Friday, March 9, 2012

Choosing A California Alcohol Rehab Facility

If you’re considering enrollment in a California alcohol rehab facility, you must first determine the best program suits your needs. Locating a quality program may seem daunting to some, but with a little determination and perseverance, many find the process extremely rewarding.

Before you begin searching for a facility, you’ll need to narrow down your options. Below is a list of questions to ask yourself prior to starting your search:

-          How Severe Is Your Condition? Where serious alcohol abuse is apparent, alcoholics may benefit more from a facility that offers a medically monitored detox program.
-          Are Special Needs A Factor? If you have a handicap or strict diet, it may be in your best interest to locate a facility that caters to your needs.
-          What Is Your Financial Situation? Will treatment be covered through your insurance provider? Do you have the means to pay for treatment on your own? Is financing available through the treatment centers you are interested in? These factors can easily narrow your search.

Questions To Ask A Facility:

1 – How long is the average stay for patients enrolled in your facility?
2 – How much does treatment cost?
3 – Have the physicians operating the facility been certified?
4 – How involved are patient families in the recovery process?
5 – Is your facility properly accredited?
6 – Do you offer an alcohol drug detox program?
7 – What types of treatments?
8 – What, if any insurance plans to you accept?
9 – Are there any aftercare programs offered at your facility?
10 – What is the client to staff ratio?
11 – Do you have a waiting list for treatment?
12 – What types of licenses does your facility possess?
13 – What philosophies and goals does your facility adhere to?
14 – What year did your facility open?
15 – Why should I choose your facility for treatment?

Recovery is never an easy process. By taking the time to locate a program that can properly assess and address your individual needs, you are creating a foundation from which to build the happy and fulfilling life you and your loved ones deserve. 


  1. I have a cousin who is currently looking for a california rehab and this post was seriously great! The questions were exactly what we needed to ask! This is an amazing post thank you so much!

  2. The first step in traditional Alcohol Rehab is detoxification. It can take 3 to 7 days to complete the process.