The temptation to abuse drugs can happen to anyone regardless of socioeconomic status. Drugs, because of their addictive nature, can lead into a downward spiral of depression that requires outside help to overcome. Inpatient private rehab centers provide a focused, secluded environment in which patients can focus completely on recovery and deal with any deep-seated, underlying issues that led to addiction. Private room rehab centers allow each patient to have their own private room rather than sharing their room with other patients. Many people have several questions about private rehabilitation facilities. Educate yourself prior to making the decision to enter the program, or send a loved one there, so you know whether the facility is right for your needs.
Inpatient Facilities vs. Outpatient Clinics
Inpatient treatment isn't the only drug abuse treatment available; addicts can sometimes elect to undergo outpatient treatment. Inpatient treatment has a more lasting positive effect and patients are more likely to complete treatment. According to data collected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 56 percent of short-term residential patients in 2005 completed their treatment. Private rehab facilities offer a more focused and structured environment away from temptation to abuse drugs. Although outpatient programs offer more freedom, patients can stray from the path of recovery easily.
Getting help for addiction is one of the most important choices you can make for yourself or someone you love. Seeking assistance is a hard decision to make and not one that should be made by simply looking for the biggest advertisement in a community telephone guide. If you're looking for outpatient drug rehab centers, there are quite a few factors you should keep in mind before you choose any one program over another. Knowing what these factors are and how they impact your treatment can help you make the tough choice about where to turn for help.
Do I Really Need Inpatient Drug Treatment?
Residential drug rehab facilities are more expensive and require more of a time commitment. Several factors come into play to determine the best treatment option. If one or more of the following applies to you or a loved one, you should seek private rehab treatments:
- Extensive history of drug abuse
- Previous failed attempts at outpatient treatment
- Lack of nearby solid support network of friends and family
- Diagnosis of psychiatric disorders such as depression or personality disorders
Is It Confidential?
Confidentiality is often a concern because people don't want it advertised that they are seeking addiction treatment. Private room rehab centers are as confidential as the patient wishes them to be. In most cases, the staff of the facility will have a list of people who can receive detailed information about the patient's treatment, either from the patient or from someone else who committed the patient. No information can be released without your consent. Since you'll have your own room at a private room center, you'll have plenty of privacy as well.
What Is Treated?
Inpatient drug rehabs focus on two main aspects of the addiction: drug abuse and possible associated behavior disorders. These two conditions can fuel one another. First, the patient must undergo treatment for physical addiction by detox -- that is, removing the drug from the body. Usually this involves just removing the patient's access to the drug and letting the body detox itself. Medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms is administered in strict doses because the medication itself can be habit-forming. Some drugs, such as heroin, may require medication to assist the detox process. Behavioral disorders associated with drug abuse, such as depression and personality disorders, are treated with individual and group therapy sessions.
How Long Does Inpatient Treatment Last?
The length of time you can expect to stay in a private room rehab facility varies. Typically, programs occur in 30-day, 60-day and 90-day intervals with some other options available at given facilities. A 30-day program is typically for first-timers who need to detox or who require little treatment. Sixty-day and 90-day programs, however, are more extensive in terms of treatment because they involve a heavy emphasis on psychotherapy. Other programs might allow the patient to stay for six months or a year to better focus on their recovery.
What Happens During Treatment?
Drug rehab facilities have a specific procedure for helping patients to overcome addiction. First, you go through the intake procedure. This involves a physical checkup, diagnostic test of past drug use, medical history, meeting with your treatment team, and handling of financial matters. The next phase, detox, consists of complete withdrawal from drugs, provided it can be done safely. Addiction therapy occurs after detox and consists of meetings with your therapist to determine the causes of your addiction and ways to deal with it in a healthy manner. Specialized care may be required if existing psychiatric disorders are in play; for example, you may require treatment for depression. Aftercare is the final phase of treatment, and occurs after you finish a stay at the private rehabilitation center. It consists of regularly scheduled meetings to help keep you on track with recovery.
Paying for Private Room Rehab
Another concern is paying for treatment. Private room treatment facilities can cost thousands of dollars. Insurance will, in some cases, pay for at least some of treatment. Treatment facilities may offer financing options. You can discuss this during the intake phase.
Should I Travel or Stay Near Home?
The farther you have to travel to go to a rehab center, the more it will cost you. However, if you believe your home environment is a factor in your or a loved one's addiction, getting away for a while might be helpful.
I Want to Find an Executive or Luxury Rehab Center
When management issues have been a stumbling block you, your husband or your wife from looking for help for a problem with substance abuse or behavior-related addiction, executive rehab facilities may be what you need. Coupling high-quality substance addiction and behavioral treatments with the freedom of occasional computer and mobile access, an executive can receive assistance while keeping relatively "plugged in".
Frequently, modern substance abuse and behavioral addiction treatment clinics grant the top-tier amenities one would only expect in America's finest hotels, with your enjoyment and well-being being the biggest priorities. From private rooms and in-house massage therapy to housekeeping services and 5-star chef-prepared meals, you can get the top drug abuse and behavioral addiction treatment for yourself, your husband or your wife while enjoying rehab.
What Happens After?
Drug rehab does not stop when you exit the residential facility. It is an ongoing process because the temptation to do drugs will always be there to an extent. Attending regular meetings and getting involved in constructive community activities helps prevent relapse.
Are You Ready?
If you or your loved one has decided that the drug abuse is a problem that cannot be solved without help, or if you are tired of the self-destructive cycle that drug abuse causes, you are ready for treatment. Don't let another day stand between you and a healthy, sober life.
The addict should also know that the detox phase is going to be unpleasant, but necessary.-Rehabs.com
There are a few other factors to consider. First, you may need to schedule an intervention. This is a meeting between the addict and other loved ones that helps convince him or her that treatment is necessary. The assessment phase of treatment will require complete honesty, and often someone to corroborate facts. The addict should also know that the detox phase is going to be unpleasant, but necessary. There are also other treatment methods. Twelve-step programs and religious-based programs invoke the belief in a higher power, or the teachings of the Bible or other holy scriptures to empower patients. Twelve-step programs are often a part of aftercare, which can last for years after being released from a private room rehab center.
It's Not Too Late
You might be thinking that it's too late to get help, but this isn't the case. People of all age groups find help at rehab facilities. SAMHSA data from 2008 shows that 10.4 percent of patients using inpatient programs were in the 50-to-59 age group. No matter what your age or the severity of your drug abuse, there is always the possibility of turning your life around.
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