Best Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

Having a brother or sister that is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction can be a difficult process, especially if you are trying to find them the best drug and alcohol rehab centers to help them recover from and manage their addiction properly.

The problem is that addiction treatment comes in many shapes and forms and not all of them are as high-quality or proven as others. Sifting through these programs can be difficult if you do not know what you are looking for or how to find the best drug and alcohol rehab centers in the nation.

Get to know some of the ways that you can find the best treatment programs and centers for your brother or sister so that you can help them to get into treatment as soon as you possibly can.

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Confrontational vs. Non-Confrontational Addiction Treatment Programs

Addiction therapies and treatment programs can be divided into many categories. However, among the most important differences to consider is the difference between confrontational and non-confrontational addiction treatment programs. Some people think that confrontational addiction treatment programs will essentially knock or scare some sense into people with drug and alcohol addictions.

The idea is basically that of tough love or even the same idea that causes parents to send their misbehaving children to boot camps or military schools. Discipline, scare tactics, and aggressive confrontations are key ideas in these treatment programs.

And while such programs may work well for a select few addicts, they are often the programs with the lowest rates of successful completion as well as the highest rates of relapse among those patients that do complete the program.

Non-confrontational treatment programs, on the other hand, do not rely on these same tactics. They offer a more supportive and welcoming treatment environment. These programs are designed to increase the comfort felt by people in addiction treatment and are empathetic in nature.

If your sibling is one of those rare people that respond to confrontation, look for one of those programs. However, the majority of people benefit more from non-confrontational treatments.

Staff to Patient Ratios

Another important factor to consider when choosing the addiction treatment program for your sibling is the staff to patient ratios in the treatment program. Receiving individualized attention is important to getting the best possible results from a treatment program.

More supervision and more attention mean that the addicts in recovery are less likely to be able to sneak in drugs or alcohol or otherwise physically or mentally relapse.

As such, you want to look at addiction treatment programs that offer staff to patient ratios that are as small as possible. While most treatment programs do not have a 1:1 ratio for staff to patients, somewhere in the range of 1:3 up to 1:5 or 1:10 would be ideal ratios.

This gives staff members a manageable caseload and will allow recovering addicts to build close, trusting relationships with therapists and staff members and get the supervision they need to stay on track.

Whether Comprehensive Aftercare Programs are Offered

Aftercare is an important part of addiction treatment as well. However, many people overlook this concept and instead focus only on the initial treatment program. Even after several weeks or a few months of treatment, there is still a long road ahead for your sibling as they try to get their life back on track.

They will need support via different forms of aftercare. This can include individual therapy, mental health counseling, support group meetings and sessions, and even support through job placement programs and other practical programs.

The more comprehensive the aftercare program (i.e. the variety of the therapies and other support options provided), the lower the relapse rate among patients. Lifelong drug abstinence and sobriety are commitments that should not be taken on alone without assistance and support. Aftercare programs provide that needed support system.

You can help your sibling get the drug and alcohol addiction treatment they need by keeping these important factors in mind to find the best drug and alcohol rehab centers.

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