How to find the right drug treatment program


The National Institutes of Health has issued an 8-page guide to help you pick the right drug abuse treatment program.

The booklet, Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know What to Ask, says there are five key questions you should ask about a program:

Five Key Questions:

  • Does the program use treatments backed by scientific evidence?
  • Does the program tailor treatment to the needs of each patient?
  • Does the program adapt treatment as the patient’s needs change
  • Is the duration of treatment sufficient?
  • How do 12-step or similar recovery programs fit into drug addiction treatment?

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