There are a variety of treatment centers for addiction recovery treatment, but they all work differently. You want to make sure that you find one that will work best for your needs. Knowing what red flags to look out for when picking a treatment center, you will get the quality of care you need to fight your addiction.

Red Flag #1: Lack of Structure

It is normal for treatment centers to offer a variety of treatment methods. It is another thing if the website or a staff member gives you a vague description of the services offered, such as “We use a lot of different options.” It is best to ask a staff member what kind of treatment plans they have for your specific addiction. You want to make sure your stay is worth it.

Red Flag #2: No Clarity on the Amount of Counseling

When you are looking around for a treatment facility, ask to see the daily schedule. While you want to make sure they have fun activities, the main purpose of rehab is that they provide the tools you need for your recovery. Make sure that the individual and group therapy sessions are frequent and led by professional, licensed mental health professionals. After all, the first step towards treatment is to find the underlying causes behind your addiction, and you cannot discover those causes if not enough time is provided for you.

Red Flag #3: Restrictions on Your Freedom

Some rehabs may take away your freedom in ways like restricting access to food and beverages, no privacy or alone time, and being treated like a statistic rather than a client. The best programs will make sure you have enough food, beverages and that you are comfortable. They will hear you out and treat you with compassion. Many rehabs will offer you the option of a private room and bathroom to give you your privacy. Most importantly, you will be allowed to keep in touch with your loved one. Any rehab you check into for addiction should treat you like a person in need of help and is willing to do so for you.

A treatment facility should never feel like a prison. You should feel like you are getting the right quality of care for the money and energy you have invested in. At Alta Loma, we understand the frustration you may have in finding the right quality of care for your addiction. Luckily, we are here to help you with all of your needs to ensure a successful addiction recovery. We can provide for you 12-step programs, a longtime continuum of care, therapeutic recreational activities, individualized therapy, and much more. Please give us a call at (866) 457-3843 to learn more about our services.