How to Choose the Best Inpatient Rehab Center

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse and you’ve reached a point where you’re ready for intensive treatment, inpatient rehab can provide the therapy and tools you need to defeat your addiction and get your life back on track.


However, inpatient addiction treatment is a serious commitment. You’re putting your life on hold for a substantial period of time, and your success in the program will depend on choosing an inpatient center that fits your needs and goals. Take a look below at the brief list of things to consider during your search for the best inpatient rehab center.


What is the Cost?


As with many goods and services, higher cost does not always translate to higher quality, so don’t assume you can only get the best treatment at the most expensive rehab center. Fortunately, many inpatient treatment programs are covered in part or full by health insurance, so your first step in selecting a center is to find out how much your insurance covers so you can narrow your options accordingly.


Personalized Inpatient Care


One of the most important things any facility can do is make sure you’re treated as an individual and customize a treatment program specifically for you. Look for a center that offers a variety of treatment options, such as 12-step and non-12-step support groups, group and individual therapy, and facilities equipped to care for coexisting medical or mental health conditions.


Comprehensive Inpatient Treatment


Substance abuse takes a toll on your body, mind, and spirit, as well as your relationships, career, and personal development. When considering an inpatient rehab facility, it’s a good idea to choose one that addresses the full scope of your addiction instead of one that narrowly focuses on detox and addiction treatment.


Visitation Policies


Depending on your network of support, visitors during your inpatient treatment might be beneficial to your recovery, or they could knock your progress off track. Some rehab facilities allow visitors, while others do not. If your personal network includes toxic people who directly or indirectly enabled your addiction, choosing a center with a strict “no visitors” rule can provide the distance you need to recover.


Continuum of Care


We at API believes that recovery does not stop once someone leaves an inpatient setting.  Follow up treatment in an outpatient treatment program such as an Intensive Outpatient Program or Partial HOspitalization Program helps bridge the gap between inpatient services and returning to the community.  Aftercare support groups and family awareness groups are other tools for an individual’s recovery toolkit.  Remember, recovery is a lifetime process.


We Can Help


Educating yourself about the basics of a comprehensive residential treatment will create a strong foundation for successful, sustained recovery, and Alvarado Parkway Institute in San Diego can help. We provide chemical dependency help and intervention for substance abuse through treatment and recovery programs designed to support those suffering from addiction. We customize treatment to meet the needs of each patient, and we promote family involvement in patient care.


For more information about our programs and services, please reach out via the contact form on our website. Or call our 24-hour referral and crisis line at 619-667-6125.