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Speak with a treatment facility’s representative to understand its available programs

It can seem intimidating to find the right kind of treatment to overcome addiction, because there are so many options to choose from. Furthermore, the location of treatment can make the process of choosing a rehab center even more difficult. Successful addiction treatment will not be the same for every person, as every Anchorage resident has different needs and circumstances. The following issues influence the likelihood of success in addiction recovery:

  • Duration and severity of the addiction and the type of substance abused
  • Extent of other life problems, including family dynamics, co-occurring disorders or co-dependent relationships
  • Presence of chronic pain or other physical disabilities

Many advertisements for addiction treatment portray island resorts and high-end residential facilities that can benefit recovery, but those kinds of facilities come with large out-of-pocket prices. Anchorage residents should take the following steps when searching for a professional rehab program:

  • Talk with a family doctor about treatment facilities and programs
  • Contact insurance companies for information about coverage
  • Research success rates of treatment facilities
  • Speak with a treatment facility’s representative to understand its available programs
  • Receive a comprehensive health evaluation
  • Ask Anchorage friends, family members and professionals for help finding the right facility

Attending a facility that you find online may hinder your recovery, and it might keep you from experiencing a healthy life in recovery. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has developed a guide to finding an adequate addiction treatment facility; they recommend that recovering drug addicts ask potential rehab centers the following five questions before treatment begins:

The answer to these questions can help Anchorage residents determine if that program will help them or not. It is also important to determine what type of treatment will be the best fit, as all the following treatment programs exist:

  • Long-term inpatient or residential treatment
  • Short-term inpatient or residential treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Individualized drug counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Holistic treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis treatment

The accreditation and licensing of treatment facilities are also important. Anchorage residents should determine if a treatment program provides aftercare treatment to aid recovery and to prevent relapse.

Treatment for Anchorage Drug Addicts

If you or an Anchorage loved one struggles with drug or alcohol addiction, then please call our toll-free helpline now. Our admissions coordinators are standing by 24 hours a day to help you find a treatment program that will work for you. Overcome your addiction and call us today.