Alcohol Treatment Facilities Checklist

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Alcohol Treatment Facilities Checklist
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Picking from the many alcohol treatment centers on offer is a daunting task, particularly as time for the alcohol dependent is a major factor. There are innumerable options out there and you need to ask yourself before you pick a facility treatment, do you know what you are looking for?

Each treatment facility has its own approach regarding: the use of medications, psychological, social, behavioral methods and self-help groups - all designed to help full rehabilitation from alcohol.

Many follow the 12-step method, is this what you want or do you want a less spiritual approach? It is important to educate yourself about the different alcohol treatment programs out there.

There are alcohol treatment centers catering to the elderly, to women and teenagers/adolescents. It is essential to find out whether the alcoholism facility treatment can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual in questions

It is also essential to find out how each individual center works - and that is what the checklist below is for.




This Page Has 3 Goals:

1. To help you ask the right questions when inspecting the various treatment facilities.

2. To help you understand the different treatment approaches among the facilities.

3. To help you decide which alcohol treatment facility best suits your needs or your loved one's needs.

Make sure to ask the facility representative about their approach to each item in the list.


Effective Alcohol Treatment Checklist:

alcohol-treatment-programs Does the program accept your insurance? If not, will they work with you on a payment plan or find other means of support for you?
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Is the program run by state-accredited, licensed and/or trained professionals?
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Is the facility clean, organized and well-run?
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Does the program encompass the full range of needs of the individual (medical: including infectious diseases; psychological: including co-occurring mental illness; social; vocational; legal; etc.)?
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Does the treatment program also address sexual orientation and physical disabilities as well as provide age, gender and culturally appropriate treatment services?
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Is long-term aftercare support and/or guidance encouraged, provided and maintained?
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Is there ongoing assessment of an individual's treatment plan to ensure it meets changing needs?
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Does the program employ strategies to engage and keep individuals in longer-term treatment, increasing the likelihood of success?
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Does the program offer counseling(individual or group) and other behavioral therapies to enhance the individual's ability to function in the family/community?
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Does the program offer medication as part of the treatment regimen, if appropriate?
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Is there ongoing monitoring of possible relapse to help guide patients back to abstinence?
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Are services or referrals offered to family members to ensure they understand addiction and the recovery process to help them support the recovering individual?




Once you receive all the answers to the above questions, the long list of alcohol treatment facilities will begin to shrink.

You will be able to take a much wiser decision in picking the right alcoholism facility and treatment for you, or your loved one, according to your, or their circumstances and needs.






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Deborah Morrow, M.S. Addiction Psychology, is the director of treatment programs for The Alcoholism Guide website. In her practice Deborah provides on-line coaching and support for those dependent on alcohol or who require other services such as relapse prevention or court mandated services. (Read More)






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