While we believe New Directions for Women is the best drug rehabilitation option for nearly any woman with substance use disorder, ultimately our main concern is that every woman with a chemical dependency finding the solution that suits them best.
According to statistics, for example, 23 million people in the US sought out help for their chemical dependency in 2006 — addiction is a large enough problem that at some point it touches almost every family, in every level of society.
Therefore, if you believe you would benefit from treatment or you know someone who would, then getting the best treatment is key. The following questions will help you find the best drug rehabilitation center for your particular circumstances.
What is the cost?
The price tag associated with drug rehabilitation can vary widely. The most effective tend to be inpatient programs, at least initially, but even here the location, facilities, and programs mean there are many different levels of rehab.
The best rehab centers, like New Directions for Women, provide a very high standard of care in a phenomenal environment. Women at our center have a remarkable array of programs and treatment options to choose from, with a fully holistic program designed to heal the body, mind, and soul.
Our women experience not just traditional counseling and group therapy but experiential therapies like rock climbing, yoga, and equine therapy. Personal training, massage, and more are also available.
At the same time, for those who do not have a level of income which allows them to afford treatment at New Directions for Women, there are different options available. As a rule, the first step would be to call the local health department or social services center to ask for a referral to a low-cost or even free rehabilitation program.
Non-profit organizations, church groups, and charities often offer these to the public. While they do not have the range of options of a higher-end rehabilitation program, the people involved tend to be very motivated when it comes to helping people and as a result the standard of treatment can be quite good.
What kinds of programs are offered?
Quality rehabilitation programs offer their clients a range of therapy options. A basic principle of effective rehab is that no single solution will work for every patient to come through the program.
This is why we take a holistic approach: it’s our goal to treat the many different needs of a patient, rather than focusing on just the addiction alone. We also continuously assess treatment progress and modify the patient’s program based on how they are responding to treatment.
The first step for many people on entering treatment is a detox phase, often under medical supervision. While it’s a key first step, detox is itself not a cure, and it won’t deliver lasting change — certainly not on the behavioural level.
Detox must be followed by more in-depth treatment, including but definitely not limited to counseling.
Where is the facility located?
Location can be an important consideration, especially for women with families. Depending on your situation, it may be better to go to a rehab facility which is close to family — or it may be better to put some space between you and negative influences that might make recovery more difficult.
What kind of care will you receive after the initial stay?
Rehabilitation doesn’t stop when you leave the facility. It’s better viewed as a multiple-part, ongoing process. After-care is crucial to instill the long-lasting behavioural changes that actually stop the addiction. This is why we offer both evening Intensive Outpatient as well as Intensive Sober Living programs.