Experts agree that an individual is more likely to achieve recovery in an inpatient, residential rehab facility. These types of facilities are able to provide 24-hour supervision and support that enable individuals to focus fully on the treatments and therapies that can help them achieve recovery, making a positive outcome more likely.
Aspects of residential rehab to look for include:
- Medical detox
- Ability to accommodate dual diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, and other psychological issues that co-occur with substance abuse
- Capability to provide medical support during recovery, if needed
- Research-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Family therapy
- Peer support groups
- Education and training in post-treatment coping tools and strategies
The cost of treatment should also be considered. It is possible to at least partially cover rehab costs via most insurance plans. In addition, sliding scale fee systems or payment plans may also be available if the person or family is struggling financially to cover the costs of care.