8 Questions To Ask Before You Go To Drug Rehab

Those struggling with drug abuse may require substance abuse treatment at a rehab facility. If this is necessary, there are several important questions to ask before you go to rehab.

If you or a family member are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, addiction treatment at a rehab center can help. Rehabilitation facilities allow you to find treatment for mental illness or substance abuse.

Before you visit a treatment center and speak with staff members, it’s important to ask the right questions. Here are eight appropriate questions to ask before you go to rehab.

1. Is The Treatment Facility Accredited?

One of the first and most important questions to have answered is if the rehab center is accredited for mental health and substance abuse treatment. 

With a licensed and accredited treatment center, you can have the peace of mind in knowing the staff supporting you have the credentials required to help treat you.

2. What Types Of Treatment Are Offered?

Various drug treatment options are offered at rehab facilities. Ask your preferred treatment facility if they offer rehab programs which consist of medical detox, inpatient, and outpatient treatment.

Inpatient care allows you to remain at the rehab center 24/7, receiving the level of care you may require. With outpatient programs, you visit the facility at certain times during the week, participating in recovery programs.

Other types of treatment include dual diagnosis for those with co-occurring disorders such as a substance use disorder and mental health disorder.

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3. How Long Does The Treatment Process Last?

Depending on the severity of your drug or alcohol addiction, your healthcare provider may recommend certain treatment programs. An inpatient treatment program may last 28 days although the recovery process can be slower for others, requiring a prolonged stay.

4. Can You Choose Your Own Treatment Plan?

The drug addiction treatment options available to you will be determined by healthcare representatives. Your individual needs and health conditions will be assessed by a trained clinician or treatment provider.

Your treatment plan is then developed by your treatment team at the rehab center, focusing on your unique needs by providing tailored treatment services.

5. What Can You Bring With You To Rehab?

Drug rehab centers have different rules regarding items you can bring to the facility. However, typically identification, basic toiletries, comfortable clothing, and your health insurance card are necessary.

6. How Do You Pay For Treatment?

There are various payment options for substance abuse treatment. Those with health insurance should contact their insurance provider to determine the cost of an inpatient or outpatient program as well as find out which facilities are in-network with their plan.

Additionally, those eligible may utilize payment programs, Medicare, or Medicaid. 

7. What Evidence-Based Therapy Options Are Available?

One of the most important aspects of treatment involves therapy. Learning what therapy options are offered can help you choose a rehab center that’s best for you.

For instance, individual, group, or family therapy can be beneficial. Therapy sessions involve speaking with a professional about your struggles with addiction, and commonly include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions.

8. Does The Rehab Facility Provide Aftercare Services?

Many rehab centers offer aftercare services for you to consider. There are support groups for those in addiction recovery that will likely continue to be useful once formal rehab ends.

Additionally, there are sober living homes to consider. These aftercare services, which are coordinated by staff at the treatment center, allow you to continue focusing on sobriety once you’ve completed a rehab program.

If you or a family member struggle with drug use or mental illness, consider Ohio Recovery Center. At our treatment center, we offer a wide range of treatment plans. Contact us today to learn more.

  1. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism https://alcoholtreatment.niaaa.nih.gov/how-to-find-alcohol-treatment/how-to-search-what-to-ask/step-2-ask-10-recommended-questions
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse https://nida.nih.gov/sites/default/files/treatmentbrochure_web.pdf
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64815/

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: October 30, 2023

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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