Once you have decided to take the big step of entering a luxury recovery center or top rehab centers, it is important that you know what to expect. Recovery centers differ, but there are similarities in the services they offer. Do some online research or consult someone who attends AA or other support group meetings. This will give you advice on what to expect and which facilities may suit you. Your family doctor may also offer sound advice.
Recovery centers make it a practice to be non-denominational so that any addict will feel comfortable going there regardless of his or her religious beliefs.
There are times when therapy sessions refer to a ‘higher power’. But this higher power receives no name and the patient can interpret the concept as he or she feels comfortable. There are recovery centers that base in faith, which you can attend if it is your preference.
In-patient and out-patient facilities
Some recovery centers offer in-patient facilities where patients can stay. Others may offer out-patient facilities where patients come for the day and return home at night.
It is important to decide which of these will be appropriate to your needs. In-patient treatment are recommendable during the initial stages of recovery so that the addict completely leaves their environment and all its temptations.
As a rule, recovery centers have gender-specific accommodations and gender-specific bathroom facilities. These days they will also include gender-neutral accommodation and bathrooms to make sure that all gender identities are catered for.
If you require gender-neutral facilities, confirm with the recovery center that they have them. A few recovery centers may offer mixed-gender facilities. If that’s something you are not going to be comfortable with, you will need to keep looking at other facilities.
Involvement of the family
It is a known fact that families are profoundly affected by addiction. Many recovery centers will offer therapy for the family alone and together with the recovering addict. This is done to equip them with the tools for when the recovering addict returns home to his or her reality.
Just as the whole family has suffered because of the addiction, they also need to play a role in maintaining the sobriety of the recovering addict when he or she leaves the recovery center. Family members need to learn which behaviors will contribute to a relapse and which behaviors will lead to sustained sobriety.
Short-term vs. long-term programs
A short-term in-patient stay at a recovery center will last for 28 days as a rule. A long-term in-patient stay can last up to 6 months or longer depending on the needs of the patient.
Doctors may recommend that a recovering addict stay a while longer after the 28 days if they feel the patient is not quite ready to leave the center. Other centers will offer out-patient facilities after the in-patient stay is over to offer continued support.
For more information about addiction treatments, call Vogue Recovery Center at (888) 504-6904.