Rehab Center Red Flags and Why You Shouldn’t Choose These Types

Rehabilitation centers can be crucial to many people on the road to recovery. Many offer fantastic facilities that are built to aid people as they rehabilitate. Unfortunately, some centers don’t deliver the same level of service to the best, and are at their worst, filled with false claims and ineffective services. While many people successfully quit their addiction at rehab centers, a large proportion unfortunately relapse.

Having a good rehab service, which isn’t supportive only during the initial phase, but that also has aftercare options, plays an integral part in making sure that people stay away from the addictive substance for the long term.

To find a good rehab center, we have summarized these10 red flags. Looking into these might indicate the center doesn’t have the quality you need.

1. The first thing is to look for a program that doesn’t have a certain stay period. There’s no reason why you should be removed from the program after only 30 days, for example. This can actually be very dangerous.

2. The lack of individual treatment offers is a clear giveaway for a lousy rehab center. A good one will always have individualized treatment and the ability to choose a specific treatment path, rather than a predetermined one.

3. Having too many amenities can also be something to consider. These can be very beneficial if used correctly as a supplement. But then, without a great treatment under this, you’ll unfortunately not get far.  

4. A website that doesn’t very clearly tell you all the information you need may also be a red flag. You should be able to clearly and easily find treatment options, program information, and contact information. If this is difficult to find, it may mean the programs aren’t implemented enough.

5. Qualifications are a great place to start when deciding to choose one rehab center over the other. One of the first things to do when starting your research is to check that all staff members have the correct qualifications and certificates necessary to deliver the treatment being offered.

6. Similar to not having all the information on the company website, a lack of a daily schedule is another reason to pause for thought. A good rehab center should have daily schedules to hand, and it should be easy for them to be provided.

7. If the rehab center doesn’t let the family into the facility, this is a bad sign as the facility may be trying to cover their poor services.

8. Having no definite information on what happens when you’re discharged is also a possible issue. For many people, the aftercare is what helps to ingrain habits that have started to be instilled during the treatment, but must be kept up. There should also be someone to talk to if things are getting difficult, and to make sure you can get back on the correct path quickly.  

9. Related to the last point, there should also be a process when a patient relapses. Make sure to ask for it. If it can’t be provided, it may be time to find another center.

10. Finally, the costs should be made clear. If this is difficult to find on the website and whenever you ask, you should be wary, and know that none should be hidden.

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