“Man, there are a lot of drug rehab centers out there! I was really surprised.” That’s probably the reaction someone has when he or she starts looking at these places. And, they’re all just a little different.
The center connected with the local hospital/medical center offers treatment methods for those who feel they need to remain on campus for the duration, and other programs for those who consider themselves able to come and go. The private center located on the outskirts of town may be nicer, but its programs are very similar to those offered at other clinics.
Different drug rehab centers have different ways of providing their services, but all of them should have one goal in mind: helping someone overcome addiction and resume a normal life. That’s the most important thing. A center may not be all that fancy, but, hey, if it gets the job done, that’s the main thing. Encouraging family participation isn’t a bad idea, either. Once the settling in period has passed, and things are progressing, let the entire family get in on the opportunity to take advantage of the programs offered. Hey, they were affected, too.
Other drug rehab centers offer similar programs. Some choose to involve the family from the very beginning; others feel it best to wait until the recovering person has reached a certain level before the family comes back into the picture. Both methods still provide the same thing–the support and love that can only come from a family.