In today’s world, all it takes is a quick Yelp search to find the answer to virtually any question you have about a business. Does this restaurant have vegan options? Can I bring my dog to this cafe? Does the barber down the street take walk-ins? How is the customer service at this new nail salon? All answers, reviews, and ratings are right there at your fingertips.
The same isn’t true of addiction treatment facilities. It can be incredibly stressful for people looking for treatment. Not only are they dealing with an insidious, potentially fatal disease, but they also likely don’t know what they should even be looking for. Help? Yes. But what does that mean exactly? What program questions are most important?
While treatment should be individualized and will definitely vary on a range of factors (location, patient, accreditation, etc.), it can be beneficial to get an idea of the kind of information you should be seeking when looking for treatment.
What Program Questions Should I Ask?
Additional Talking Points
As mentioned earlier, these are just a few program questions to get you started. Each individual is different and treatment varies as such. There may be quite a few additional features that are important to you when looking for a treatment program. You may be interested in the levels of family support, recreational activities, or job placement assistance.
It may be frustrating that there isn’t some instant Yelp-like service to purge all the ins-and-outs of each treatment facility, especially when it’s your first time looking into treatment. But this also gives you a great opportunity to take a few minutes to speak on the phone with admissions staff, ask specific program questions, and get a personal feel for the place where you or your loved one might just turn your life around!