The Danger of Navigating the Treatment World on Your Own

You’ve been through the wringer. You’re finally clear that your loved one has a problem and needs help. But now, you are confused and stressed. You might have questions like: What do I do? Who do I call? What’s my next step? People in your situation usually turn to the Internet as a first step searching for an addiction treatment center, substance abuse counseling or mental health services. While you may find some relief by acting and moving towards a possible solution, we learned early on that there is danger in trying to navigate the treatment center landscape on your own.

The world of addiction recovery and mental health is confusing, overwhelming, and sometimes even unethical and making the wrong choice could be detrimental.  

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Why the Internet can Take you Down the Wrong Path

Many years ago, when we started doing interventions and helping families find quality treatment facilities for addiction, through our research and vetting process, we found that there were providers who advertised certain features of their programs online in a misleading way. Their website had beautiful pictures of their facility, with palm trees and the beach nearby. When we visited, we found that the facility was many blocks from the beach in a run-down neighborhood. The images did not reflect reality and we learned quickly that the Internet can be very misleading. 

How to find the right treatment center

Trying to find the right program on your own, based solely on information found online, can result in “misplacement,” where your loved one ends up in an addiction recovery center that isn’t appropriate for them. The right fit is crucial and plays a huge role in determining the success of your loved one’s recovery.

Choosing a Treatment Center is about finding the right fit

Not all treatment centers are the same. You may find a good program that has a quality program but isn’t the right fit for your loved one and their specific needs. For example, just because your friend’s husband did well at a particular program doesn’t mean your son will have the same experience. Some programs may not be a good fit for several reasons. Important questions that will help determine this include: What is the average age and socioeconomic range of the current clients? What type of treatment modalities and therapies do they use? What disorders do they primarily treat? What clinicians do they have on staff? Do they have a family program? How do they deal with trauma? Knowing specifics about the program can help determine if they will be a good fit for your loved one.

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Our Process to Making an Informed Decision

Our mission is to find the right fit for each person. As part of our process, we do a detailed assessment that gives us vital information and insights into what will help your loved one get better. This allows us to take a customized, personal approach to ensure we find the right fit. We consider your loved one’s age, personality, history, and other personal preferences. This allows us to help the families we work with make a fully informed choice.

In our years of experience, we have been able to vet and qualify the different substance abuse treatment centers that exist. As a result, we have built trusted relationships with quality providers around the country. We know the quality of the facilities and the right questions to ask to help families make the choice that will work both clinically and ethically. 

Navigating this without professional support and experience can not only waste valuable time but, worse, can interfere with the recovery of your loved one. You do not have to do this alone. Feinberg Consulting can help your loved one find the help they deserve and provide you with peace of mind that the right choice was made. 

Our goal is to give you the tools you need to feel calmer and more confident about helping your loved one. Please get in touch with us directly if you want to speak to someone right away. We can move quickly 248-538-5425.

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