4 Steps To Choose The Right Drug Rehab Program For You

Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction are a significant issue in the United States and worldwide. Many addiction experts consider the opioid crisis in our country an epidemic. And that makes sense, considering there were over 45,000 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2018, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Seeking treatment for substance use disorders is a brave pursuit. So if you’re considering looking for fitting treatment facilities, congratulations! This is the first step to getting help for your Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Recovery is possible with the right structure, support, and treatment methods.

However, beware: not every rehab center is the same. In fact, many inpatient programs may not be the right fit for you. Your choice may be dependent on your financial situation, whether you have health insurance and even your desired location! These are essential factors to consider, too.

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While searching for the right drug rehab, follow these steps to make the right decision according to your specific treatment needs.

Choose How You’ll Pay for Treatment

One of the most significant barriers to many people considering entering a rehab facility is the fear that they may not be able to afford it. However, tons of options exist for people in need of affordable treatment.

It’s a tricky subject, but it’s also a necessary one if you’re considering rehab! Paying for treatment is possible through several different avenues.

For example, many treatment centers, including Hotel California by the Sea, accept a wide range of health insurance plans and are in-network with multiple insurance companies. If you don’t have insurance, many rehabs offer individualized payment plans for clients who may be struggling financially or can’t afford up-front rehab costs.

Either way, our addiction specialists at Hotel California by the Sea will discretely work with you to determine the best treatment option for your financial situation.

If you can’t pay for treatment, it may be possible to seek scholarships from private and non-profit organizations as well. Learn more about that here.

Consider The Rehab Location

There are multiple reasons that choosing the right location to attend addiction treatment can make or break your chances for recovery success.

Here are some questions to ask yourself about the location of a specific drug rehab:

  • Do you want a rehab program that is close to home?
  • Do you need a rehab program that will allow you to easily access 12-step meetings and other support groups?
  • Does the rehab’s location offer tons of fun excursions and sober activities?

Certain locational features of rehab may deter you from choosing a particular rehab. If there aren’t enough 12-step meetings in the area, you may not feel as supported as you would in a more densely populated area with multiple addiction-related resources.

Having the option to attend a support group at practically any time of day (the way you can in many parts of Orange County) allows you to seek help the moment you need it. Not only this, but you might feel more inclined to want to get sober in a fun, healthy environment. One prime example of a perfect place to get sober is Orange County, California.

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Hotel California by the Sea has multiple locations in Orange County, CA, including Newport Beach, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. These locations offer endless sober activities, like hiking, swimming, biking, and more.

Plus, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of 12-step meetings and other support groups in Orange County. And who doesn’t want to get sober somewhere they will have endless healthy activities and free support groups available all day, every day?

Decide Between Inpatient Treatment And Outpatient Treatment

Both inpatient drug and alcohol treatment and outpatient programs have their benefits and downsides.

Inpatient drug and alcohol treatment is, by far, the best and most recommended type of therapeutic treatment model by most addiction specialists. If you’re wondering why, we’ll break it down for you.

Inpatient treatment programs give clients the chance to focus entirely on their recovery in a supportive, structured environment. Clients can recover from multiple mental health conditions at one time in inpatient treatment, without the worry of outside influences.

You may be the perfect candidate for inpatient rehab treatment if you:

  • Are a first-time rehab candidate
  • Have a history of relapse
  • Have co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Detox from your drug of choice may pose significant physical dangers

On the other hand, outpatient treatment is an ideal step-down rehab program for those discharging from residential care.
Outpatient treatment can help those who attended detoxification and residential inpatient rehab continue their path of sobriety.

Outpatient treatment offers ample flexibility to those with prior responsibilities, like child care, work, and more.

Consider Co-Occurring Disorders And Other Conditions

When deciding on where to go to rehab, consider whether you might have a co-occurring mental health condition like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Not every treatment center specializes in addiction and mental health conditions.

People with a dual-diagnosis face significant challenges when it comes to recovering from drug or alcohol abuse. It’s vital for people in recovery to treat all of their mental health conditions at the same time.

Some recovery programs, like Hotel California by the Sea, offer specialized treatment tracks for people with co-occurring mental health disorders and those with trauma or even highly-demanding executive careers.

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At Hotel California by the Sea, our clients’ treatment teams decide on a case-by-case basis whether specific treatment methods fit the individual client. From there, they craft the perfect treatment plans for clients, which may include forms of trauma therapy or separate mental health treatment.

If you or a family member needs long term or short term treatment, you’ll find a clear path to addiction recovery at Hotel California by the Sea.

We’ll help you decide whether our treatment program is right for you and your specific needs. We’ll also help verify whether your insurance plan covers treatment at our rehab center!