These days, when dishonest businessmen realized that they could make big money on the troubles of alcoholics and drug addicts, fly-by-night clinics have been popping up left and right. It’s even difficult at times for medical professionals to deal with so many clinics, with their aggressive advertising and lofty promises. So we can imagine how it is for people from outside the medical community who are in distress and whose family and personal health and wellness are threatened. Also, the lack of time and objective information makes a person in trouble even more vulnerable to scams and phony doctors. Then how do you choose clinics that actually help from the thousands that promise a pleasant recovery and comfortable amenities?
Here are a few simple rules that are applicable for all areas of medicine:iso 45003
1. Be wary of those who promise 100% recovery without side effects, “with the help of one injection”, “fast and cheap”, and “forever”. More than likely, you are dealing with a scam, not medical professionals. Professionals never promise 100% recovery in the shortest possible time at the lowest possible costs and effort. And this is not just about medicine. Professionals are people (by virtue of their education and serious clinical experience) who adequately evaluate risks, select ways to minimize risk, and are able to manage risks in case they appear. They are specialists with a deep understanding not only of psychological health, but also basic medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology, medical statistics, internal medicine, surgery, and so on.
2. There are no guarantees in psychological health. This has been proven by experience around the world and the scrupulous statistics of world public health leaders.
3. Therapy requires strict control, careful adherence to doctors’ advice, and obligatory rehabilitation. This is especially important for those recovering from drug addiction. There are no fool-proof methods. Only a specialist can conduct treatment while minimizing the risk of complications. Only clinics with the proper equipment, a staff of specialists in the areas of therapy, critical care, anesthesiology and cardiology, can effectively deal with complications.
Make sure that a clinic has appropriate equipment and specialists.
4. Only trust your health to those doctors, in whose professionalism you do not have any doubts. Make sure that a clinic has a long, multi-year history as well as doctors with appropriate education and certification. Study the clinic’s statistics and references. Confirm that the doctors are well-published and have received awards and supplemental education. Also check their length of service, scientific activity, and so on.
5. Carefully learn about the reputation of the clinic you are inquiring about. Give your preference to large networks of clinics with offices throughout the country and, even better, throughout the world. Professionalism and effectiveness determine the rapid growth of a clinic, its development and expansion.
6. Rate the treatment in terms of how holistic it is. How does the doctor see your treatment? Is it one dubious consultation at home with an injection of a “100% effective drug”, whose contents are unknown? Or is it a doctor who will work closely with you and your family from the very first consultation? Will your condition be monitored after recovery?
7. Are there psychologists in the clinic? What methods do they employ?