Choosing the right outpatient center is very important. Every program offers something different, and some programs are a better fit than others. Here are some things to look out for when choosing the best center for you:
Do They Specialize in Your Substance Disorder?
Most rehab centers treat alcohol and other common substance abuse disorders. However, you need to make sure they specialize in, or at least treat, your specific addiction.
How Intense Is the Program?
If the program requires you to come in every single day and you have responsibilities that you cannot postpone until after treatment, that program may not be for you. Do some research on what the average duration for the treatment you need is and also what is involved. If you can’t commit to what they are offering, you might feel overwhelmed and quit altogether, which is the opposite of the goal you are trying to achieve.
Do They Accept My Insurance?
Rehab can be quite expensive, and insurance can make all the difference. Find out about the costs of the program and if your insurance will cover it before you commit to any program.
How Available Will My Treatment Providers Be?
Committing to an outpatient program means you will not be around your doctor, therapist, and other professionals for support 24/7 like you would in an inpatient program. Support is everything. Research the communication process between treatment providers and outpatients when there is an emergency after they go home for the day.