There are usually a few things that are unique to luxury drug rehab programs when compared to other, lower-priced options. Some of these may include:
A significant cost difference should be expected when comparing luxury drug rehab programs to most addiction treatment programs. Many luxury treatment programs charge the full price per month for residential care, will not work with most insurance companies, and will not offer an extended payment plan to anyone with an income under $100,000 per year.
For many families, luxury drug rehabs are not an effective use of funds. To empty savings or invest a significant portion of the family’s annual income for a single month of treatment leaves nothing for follow-up treatment if needed, aftercare services, or a later return to drug rehab if relapse occurs. Though it may sound nice to get away for 30 days and enjoy a beautiful location while receiving treatment, if it’s not in the budget, the added financial stress can be overwhelming and undermine the recovery process.
It is important to note that effective addiction treatment is worth the cost. It is a valuable investment that provides an incredible financial return in the long run, but only if that investment covers the cost of the care needed. Studies have shown that the longer someone stays heavily connected to and involved in a drug rehab program, the more likely they are to find long-term sobriety.
Conversely, there has been not a study to support a correlation between the higher cost of treatment and better outcomes.
No. Success rates are based on the ability of those in treatment to devote themselves to their recovery by:
One month spent in a high-end treatment program that is not rigorous in its treatments and focuses on indulgence more than positive internal focus may plant the seed of recovery, but it will not necessarily be long enough or intensive enough to help that seed grow.
Are you tossing around a decision between a luxury rehab program and a lower cost program? Ask yourself the following questions:
Not necessarily. It all comes down to the particular center.
The community you connect with at a drug rehab program will be what you make of it. There are all kinds of people from all walks of life who are living with active addictions and working their way forward into recovery. You may find people who are similar to you, but in many cases, you will find that you connect most with those who have a much different experience. You will learn so much from the community of people you spend time with during recovery, no matter how high or low the number on the final bill.
If you are looking for the drug rehab program that is most likely to help you or your loved one build a new life in sobriety, take the time to look beyond the price tag. Investigate the therapies and programs provided on a day-to-day basis. A lower priced program that offers more comprehensive and personalized treatment will be more likely to create a positive outcome than a more expensive luxury rehab that focuses more on rest and relaxation, or a free or cheap program that offers the bare minimum in support and care.
Drug rehab is an investment, but whether or not it is successful has less to do with the cost of the program and more to do with what is offered, by whom, and whether or not you are prepared to do the work that comes with recovery.
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