How to Choose the Right Professional Drug Rehab


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We all have our vices. Some are more dangerous than others like drugs or alcohol. Often times, people find themselves desiring the high from drugs or alcohol more frequent than normal and sometimes rely on that high to function throughout the day. This dependency can also be referred to as an addiction. Substance abuse treatment centers are available to those who need help ridding their body of a particular substance and learning how to avoid and deal with triggers to use said substance again.

In Canada, a study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that Canadians drink more than 50% more than any other country in the world. Alcohol tops the list as the third leading cause of the global burden of disease and injury. Canada averages about 47,000 deaths a year linked to substance abuse. The Canadian health care system has spent over $8 billion on substance abuse treatments. In many cases, mental illness is associated with substance abuse. People who abuse substances are three times more likely to have also have a mental illness.

When an addict or the loved one of an addict decide that treatment is the best option, it can be hard to find the best rehab center for their needs. Professional drug rehab facilities vary by services and restrictions set upon its residents. The first step to finding the right professional drug rehab is knowing the difference between private rehab vs public rehab.

Public rehab facilities are funded by the government. This means that those who are addicted and do not have any financial resources can get treatment fat little to no cost. The downside to this is that these facilities are often in high demand and patients can be put on waiting lists rather than being treated right away. For many people, this is not always the best scenario. They are also limited to the type of treatment they can provide to patients. There are no custom treatment programs as these facilities are more general in their approach to addiction treatment.

Private rehab facilities are not government funded and have a fee associated with their services. Often times, the investment is worth it because treatment is more personalized and are updated often adjusting to a resident’s progress. They are also updated with the latest technology and the grounds are very well maintained and designed to promote a calming environment. Most private professional drug rehab centers offer activities to reduce stress and improve the patients’ mood while in treatment. These activities can include things like yoga, golf, horseback riding and a variety of other sports.

Whether you’re admitting yourself or a loved one, deciding to seek treatment for substance abuse is a very stressful time. With so many decisions to make and the fear of the unknown can be very overwhelming. The good thing is that with proper knowledge and resources, you’re closer to a better tomorrow than you think.

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