There are hundreds of treatment centers in America. Choosing one that is right for you or your loved one requires doing your research. During a pandemic, this may be a bit more difficult, but it is still an essential task before you sign any paperwork or begin intake. One thing that you will probably want to look into is staff ratios. Is a large or small treatment staff better?
Success in recovery depends on a lot of things, but having a safe, small and family-like treatment environment can help you get started on the road. Smaller staff sizes can help create the intimacy and trust you need to succeed. You’ll know you’re in a safe space where you’re supported.
Small Treatment Staff: Getting To Know You
In a small treatment facility, there is a family-like environment and a community at the same time. You are among peers and people who want to help you. Some of the staff will be people who are in recovery themselves. They have been where you’ve been and understand the challenges that lay ahead. All of the staff are part of a team of recovery professionals. They’re rooting for you as you begin your new journey.
When there isn’t a huge staff, there are people who get to know you very well. They’ll be able to tell when something is wrong and get to know your quirks. You’ll also learn to trust people, one-on-one, as you grow in your recovery.
A Home Away From Home
A smaller treatment environment lends to a feeling that you’re creating a home away from home, where you can focus on the issues that matter most to you. There will be space for therapy, learning about addiction, and starting a new journey towards sobriety and serenity. An empathetic staff can help you sort out your strengths and use them to your advantage. They’ll also help you cope with your weaknesses while staying clean and sober.
More extensive treatment facilities can leave some people feeling lost in the crowd. The experience can make clients feel like they’re supposed to meet a “cookie-cutter” standard of recovery.
This general approach can work for some people, but for others, there’s not enough connection to truly grow. Some people need more therapy and a close-knit community to begin their journey and remain drug and alcohol-free. A pleasant environment, with healthy meals and other amenities, will also help you recover your health.
Getting Help for Addiction
A sense of community is essential for people when they are beginning their recovery journey. Now, with the limitations of COVID-19, these connections are more important than ever.
We’re open to new clients, providing inpatient treatment with precautions taken to ensure everyone’s health.
Please don’t be afraid to reach out – you DO deserve to get the help you need in a safe, confidential environment. Let us help you get started on your path. Give us a call at 855-977-1372.