3 Essential Qualities to Look for in a Rehab Facility
When you are seeking a drug rehabilitation facility, there are many key factors to consider. There are the obvious or initial criteria you might consider, including location, pricing and if a center accepts your health insurance, and a center’s notoriety or reputation. While these are important considerations, the most vital criteria come down to how a rehab center is going to help you recover from drug or alcohol addiction, and aid you in the journey.
1. Quality of the Programs
“Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of intelligent effort.” – Aristotle
Program quality needs to be the primary component looked at when evaluating drug rehabs. Many centers focus on treating just a few of the symptoms of drug addiction, rather than the root cause; or they examine only a few aspects of the patient needing attention, rather than viewing all aspects of the patient’s needs in a holistic fashion.
A comprehensive treatment strategy should be at the center of a quality addiction recovery program. At Sanctuary Health Group, our principal program was built on the biopsychosocial model, a broad view of integrated aspects of the individual that interact in dynamic ways. We look at biological (genetic, health), psychological (personality, emotions and mood, behavior), and social factors (cultural, familial, socioeconomic) in a holistic fashion to treat the person, not just the isolated disease. Addiction does not manifest identically in every person, and treatment plans should not be one-size-fits-all either.
2. Integrity of the Organization
“How you do anything is how you do everything.” – T. Harv Eker
When evaluating rehab centers, another key characteristic to examine is an organization’s integrity. Unfortunately, there have been increasing numbers of organizations built on a model of maximizing profit rather than maximizing client health and recovery. Program quality is echoed in the individual attention given to each participant at a center. A program should be catered to you and mold to fit your needs. Organizations that pay attention to detail in the little things are likely to demonstrate integrity in the big things
3. A Community Network
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
Addiction is a long-term illness, not an acute disease, and it requires continual support and the revisiting of principles learned in the program, with direct application to life. It’s important to look for a rehab center that offers family and alumni programs, as well as structure for community involvement. The best choice is to choose a recovery center that wants to invest in the well-being of its clients for the long run and who will remain an ongoing resource for you.
Participants of the Everlasting Recovery program have many resources available to them long-term to help actively maintain their recovery, continue building positive momentum in their lives, and to help them invest in the growth of others. If you or someone you know is struggling with active addiction, please refer them to us so we can help get them on the road to recovery today.