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Private Drug Rehab

As an invaluable referral and counselling service for drug and alcohol addiction recovery, we field many questions about private drug rehab at residential clinics. Most of the questions stem from a misunderstanding about what drug rehab is and what it entails. We want to clear up some of those misunderstandings in order to make sure you are properly informed about private drug rehab.

If you are in need of rehab services for yourself or someone else, we invite you to call our addiction recovery helpline when you finish reading this article. Our counsellors are standing by to answer any questions you might have. If we can help you arrange for private treatment through one of the clinics we work with, we would be more than happy to do so. Our number one goal is to make sure you get the help you need for yourself or a loved one.

Private Versus Public Treatment

In order to fully understand the differences between private and public treatment, we must first define what public treatment is. We use this term to describe all of the free services available through the NHS and community-based organisations. Each of the services does have something to offer in individual cases, but none can compare to private treatment at a residential clinic.

The free services provided by the NHS are based on an outpatient model requiring clients to visit the NHS facility on a regular basis. Doctors and nurses monitor the individual’s progress in hopes that full recovery is eventually realised. However, there are some inherent problems with the rehab services offered by the NHS:

  • high demand means they are often over subscribed
  • the NHS uses a one-size-fits-all approach
  • incomplete services must be supplemented by community organisations.

We mean no disrespect to the NHS and the fine work done by their doctors and nurses. However, it is only fair that we tell you they do not have the financial or personnel resources to provide the best drug rehab services possible. You will only receive the finest treatment available when you access private drug rehab through a residential clinic.

Private drug rehab is offered by organisations dedicated solely to that one purpose. Their commitment to addiction recovery means they can direct all of their resources, financial and otherwise, to making sure you get well. What’s more, they are not distracted by any other type of medical care or treatment. Having that singular focus means private clinics are much better equipped to help you recover fully.

How Private Drug Rehab Works

The success of private drug rehab is largely found in their residential treatment option. Residential treatment requires the patient to stay at the facility for the duration of the programme, for anywhere between 4 and 12 weeks. This arrangement enables the patient to be completely separated from his or her daily routine and those circumstances that enable drug or alcohol addiction.

Why is this important? Because full and complete recovery requires the individual to focus on his treatment without distraction. If he or she is allowed to be distracted, each of those distractions breaks their focus. This only prolongs addictive behaviour and reduces the chances of a completely successful recovery.

Private drug rehab consists of three primary components:

  • Detox - In order to fully recover, the addict must break his or her physical addiction to drugs or alcohol. The process of doing so is known as detox. Detox forces the body to cleanse itself by preventing further intake of addictive substances. Detox is usually medicated and always medically supervised.
  • Therapy - The average detox programme only lasts about seven days. It is followed up by a therapy programme that lasts from three to 11 weeks. The therapy programme consists of a number of psychotherapeutic treatments designed to break the psychological and emotional addictions. Clinic therapists usually determine which types of psychotherapeutic treatments are best for each individual.
  • Aftercare - Although aftercare takes place outside of the residential facility, it is still considered part of the treatment. In essence, aftercare continues the therapy programmes of residential treatment by picking up where the clinic leaves off. Aftercare includes counselling, 12-step work, group support and more.
Succeeding in Private Drug Rehab

Different drug rehab programmes offer varying levels of success. Rest assured the clinics we work with have proven track records. We have no intention of sending our clients to those clinics unable to get the job done. Having said that, there are three things that go into making sure you succeed in rehab. The first is your attitude and willingness.

The only real cure for drug addiction is permanent abstinence. And no one can make you abstain but you. If you go into rehab with a 100% commitment to getting well, you should succeed as long as you complete your programme and take advantage of aftercare. However, if you go in with less than a complete commitment, your chances of success are reduced drastically.

The second component of successful treatment is the treatment plan itself. Private clinics know that the one-size-fits-all approach does not work, which is why most of them develop bespoke treatment plans unique to each individual client.

Finally, a third component to success is the environment you return to after completing a residential programme. Hopefully you will return to an environment that includes a supportive family and participation in a 12-step programme. The right environment will help you avoid relapse by providing accountability and encouragement.

UK-Rehab exists with a single mission: to assist addicts and their families in accessing the help they need for complete recovery. To that end, all of our services are absolutely free and confidential. The only thing required of you is a willingness to call our addiction recovery helpline and speak to one of our representatives today. We will advise you of all your treatment options, explain the costs to you, and answer your questions.

Recovery begins when you call or contact us through our website. Are you ready to take control of your life and your future? If so, we are here to help.

Health Insurance

Our Rehabs accept most of the major private health insurers.

  • AVIVA Health Insurance
  • AXA Health Insurance
  • Bupa Health Insurance
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
  • Vitality Health Insurance
  • Cigna Health Insurance
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