Picking a drug rehab center is no easy task. There are all sorts of hurdles. Convincing a family member or loved one for the need to change. The cost. Travel arrangements. What is the drug treatment model and the drug treatment methods followed at the rehab center? How do you get the drug detox that often is required. Sometimes the client has legal issues and this can lead to a sense that you have to decide now, as some one’s life is often at stake.
The first mistake most people make is to not spend some time on the internet or library to learn some of the basics of addiction and the different ways it can be treated, before they start phoning drug and alcohol rehab centers. Learn some of the causes and theories about addiction. Spend 2 or 3 hours on the internet searching some basic terms and questions about addiction. Look at relapse and relapse prevention plans. If you do not do some basic homework on addiction, you really will not know what to ask when you call a drug rehab center. If you do not know where to start , check out our free on line book. It has lots of basic information as well as references that you can follow up for more places to look and read.