First and foremost when seeking professional addiction treatment help, it is important you feel respected and understood and that you have a feeling of trust that this person, group, or organization can help you. Remember, though, that relationships with doctors, therapists, and other health professionals can take time to develop.
Overall, gather as much information as you can about the program or provider before making a decision on which addiction treatment facility to choose. If you know someone who has first-hand knowledge of the program, it may help to ask about his or her personal experience.
Here are some questions you can ask that may help guide your choice:
- What kind of treatment does the program or provider offer?
It is important to gauge if the facility provides all the currently available methods or relies on one approach. You may want to learn if the program or provider offers screening and treatment for mental health issues within a specialized co-occurring addiction treatment program
- Is treatment tailored to the individual?
Matching the right therapy to the individual is important to its success. No single treatment will benefit everyone. It may also be helpful to determine whether treatment will be adapted to meet changing needs as they arise.
- What is expected of the patient?
You will want to understand what will be asked of you in order to decide what treatment best suits your needs.
- How does the program or provider handle relapse?
Relapse is common and you will want to know how it is addressed
- Treatment Setting
In addition to choosing the type of treatment that’s best for you, you’ll also have to decide on a location and consider inpatient long term program which often provides the best chance to a successful recovery.
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Dr. Balta is the Medical Director at FCR for more than 10 years. Dr. Balta is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Certified Psychoanalyst. As well, as having Psychiatric Training at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine Psychiatric Residency Program In New York City and Psychoanalytic Training at The William Alanson White Institute in New York City. While working in New York City, gained funding Grants for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders from SAMHSA , HRSA and the City of New York.