Choosing A Treatment Center
Because treatment is essential to helping your loved one recover, it's important to consider several factors when selecting a facility. From intake to long-term aftercare, the treatment center programs, people, and therapies will help your loved one attain their recovery goals and enable them to maintain sobriety. While planning the intervention, we will help the group members decide on a facility that meets the needs of their loved one. VIP Recovery will travel across the United States to plan, stage, and help with treatment intake.
""Debbie and Brandon (Wow, what a team) With their combined talents of strength, organizational skills, patience, kindness and passion; timeless efforts and persistence...when you thought that all was lost, they put it out to the universe to let the greater powers that be take charge..and take charge he did." - Michigan"- J.T. / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
""Debbie, words cannot express our gratitude for what you, Brandon, and the entire production staff has done for ...... and our family. Life truly is amazing, thru the power of prayer and the trust that we have in God he sent us you for help in one of our greatest times of need. We felt so powerless, and then somehow God sent you into our lives with a message of hope for our son, ........ I thought I was a strong guy until I met you, but I have truly met one of the strongest women I have ever met in my life. Thank God you took charge and forever changed the destiny of your son Brandon’s life. He is truly an incredible man to have overcome such odds and I know how much you love him and he loves you. Our prayers were truly answered this weekend as you took time away from your family to try and save our sons life and we will be forever grateful for that. Debbie you are a wonderful lady with a great message to the world that thru perseverance there is hope for everyone suffering from addiction. I have thru this process this weekend learned one more powerful lesson that was reinforced so strongly this weekend that the power of love is unstoppable, and always brings out the best in all of us. Love for one another has and will continue to be the greatest message of hope that we offer any one in a time of need. Thanks so much for your expression of love for our family. You were right I feel like I was hit by a Mack truck when I awoke this morning. I have been sitting at my desk this morning with my sunglasses on because my eyes look so bad. My door is closed and I have just been weeping from all that has happened. I feel relief, sadness, and happiness and have never felt like this before. I found myself this morning while unloading ....... golf bag, smelling his worn clothing, and I said to myself what is wrong with you. I look forward to the day I can smell him again in person because of your kindness. Debbie please don’t hesitate to call on me for anything that I can do for your organization, or your family I will be there for you just ask. May God richly bless you for the work that you are doing." B.P. - New Jersey"- B.P. / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
"I feel enormous respect for you Debbie and Brandon, and your work as specialists in the field of addiction and recovery. Your compassion and your expertise, to be calm in the eye of the storm, builds momentum. Together as a family you show what love is, and sometimes, love is courage. Brandon I'm glad you’re alive, and Debbie and Doug, I'm glad you took Brandon seriously and reached out to Dr. Phil. Brandon, I'm happy you are using you talents and dynamic personality to inspire and to lead others, especially for boys and men in our communities. As a mother against impaired driving and as a teacher, I wholeheartedly support your efforts. T. S. - California"- TS / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
""I just wanted to take a moment and thank both you and Brandon for all your help this past weekend. What you do is so amazing and I will be forever grateful for your help in getting my daughter the help she so desperately needed. Brandon is quite a remarkable man; he made a huge impact on my daughter! I still can't believe we were so fortunate to have you both with us this past weekend. From the way you just happened to pick up my sister's telephone call, to being available the weekend I was flying my family to ......, to getting ......on board - someone up there had a "hand" in all of this. .... Is not happy with me right now - she's angry because I pulled her away from her birthday and Christmas with the family. That's OK, I know it's not my daughter talking and at least I know by getting her to ...... now, she WILL be with me and the family next year." D.L. - Illinois"- DL / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
""Dear Debbie and Brandon, Please know how grateful our family is to have received your professional help for my brother. As you know, we as a family did not possess the tools necessary to effectively provide the support or roadmap he desperately needed to get onto the road toward recovery. Your ability to take an emotionally strained family, agonizing over the past and afraid of the future, and turn them into a group of people with purpose was impressive. Your knack with balancing sensitive family issues while treating people with dignity and respect is commendable. Your experience, organization, and passion made executing an effective intervention plan possible. Not only did our family leave the intervention feeling empowered that we can make a difference, but more importantly you were able to reach my brother and send him on his journey of recovery. "I can honestly say that after working with you I felt, 'now there goes two people who are on fire to change the world for the better.' Thank you for recognizing your gifts and talents and using them to help others. We appreciate all that you have done for us." S.H. - Arizona"- SH / Office Visit / Sep 26, 2019
What Factors to Consider?
When thinking about how to help your loved one recover, there are several things to consider. Before selecting a place based on amenities, some of the biggest things to consider are the structure of the treatment programs. This includes if you want an inpatient, outpatient, residential treatment, or recovery housing/sober living. The differences between each type of program include:
- Inpatient Treatment – An individual lives in a hospital type setting to receive help, structure, and guidance on recovery.
- Outpatient Treatment – An individual lives at home but attends regular therapy and treatment sessions.
- Residential Treatment – An individual lives in a non-hospital setting while receiving structured care.
- Recovery Housing – An individual lives in supervised, temporary housing and attends treatment programs.
We can help develop a strategy and determine what would work best for your loved one. In most cases, we usually recommend an inpatient treatment center. Generally, these types of programs best meet the needs of your loved one and help them learn how to maintain long-term success. Whatever treatment type you decide on, we will continue advocating and supporting your loved one throughout the process.
What Questions to Ask
After deciding on the type of program structure, it's important to ask and consider a few questions based on what your loved one needs. Everyone has very different requirements when it comes to the type of care and what works best for them. Some people respond better to different therapies or program structures. When asking questions, here are some things to consider, including how they measure success, manage relapse, and determine the expectations of the family members.
- Measuring success
- How do counselors track the individual's recovery process?
- What factors do you consider to determine if treatment was a success?
- Do you have statistics on your patients' long-term success?
- Do you have a sample treatment plan?
- How do you supervise patients?
- Managing relapse
- If a patient relapses, what happens?
- Is the patient dismissed if they relapse?
- If they relapse, do you have staff qualified to handle the issue?
- Expectations of the family members
- How do I help while my loved one is in rehab?
- Does your facility have a rights and responsibilities contract?
Treatment Center Checklist
To ensure the program maintains quality care and has all the correct licensing, we have a list of items to consider and research before enrolling your loved one at the facility. This list is based on information from the National Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse. The National Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse recommends:
- Researching who oversees the care and their experience with managing substance use disorder
- Reviewing the range of treatment types they offer and the effectiveness
- Learning if the treatment center offers mental healthcare services or medications
- Determining if the program is licensed and accredited
- Checking to see if a full-time addiction medicine physician or psychiatrist is on staff
- Discussing what happens if a patient relapses
Therapies and Amenities
After considering the questions and checklists, you may want to consider the different types of therapies and amenities the facility offers. Some places, like Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center, have therapies that allow an individual to work with animals. Depending on your loved one, these specialized types of therapies could help them learn how to apply positive behavior to different situations and help with the overall recovery process. From the treatment plans to information about relapses, it's important to holistically consider the treatment center and determine if what they offer works best for your loved one.
Recovering With Support
A proper treatment program is essential for your loved one's recovery. During recovery, a treatment center helps the individual safely detox, provides important therapies, and teaches the individual about positive and healthy habits for maintaining sobriety. At VIP Recovery, we can travel throughout the United States to plan, stage, and develop the best treatment plan for your loved one. Part of planning an intervention includes discussing a potential treatment center that works best for your loved one's conditions. Please call us today for additional information. A caring VIP Recovery team member is here to help you navigate through the next steps.