Making the decision to check into a rehab center is one that takes time, especially if this is your first time in rehab. How do you find the facility that is right for your specific needs? One way to decide on a rehab is to look at the various reviews former patients have left concerning the centers. How can reviews provide you with the insight you need to pick a good rehab program? Where should you look to find reviews that will help you make the right decision? Read on to find out.
Keep an open mind when reading reviews
You’ll find that the internet is full of reviews for different treatment centers. Facebook, Instagram, Google, and a plethora of other websites will have information ready for you when you’re trying to find a treatment center. However, the wealth of information you’ll find can be overwhelming at times. How can you tell the difference between a real review and one that is fake?
When you need treatment for an alcohol or drug addiction, finding the right rehab center will be essential to your continued recovery efforts. Reading and learning about the experiences others have had with treatment programs will help you decide on which center to attend. They will give you a good starting point during your search, but it is important to take each review with a grain of salt.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to trust every review you read. You’ll likely find both positive and negative reviews for every facility you look at. Some negative reviews won’t necessarily mean that the rehab isn’t right for you. Your needs may differ dramatically from a former patient of the facility. Additionally, many former patients may not have fully understood what rehab is about. Their personal misconceptions may have skewed their final thoughts on the center.
You’ll also need to remember that some facilities feature reviews that they have paid someone to write. Of course, these reviews will usually be glowing and positive. While it may be difficult to weed out the real from the fake, reviews are still an important part of the process when you are looking for the right treatment center.
What to look for in a review
Take the time to read every review of the facility you are considering attending, both positive and negative. Reading different experiences will help you learn what you can expect when you are a part of the program.
Consider how many of the positive reviews have the same theme in mind. You’ll want to look for treatment centers that allow both positive and negative reviews on their website. A center that doesn’t allow or deletes negative reviews should immediately throw up a red flag. As stated before, one person’s negative experience doesn’t necessarily mean that the center isn’t right for you.
You may want to look for answers to the following questions as you are reading through the various reviews:
• Are the therapists and doctors nice and sympathetic?
• Do they offer medication for withdrawal symptoms?
• Does the facility offer dual diagnosis treatment?
• Will they provide you with aftercare options?
• Do they allow family to visit at any time?
• Are they accredited with the state? Have they been fined for anything in the past?
• What are their payment options if your insurance doesn’t cover treatment?
Where to find reviews
Most treatment centers will have reviews listed on their website. However, as we stated before, some may have been paid for. While these reviews may be helpful, look elsewhere to find the real truth. Google should be your starting point. The powerful search engine offers every user a chance to review different businesses around the world, including treatment centers. You’ll find the most recent, honest reviews when you turn to Google. Check the date of the reviews when you read them.
Social media should be your next place to look for reviews. Many treatment centers have their own social media pages, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok. You’ll find many reviews on social media pages that are honest and straightforward. Former residents will be happy to share their stories and thoughts concerning their time in rehab.
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When you are ready to get into a treatment plan, we are here to provide you with assistance day and night. Call us at 833-610-1174 or feel free to stop by and talk with us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning our facility, detox, treatment, and therapy.