If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse issues, the first step towards getting better is seeking treatment from a professional treatment facility. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic, one question many people are asking is whether it is advisable to go to a rehab during these uncertain times.
Addiction experts have warned that the Covid-19 crisis could increase users’ drug habits. Recreational users could be pushed into more serious and more harmful drug habits, while those whose situations are already problematic may increase their frequency of use. Because of the effects of the crisis on people’s mental health, even casual users may be led to use more drugs.
If you are one of these people who feel that your drug addiction has taken a more serious turn, one of the best options is to seek addiction treatment. There are in-patient residential treatment facilities that remain open and continue to accept new clients even during the pandemic.
But how can you make sure that the treatment facility you are choosing is safe? Here are some factors that you should consider.
Covid-19 Safety Protocols
One of the first things you should check when choosing an addiction treatment center is whether they are following safety protocols associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. These are guidelines that the facility is following and enforcing in order to make sure that the staff and residents will be kept safe as much as possible. Have a look whether the treatment facility is updated with local city guidelines and what it is doing to mitigate potential cases of Covid-19 in its facility.
While there is no 100% guarantee that you will not be infected with the Covid-19 virus while residing in any treatment facility, having these safety policies can provide an extra layer of security that the center is conscious of what is currently happening.
At the Lighthouse Treatment Center, we have released a Covid-19 safety policy that is available on our website to advise current residents, our staff, their families, and potential clients. These protocols are important to us and we make sure that these are strictly enforced.
Staff Training and Awareness
In addition to having safety protocols, another important factor is to make sure that the treatment facility employs professional staff that are well-trained and informed, not only on their regular responsibilities, but on how to keep themselves and the clients safe.
At the Lighthouse, our staff are educated on the recommended preventative steps to protect themselves against Covid-19. High-risk staff and staff who may be showing flu-like symptoms are required to work from home. Unnecessary contact with one another, including with patients, are discouraged.
Use of Proven Treatment Methods
Depending on what type of addiction you’re struggling with, it is important to choose a rehab facility that is specialized in treating that addiction. Make sure that the facility uses data driven treatment modalities that are proven effective.
The Lighthouse Treatment Center prides itself in being a specialist in treating addiction for the entire spectrum of drugs abused in modern society. It employs a renowned clinical team with experience in treating addiction to all types of substances. This expertise in treating different types of addictions is utilized with an individualized approach to cater to the unique needs of the patient.
Holistic Treatment Approach
Not all rehab facilities are created equal. Aside from the treatment method itself, it is important to choose a rehab that applies a holistic approach when dealing with its clients. This is very critical especially during challenging times such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many people who have become addicted during the pandemic are struggling with many different issues including anxiety and other mental health concerns. Because of this, the approach in treating the individual should encompass one’s body, mind, and soul. This can be achieved by making sure that the client is able to recover not only in the physical sense but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
At the Lighthouse, we implement a holistic approach by promoting clinical excellence, providing healthy meals prepared daily, physical fitness sessions, and spiritual growth opportunities. Even if clients are not allowed to go out or have group activities outside, our facility is very comfortable to stay in with luxury living spaces, pristine bathrooms, and modern kitchens. The facility also has its own fitness center as well as a Zen garden where residents can breathe in fresh air.
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, help is available.
Contact Lighthouse Treatment today.