Is Private Drug Rehab Really the Best Option?

If you have finally made the decision to get help for your drug addiction, you may be considering private drug rehab as an option for your treatment. Inpatient treatment is often the best choice for many people who want to overcome a long-term addiction to drugs. If you have tried to quit drugs on your own in the past but were unsuccessful, then private drug rehab could be the ideal choice.

A good thing about residential treatment for drug addiction is the fact that patients can fully submerse themselves in the recovery programme without worrying about distractions from elsewhere. This completely comprehensive form of treatment implements routines and structures that focus solely on the patient’s recovery, and nothing else.

Why Choose Private Drug Rehab?

When it comes to choosing a treatment option for a drug addiction, you will have a number of choices. You could opt to join a fellowship support group such as Narcotics Anonymous and try to get sober that way. Many millions around the world have managed to quit their addictions with the help of a fellowship group. In fact, you will probably find that if you do opt for a course of rehabilitation treatment, part of the programme will include elements of 12-Step work (the principles on which most fellowship programmes are based).

However, most people find that fellowship support programmes work best alongside other forms of rehab. You could also opt for an outpatient treatment programme but this is less intensive than residential treatment, and many find that the distractions of everyday life make it hard for them to concentrate fully on their recovery.

Private drug rehab, on the other hand, typically means staying in a luxury facility that is safe and comfortable. Residential programmes tend to last for a period of four to six weeks, and during this time, patients will stay in the facility with other recovering addicts, usually with a private room.

Private drug rehab is best for those who have failed to remain sober in the past or those with a chaotic home environment that would not be conducive to an outpatient programme. It is also the recommended choice for patients with major physical or mental health problems as well as those for whom relapse could be life-threatening.

What is Inpatient Treatment Like?

For those attempting rehab for the first time and who are about to enter a private drug rehab facility, the burning question of what it will be like is probably playing on their minds. Most individuals embarking on a programme of recovery for the first time will no doubt be feeling scared and apprehensive about what to expect. This is something they have never done before, so it is normal to be feeling anxious.

If you are entering a private drug rehab centre, then you are likely to be spending most of your days focusing on your recovery. This means you will have a structured day full of treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy, individual counselling, group therapy sessions, motivational interviewing, and 12-step work.

Every facility is different, but the general pattern they follow will be the same. As you arrive at the facility, you will be met by a member of staff. It is likely that he or she will carry out an on-the-spot assessment to determine if you need emergency detox treatment.

However, in most cases, patients arriving for treatment will have already completed a programme of detoxification, so will be ready to be fully integrated into the rehab programme. The programme will typically begin with a fully comprehensive admissions interview. The aim of this interview is to find out as much as possible about you regarding your drug use, past attempts at quitting, family history, general health, and your feelings towards recovery.

Embarrassment and pride often prevent many patients from fully opening up at this stage, but you should be as honest as you can because this interview will form the basis of your treatment plan in the early stages. Remember, the staff at the facility have seen and heard it all before, so nothing you tell them will shock them.

Orientation and Checks

After your interview, you can expect to have your luggage checked. Do not try to hide drugs in your bags or anywhere else as the staff will find it. They know exactly where to look and will complete a thorough search of your belongings. This is not only for your protection but also for the protection of other patients at the facility. It is highly unlikely that you would manage to get drugs past them, so it is not worth trying.

Once you have been checked and have been given some time to settle into your room, you may be given a physical and mental assessment. This will allow staff to get a clearer picture of the type of treatment that will work best for you. Staff will also use this assessment to determine if you require any medication or vitamins that could help to ease any ongoing withdrawal symptoms you are experiencing.

Day-to-Day Life

Private drug rehab clinics usually follow strict routines in terms of treatment. You might have some free time in the evenings, but in most facilities, your entire day will be taken up with various treatments, workshops, and alternative therapies.

You will be expected to have your meals with other patients in the communal dining room, and when you do have some spare time, you can spend it quietly relaxing in your room or integrating with other patients in the shared spaces around the facility.

Some facilities have gyms where patients are encouraged to exercise. There may also be a TV room where patients can come together to relax after a day of treatment. Some private drug rehab facilities provide activities for the evenings that will encourage patients to learn how to integrate back into the real world.

When it comes to treatment options for drug addiction, there are a number of choices. Nevertheless, private drug rehab may be the ideal choice for many individuals because it provides a therapeutic environment where recovering addicts can spend their time concentrating on nothing but their recovery.

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