- Detoxification. A Forever Recovery isn’t the only organization to offer onsite detox. But they do an excellent job of describing exactly what a patient can expect during this part of recovery. During this time, they conduct extensive medical tests such as a urinalysis and tests for your blood levels to establish what kind of treatment you even need. After that, they monitor your detox for however long it lasts and amp up your vitamin and mineral levels. In short, they strive to keep you informed and relaxed during what is, for many people, an extremely difficult part of recovery.
- Length of treatment. Unlike some rehab centers, A Forever Recovery also lets you, the patient, determine how long you need to stay in the program. Whether you need only a month of treatment or several months, they believe you can decide what will help you recover.
- Types of programs. A Forever Recovery provides several options for a program that meets your needs. Not only will they offer the popular 12-step recovery model; you can also choose from a Christian-based treatment, a cognitive approach, holistic practices, self-help, and even Native American practices. They respect the individual patient and strive to make it possible for a variety of patients to recover with them.
For some clients, it can be a disadvantage for a recovery center to cater to so many different individuals. For example, patients who prefer a Christian-based approach might want to work with a company that specializes in that approach, not just offers in on a platter with several other options. Similarly, someone who believes that holistic practices will help them the most in their recovery might want to attend a facility where only holistic practices are emphasized—not to throw them into a mix with faith-based approaches or the 12-step model.
Furthermore, some patients need a more regimented program, so this one might feel too loose for them. They may want to know exactly how long they can expect to attend a program and how discharge will look from the beginning. That being said, it can be a disadvantage that A Forever Recovery leaves this decision up to the patient.