1.) Are they accredited and licensed by DCF and JACHO or CARF do they have a Wherehab Review?
– If a facility is not DCF accredited they are breaking the law. JACHO offers some security knowing their legitimacy, but it is quite easy to obtain. Wherehab reviews offer a third party source that can help you know what the facility really is like.
2.) Determine your stance about Medically Assisted Treatment – Find out if they offer it.
-Do you believe in long term maintenance with medications like methadone or suboxone, a non narcotic anti-craving medication like vivitrol, or no medications.
3.) Are they treating the addict/alcoholic and the family?
–Addiction is a family disease selecting a program that addresses the family dynamic very important.
4.) Does their program match your needs?
-It is important to pick a facility that treats the whole person, so if you are a creative person picking a facility that offers creative therapies good be essential to your sobriety.
5.) Do they have a well rounded approach?
-Science based vs. holistic based recovery. Do they offer evidence base treatment and holistic approaches?