If drugs or alcohol have taken control of your life, and you have reached the point where you can’t take it anymore, drug treatment can help. No matter what you are going through right now, or how bad it has gotten, there is hope. You don’t have to wait for things to get worse, or for another, more severe bottom to get relief from addiction, help is available. But how to get that help? You may or may not be familiar with drug and alcohol rehab. Perhaps you have tried it in the past, or it is completely new to you. Either way, you probably have questions. How do you know which rehab is right for you? What’s the difference between one and another? How should you choose a rehab? What To Look For In A Rehab First and foremost, you should look for a rehab that offers the services you need. Everyone is different, and there may be specific services that you need or would prefer. It is helpful to spend some time to consider what those needs and preferences are, so you can start looking for the treatment center that works for you. A note of caution, though. Don’t overthink it too much. If you are struggling with addiction, the most important thing is that you get help as soon as possible. Here are some points to get you started: Location How important is location to you? Some women prefer to go to a rehab that is in another city or even another state. There are some solid reasons why this is a good idea. The further you are from your old connections and hangouts, the better. Plus, it just adds to that “fresh start” feel to be in a new environment. Delray Beach, Florida, is a beautiful setting for a rehab, and there are more treatment options here than there are in most other places, earning it the title of “rehab capital of America.” What better place to recover than a serene setting with year-round beautiful weather? It certainly can’t hurt. As far as the actual rehab itself, a warm, welcoming environment that is comfortable, secure and beautiful is important. After all, you are there to heal. Surroundings do make a difference. A cold, institutional environment should be avoided if at all possible. A Rehab For Women Why should you choose a gender-specific rehab? Some women feel more comfortable and less distracted in an all-female rehab. For women who have experienced trauma and violence, a women-only rehab facility feels safer. Women recover differently than men, and experience addiction differently as well. While recovery is certainly possible in a coed facility, a rehab that caters specifically to women is more likely to provide the types of therapies and treatments that are the most helpful to women. Services What types of services are you looking for? It is common for addicts entering recovery to have co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and eating disorders. It is important to find a treatment center that can help with more than just getting clean and sober. When these co-occurring disorders are not addressed, relapse after treatment is more likely. Other things to consider are whether or not your prospective program offers outpatient services, relapse prevention education and aftercare. Some treatment centers are quick “spin dry” rehabs that help you get clean and sober and then send you on your way. Without any support, many addicts and alcoholics return to using. Finding a rehab that provides ongoing support after the initial inpatient stay is important. Therapies What kind of treatments and therapies are offered? Today, we know that addiction is a complex disease, and that although it is treatable, there is not one single therapy that works for everyone. In fact, success often depends on providing a multi-faceted treatment program that offers a variety of therapies. Some examples include: Individual counseling Group therapy Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) Education Art therapy Yoga and meditation Horticulture therapy Animal-assisted therapy Family therapy And more Finding a rehab that offers a comprehensive list of treatments and therapies means you are more likely to get the combination of therapies that works best for you. 12 Step Integration Twelve step programs have been helping people achieve sobriety for over 70 years. Treatment centers often integrate 12 step teachings into their programs, and encourage participation in meetings. This is important because it helps to build a foundation for recovery that lasts long after treatment has ended. While many treatment centers offer this, not all do. Experienced, Caring Staff A staff of caring, compassionate and highly trained clinicians and addiction specialists can make all the difference in your treatment. This is especially true at an all-women’s rehab that is staffed by women who have helped to design a program just for you. Wayside House Can Help You If you are a woman who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, Wayside House can help. Our treatment program in Delray, Florida has been designed to meet the needs of women who are looking for recovery and a fresh start in life. Our facility is set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings and we offer the best in drug and alcohol treatment, holistic therapies and treatment for co-occurring disorders. Contact us today at 561-278-0055 to find out more.