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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center

By Jeannie Colter

When it becomes evident that a loved one needs to go to a Florida treatment center, there are a thousand things going through everyone’s minds. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may not have much time to wait. Taking your time to visit and consider a number of drug and alcohol treatment centers may be a luxury that you cannot afford. If this is the case, here are just a few of the things you should consider before placing someone you care about in an addiction recovery program:

How does the program view addiction and addiction recovery? Some programs treat addiction as a disease while other facilities view it as a moral failing. The philosophy behind the treatment program is important because it informs that way your loved one’s addiction will be handled. Similarly, some programs operate under the notion that relapse is natural part of recovery and others will assure you that their methods are thorough and that relapse is rare after someone leaves their program.

Does the program teach any life skills? Some people may find this question surprising; after all, if the patient is an adult, they’ve learned how to cope. But in some cases, a patient has been abusing substances for so long, he or she is a little removed from reality and needs a refresher.

Is the program concerned with overall health? For some, rehab is all about getting a patient to end his or her substance abuse, but as many say, you need to replace a bad habit with a good one. There are places, including our Florida treatment center, that want patients to understand and experience the benefits of diet and exercise. Many addicts are in poor health or are malnourished because chemical dependency can ravage the body. Feeling better can help someone avoid the temptations of substance abuse.

Our Transitions Recovery Florida treatment center is a national leading provider of cost-effective, high-quality drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment in a reality-based, extended care setting. As our clients progress in treatment, we insure that they become less dependent on us and more capable at making their own decisions.