dietary options? How does the daily scheduling work? Will you have unstructured time to fill, or will your days be scheduled from breakfast to bedtime?
5. What Happens After Discharge?
If you are in residential treatment, what happens when you are done? Are there ongoing outpatient options to which you can transition? Does your addiction treatment center offer you a post-treatment plan that includes aftercare when your rehab is over? Can you access ongoing therapy, group support, sober life coaching, or sober events that will help you ease into post-rehab life?
Mile High Recovery Center–Residential Rehab in Denver
The staff at Mile High Recovery Center is certain that our answers to the above questions will give you the confidence to begin your rehab journey with us. Our location in the heart of Denver, our collaborative, evidence-based treatment model, and our commitment to our clients’ wellbeing make Mile High an excellent option for anyone seeking recovery.
Peer support, family therapy, and a range of evidence-based treatments can help you achieve the positive, long-term recovery options for which you have been searching. Reach out with your list of questions and get the answers you need to make this important life decision. You don’t have to navigate this process alone. Let Mile High Recovery Center help. Call us at 303-268-2144 or fill out our easy online form, and we’ll get back to you.