How To Choose the Best Rehab Center for You

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How To Choose the Best Rehab Center for You

One in every seven people in the United States will face substance addiction, according to the Surgeon General.

If you’re struggling with a drug or substance addiction, you’re not alone. However, you shouldn’t find solace in the fact there are millions of addiction victims across the country. The right thing to do is to pursue treatment, which means you’ll most likely end up in a rehab facility.

But there’s a problem. With so many rehabs around, how do you find the best?

Continue reading to learn how to choose the best rehab.

Identify Your Addiction Problems

The first step to finding the best rehab is to identify your addiction problem. This is vital to successful addiction recovery because different rehab facilities offer different services. Some specialize in treating alcohol addicts while others focus on opiate addicts. Others treat multiple addiction conditions.

On the surface, it looks fairly easy to know your addiction problem. If you’re hooked to opiates, for example, you’re definitely an opiate addict, right?

However, addiction diagnosis isn’t that simple. Oftentimes there are underlying medical conditions that need to be treated along with the addiction. This is why you’ve to visit a treatment specialist for proper diagnosis.

Establish Your Recovery Goals

After diagnosis, the next step is to know your rehabilitation goals.

Do you want to get off the substance for good or you want to go off the substance temporarily?

How quickly do you want to get clean? Within six months? A year?

When you have a good handle on your rehabilitation goals, it’s easier to find a facility that has the expertise and resources to help you achieve them.


Depending on your current circumstances, the location of a rehab facility can make a big difference in your recovery.

If you work a regular 9 to 5 job, for instance, you want a facility that’s near your residence or place of work. If it’s some distance away, you might not be able to attend your treatment sessions.

Proximity alone isn’t the only thing to consider about location, though. An ideal facility should be located in a serene, private environment.

Inpatient or Outpatient?

When you’re going to rehab, you’ve to make a choice between an outpatient facility and an inpatient facility. The former involves visiting a facility as required by your treatment professionals while the latter involves staying in the facility for as long as your doctors recommend.

The one you choose depends on a range of factors, including the severity of your addiction, your rehab goals, financial situation (inpatient facilities typically cost more), the level of privacy you need, and your coping skills. Learn more about outpatient vs inpatient rehab before making a decision.

That’s How to Choose the Best Rehab

Thumbs up for making the decision to go to rehab. Not many addiction victims have the courage or financial ability to go to rehab.

Now that you’re here, you need to know how to choose the best rehab. Fortunately, this article has fleshed out some of the primary things to consider before making a pick.

All the best and stay tuned to our blog for more insights.


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Stacey Chillemi

I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.