How to Choose Between Different Types of Drug Treatment Centers

Choosing a drug treatment center is an important step toward addiction recovery. As you do your homework to determine which type of drug treatment center is best for you or a loved one, here are some important questions to explore:

  • Does the treatment center have both inpatient and outpatient options?
  • Does it take a holistic approach to recovery?
  • Does it offer dual diagnosis treatment to address the underlying cause of the addiction?

Let’s unpack each of these very important considerations…

Inpatient and Outpatient Options

Finding a drug treatment center that offers both inpatient and outpatient programs is beneficial to long-term recovery prospects. Recovery is often more successful when an individual moves from an inpatient program directly into an outpatient program. If a treatment center offers both options, the patient is more likely to experience continuity of care.

Inpatient programs offer several important components, such as medically supervised detoxification, a mix of group and individual therapies, and an immersive environment that removes the stressors of everyday life so patients can focus on recovery. Being in the company of others who are similarly working to overcome addiction provides much-needed encouragement in the recovery process.

Outpatient treatment programs, whether used alone or as follow-up to an inpatient stay, offer individuals the flexibility to meet their daily work or family obligations while actively pursuing their recovery. Outpatient programs typically consist of group and individual therapy sessions throughout the week. Support from family members is an important component, but ultimately the patient needs to exhibit a strong personal commitment to recovery and accountability for their own actions and behaviors.

At Beachside Rehab, we tailor inpatient and outpatient programs to the needs of the individual. Our five-acre inpatient facility is like a mental health retreat, featuring a lush garden with covered patio, relaxing pool, organic recovery garden, labyrinth walk, and other settings where patients can relax. We limit capacity so that patients receive one-on-one care from our medical professionals, therapists, and other staff, including chef, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and yoga instructors.

Beachside Rehab’s outpatient program can be used on its own or immediately after inpatient treatment for the transition period between detox and recovery. Because the program provides care outside of the rehab facility, we focus on providing clients with connections to the community that will help them readjust to life without addiction.

Holistic Rehab

The benefit of a holistic approach to rehab is that it treats the whole individual, not just the addiction. Holistic rehab recognizes the complexity of addiction, treating not just the physical components of the disease but the emotional and social aspects as well.

The holistic approach acknowledges that there is not one simple solution for addressing addiction. It takes the time to look at all the components that may be contributing factors to an addiction and structures a treatment for rehabilitation that addresses these needs.

To provide patients with the best possible chance for success, Beachside Rehab uses a holistic approach that treats not only patients’ physical condition but also offers proven methods such as art and music therapy to engage their minds and emotions. The treatment center also features equine therapy, which uses a horse’s companionship as a means for patients to form emotional bonds and to enhance their sense of trust.

In addition, Beachside Rehab’s holistic approach leverages the benefits of good nutrition and fitness to promote a healthy body. Eating well, exercising regularly, and getting a good’s night sleep are conducive to the patient’s overall well-being and are considered crucial in helping them overcome the debilitating withdrawal symptoms that occur in the drug rehab process.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Drug addictions are often trigged by a mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or PTSD. When considering your drug treatment options, look for centers that offer dual diagnosis treatment as a means of addressing the complexity of recovering from both the addiction and its underlying cause.

Beachside Rehab is renowned for its dual diagnostic approach, which treats the co-occurring condition at the same time as the drug addiction. We recognize that there is no “one-size-fits-all” program for treating addiction and mental health disorders. Our clinical and medical team devote time to understanding each patient’s unique situation so we can customize a program that is right for their needs.

Making a Final Decision

There are other factors that you should consider when selecting a drug treatment center, such as the longevity and reputation of the facility, the quality and compassion of the staff, the physical upkeep of the premises, and the affordability of the program, including whether your health insurance will cover the required services.

Beachside Rehab is happy to answer your questions about our treatment options. Contact our trained admissions counselors at 866-349-1770 to learn more.