How do rehabs treat co-occurring disorders?
Co-occurring disorders are usually more complex than standalone mental health issues and may require specialized treatment. Drug and alcohol rehabs are staffed by clinical professionals who are trained in treating mental health disorders, and they will likely have dedicated staff to help in the recovery process.
How do I know if a rehab is trustworthy?
There are a few ways to determine if a rehab is trustworthy to receive treatment from. One way to determine if a rehab has a good reputation and treatment is to look at their reviews. You can find rehab reviews on our website, Google or Facebook. You can also ask a secondary reference like a primary care physician and people from local support groups. You can also check any national accreditation or licensure, which varies by country. Some U.S. organizations allow you to readily check a rehab’s status online, and you can check Joint Commission accreditation here, CARF accreditation here, and NAATP membership here.
Will my family be involved in my treatment at rehab?
Many rehabs offer family programs to involve loved ones in your recovery process. The primary goal of this is to educate and heal your loved ones as you do, too. Family members will likely participate in some sort of therapy, meetings, and educational lessons with you and with other families.
Should I go to rehab far away or close to home?
There are many factors that go into choosing a rehab. Some of the benefits of choosing a rehab closer to home include familiarity with the area, lower travel cost, easier transition to aftercare, and easier family involvement. Some benefits of choosing a rehab that’s far away include a total break from your environment to focus on your recovery and more privacy and confidentiality.
Is it easy to travel internationally for rehab?
Ease of travel to an international rehab depends on where, specifically, the center is located. Some rehab facilities are located in secluded, naturally beautiful settings, but with that remoteness may come more difficulties in travel. When evaluating these centers, see how far the facility is from an international airport. You may also want to look into the following:
- How long is the flight?
- Is there a direct flight available, or will you need to take connecting flights?
- How will you get to the center from the airport?
- Do you need to obtain a visa or travel permit before entering the country?
Rehab admissions staff are your best resource for checking requirements and arranging travel, including transfer from the airport.
Can I have my phone during rehab?
Cell phone policies vary by rehab. While some restrict use to encourage focus on treatment goals (and avoid issues with internet-based addictions), some have liberal policies that allow clients to continue contact, and even work, during treatment