Once you have made the decision to get treatment and are committed to your recovery it is time to search for a rehabilitation facility and book into a rehab program. There are alcohol rehab programs located across Australia, so you can be sure to find one in your general area. There are a number of organisations, including Indigenous and culturally diverse ones, you can contact who will refer you to an appropriate treatment service.
Each rehabilitation facility is different in terms of program, credentials, cost, and effectiveness which is why we will show you what is important to look for when selecting a program that is the best for you. Let’s have a look at the main factors you should consider when searching for residential alcohol Rehabilitation Programs facilities. Reputable sources – Ask your GP or another health professional for advice. They might have a list of centres in your area or can refer you to someone that does. Your doctor will also know your medical history and condition, which is important when sifting through alcohol rehabilitation programs (some places offer medical supervision whereas others do not).
Internet – If you prefer searching online, make sure you search through a trustworthy, government-endorsed directory. You’ll save time and money as the websites submitted to these directories have been quality assessed. Beware of the many false claims that abound on the internet!
Yellow Pages – The Yellow Pages or your local telephone directory will list rehabilitation centres. Always try to check the reliability of the service.
Word of mouth – If you know of someone who has gone through rehabilitation, you can ask them questions about the process and where they received their treatment. Some people may directly refer you to a person to contact from a reputable rehabilitation centre in your area.
Cost – Consider your budget and keep focused on the quality of care. Always seek programs with a reputable, recorded clinical history because the most expensive facilities do not necessarily have a higher success rate. If you are facing difficulty with money you should not delay your rehabilitation. Treatment will ultimately help you get back on track. Consider talking with a loved one who might be willing to help with the cost. It is healthier and cheaper overall to pay for rehabilitation as opposed to supporting a habit.