Last updated: 04/2/2019
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review
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Soma abusers need to attend addiction rehab treatment, and sometimes, inpatient care is the best choice for a patient’s recovery. But how do you choose the best inpatient Soma rehab center for your needs?
Inpatient Care for Soma Abusers
According to the US Department of Justice, “Individuals who abuse Soma can develop psychological addictions to the drug.” Though the side effects of abusing the substance, as well as its withdrawal symptoms, are usually comparatively mild, you may need to attend inpatient care for this addiction syndrome if you:
- Have overdosed on Soma, as this can cause difficulty breathing, coma, and shock, making it a potentially deadly syndrome
- Suffer from a comorbid mental disorder, for which you will require simultaneous treatment with your addiction rehab and in a safer, more controlled environment (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
- Do not have a strong, social support system at home
- Do not live in a place that will be safe during or conducive to your recovery
It is important to keep all of the issues above that affect you in mind when choosing an inpatient treatment program for your addiction syndrome.
What Should I Look for in Inpatient Care?
There are many things with which your inpatient program must be able to provide you.
- A safe, comfortable environment that will help you recover and allow you to stay in treatment for as long as necessary, since treatment length is connected with successful recovery (NIDA)
- A caring staff of healthcare professionals who understand your needs and will be able to build a beneficial and therapeutic relationship with you
- The treatment options you require for your recovery, including any
- Behavioral therapies
- Medical treatments for any additional physical or psychological issues you may be suffering from
- Additional treatment options such as nutritional counseling, housing help, etc.
In addition, a rehab center, especially one at which you will be staying over a long period of time, should also be able to provide you with other options you may require for a safe and beneficial recovery, including those that may have nothing to do with your addiction specifically. For example, if you feel more comfortable speaking Spanish, it is important to find a rehab center that has a bilingual staff. This will help you remain in treatment longer and ensure that you have found well-rounded care.
Choosing the Best Option: How Do I Know One Program Is the Best?
We can help match you with potential rehab centers that should benefit the needs you deem most important, and then the task of choosing the best option is up to you. According to the NIDA, “Whether a patient stays in treatment depends on factors associated with both the individual and the program,” and you can find the best facility by following a few simple steps.
- First, call the program, and ask to speak to someone about attending rehab in their facility. The individual on the phone might ask you for certain information, including the extent of your substance abuse history, your insurance plan, and the name of your primary care physician. It is also important that you ask questions, including:
- How much does your program cost per month, and will my insurance be able to pay for some of the cost?
- Which treatment options do you offer?
- Does your facility provide private rooms?
- What is your program’s success rate?
- Next, ask for a tour of the facility. Most rehab programs provide these so that potential patients can get an idea of what their recovery in a particular facility will be like. Make sure to ask yourself if you are comfortable there and if you believe you will be able to attend treatment without leaving early.
- Finally, talk to the healthcare providers at the facility about your needs and what you hope to achieve with your treatment program. You can also find out during this time if you feel comfortable with the staff and if your relationship with them seems like it will be therapeutic.
Find Your Inpatient Rehab Facility Now
If you go through all these steps after considering your needs for recovery, you will be very likely to find the best inpatient program for your Soma addiction syndrome and its treatment.