One of the growing concerns of today’s society is the rising issue of addiction. The number of people becoming drug, or alcohol addicts is alarming. According to statistics by Addiction Center, almost 21 million American citizens have at least one addiction. Things would have been okay if addiction was only about getting high for a couple of hours. But it is more than that; it ruins people’s lives!

People get fired from their jobs, their marriages break down, social circles disappear, health deteriorates, and mental conditions worsen. But despite all the aftermaths of drug abuse disorder, only 10% of people seek rehabilitation – the rest of them keep on wandering in the dale of despair. But even those 10% of people are not aware of a few things about addiction treatment because rehabilitation centers won’t tell them.

If you or your loved one is thinking of saying goodbye to addiction and coming back to life by joining a treatment center, then you might need to know these things:

No Formula to Determine Treatment Span:

Addiction treatments, like alcohol treatment Utah, mostly fall into three categories depending on the treatment span. They mostly follow a 30, 60, or 90 days plan, but there is still no way to determine that you will fully get sober during this time. You also cannot figure out addiction treatment time based on someone else’s experience. Even if your friend or a relative has spent the same time in the addiction phase as you, even then, there isn’t any guarantee that your rehabilitation time will be similar to him/her.

Luxury is Not Equal to Quality:

People think that an expensive thing is also of high quality. That might be true for some things, but not for rehabilitation centers. Rehabilitation centers cost from $20,000 to more than $70,000. This price rises depending on the amenities these rehabs offer. Like, some of them are situated in luxurious locations, have swimming pools and private rooms. But neither their rehabilitation program is that effective nor the staff is eligible. Though it isn’t the case with all luxurious treatment centers, you can’t avoid this possibility. So, don’t fall for an addiction center just because it is all plush and state-of-the-art. Look out for a place that offers good treatment along with amenities.

Addiction Doesn’t Come Alone:

Addiction doesn’t come all alone; it comes with other problems like depression, anxiety, lack of self-confidence, and worsening physical health. Addiction can relapse even if you treat your addiction, but let your depression linger. So, look for an addiction center that is willing to treat all health issues by providing counseling, therapies, and other healthcare rather than only working on addiction.

Now you know what to look out if you or your loved one is planning to undergo addiction treatment. So, muster up the courage to come back to life – you can do it!

Cite this article as:
Editorial Staff, "Do Your own Homework: Things Rehab Centers Will Never Tell You," in Medicalopedia, November 26, 2019, [Permalink: https://www.medicalopedia.org/8016/do-your-own-homework-things-rehab-centers-will-never-tell-you/].