These are tumultuous times in our nation’s history. There are many challenges that we face and the way that we as a nation go about handling them way well shape our future.
One of the most prominent of these challenges is the staggering rise of addiction and drug abuse that we have seen over the last couple of decades.
There are now more people struggling with drug or substance addiction in the United States than ever before in our history. In many states, drug overdose has overtaken motor-vehicle accidents as the leading cause of injury death, and overdose has also taken the dubious honor of becoming the overall leading cause of death for all Americans under the age of 50.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has dubbed the opioid crisis the worst addiction epidemic in US history.
This issue has become such a problem that US President Donald Trump has declared the opioid crisis a “National Health Emergency” and many states have also declared their own states of emergency in an effort to combat the rising tide of drug abuse and addiction.
One of the few plus sides of this problem is that it has also given rise to a huge boom in the number of addiction rehab options and treatment methods that are available to those who need them.
And while there are far more people who need help with addiction recovery, there are also more rehabs and care options now than ever before.
On the surface, this would seem like a great thing, but, though there are now many options out there, unfortunately, not all rehabs were created equal. And even if all rehabs were of the highest caliber and quality, not all people are the same and, in fact, addiction is often experienced differently from person to person. This means that the needs of different addicts can be very different from each other.
This disparity in potential the effectiveness of rehabs can often be a daunting barrier in the way of choosing which one might be right for you or a loved one.
Fortunately, there are ways of potentially narrowing the field, and getting more of the information you need to make the most informed choice in this very important decision.
One of these sources of information is drug rehab reviews.
Just like with many other industries in the world today, the vast majority of people looking for a good drug, alcohol, or substance addiction rehab will do the bulk of their searching and information gathering on the internet.
Just like with many other industries and large online retailers, there are sometimes so many options for a product type (such as a rehab) and more or less all of them will happily tell you that their service is most definitely the best, cheapest, and overall the right one for you.
As we all know, however, marketing claims are, unfortunately, not always quite born out into actual reality.
This is where a source of addiction rehab reviews can come in very handy. If you can read the experiences of people who have gone through a rehab program, it can go a long way in first letting you know if that program is actually as good as they likely claim to be, and second, whether or not their program is, or is not, right for you or a loved one.
Aside from getting as many reviews on a rehab as you can, there are a few other ways that you can gather information, and questions you should ask to make sure that a rehab is right for you. Aside from reviews that may contain some of these answers, the best source of information may be to simply call up the rehab and ask about the details of its program.
Here are a few important questions that you should get answers to before going ahead with any rehab program:
Do you agree with and accept the steps and methods used in the program? This is where you will need to contact the rehab itself and find out just what their program entails and decide if you agree that it would be helpful for you.
How does the rehab define successful results of treatment? This is a bit of a two-part question. First, what do you want to get out of rehab? And second, how does this rehab define success? If you are happy and the two questions have similar enough answers, then great! If not, then you should likely look for a rehab that better matches your expectations.
What is the duration of the program, and are sober living skills part of the program? Many popular rehabs only allocate a period of 28 days for rehab which is often not enough time to become stably sober. In addition, a good rehab program should teach the skills of sober living that a recovering addict will need to use in life instead of going back to drugs.
Between looking at the reviews of others who have gone through a rehab and the information you can gather about it yourself, you should be able to make a good decision on whether that program is the right one for you or your loved one.