When you or a loved one has had enough of the life being lived and decides that treatment is necessary, it can be difficult to know where to start. It may be overwhelming to make a decision about what kind of treatment to seek, where to go, and who to call. The amount of information available online can paralyze the decision-making process, especially when some treatment centers do not use as many proven and trustworthy methods as others.
A good way to start is to find out which trusted treatment centers are in your area. Next, reach out to simply ask questions and gather information. You may call quite a few before you find one that feels like a good fit for your needs. The best way to get help is to talk with experienced people and professionals because they will lead you in the right direction and assist you in taking the right steps.
How 449 Recovery Can Help
One of the many wonderful aspects of 449 Recovery is its mission to help people, regardless of whether they are actively seeking treatment, whether they are in our local area, or whether they simply need more information. If you call at any time for guidance but are not sure if you are even considering 449 Recovery, you will not be pushed away or treated as if your only value to us is whether you attend one of our programs. 449 Recovery’s goal is to help in any way, even if that just means explaining your options and letting you know that help is available in many forms.
Attending treatment programs that are not reputable or that simply are a bad fit for you can waste your time, money, and energy, as well as frustrate your motivation for recovery. Instead of trying to navigate the treatment program selection process on your own, you can reach out for free and confidential guidance. The staff at 449 Recovery are educated in this field and understand thoroughly the process of seeking and starting treatment. If you have no idea where to go or who to call, allow yourself to seek guidance from a licensed mental health center that genuinely wants to help you navigate this process and find what will work best for you.
Many people trust 449 Recovery to lead them in a direction that is truly best for them and that will best serve their unique goals and needs for accessible and personalized treatment. 449 Recovery has a team designated to assist people in getting the help they need and in sharing with them our connections and resources across the country. It is important to us to assure people that this process does not have to be difficult or overwhelming. This often helps them find peace or comfort in a particularly difficult time.
Identifying Bad Treatment Centers
Although the internet is a tricky place to navigate at times and it may not be apparent at first glance whether a treatment center is reputable or not, there are some simple things you can watch for. Below are a few things you can expect in a trustworthy treatment program:
- Are they licensed or accredited?
- Is there a staff page?
- Is there an address? If so, look into the address and make sure that it is real.
- Is the phone answered when you call? If so, ask questions and determine whether the answers are informative and helpful or short and generic. A good treatment center should be more than willing to answer your questions even if it does not apply to their treatment center specifically, but to treatment in general.
- Do they show testimonials or reviews on their website?
- Can you find reviews on other sites? If so, are they generally positive?
- Does the website have a lot of information about what and how they treat?
- Does the mission seem to align most with the well-being and success of the patients/clients?
At 449 Recovery, the emphasis is on finding treatment that works best for you, and we understand that different things work for different people. If you want to have assistance in this process or to simply take some weight off of your shoulders during your search, don’t hesitate to call us. Our phones are answered 24/7, so there is never a bad time to call.
Other Resources to Consider
When it comes to finding a place to begin treatment, 449 Recovery will guide you as much as possible, but it is a positive thing to do your own research as well. You may want to consider looking at well-established and trustworthy sites to find places near you. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) can be a good place to start as well as a resource for evidence-based information. They have a specific feature that, once you input your location, will show you local options for what you are looking to be treated for.
As you find different resources online, remember that .gov websites are typically the most legitimate and trustworthy. Try to stay away from sites that seem to be doing more marketing than helping.
449 Recovery specializes in mental health treatment, which includes treatment for substance use disorder. Whether 449 Recovery seems like the best fit for you or not, we are happy to be a trusted source for information and guidance. We understand that seeking treatment can be overwhelming, and we want to help you. Our mission is to help people find a treatment that will work for them and promote their healing. There are several ways that you can get help from a simple phone call with 449 Recovery. During the phone conversation, you may choose to talk about your situation, ask questions about where to go or what to do, be connected with other resources, or even set up treatment. If you are ready to begin your search for a treatment center that will help you heal, give us a call any time of day at (949) 435-7449.