Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Alcohol Rehab Center

If you have decided that you need drug or alcohol rehab, choosing a rehab center is the next step. Although this might seem difficult at first several key questions can help you make the right decision for you.

What Types of Medical Detoxification do you Offer?

There are medications to help treat your alcoholism. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, these medications are:

  • Disulfram
  • Acamprosate
  • Naltrexone
  • Injectible naltrexone
  • Benzodiazepines

Each of these medications can help you stay off alcohol even after your stay in a rehab center ends.

Do you have Licensed Staff Members?

Some rehabs have recently been exposed for not having the proper licensing for their staff. You should ask to make sure that the rehab that you choose has a fully licensed staff. Most reputable rehab centers will offer to show you the licensing for both the rehab center and the staff, if they do not already have it posted.

What Kinds of Therapy do you Offer?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a rehab center usually offers a number of types of therapy such as:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Motivational incentives
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Multidimensional family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • 12 step facilitation therapy

Each of these therapies is extremely important to your recovery. If an alcohol rehab centers does not offer them, it might not be the center for you.

Can your Program be Modified to Suit my Treatment Needs?

Not every program works for every person. A successful alcohol rehab needs to work with you in order to accomplish your goals. After all the treatment is for you to improve your life and end your addiction. Their programs should be flexible and allow you to tailor the program to fit into what you need.

When you decide on a rehab, it is important to ask questions before you enter it. By asking these questions, you can make the decision of which alcohol rehab centers are right for you a bit easier.