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5 Questions to Ask a Counselor

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If you or a loved one is experiencing addiction, we’re here to help.

ritalin addiction rehabAsking questions before you enroll in a Ritalin rehab is the best way to make sure that you have found the right treatment program for you or your loved one.

The following are just five of the many questions that patients should ask a counselor before enrolling in addiction treatment.

What Types of Ritalin Rehabilitation are Available at Your Program?

Different treatment centers offer different programs; examples include outpatient care, inpatient rehab, sober living residences, addiction counseling, family therapy and more.

Even if you think that you have identified the program that will work best for you at a Ritalin rehab, ask about other programs they offer. You never know – you may find out about something that will work even better. In other cases, you may find that the program that you were hoping for has been shut down or cut back for one reason or another. Making sure that you have all the information about the programs currently offered will help you to choose the right treatment center.

Does Your Rehab Offer Medical Care for Detox Issues?

If you are concerned about withdrawal symptoms or if you have underlying medical issues that could possibly cause complications during detox, it’s important that the Ritalin rehab that you choose offers the medical care and assistance that you need in the event of an emergency. Routine care and regular checkups will help to make sure that everything is progressing as it should be throughout the process of Ritalin detox. 24-hour emergency assistance should be immediately accessible in case you need it.

Is This a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

If you are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders for psychological issues like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, severe depression, eating disorders, or other ailments, it’s important that you choose a Ritalin rehab that can effectively address that problem with appropriate care. In many cases, these disorders exacerbate the addiction issue and, if not treated concurrently, can sabotage Ritalin addiction treatment and make relapse more likely both during and after rehab.

What Aftercare Services Does Your Program Provide?

Aftercare services like sober living and addiction counseling are a big part of what makes any addiction treatment program successful. Treatment principles must be followed for a lifetime in order to be effective, and it’s too easy to forget or lose focus without regular support provided by aftercare. For the sake of fluidity in treatment and continuing care, it is often easier if the aftercare services you choose involve the same treatment facility and some of the same counselors that you worked with during rehab.

Will I Be Included in the Development of My Treatment Plan at Your Program?

It’s a good idea for you to be able to voice your opinion about the different therapies and treatments you attempt during rehab and let your counselors know which ones seem to speak to you more than others. Though your doctors and counselors have the final say, you should be a part of the process.

If you would like to learn more about how Michael’s House can help you heal after Ritalin addiction, contact us today at 760.548.4032 for more information.