Elements of a Good Rehab Facility

If you want to beat your alcohol addiction and be in a position to live a clean and healthy sober life, you will need to find a good treatment centre at which you will have the best chance of success. Addiction Helper can assist you when it comes to finding a suitable treatment provider for your requirements, but if you would like to look yourself, there are a few things to look out for. Whether you are planning to enter inpatient or outpatient treatment, you need to make sure that the facility you choose has all the elements you require.

It is vital to bear in mind that some facilities treat all types of addiction and related mental health issues while others specialise in one particular type of addiction, such as to alcohol or drugs or something such as an eating disorder. Some treatment centres are solely for women while others treat only men; however, most are mixed-gender facilities.

Starting Your Search

If you are planning to find a good treatment centre for yourself or a loved one, the following are some of the things you will need to consider:


The location of the facility is important, especially if it is an outpatient centre that the patient will need to travel to regularly. You need to consider how easy it will be for the patient and family members to get to and from the facility. You also need to consider if it would be preferable for the rehabilitation centre to be close to home or somewhere farther away.

Treatment Programme

Do your research beforehand to find out what type of treatment will be best suited for the person with the addiction issues. Once you have done this, you can look for a facility that provides that treatment or that creates a treatment plan based around the specific requirements of the individual.


It is important to find out as much as you can in relation to the staff at the facility and whether they have the appropriate certifications.


If you are interested in private residential treatment, the cost is going to be a factor. Find out beforehand how much a stay in a particular centre will cost and find out whether the facility expects full payment up front or if payment plans are offered. This can be especially useful to those who do not have large sums of money available for a one-off payment.

After Care

Find out what type of aftercare is provided by the facility once the programme of alcohol rehab is complete. Ask if they offer an extension programme or if they can be called upon to provide advice and support if required.


It is important to learn as much as possible about the success rate of the facility before you make up your mind. See if you can find reviews and testimonials from previous patients that will give you a better idea of what the programme is like.

Ask for Help

Sifting through the wealth of information regarding the many treatment facilities around the UK and abroad can be a time-consuming job. Unless you know exactly what you are looking for, this can take days or even weeks.

If you are searching on behalf of a loved one, one of the biggest problems with doing the research yourself is that by the time you find something suitable, your loved one may have changed his or her mind about getting help.

You do not have to do this work yourself. Addiction Helper has the information you need at the click of a button. We have a huge database of treatments and providers in all areas of the UK and beyond, and we can provide you with this as soon as you call. Our service is free and there is no obligation.

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Calls will be answered by admissions at UK Addiction Treatment Group.

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