How To Choose a Rehab Facility

According to SAMHSA, about 21.2 million people needed treatment for substance abuse in 2018, but only 17% received help.

Deciding to go to a rehab facility for addiction treatment is a brave decision. When starting this process, you’ll notice that there are many rehab facilities out there, and choosing the right one for you can be overwhelming. This is why at Enlight Treatment Center, we stress the importance of learning how to choose the right rehab facility.

How To Choose a Rehab Facility

Finding the right rehab facility for you requires some assessment.

Is the facility licensed and accredited? Does the facility offer treatment specific to your needs? How far is it from your home? Here are some considerations on how to choose a rehab facility:

Accreditations and Licensing

Accreditations and licensing were implemented to help regulate rehab facilities. Accreditation proves that a facility is legal. It also shows the available amenities and facilities required to treat clients.

When searching for a rehab facility, look for Accreditation by The Joint Commission Behavioral Health. This is one of the most recognized accreditations for rehab facilities.

Type of Programs Offered

The type of rehab programs a facility offers also matters. The main types of programs offered are:

  • Detox
  • Inpatient
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Outpatient
  • Aftercare

Detox and inpatient treatment is a great way to start your recovery journey. Detox helps rid your body of drugs and alcohol safely. Inpatient treatment addresses the mental & emotional components of addiction. If you are unsure whether your addiction requires inpatient treatment, give us a call to find out.


Many rehab facilities only offer addiction treatment. Often addicts experience mental illness and addiction at the same time. If you battle mental illness and addiction, you will want to go to a dual-diagnosis rehab.

Treatment Offered

There are different treatment methods and modalities for substance abuse, including 12-step program, therapy, holistic treatment, medication-assisted, faith-based treatment, etc. Some facilities offer only one or two treatment approaches, while some offer varieties.

Addiction is different from person to person, and you don’t want to go to a facility that offers one type of treatment for all clients.

It is best to choose a facility that offers treatment methods tailored treatment to your specific needs.

Gender-Specific or Co-ed

Before choosing a rehab facility, ask these questions: Do you want to be around people of your age, religion, or sexuality? Do you prefer a co-ed or gender-specific space? Some facilities only work with specific sexuality, age, religion, or faith. Select a facility you find comfortable.


A comfortable and structured environment is the best place for recovery. Besides beautiful views and comfortable rooms, some specific amenities matter to people. They include meal options, recreational spaces, exercising spaces, meditative spaces, and cleaning options. Go for a rehab facility with amenities you prioritize.

Staff To Patient Ratio

Getting the attention you need and deserve is essential when going to rehab. At Enlight Treatment Center, we have a 3:1 staff to patient ratio. This allows us to pay close attention to every client.

Cost and Insurance

Another vital factor for many people is cost. Cost varies based on the treatment center, type of treatment offered, the length of stay, and many more.

Fortunately, most facilities offer treatment covered by insurance. Talk to the rehab facility to know the type of insurance they take and how much your insurance covers.

Choose The Right Rehab Facility Today

Now that you know how to choose a rehab facility, the next step is to start digging to find the right place. Enlight Treatment Center is a top addiction treatment facility with various evidence-based treatments and the ability to create individualized plans.

Are you ready to start your journey in a facility with unmatched services and a good reputation? Get in touch with Enlight Treatment Center today. Our caring staff and beautiful facility are ready to receive you.

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Our admissions team is available 24/7 for those in need of treatment. Even if we are not a match for you or your loved one, we are here to help. It is a cornerstone practice of  Enlight Treatment Center to serve as a bridge between the community and treatment.