Finding an addiction treatment center for you or a loved one can be a challenging process. There are so many factors to consider in this huge life decision.

What to Consider when searching for RehabAccording to Beverly Price, founder and CEO of Inner Door Center in Michigan, the key is to research and find the best fit in treatment while also learning how to navigate insurance waters. In doing this, it will maximize positive treatment outcomes and work toward minimizing relapse in the future.

From Price, here are some of the most important things to consider when choosing a treatment center:

1. What is the feel or "vibe" when you walk in the door?
Do you feel comfortable in the surroundings, do you feel tranquility and does the staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable? Your treatment center may be surrounded by mountains or an ocean, but if the vibe is not there, you will not be focused or engaged.

2. Do you feel listened to and heard?
More important than the surrounding views of any center is the human connection of the staff. Do you feel comfortable in their presence, and do you feel heard?

3. What’s the staff-client ratio?
A high staff to client ratio along with the highest amount of one-on-one treatment available is the most ideal in a treatment setting.

4. Is the facility high quality?
Is the facility accredited, licensed and is staff skilled and seasoned? An accredited facility reflects safety, quality and high standards of care.

5. Location, Location, Location
The best treatment is not necessarily far away from home, though many find it easier. But also consider if you want to be within traveling distance to family whose support you may need during treatment.

6. Does the facility offer holistic and complimentary approaches?
Yoga has been shown to calm you while making conscious shifts in areas of the brain responsible for making impulsive decisions. Tai Chi, acupuncture and other Eastern practices, integrated with traditional therapy, provide for the option of the best of both worlds in healing.

7. Does the treatment center address co-occurring disorders?
Addictions are not stand alone entities and often come with a host of other conditions, such as depression, anxiety, trauma along with co-addictions. Is the treatment staff and model equipped to handle it all and/ or know when it is appropriate to refer you to a higher or different level of care - either inside or outside of the facility?

8. Is there a key person on staff that will help you maximize insurance benefits?
Insurance can be very tricky. Staffs who handle insurance at your possible treatment center of choice should be honing the support of the benefits administrator in your human resources department, along with your company insurance liaison, to make the stars align for your insurance to cover treatment.

If your insurance policy is fully insured, meaning your company is paying premiums, you may not have as much leeway in negotiating. However the staff member handling insurance at the treatment facility should understand the insurance appeal process. Cash is always an option if you do not have mental health or substance abuse benefits or do not carry health insurance. Ask if your facility of choice can work with you on making treatment affordable.

All in all, the most important thing is to make sure you’re conscious of optimizing addiction treatment by choosing the place that feels right.