There are many types of rehab centers, ranging from the emergency room at the hospital to decadent, luxurious, spa-like centers in a reclusive location, or the clinic center in a prison. Either way, the purpose of addiction rehab centers is to help the affected individual cope and overcome his or her substance abuse in a healthy manner that will, in the long term, prove to be beneficial to the individual's life.
Remember that addiction is a disease, and that seeking treatment and help is not shameful but admirable; it signifies self-acknowledgement of the problem present, and action to kick the habit. Often times, it may take multiple trips and extended stays at rehab centers, as well as a few possible relapses, for the addiction to go away completely. Be sure to also seek professional help, along with support from family and friends, when needed.
Generally, the treatments at rehab centers can be grouped by the duration into three categories:
Depending on the rehab center, the treatment plan may vary, with any number of steps. Typically, the center will deal with issues related to addiction, such as withdrawal from the substance, depression, anxiety, or other mental or physical issues. Either way, all rehab centers have one common goal, which is to help the individual cope and overcome his or her addiction in a healthy manner.
The cost of treatment may vary based on the rehab center, the type of therapy sought, and the duration of the treatment. Here are some cost statistics offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
Don't let financial reasons dissuade you from looking into help and treatment. Although the numbers may seem daunting, going to a rehab center to treat addiction is still cheaper than being in prison, getting into an accident or losing a life. Some companies today may offer health benefits that include financial compensation for employees seeking treatment for substance abuse. There are also state-funded institutions and programs, such as Medicaid, that may help out financially on the costs of rehab. There may also be payment plans and financial options at rehab centers that could be an available resource.
With all these rehab centers available today, how can we choose a center that can be trusted? Generally, questions that should be asked should relate to the:
Trustworthy rehab centers will have detailed and well-informed websites, as well as an information hotline that can be dialed for further questions.