There are thousands of drug treatment centers throughout the United States with different philosophies, treatment modalities and costs of treatment. How does someone go about choosing the best drug treatment center for themselves? To make matters a bit more complicated, let's add the need for dual diagnosis treatment to the equation.
The Best Drug Treatment Centers
There is really no such thing as the best drug treatment center. There is such a thing as a drug treatment center that is capable of meeting your specific needs. A person really has to have a very good idea as to what services a drug treatment center actually provides, compared to the services they say they provide. To ascertain that kind of information a person has to ask some very pointed questions pertaining to staffing patterns, qualifications, hours of treatment provided and more. Secondly, a person needs to be as honest as possible what their "real" needs are. do you require dual diagnosis treatment for a mental health issue, do you have an eating disorder, do you need drug detox?
Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Drug Treatment Centers
Not every drug treatment center is qualified to provide dual diagnosis treatment. A quality dual diagnosis treatment center inside a drug treatment center will employ a full time psychiatrist, staff trained in mental health issues, a separate treatment component and an ability to keep patients for more than three weeks in the drug treatment center.
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