How Many Addiction Rehab Centers Are There?
The answer is a lot! Which means that whether you live in California, Texas, Florida or another state there is a treatment for you. In 2017 there were over 15,000 rehab centers that provided treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, this is the full list of rehab facilities in the United States.
“Each of these addiction treatment centers offer different types of care. 81 percent of them are outpatient, while the remaining percentage are inpatient rehab centers.”
With so many addiction treatment options it is impossible to individually search all 15,000 and know which one is best suited for you. Addiction Help Today is a free referral service that provides consultation on the best rehab facility based on your specific needs. Call now.
The Different Types of Rehab Centers
Most inpatient (residential) rehab centers have a open door policy. What this means is that once a patient or addict enters into a rehab center they are welcome to leave at any point and time within their stay. The idea behind the open door policy is for patients to accept that they need and want to be there.
The open door policy allows a patient to come to grips with the fact that they need help in order to recover from their addiction.
The second type of rehab facility is a locked door institution. These are more rare and only 1% of addicts attend. Patients must stat at the facility for a set time period. The locked door institution is an alternative option to jail for the addict. There addicts have committed a serious crime and have been legally place in the locked door institution for rehabilitation.
Rehab centers are not the only option for patients. There is the possibility for patients to have in home treatment. The in home rehabilitation process has its pros and cons. The pros are that often times a patient is unwilling to leave home or is not at a severe point in the addiction process. This way the treatment is done in setting where the are comfortable.
The cons are that patients involved with in home treatments never fully separate themselves from the addiction as their ease to acquire their drug of choice is still readily available. They are also still in the same environment where the addiction began
Residential Rehab Facilities
High-end residential programs provide the best addiction treatment because of the environment they offer.
Inside rehab the goal is to try and find the source of your addiction. The discussions involve the history of the addicts life and the issues/events they have been through. They need to understand the addicts mental state and if there are any mental illnesses that have lead to the addiction or the growth of it.
Residential rehab facilities provide supervised detox which we have learned is required for the withdrawal from many substances. Having a trained professional by a recovering addicts side helps mitigate the severity of symptoms and provides a healthy transition into sobriety.
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Processes and Medication used
First step in the rehab process is a one on one session with a drug counselor. They will identify what addiction the patient is struggling with and set up the best course of action for recovery.
A recovery process may involve rooming with a patient further along in the recovery process. As a result, they can walk the patient through their experiences and how they overcame their personal obstacles.
The counselor will often bring in a medical doctor to assistant in the review of medical records. There are many drugs used in the anti-addiction process and medical assistants are wise to review for any allergies or side effects before prescribing anything to a patient.
Medical supervisors at the clinic will provide the patients with the right dosages of medications as to avoid the overuse of any medication in the anti addiction process