Things to Check During a Rehab Facility Tour

Some of our-programs can help drug or alcohol addicts to kick their habits. You need to be sure that the rehab facility where you choose to receive treatment is right for you. You should never make the mistake of believing that all drug and alcohol rehab facilities are basically the same. That is not the case at all. The amount of training that the staff members have will vary from one rehab facility to another. The quality of care that patients receive is another thing that can be quite different in treatment centers. This means that you should avoid simply checking yourself into the first drug and alcohol rehab facility that you read about online. You need to pay a visit to any facility you are interested in to take a tour. Here are a few of the things that you should be concerned with during your tour.

  1. You need to find out all of the rules that patients will need to follow at each of the rehab facilities that you visit.

Rehab facilities often have very different rules for their patients. Never assume that something will be permitted in one facility just because it was permitted in another. You would be wise to ask for a written list of every rule that patients of that particular rehab facility will be expected to follow. This will eliminate the possibility of you being surprised by any rules after you check yourself in. Make sure you have a staff member who is in a management position explain any rules to you that you are not sure about. Do not be afraid to ask questions about the rules if you need clarification about something. The time to ask about the rules is before you check yourself in. Some of the rules that you should find out about include whether or not food can be eaten in your room, the days when you will be allowed to have visitors, the number of phone calls you will be allowed to make and if you are required to have a roommate. You should also find out if you will be allowed to listen to music for balance in your room.

  1. Make sure you have a very clear understanding of the schedule that will be used by every rehab facility you are considering.

The schedule of the treatment program is another thing that can vary between rehab facilities. You should find out very specific info about how long the treatment program is. Some facilities have programs that last as little as three weeks. Other facilities use a program that is five weeks long. You will also need to find out exactly what is involved in the treatment program that you would be receiving. For example, how many group therapy sessions will there be? How many times will you be required to meet with your counselor during the course of your treatment? It is always a good idea to find these things out ahead of time.

  1. Speak to people who work for the rehab facility to find out how qualified they are.

You will be paying money to the rehab facility with the expectation that the people taking care of you will be experienced and highly trained. You should never assume this is the case. You need to be absolutely certain about this info before you spend any of your hard-earned money on treatment. You should find out the names of the schools where the staff members received their training. How many years of experience do they have working for rehab facilities? You will need to find out exactly which staff members would be treating you. Find out what certifications they have earned. It is also imperative that you find out if these people have ever been subjected to any sort of disciplinary action during their career. Needless to say, you probably do not want to have someone working with you who has had their license suspended. This would be good to find out before you check in.

  1. Take a close look at all areas of the facility to determine if it is clean enough for you.

You do not want to spend the next month living in a rehab facility that is dirty. Pay close attention to the level of cleanliness that you see in all of the different parts of the facility. You should be especially concerned with the rooms where the patients sleep.