Determining which alcohol detox program to use is not an easy thing to do. You do not want to put something as important as your treatment into the hands of inexperienced people. Therefore, you must take your search for a rehab facility very seriously. Performing an online search will show you that there are many rehab facilities to choose from all over the country. All of them will claim to offer the best quality of care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. You will need to find out for yourself which of these facilities is telling the truth able the treatment they can provide. Here are a few of the most important questions you should ask a rehab facility.
1. Do you offer inpatient or outpatient treatment?
You may want to use a specific form of treatment for your addiction. You need to make sure that the rehab facilities you are looking at actually offer the form of treatment that you are interested in. Inpatient programs involve the patient actually living at the rehab facility full-time for the entire duration of their treatment. Outpatient programs allow the patient to go home at night and continue to work at their job while their treatment is in progress. Ask the rehab facility if they offer an intensive outpatient program in Ohio if that is what you are looking for. Inpatient and outpatient treatment both have positives and negatives. Inpatient treatment is good because it allows the staff of the facility to have constant access to the patient. However, the patient will not be able to work while he or she is in treatment. Outpatient treatment allows a patient to maintain his or her normal activities. However, the patient can also be exposed to negative influences.
2. What experience and education does each staff member have?
It is your right to know every detail regarding the education and experience of the people who are providing your treatment. You are paying good money to be there. It only makes sense that you should have some reassurance that your money is paying to have your treatment performed by educated people who have many years of experience helping people to kick their drug or alcohol addiction. This is not information that you want to learn after you are already receiving treatment at the facility. Ask for a list of every staff member’s academic credentials and the names of the rehab facilities they have worked at in the past. This will give you a good idea of who you will be dealing with if you decide to receive your treatment from that particular facility.
3. What are the rules?
Rehab facilities will make their own rules regarding how patients are expected to behave during the treatment process. There will obviously be more rules for people who are receiving inpatient treatment. It is essential that you understand what you will be getting yourself into if you check yourself into a particular facility. You should never make the mistake of assuming what the rules will be.
4. What is your refund policy?
It is very possible that you might not be thrilled with the quality of treatment you receive at the rehab facility you end up choosing. You might not get along with some of the staff or patients. The whole environment might be unpleasant for you. Therefore, you need to find out what your options will be if this happens to you. Some facilities will allow you to get a refund within the first week of treatment. However, some places will only allow you to request a refund within the first 72 hours. The amount of a refund you will receive will also vary. Some places will not give you all of your money back. They will give you back a percentage. Find out what this percentage will be so there are no surprises. You will also find rehab facilities that have a no refund policy. Stay away from these places.
5. Can I make payments?
You will need to figure out how you are going to pay for your treatment. You might be fortunate enough to have an insurance provider that will pay for most or all of your treatment. However, this might not be the case. You should find out if the rehab facility will allow you to pay for your treatment in installments. Some places will insist upon payment in full at the time you check in. You will need to explore your options to see what you can afford.
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