Just about every rehab program claims they are the best – so how do you know which one is right? The answer is that there is no singular program that is the best hands down. Some will work better than others, but each individual has needs and circumstances that need to be met in order for the treatment to be successful.

To find the best rehab center, you should first look at what are your specific requirements. It’s okay to get input from others on this as well, because there may be things you’re not aware of or thinking about at the time. Some rehab components you might want to consider include:

  • Inpatient or outpatient
  • Long term or short term
  • Type of treatment offered
  • Coed or gender-specific
  • Location of the facility
  • The experience of the staff
  • Length of the rehabilitation program
  • Whether medical detoxification is available if needed
  • Cost of the rehab
  • Accommodations
  • Whether or not your insurance covers it
  • Whether it treats co-occurring disorders
  • What type of aftercare program is involved

While there certainly can be many other options to consider, these are typically the main ones that people are faced with. Generally speaking, a longer-term residential program is going to offer a more structured and stable environment to focus on recovery compared to outpatient treatment, but sometimes there may limiting circumstances.

Speaking with a rehab consultant can often help find multiple choices to consider. Knowing what is available that fits your needs can be very beneficial when trying to make a decision on which drug rehab to pick.