09 Aug 2019

How to Choose the Best Rehab Facility for You or Your Loved One

In 2017, 9.1% of Americans beat an addiction problem and 46% stated to be in recovery.

Many factors play into how successful one's recovery is, and choosing the right rehab facility is one. But what does the right rehab look like? Well, the answer varies from case to case. In this article, we'll let you know what you should take into consideration when choosing a facility for yourself or your loved one.

Rehab Specialties 

Different rehab centers specialize in different types of addictions, like alcoholism, drug abuse or gambling addiction. Plus, certain experiences may have had a major impact on the individual's addiction, which should lead them to a specific type of center. This is why there are rehab programs for the LGBTQ+ community or for people who've been sexually abused.

So the first two questions you should reflect on when looking for a rehab treatment are:

  • What is/are the harmful substance(s) or behavior(s) to eliminate, and
  • If there are any other mental conditions or life experiences that could impact the recovery and should also be considered during rehab.


Just like with any other type of health and wellness facility, the cost of rehab programs will vary from center to center.

How much money you're able to allocate to your treatment will have a big influence on which facilities you can consider and which are out of budget. But don't get discouraged if you can't afford to spend that much, as there are rehabilitation options for all budgets.

Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab Facility

Inpatient programs are those where you stay in the facility for the duration of the treatment, while for outpatient ones, you sleep at home and go to the facility during the day. Typically, inpatient programs are advised for people who have reached very severe levels of addiction, as it is a complete disruption from their daily lives and their triggers. Outpatient programs are a good option for people with a less severe addiction, those continuing their inpatient programs on an outpatient status, or for those with a lower budget.


Enrolling in a rehab center that's far from your hometown means getting away from your routine, which is why a lot of people choose to travel and do their programs away from their home.

However, not everyone is prepared to simply live their daily life like that, which is why you should consider the location of the facility.

Duration of Program

Finally, during your search for the best rehab center, you'll find programs with different lengths, usually from 28 to 90 days. Research has shown that addiction treatment is usually more successful when the program lasts for at least 90 days. However, the duration of your program will also depend on your budget and how long you can pause your normal life to focus on your rehabilitation.

It Gets Better...

Struggling with an addiction isn't easy, and neither is seeing someone you care about in that situation. But as cliché as it might sound, things do get better. With motivation, the right support system and a good rehab facility, you or your loved one can become a part of the statistic we first mentioned in this article.

So keep your head up and feel free to contact us after you've completed your rehab to get a fresh, clean start in your life with the help of sober living at Fresh Start.