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Choosing the Best Rehab for Your Native American Loved One

Did you know that 10% of Native Americans suffer from a substance abuse disorder? In addition to that percentage, 25% of Native Americans report binge drinking in the last month. 

Unfortunately, you may find yourself needing a rehab center for your Native American loved one. As the most common ethnicity to need rehabilitation services, this is more common than you may think.

But how do you find the best rehab for the person you love? You want to make sure they receive the best care around. If you want to know how to find the best rehab centers, this guide will walk you through best practices to ensure you are putting your loved one first.

Read on to find out more.

Consider Your Goals

When you think about finding the best rehab facilities near you, you first need to consider the goals you have in mind. Does your loved one need help right now for a couple of months? Or, does your loved one need help for the longer term?

Also, you need to understand if your goals involve just the addiction problem or any comorbidity that your loved one may face. By knowing the answers to these questions, you can get started looking for a facility that can help meet your needs.

Decide on a Location 

Once you know your goals, you need to decide on a location. While you may find a great rehab center two hours away, this may not be conducive to your or your loved one’s recovery. You want to ensure that you are close enough that it is convenient to get to.

To do this, you can search “best rehab facilities near me.” When you search this phrase, Google will use location services to find the best rehab centers around you.

You want to determine a location that is convenient for you, but you also need to consider a potential relapse. If your loved one relapses a week after being home, you will most likely want to go back to the rehabilitation center. If you are too far away, this can be harder, which in turn can then delay recovery. 

Determine the Type of Facility 

When thinking about the rehab center, you also need to determine the type of facility that you want to send your Native American loved one to. There are both coed options as well as single-gender options for rehab centers. 

While there are benefits to both types of rehabilitation centers, most of the time, people do better in single-gendered rehab centers. This is because there are fewer distractions, and they can focus on themselves. 

Other Factors to Consider

When you decide on the type of facility, whether that is coed or single-gender, there are a few other factors that you need to consider before sending your Native American lead one to a rehab center.

For starters, you need to determine if they need an inpatient or outpatient treatment center. There are benefits to both, but they’re also disadvantages to both as well.

An inpatient center may be more expensive, however, your loved one will be in a safe setting conducive to recovery. On the other hand, an outpatient recovery center may be less expensive but typically has a lower success rate. With an outpatient recovery, your loved one will also be able to keep a normal routine, which can be an advantage.

In addition to determining inpatient versus outpatient centers, you also have to look into the specialty that you need for rehab. While some centers focus solely on alcohol or drugs, other centers have other specialties to customize a plan to cater directly to your loved one.

Ask for Recommendations 

Now that do know what you need in a rehab center for your loved one, you can start to ask for recommendations. It is best to ask for recommendations from people you know like coworkers, friends, and family. Most of the time, the people you trust will not lead you astray with recommendations.

If the people you ask do not have any recommendations, your next step would be to Google locations and look at reviews. In addition to looking at reviews, you should also look at star ratings. It is best to stick to four- or five-star ratings to get the best rehab center for your loved one. 

Visit the Center

Once you go through the steps, it is usually best to visit the rehab center before you sign a contract. This way, you are sure that it is the best fit for your loved one where recovery will happen.

Going with your gut feeling is often the best route to determine if the center is right for you and your loved one.

Consider Your Budget

Once you settle on one or two centers and narrow it down, you need to consider your budget. Usually, you do not want to go with the cheapest option. However, you do not need to go with the most expensive one, either.

Finding a rehab center that meets your needs and is in the middle of your budget is usually your best bet. Just because one is more expensive, does not necessarily mean it is better.

Find the Best Rehab Center for Your Native American Loved One

Seeing a loved one go through an addiction is not easy. That’s why finding the best rehab center for your Native American loved one will put you both at ease.

By following these steps, you will find one of the best rehab centers around. 

If you are in the Scottsdale area, Sunrise Native Recovery is a great option as one of the best drug rehab centers and best-rated alcohol rehab centers in the area.

If you have any questions or want to learn more to help your loved one, don’t hesitate to reach out today. We are here to help. 

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