Admitting that you need to go to an alcohol rehab center is a huge decision. This is a moment in your life that you are likely to remember forever, the moment that you admitted you needed help, your Step One Experience: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable,” Big Book page 59. BRC Recovery understands how important taking this first step in your journey to recovery is and how crucial finding the right alcohol rehab program for your greatest chance of obtaining permanent sobriety is now. With our experience and knowledge of the Addiction Recovery Industry, we have created a list of the top 5 things to consider when choosing the best treatment center for you. 1. What Is the Facility and Environment Like? The first thing you need to make sure of is that the facility is clean, has the right type of tools and is somewhere where you can feel comfortable. For instance, if you are woman who is leaving a violent relationship, you may feel more comfortable in a women only facility. Finding a place that offers the right environment is perhaps the most important factor of all. The setting chosen for recovery is equally important as the treatment that is received. 2. How Long Is The Treatment Period? The next factor you need to look at is how long your treatment will last. The SMAHSA reports, “The median length of stay for patients discharged from regular outpatient treatment was 87 days, but it was only 4 days for detoxification.” However, more and more specialists are now advocating, and quite rightly so, that 30 days is not enough to make a positive difference. If the facility you are interested in recommends you stay longer and they are able to explain why, you should seriously take that into consideration. The last thing you want to do is set yourself up for failure. 3. How Much Does It Cost? Cost is a very important factor for most of us when choosing a rehab facility, but it should not be a driving factor. The State of Texas is committed to lowering the numbers of alcohol-related problems and has invested heavily in rehab facilities. Additionally, with the Affordable Care Act, quite a substantial part of your treatment may be covered. Many facilities also have payment plans in place, as their goal is to help you on your road to sobriety. 4. Which Programs Do They Offer? A treatment center that offers just a single type of program should be avoided. Each patient is an individual with an individual problem, which needs an individual, personalized, treatment plan. You must look into the various options and how you think they will affect you. For example, if you are devout Catholic, taking part in a program that does not address the spiritual component will not fulfill your needs. 5. Do Have Special Needs? One final important issue to take into consideration is whether or not you have any special needs. Those who have disabilities, or those who choose to eat a vegetarian diet need to be able to have their needs met. Special needs are not trivial and you have to ascertain that you are able to live comfortably at the facility for the duration of your stay. BRC Recovery’s Admissions Department is always available to answer any questions you may have about our program, or what program we think would best fit your needs. We have outstanding reciprocal referral relationships with many amazing rehab programs throughout the country. We want to help you make the best choice for you. Contact us today at (866) 461-1759. There is hope, recovery is possible.