This blog post lists the important things to look for when trying to find the right treatment for your addicted loved one.

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Although I disagree with the author’s statement that psychotherapy alone is not effective for recovery (in fact, there are well-designed studies that show specific psychotherapies are effective for treating certain addictions), I agree with the author about the important factors to look for when trying to find substance use treatments.

Luckily the list of things to consider is pretty short, although you may want to include additional factors to ask about based on your knowledge and needs of your addicted loved one (e.g., your loved one prefers to attend a treatment that does not focus on the 12-steps).

What is your experience?  Do these factors matter?  Share below…
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