Recognizing the need for addiction treatment is the first step in recovery. The second is knowing where to reach out for help. Depending on the severity of the addiction, you or your loved one may need residential treatment: an intense, one-on-one environment where a person is removed from the threats and risks of using at home. At DK Solutions, we may recommend that you or your loved one seek residential treatment. If that’s the case, consider the following guidelines to finding a treatment center that will work for you.
Consider the Services Available at the Location
Each person’s needs are different. For example, some patients require the need for detox due to a severe physical dependency. In these cases, seek out a center with a medically monitored detox facility.
Detox is only the beginning of treatment. It should be followed with a program that offers counseling, education, community support, and relapse prevention planning. Often, a residential treatment program works best: one where the client lives at the facility for 30-90 days to focus exclusively on healing. Some residential programs specialize in treating certain populations, such as professionals, college students, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and others. However, any quality residential program can be the right choice for your or your loved one. Look for a program that has the characteristics listed below, and then be sure to visit the facility (if possible) or at least talk to some of the staff to see if it will fit your unique needs and values.
Just as the treatment an individual needs is very specialized, so is the type of experience they have. In a residential setting, you may want a program that allows you to relax and feel more at home. Or, you may want the chance to try a different environment that offers a more structured schedule with new experiences. Amenities range widely from program-to-program but may include:
- Sports facilities, such as basketball or tennis courts
- Yoga and Pilates programs
- Swimming pools
- Fitness centers
- Outdoor fire pits and patios
- Quiet areas for relaxation and meditation
- Natural surroundings
Seek out a location that appeals to your particular needs. You may want to look for a location that’s more active, with hiking programs, or those with a religious focus and a chapel onsite.
Experienced and Licensed Staff
Learn about the residential treatment center’s ability to provide the very best care to you. This starts with having strong programs, but programs are only as good as the staff who run them. Providing addiction treatment requires licensed therapists and addiction counselors. Ask about the education level, training, and experience of the staff members. If possible, talk to some of the staff members to get a sense of their attitude, demeanor, and approach. Read reviews to see what former clients have to say.
A Customized Treatment Plan
Look for a residential treatment center that offers a customized treatment plan to meet your needs. This may include support for co-occurring mental health disorders and substance abuse problems. It may also include treatment for families or your partner.
Most importantly, the treatment program should be focused on the specific types of care beneficial to your needs. Some patients do well with cognitive behavior therapy. Others do better with a 12-step program focus. Many like to have both options.
The best residential treatment centers in Marietta, GA, and the surrounding area offer well-designed, innovative programs with an integrated approach.
Unsure What Care You Need?
You don’t have to have all of the answers just yet. When you speak with our counselors at DK Solutions Group, we’ll help you learn if residential addiction treatment is best for you or if our one-on-one outpatient counselor may work best for your needs. Schedule a consultation to discuss your needs or those of your loved one to learn more about how we can help you.