Long Term Drug Rehab Centers

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Background Information to help understand why long-term rehab facilities have the best outcomes.

When searching for a residential drug rehab center, there are a few factors that one should be sure to consider before making their final decision. First of all, one should realize that less than forty years ago inpatient drug addiction treatment centers did not exist. It is important to understand the evolution of alcohol and other drug treatment. Residential drug rehab is a relatively new concept.

The twenty years between the 1970 and 1990 saw rapid proliferation of addiction treatment in the United States. The rise in attention and need for addiction treatment came from a public that had dramatically increased in the numbers of persons that were addicted to alcohol and other drugs, but the more important cause for the rapid increase in the establishment of residential drug rehab treatment centers came mostly because there was money, in a large part, from private health insurance, to bring a financial advantage of providing this type of service. Residential drug arehab treatment centers were established before there was any sound science to develop a technology that would actually handle addiction in a successful manner. Most residential drug rehab treatment centers are places that remove the addict from any access to alcohol and other drugs, but do not have any clinical technology that would require someone to be in residence to receive the care given.

Most of these newly developed centers were basing their treatment on the twelve-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, which was a successful approach to helping alcoholics recover from their addictions, but was never meant to be institutionalized in an inpatient setting. This changed the twelve-step technology and, therefore, did not produice the outcomes that one would expect if they were seeking a cure to their addiction. For about twenty years, this didn’t seem to matter since these inpatient drug rehab treatment centers were expanding rapidly, finding clients and were making money.

Naturally, in time, the insurance companies and other funding sources, became disaffected with these poor outcomes and measures were put into place that limited the amount any one insurance company would pay for addiction treatment and the number of times anyone was approved admittance. Most of these inpatient drug addiction treatment centers had less than 10% of their graduates leaving their care and being free of their addiction, which means that most were still craving their drugs of choice and would soon be back in their destructive lifestyles and needing treatment again. It wasn’t uncommon to find addicted persons that had attended these types of treatment multiple times, with many going through more than five episodes of treatment, without any sustained successes. In fact, most patients that repeat treatment have to also deal with their feeling for failure in treatment along with their desperate feelings of having a incurable “disease” that will keep them from actualizing their goals and dreams.

Types of Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers

With nearly 11, 000 drug rehab centers in the United States, it can be confusing to get the right one for yourself or your loved one. There are many types of treatment including detoxify centers, rapid opiate detox centers, suboxone detox, holistic detox, holistic remedy drug rehab programs, 12- step short term, 12 step long term, Christian baaed programs, long term behavioral modification, long term social programs, long term work camp style treatment, Behavior Modification Programs (where the addict or alcoholic is electrically shocked whenever he uses alcohol or drugs...these programs seemed to be based on Clockwork Orange technology), nature-based rehab programs, and also bio-physical social educational drug rehab centers.

This information is provided as a no cost public service benefit. All information given is held in confidence. The counselors working are certified chemical depdancy counselors. The help line has counselors all across United States. We are here to educate and give guidance as to what is the best course of action for your circumstance.

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