Tips for Finding the Right Addiction Treatment Center

Seeking help isn't always the easiest thing to do. It often starts with being at your most vulnerable and requires a willingness to change. However, making an active decision to pursue sobriety doesn't have to be done alone. Addiction treatment centers, like Diamond House Detox, are available across the nation. There are many factors involved in choosing the right one for your specific needs. You are a unique individual, so you need to weigh your own situation and circumstances before deciding.

Whether you're looking for yourself or a loved one, if you're struggling with this choice, here are some tips you can use for finding the right addiction treatment center for you.

First Things First — Detox

If you are in the beginning phases of your recovery, chances are you have not yet undergone detox. Detoxification is an important initial step, as this process gets the drugs and alcohol out of your system. Finding a treatment center that specializes in medically supervised detox will allow you to go through this experience safely and under the supervision of those who can be there for you if a medical emergency arises.

Usage of Medication-Assisted Treatment

As you undergo the withdrawal process from drugs or alcohol, you may encounter a variety of overwhelming side effects. Not only can these be uncomfortable and painful, but they also have the potential to be extremely dangerous.

Medication-assisted treatment is a technique that many facilities use during detox to mitigate these withdrawal symptoms. If your treatment center utilizes medication, it may decrease your risk of relapse by helping you endure the withdrawal process until the end.

Underlying Mental Health Symptoms

For some, addiction hides an underlying mental health disorder. Other patients use drugs and alcohol to cope with the symptoms of their psychological condition.

In either of these instances, you need to find an addiction treatment center that can deal with the special needs of a co-occurring disorder. Whether it's depression, anxiety or some other mental health condition, the proper medication to treat psychiatric symptoms could increase your likelihood of a healthy recovery.

Evaluate Your Individual Needs

Every patient is unique, so it's important to find a facility that meets you where you're at. There are many different treatment centers out there, and they are as varied as the patients they serve. Before choosing one, ask yourself a few questions about what will best aid in your recovery process. Finding a place where you can be comfortable is essential as you confront your addiction. Here are a few things you should ask yourself:

  • Do I want a facility near where I live, or out of the state?
  • Does this treatment center allow for privacy? Specifically, will I have my own room?
  • Does it provide comfortable surroundings so that my primary focus can be my recovery?
  • Is there a low client-to-counselor ratio so that I receive individualized attention?
  • Are there opportunities for both group and individual counseling?
  • Do they allow for opportunities for family involvement or family and marriage counseling?

Contact Diamond House Detox for Individualized Addiction Treatment

At Diamond House Detox, we prioritize an individualized addiction treatment approach. When you come to our facility, we evaluate where you are so that we can customize a program to suit your needs. The focus will be detoxification and getting drugs and alcohol out of your system, but we may incorporate the use of medication-assisted treatment to treat your withdrawal symptoms or any underlying mental health condition.

On top of that, our facility provides a comfortable and private setting where you can start the recovery process. Our low client-to-counselor ratio ensures the well-trained staff is always available no matter what your needs. We also provide additional opportunities for therapy, whether it's individual, group or even marriage and family counseling.

To find out more about Diamond House Detox and how it could be the right addiction treatment center for you, contact us today.

Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on August 31st, 2018.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Diamond House Detox
Vicky is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She began her nursing career in healthcare by working in the intensive care unit, and then an inpatient psychiatric hospital. After realizing the mental health needs of both the patients and the families she served, she became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her experience working with clients, she has developed a passion for those with dual diagnoses and specializes in helping individuals recognize the issues driving their substance use. This recognition has been crucial to the individual’s success in treatment. Vicky opened Diamond House Detox so that she can address these issues early on in a therapeutic environment to allow clients to transition to the next level in their recovery.
Vicky Magobet