Finding the right treatment programme can be the difference between healing and recovery. It is a life-changing decision and its impact is lasting because addiction makes you a prisoner in your own mind and the correct treatment can set you free. So what are the key factors to look out for when choosing a treatment programme?
It is important to start by looking at the professionals running the programme: who are they, what are their qualifications and training and how long have they been in the game? You need to consider the length of stay vs the intensity of treatment. Take into mind the datedness of the programme.
Does it take into account scientific breakthroughs in addiction or does it follow an outdated paradigm? What is the first impression you get about the programme? This counts! Is there a focus on the individual? Will my needs be met? Do you feel safe? These are just a few factors to consider when choosing the right treatment programme. You have the right to ask questions.