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Finding the Right Rehab for Your Loved One

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When you realize that your spouse or loved one has an addiction problem, your impulse is probably to get them help as soon as you can. While time is of the essence, it is also important to make sure the facility is a good fit. There are many San Diego rehab centers to choose from, and each has slightly different offerings. Use what you know about your family member to narrow down the options and find programs that you feel will best meet their needs.

For instance, if they also suffer from a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or bipolar disorder, locating a facility that has a dual diagnosis program would be a good place to start. This way your loved one can receive treatment simultaneously for both conditions. They can better understand how the two affect one another and what it means for their recovery. If you focus on one but not the other, it can increase their risk of relapse.

It can be difficult to know what the “right” choice is. Not every client responds the same way to every treatment approach. Whereas some clients do very well in 12-step based programs, others connect better with alternative options or even hybrid programs. Do some research into different types of programs that are available and consider what you know about your loved one to see what sounds like them. You could offer them a choice between more than one and see which program they feel more strongly about.

Exploring your Options

Aside from Internet research or calling around, a good way to learn more about different rehabs in the San Diego area is to talk to others. Talk to those who have gone through similar experiences. You may know someone who is already in recovery from addiction. You could ask them about the facility they attended and what they did and didn’t like about the program.

You could also reach out to the recovery community. Attend an open Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and listen to others share their stories. Take part in a support group specifically geared toward family members and gather more information there. Connecting with others can allow you to ask questions and get a better feel for what is out there. You could also look toward online forums and discussion boards to learn more.

Another resource would be to check out the rehab center’s site and read reviews, testimonials, and information about the program. A quick Internet search can also lead you to other review sites. Remember to take this feedback with a grain of salt and realize that everyone has their own opinions and expectations. It’s a good idea to reference multiple sources instead of relying solely on one.

Ironing out Details

Once you have found a few facilities that you are interested in, contact them for more information. Talk to an admissions counselor about the questions and concerns you have. Find out what their program includes, how it operates, recovery rates, payment options, treatment approaches, and ongoing support.

One aspect of treatment that deters clients is being away from home and worrying about their responsibilities or job. Do your best to plan for these types of situations. What is the facility’s policy on visitation and communication? Who can help look after children, pets, and other responsibilities? Working out some of these kinks ahead of time can give your loved one less reason to decline and more reassurance that things will be okay in their absence.

If your loved one is open to attending a drug rehab program, present them with the options you have found to be most fitting and let them make the final choice. You could also talk with them about aspects of treatment that are important to them. If you are staging an intervention, the intervention specialist can work with you on selecting an appropriate rehab facility and guide you in what to look for and how to make arrangements.

Staying Strong

Most importantly, don’t give up hope. There are a wide range of treatment programs available. Long-term recovery depends on many factors. If your loved one has tried rehab in the past and slipped back into addiction, it could have been that it was the not the right fit or approach, or maybe they weren’t as committed to their recovery as they are now. Keep trying and know that there are many resources for support. You don’t have to go through the journey alone. You should feel comfortable talking to the staff at the facility you have chosen and be confident in the answers they provide you. They are there to help you and look out for the best interest of your loved one.

Chapters Capistrano offers customized and comprehensive care for clients. With onsite detox, 12-step and non 12-step approaches, a family program, nutrition counseling, relapse prevention planning, and more, your loved one is equipped with the resources and knowledge they need to begin their recovery journey. To learn more about Chapters Capistrano, contact us online, or call 949-371-4198. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to speak with you.

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