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How to Pick an Austin Drug Rehab: What to Look for in a Program

If you or someone you care about needs to find an Austin drug rehab program, you’re far from alone. Austin continues to be profoundly impacted by the American drug addiction epidemic, specifically when it comes to opioids. The City reports that, since 2006, an average of 127 Travis County residents have died each year due to all drug overdoses, an average of 42 percent of which are attributable to opioid. In addition to prescription opioids, cocaine and meth have also become increasingly pervasive substance use issues facing Travis County residents.

The problem mirrors a larger statewide epidemic, during which Bexar, Travis, Harris and Williamson Counties have deployed tens of thousands of doses of the overdose-reversal drug Narcan® (Naloxone). Austin has also become a flashpoint for DEA cartel raids and a hub city for supplies from outlying markets. Easy accessibility to these drugs, community-related income and security issues, and a variety of other factors have made it more important than ever that Austin residents have access to adequate rehab resources, but its important to choose the right program to suit your unique and complex care and lifestyle needs.

With that in mind, here are some insights on how to pick an Austin drug rehab program and some factors to explore in your research:

Quality and Credentials of Staff

Thoroughly research the staff at the Austin drug rehab you’re considering, and make sure they have trained doctors, nurses and mental health professionals to effectively treat your unique medical and psychological issues. While rehab mostly focuses on behavioral components of care, it’s important to have effective resources to manage the ongoing residual medical issues associated with prolonged and untreated substance use. Ask the admissions staff if there is a psychiatrist on staff. Recovery Unplugged’s Austin Drug Rehab Center offers a full staff of experienced and qualified psychiatrists, therapists and case workers.

What Types of Treatment Programs Do They Offer?

The addiction rehab experience is different for everyone. You or your loved one may benefit from an outpatient program, where you leave after each session or you may need more targeted, in-depth and distraction-free care in a residential facility. Find out what levels of care are available to you, based on your treatment needs, lifestyle, budget and your insurance resources.

Speaking of Insurance…

Find out if the Austin drug rehab you’re choosing accepts your insurance plan. The reality is that addiction treatment can be expensive, and your insurance will be one of your prime assets in helping you or your loved one get the care you need. It’s important to realize that different insurance plans offer different tiers of coverage. One of the first things you should do is get a full insurance verification from the admissions team to determine your options.

What Is Their Program Like?

Find out what type of therapies the program you’re considering offers (cognitive behavioral therapy, group counseling, EMDR, etc.), as well as what amenities are offered in their residential program. If you’re able, talk to other people who have gone through the program to find out what kind of care they offer. The reality is that your treatment experience is often contingent upon seemingly less consequential things, like food, attitude of staff and other comfort-related factors. It’s important that the Austin drug rehab program you choose can provide safe, comfortable and effective drug treatment. It also helps if you can find out your prospective program’s success rates. See if you can get some long-term statistics from the staff you talk to or general research.

Is This Austin Drug Rehab Accredited?

One of the best ways to determine the legitimacy and clinical quality of an Austin drug rehab program is to verify its accreditations. Agencies like the Joint Commission are able to attest to these characteristics through a rigorous certification process. Find out what agencies have accredited your prospective treatment facility and what these accreditations mean.

Don’t Look for An Austin Drug Rehab on Your Own

If you’re struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, you may not have the energy, focus or inclination to look for treatment on your own. On the other hand, if you’re looking for treatment for a loved one, you need to know they’re going to be safe and comfortable in the program they choose. No matter which role you occupy, work together to find a program that works best in terms of care needs, lifestyle, budget and insurance resources. It helps to find a program that checks as many of your pre-established boxes, as possible.

When You’re Ready to Enter Drug Rehab in Austin

Recovery Unplugged provides comprehensive, compassionate and effective Austin drug rehab for both residents and visitors, alike. We offer medical withdrawal management at our Austin detox facility, as well as residential treatment and differing levels of care, like inpatient, outpatient partial hospitalization. Recovery Unplugged Austin Rehab Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and in-network with many insurance providers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get help for your addiction. Contact Recovery Unplugged today to avoid becoming another casualty of the Austin drug addiction epidemic.

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