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Factors To Consider When Choosing An Inpatient Treatment Center

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Making the decision to go to an inpatient treatment center can be stressful because you are giving away your freedom in order to get well. One way to reduce this level of stress is to make sure that you choose the center that is best for your needs. Here are some factors to look for when you are choosing an inpatient treatment center.

1. Location

One factor to look at is location. It's nice to have family members and friends come to visit you on the weekends in order to remind you that there is a life outside of rehab that is waiting for you. If you choose a treatment center that is close to where you live, you'll be able to have more frequent visits.

You also want to consider the treatment center's proximity to a large city. If you don't think that going home would be a safe, non-toxic environment for you, then you might need to go to a halfway house or another location to continue your treatment on a reduced scale once you get out of rehab. A large city will be more likely to have these halfway houses and other midway treatment points. A larger city will also have a greater range of group programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, if you are suffering from addiction.

2. Types of Therapies Used

If you are going to an inpatient treatment center, there's a good chance that you've been in treatment before or have just started to experiment with therapy. You might know which treatments work best for you. For instance, if you know that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is less effective for you than dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), you will want to make sure that the inpatient treatment center that you go to offers DBT in order to get the most out of your treatment experience. Talk with local rehab centers, such as Pacific Ridge, to discuss the different therapies they offer or if they know of another place that offers your preferred treatment.

3. Dual Diagnosis

If you think that you might have depression as well as an addiction to something, or an eating disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, then you are going to need a rehab that has dual diagnosis, or the ability to treat you for two problems or more. If you have two diagnoses, then you will need to have treatment to resolve both at the same time in order to get better from either because they can affect each other. If you are addicted to alcohol and get that under control, but don't get the depression under control, then the next time that you're really depressed outside of treatment could lead you to relapse on drinking. 

For more information, talk to your therapist.

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14 July 2015