Different Types Of Private Drug And Alcohol Rehab
The internet can be overwhelming and finding a top rated drug rehab program can be difficult. There are far fewer upscale drug rehabs to begin with and those that do exist can be seen under many different listings. Examples include: “luxury drug rehab”; “premier drug rehab” and “executive drug rehab” – while others might use phrases like “VIP drug rehabs”; “exclusive drug rehabs” or simply the “best drug rehabs”.
The most common thing you will find in these types of centers is the luxurious nature of where you will do treatment and how your comfort level will make your stay so much easier in that regard. But amenities should be only part of the overall selection process. No matter how a center is showcased, the reality is that when seeing some of them (in promotions or on their websites) there is still no easy way to know which one is best for your needs and which routinely get the best results for their clients.
Unless you have worked in the industry and could make heads or tails out of the various information that each will try to present to you, the task can be quite a challenge to properly evaluate each.
That is why our experienced drug rehabilitation specialists are here to help you with this task. Call us at 1-855-Detox-007. We understand and can explain the important differences so that you can make an informed decision and feel fully confident in the direction you choose for addiction treatment.
In addition to any help our counselors will provide you, the following information might help provide a good rule of thumb for initial evaluation in your selection process.
Individual Counseling / Therapy vs. Group Therapy Model
95% of all traditional drug rehab programs fully (or in some capacity) use group therapy treatment. This is 12 step disease model treatments in AA/NA type group meetings. Success rates for 12 step rehab type programs are listed in medical journals and government sites at approximately 10% or lower; with over 80% relapsing. The most common faults of this type of treatment include the fact that it is very difficult to get to underlying emotional issues in a group setting. In addition to that, 12 step pushes concepts that one is powerless, diseased and incurable.
One-on-one cognitive therapy and other individualized treatment methods work to get at the core underlying issues of an alcohol or drug addiction with the goal of full resolution. This means that with the correct amount of counseling, therapy and care one can truly eliminate their addiction and prevent relapse.
The best programs in the country are often non-disease based or non 12 step type treatment programs and many have 80% or better success rates.
Long Term vs. Short Term Rehab Treatment
Just as it is true that nearly all drug and alcohol rehabs use the 12 step / AA method of therapy, it has also become the norm that nearly all follow a 28 day treatment protocol. Many professionals and VIPs are unable to do longer treatment than this and in such cases, getting the best drug rehab treatment in that period is imperative. But, if and when possible to go beyond 28 days is highly advisable.
Research shows that many just begin to ‘decompress’ from the daily grind of life and their addictions after the first couple of weeks of being in a private drug rehab facility. To think that just weeks later a serious addiction will be ‘cured’ is tough by any standard. Most experts and studies agree that long-term inpatient drug rehab (60-90 days and longer in certain cases) allows for more personalized counseling and physical therapy to take hold and fully accomplish one’s goals for full stability and rehabilitation without fear of relapse.
Premier drug rehab programs often provide the ability to stay 30 days, but many of the top inpatient drug rehab centers offer options for 30, 60, 90 day and longer programs.
Look Beyond Drug Replacement Therapy
Due to the fact that most rehabs have adopted the ‘disease model’ and promote to clients that they are incurable; drug replacement therapy has become a very common aspect in traditional treatment programs. This means that if one uses opiates for example, that person is likely to come out of rehab with a prescription for suboxone or methadone to replace the opiates that were being used. Drug substitution is also done for cases of alcoholism, cocaine use or other stimulant abuse to name a few others.
The reality is that drug replacement therapy is really an admittance to the fact that traditional rehab believes that they cannot truly help someone stop their addiction. As a result, they try to substitute it with a new one. This is not rehabilitation in a true sense. This is trading one addiction for another; and success rates for any type of drug replacement protocol are always extremely low.
For those who can afford to seek out the best care at top rated drug rehab programs, it is advisable to select one that does not believe in this route of treatment. Of course, many may need to use medications during a medical detox process; but that only lasts a number of days for most people. What you want to avoid is coming out of rehab addicted to some new substance in place of the original addiction you had prior to treatment.
Many of the top rated drug rehab centers agree with the idea that the best way to help someone is to get them happy, healthy, stable – and fully drug free before leaving treatment.
Of course, this takes more work and is something that group therapy and short term substance abuse treatment is not able to produce. But there is a number of drug and alcohol rehab retreats that have the staff and specialized programming built around this drug-free idea to give clients back their full quality of life.
In summary, seek out only those types of private drug rehabs that do not advocate drug replacement therapy, as they routinely produce long-term results far in excess of those that do.
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