Every day drug rehab teams guide individuals as well as families to a recovery path. Depending on the person’s unique needs and resources, the individual is invited to be admitted to one of many programs that a drug rehab center may have. The goal is to find a program that will help the addict reach and maintain sobriety.

Rehab centers

Choosing the best rehab center depends on the problems you or your love one is dealing with. Whether the problem is:

  • Alcoholism
  • Drug addiction
  • Behavioral addiction issues
  • Dual addictions


Finding the best facility can be difficult. But this is good news meaning that many options add to more programs.

Just pick one

You might just pick any rehab center but that is not good as most of them have treatment models that are similar. It is recommended that care is taken when examining the many options. This is the best way to find a program that fits your unique situation and preferences and is most likely to help the individual achieve recovery.

First decide whether you need:

  • Residential rehab
  • Outpatient treatment

Inpatient treatment

An inpatient treatment facility requires those who are suffering most from the addiction to stay at the rehab center during the time of the treatment. This will mean that:

  • Patient onsite 24 hours a day
  • Recovery is sole focus of treatment
  • Highly effective
  • 30 to 90 days

Outpatient rehab

There are also options for outpatient treatment where those needing help can continue to live at home while.

  • Meeting for counseling
  • Predetermined appointments for medical treatment
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Group support
  • Life skills workshops
  • Weekly drug tests

Outpatient care is not recommended if the patient suffers from multiple addictions or an addiction along with mental health issues at the same time. Drug tests will be done on occasion to make sure the individual is not relapsing when away from the facility.

Extended care

Extended care is ongoing care that continues after the person has finished rehab programs. This care can come in many forms including:

  • Extended inpatient care
  • Attending support groups regularly
  • Some form of lifelong extended care for support