How to Choose the Best Rehab

Choosing the best rehab

Choosing the right rehab facility is a critical decision in the journey to recovery from addiction. It can significantly impact your treatment’s effectiveness and shape your recovery journey. However, given the sheer number of rehab facilities and programmes available, finding the ‘right’ one might feel daunting. This guide aims to simplify the process and provide you with a thorough understanding of the key considerations when selecting a rehab facility.

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1. Identify your needs and goals

Before you begin exploring your rehab options, it is important to understand your unique needs and recovery goals. These will depend on the type of substance or behaviour to which you are addicted, the intensity and duration of your addiction, any co-occurring mental or physical health conditions and your personal preferences and life situation.

Your recovery goals include what you hope to achieve through rehab, such as:

  • Detoxing from drugs or alcohol
  • Learning more about the root causes of your addiction
  • Developing coping strategies
  • Repairing relationships

The best rehab centres, including Recovery Lighthouse, will enable you to achieve these recovery goals and continue supporting you long after you leave.

2. Choose between outpatient and inpatient rehab

Rehab facilities are generally classified into inpatient and outpatient facilities. Inpatient or residential rehab requires you to live at the rehab clinic during treatment. This structure provides a distraction-free environment, intensive care and round-the-clock medical support, ideal for severe or long-term addictions.

On the other hand, outpatient rehab enables you to attend treatment sessions while living at home. This flexibility can allow you to continue with certain responsibilities, such as work or caring for family. However, it requires a strong support system and a stable home environment to be effective.

Recovery Lodge provides inpatient treatment for all our clients because we believe it is the best rehab option for long-term recovery. We have en-suite bedrooms, a private chef, beach walks* and Friday fitness sessions with our personal trainer, all of which are intended to make your stay in rehab as fun and comfortable as possible.

3. Assess the treatment approaches

The best rehab centres offer a range of different therapies and treatment approaches to address the multi-faceted nature of addiction and create an effective and engaging recovery programme. This is very important because people respond differently to various treatments, so a diverse range of approaches will ensure you find therapies which work for you.

At Recovery Lighthouse, we aim to provide the best drug rehab, behavioural rehab and alcohol addiction rehab programmes anywhere in the UK. Our therapies and treatments include:

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4. Decide on location

The location of the rehab clinic is another factor to consider. Some people prefer a facility close to home for the comfort of familiarity and proximity to support networks. In contrast, others benefit from a change of environment, away from triggers and associations with substance use.

5. Check for dual diagnosis capability

Many people with substance use disorders also suffer from other mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression or PTSD. If you are dealing with a co-occurring mental health issue, it’s important to choose a rehab centre with the resources and expertise to treat your addiction while also supporting your dual diagnosis. Not only will this help keep you safe, but it will also lead to better long-term outcomes for both conditions.

Recovery Lighthouse is here to help you overcome the doubts you may have about rehab and how we can help as you overcome your dual diagnoses. Our therapists can tailor therapy sessions to suit your specific needs and our medical team will ensure you receive any medication that you have been prescribed for your condition.

6. Verify accreditation and licensing

In the UK, it’s essential to choose a rehab facility that is accredited by recognised bodies. The best drug rehab centres and alcohol centres should be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. Their endorsement signifies that the facility meets high standards of quality, safety and respect.

Recovery Lighthouse is rated by the CQC as among the best rehab in the UK, as you can see from our CQC ratings:

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When choosing the best alcohol treatment centre or drug rehab, you will also need to check the professional qualifications of the staff. Staff members should hold valid credentials from recognised educational institutions and be registered with the appropriate professional bodies, such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). This ensures that you will be in the hands of professionals who adhere to high standards of practice and ethics.

At Recovery Lighthouse, all our therapists and medical staff have the highest qualifications and experience, so you can be assured that you will receive only the highest levels of care and support.

7. Consider the programme length

The duration of rehab programs can vary from twenty-eight days to several months, depending on a person’s progress and needs. However, long-term programmes tend to have better outcomes as they provide more time to address the root causes of addiction and develop new habits.

Recovery Lighthouse knows that everybody is different and has unique needs and responsibilities. That is why we provide a range of different lengths of rehab to help as many people as possible. You can choose from the following:

  • Two weeks
  • Four weeks
  • Eight weeks
  • Twelve weeks

8. Evaluate the cost and financial options

Rehab programmes can range significantly in cost, depending on factors like the length of the programme, the type of facility and the treatments provided, so it is essential to have a clear understanding of the costs involved before making a decision.

At Recovery Lighthouse, the only factor that affects the price is how long you stay in rehab, as all clients receive the same excellent facilities and treatment. To help with the costs, we accept AXA and Bupa insurance so you can get started immediately and don’t need to worry about finances. If you need clarification regarding payment, get in touch with us so we can discuss your options.

Remember that the cost of treatment should be weighed against the cost of not getting help, which has financial implications and impacts your health, relationships and overall quality of life.

9. Research post-treatment support and aftercare

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong journey that doesn’t end when a rehab programme concludes. Effective aftercare can significantly reduce the risk of relapse and help individuals navigate the challenges of re-entering their regular lives.

The best rehab centres offer comprehensive aftercare programs or can connect you to services like sober living homes, ongoing therapy, support groups and alumni programmes. These services provide continued support and a sense of community that can bolster your resilience and commitment to a sober life.

Recovery Lighthouse is a huge proponent of the importance of aftercare, so we provide all our clients with one year’s free weekly group therapy. This will help you to stay sober, gain invaluable professional and peer support and keep you accountable. We also invite all our clients to join our alumni network, where you will have access to private messaging boards and exclusive social events designed to extend our sense of community beyond the walls of Recovery Lighthouse.

How to find out more

Choosing the best rehab clinic is a crucial but personal decision. Take your time with this process, and remember that reaching out for help is the first and most important step. To find out more about what Recovery Lighthouse has to offer, get in touch with us today. We can provide the right support and treatment to help you create a healthier and more fulfilling life free from addiction.