Consider the following factors when choosing a drug rehab facility.

Considering a treatment center for a substance use disorder is an important first step in beginning the recovery process. However, it’s important to keep in mind that not all treatment facilities are created equal. Before you commit to an addiction treatment program for inpatient rehab, take a look at this checklist to make the most informed choice.

Use this checklist if you are looking for a high-quality inpatient drug treatment center.

What Is Inpatient Drug Rehab?

Also referred to as residential treatment, an inpatient rehab program will provide you with a full range of addiction treatment services around the clock. The program generally begins with a period of medical detox and then transitions to full-time residential care.

As a client, you will have access to medical, mental health and addiction professionals that can address a wide range of issues throughout your stay. There is 24-hour monitoring, as well as a strong focus on intensive medical care, therapy and counseling.

What to Look for in an Inpatient Drug Treatment Facility

It’s vital that you ask important questions and do an independent assessment before choosing an inpatient drug treatment facility. Here are some topics you may want to explore before making your decision:

  • Certifications. Ask the facility about a variety of certifications and accreditations. Are they certified to operate in the state? Do they carry an accreditation as a drug and alcohol treatment facility? What percentage of the staff are licensed mental health professionals and certified addiction professionals?
  • Treatment Plan. Does the facility create and follow a treatment plan for its clients? Do the plans include treatment for co-occurring disorders when appropriate? Are there medical staff on hand to address addiction-related medical concerns?
  • Emphasis on Avoiding Relapse. Addiction treatment programs tend to have high rates of dropouts in the first 30 days. Ask the facility what guidelines it employs to emphasize the importance of remaining in treatment and avoiding a return to use.
  • Family Involvement. Addiction rarely impacts only the person misusing substances. Loved ones are also harmed by addiction and can also benefit from certain aspects of the addiction treatment program. Ask the treatment program what programs they have that involve family members and loved ones.
  • Financing and Insurance. There is no question that issues of finance often determine where a person will go for treatment. Ask about insurance coverage as well as what services might not be fully covered. If there is no coverage available for certain services, be sure to ask about the availability of financial aid.

When you seek help for a substance use disorder, your choice of drug rehab facility will matter greatly.

What You Should Know About The Recovery Village

If you are looking for quality inpatient treatment for yourself or a loved one, we invite you to contact our facility for more information. The philosophy of The Recovery Village is that everyone with the ability and desire to seek treatment should be provided with the highest quality of care at a reasonable rate.

When you look into our program, you’ll find that we are an accredited facility that delivers exceptional client services through a team of skilled and compassionate multi-disciplined professionals. We offer comprehensive care for clients with dual diagnosis treatment.

Contact The Recovery Village now to learn more about our services and your options for admission.


Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. “Choosing an Addiction Treatment Center.” Accessed February 13, 2019.

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The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.