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Choosing a Drug Rehab Program


Choosing a drug rehab program is a big step toward your recovery and we at Affordable Rehab of Philadelphia are here to help you with this decision.

The first thing you need to choose is inpatient or outpatient rehab. An inpatient program means that you will be living at the drug rehab center 24 hours a day for the duration of your rehabilitation. Outpatient rehab allows the patient to attend the program at the treatment center during the day but they can then return home in the evenings. Your choice will be entirely dependent on you and your needs.

Many people find that they need to be completely removed from the environment in which their addiction developed in order for them to break the habit and start on the road to recovery. When in an inpatient program you will also receive round-the-clock medical assistance and you will be in a safe environment – which is especially crucial during the detox period of treatment. For these patients inpatient programs would be the best option. Also, if the patient needs to receive medication during the program this will need to be controlled through an inpatient program.

However, other patients may find that an outpatient program is better suited to them. Usually outpatient programs are cheaper than inpatient programs because there is no cost for food, medical care, and lodging. Also, for patients who have already undergone the detox of the drug rehab process and wish to resume their old life (job, family, and social life) then outpatient programs can offer them the freedom to do so. While inpatient treatment is more intensive than outpatient, many people feel that they can assimilate better into society with an outpatient program.

Other things to consider when choosing a drug rehab program include: the length of the program – the longer your substance abuse record, the longer you will need to spend in a program, whether or not there are follow-up programs, the location of the program – many people prefer to go to a rehab center far from their current environment and somewhere with beautiful weather so that they can enjoy the outdoor treatments, the programs accreditation and licensing – you will want a program that is accredited by the state and has licensed professionals helping you through the process, the effectiveness of the programs treatment methods, and if the program is suitable to your lifestyle, needs, and budget.

Lastly, you must always remember that you should find a drug rehab program that suits you because, if you are unhappy, the chances of a successful recovery are not very high. Call Affordable Rehab of Philadelphia today to speak to a representative who can help you make the best decision for your new start to life.