Choose the appropriate type of rehab for your teen to help him or her to recover quickly. Take into consideration the preferences of your teen when looking for a rehab for them. The following are guidelines for selecting an appropriate teen rehab.
Ensure that the programs that the rehab are tailored specifically for teens. Rehabs are specializing in treating specific groups of people depending on their age, gender and sexual orientation, for example, there are rehabs for exclusively teens, adults, seniors, male, female, LGBT community and more.
It should be a rehab that does not discriminate anyone. There should not be racism, discrimination against religion, LGBT community and more.
consider the meeting sessions and duration of the rehab program to ensure that the rehab does not conflict with their other activities. They should consider the needs of the teen to develop flexible meeting schedules.
There should be different medical personnel ate the rehab to offer a variety of treatments. There should be therapists, nurses, medical doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, chiropractors and more at the rehab. An excellent rehab for a teen offers cognitive behavioral therapy, dual diagnosis treatment, family therapy, individual therapy, spiritual guidance, 12-Step philosophy and more types of treatments.
Check if the rehab has been accredited, certified and licensed. The accreditations, certifications, and licenses should be from the specific bodies that control and regulate the activities of rehabs. Rehab in the US are controlled by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and The Joint Commission, which are non-profit organizations.
The clinical staff at the rehab should also have relevant licenses and credentials that enable them to meet the national standards for treating teens who are addicted to drugs. Staff who do lack the necessary licenses and credentials may risk the health of your teen because they can offer wrong treatment. Some of the US certifications and credentials for rehab experts who offer rehab programs include Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC), Certified Co-occurring Disorders Counselor (CCDP) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Find out the treatment programs that are offered at the rehab. The rehab should allow you to choose among inpatient treatment, residential treatment and outpatient treatment.
Use your referrals to choose the best rehab for the teenager. More of your referrals should speak well of the inpatient treatment, residential treatment and outpatient treatment of the rehab. The most trusted referrals are the ones who have been patients at the rehab or have experienced loved ones undergo treatment at the rehab they are referring you to.
The rehab should allow the teen to pay using medical insurance. Your insurance will take care of part of the medical expenses at the rehab hence leaving you with a percentage that you can afford.