How to Find the Best Rehab Center
clock_iconSeptember 01, 2020 clock_icon6 min read

Alcohol and drug addiction and abuse is for sure a terrible condition that causes terrible damage to the lives of addicts and also their families. Read on to learn how to find the best rehab center where you will have the chance to get the right treatment for you. Luckily, there are thousands of treatment facilities across the United States that are dedicated to starting addicts on the road to recovery and helping them stay on it. The variety of treatment programs is overwhelming, and the experience of one treatment seeker will be significantly different from another. Similarly, the perfect treatment for one recovering addict will be ineffective for another.

Your sobriety is very important, which is why it’s so important that you choose the right rehab.  The right program will make it much more likely that you complete the program successfully, leave the program sober, and maintain your sobriety after you return to your life. However, the sheer number of options available means that making a choice can be hard, and the sad truth is that some rehabs are better than others. With over 14,500 treatment facilities in the U.S. alone, however, the perfect fit for your treatment needs is out there. Taking the following steps will help you choose the right rehab.

Rehab Goals and Needs

For finding the best rehab center for you, firstly you need to decide what your rehab goals and needs are.
Every rehab has different specialties. Even those rehabs with the same specialty will measure success differently and take different paths to get there. It is extremely important that you choose a treatment facility that will be able to help you reach your rehab goals, but before you do that, you have to know what your rehab goals are.
The first step in determining your rehab goals is deciding which substances and/or behaviors you want to recover from. The next step is determining whether there are any other underlying issues, such as dual diagnosis or medical conditions, that you wish to have treated at the same time. Then you have to figure out what success means to you. Is your main purpose to get through detox and stay sober for the first 30 days? Would the half of the year of sobriety be a success? Or maybe a year and more? Only you and your loved ones can decide on what your goals are.

Consulting With a Treatment Professional

The best way to find out what your treatment options are, and to find a facility that most closely matches your rehab goals, is consulting with a treatment professional. The sheer number of options available makes it difficult to eliminate through poor fits. Also, treatment professionals are very familiar with many aspects of rehab that you are likely not aware, nor ever would have thought of. They also know the facilities very well and can provide invaluable information. These dedicated individuals will help connect you with the right rehab for you. If you would like to connect with a treatment provider to help get your life back on track West Valley Detox’s professionals can also provide the service to help you get the needed treatment for your addiction.

Exploring Rehab Options

Now it is time to explore all the rehab options that were researched by you or provided by the treatment professionals. It is necessary that you investigate them by yourself. Some information will be available on websites and other collateral, while you will have to ask for other information. Top-rated treatment facilities want to make sure that you will find success in their program, and they have nothing to hide. They should be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Which Rehab is Best for Your Circumstances

Of course, there are a lot of factors to consider while you are investigating the rehab options you have in real-time. 
Many factors determine which rehab is best for your circumstances, and some factors are more important than others. Here are some that are the most important to many treatment seekers:

  • Inpatient vs Outpatient
  • Specialties
  • Therapies and Treatment
  • Amenities
  • Location
  • Program’s Length and so on.

Go ahead if you want more information about each of the points bulleted above.

Inpatient vs Outpatient

There are two major forms of rehab; inpatient rehab, where the patient stays at the rehab facility, and outpatient rehab, where the patient stays at home but goes to treatment during the day. There are many advantages and disadvantages to both, so the right choice really depends on the individual’s needs. In general, inpatient treatment has a considerably higher success rate, but it is also usually more expensive and disruptive to daily life. Conversely, outpatient treatment generally has a lower success rate, but it is less expensive and allows patients to maintain more of their normal routine.


Every treatment center has a different set of addictions that they specialize in treating, for example, alcoholism or patients with a dual diagnosis. Even among their specialties, most facilities have greater success in treating addictions than others. It is very important to select a rehab facility that both specializes in and has a positive track record of treating patients with your specific needs.

Therapies and Treatments

There are literally thousands of various therapies and treatments available for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. This makes it possible for everyone to find the treatment that works best for them, but it also means that it is possible to choose a rehab where the available therapies are not the best fit. It is very useful to research different types of therapies, especially if you have not attended treatment before.


The available amenities are some of the biggest and most obvious differentiators between drug and alcohol rehabs. There are rehabs that provide a standard of living that rivals or exceeds that of five-star hotels, and there are rehabs that have extremely basic but fully-functional facilities that more than adequately help patients get sober. The range of amenities offered is truly huge, meaning that you will likely find a facility that offers anything you are looking for.

Factors to consider before choosing a rehab center


There are multiple schools of thought when it comes to whether or not it is ideal to choose a rehab facility located close to where the addict lives. Obviously, nearby facilities are more convenient and maybe a necessary choice for individuals with commitments close to home that they cannot leave for an extended period of time. 
However, it is believed to be highly beneficial traveling as far as possible for rehab, as long as it more completely breaks the connection between the addict and their former life, especially toxic relationships and routines that encourage drinking and drug use.

Program’s Length

Most treatment programs last for 30, 60, or 90 days, but there are many other options as well. Many experts strongly recommend 60 or 90-day programs because they feel that 30 days is not a sufficient length of time to adequately work through substance abuse issues. However, there are many 30-day programs with excellent track records of success. Additionally, longer rehab stays may not be an option for many patients for financial, professional, or family commitments.

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