Drug addiction is one of the most detrimental aspects of our society. Drug use has ruined many lives and displaces families and love ones. This emotional roller coaster causes many persons to feel a sense of loss, disappointment, resentment, grief and pain.
All hope is not lost, if there is a family, friend or love one suffering from addiction. Research has shown drug addiction can be cured. A lot of times people become skeptical of drug rehab programs. As to whether or not they can work. Often times we see celebrities in the media who often go in and out of these rehab programs; only to return to drug use.
Please bear in mind that these celebrities truly represent a small percentage of failure in rehab programs; and are not a true representation of the millions of people who have benefited significantly.
When to Choose a Drug Rehab
Acknowledging that there is a problem with drug abuse is one of the most crucial steps to take. If the problem is not first identified and acknowledge the addiction will persist. Once there is mental acceptance of the issue. Don’t delay in seeking treatment. Act immediately by seeking a drug rehabilitation program.
Disadvantages of a Public Rehab Program
Unequivocally a private drug rehab program is much better than a public program. Public programs tend to be over crowded. Sometimes people dealing with drug addiction have to wait for weeks or even months to be admitted to the program.
There is an unbalanced ratio of working staff to people needing treatment. Creating a over demand and under supply in public programs. The length of stay for inpatient treatment can also be reduced in order to make room for new incoming drug addicts.
However a free public program is always better than no program at all.
Advantages of Choosing a Private Program
Private drug rehabilitation programs are always the best choice. Ask important questions in order to make informed decisions. Check the program success rate and license. Choose a 90 day inpatient program. Inpatient rehab programs generally have a better success rate than outpatient programs.
Ask about the rehab staff; try to find a loving, caring and understanding group that offers support on all levels; mentally, emotionally and physically. Ensure that there is a doctor on staff to supervise medical procedures.
A doctor is very important, especially for the drug detox portion of the treatment; which may become painful. The program should have counselors that may offer a one and one counseling session.
Private programs will offer a good nutrition plan to help revitalize the body. Some programs may offer a holistic approach to rehabilitation. These programs focus on general wellness of the mind, soul, body and entire being.
Holistic treatment seeks to identify a whole range of possible symptoms that may have lead to the addiction in the first place. A cause and effect strategy is applied to treatment.
There are also faith base programs which focus on healing and getting rid of the demon of addiction from a spiritual perspective.