When Choosing a Rehab Facility, "Where" Is as Important as "When"
on: October 15, 2009, 10:55 am
Any drug and alcohol treatment facility worth its money should
make a solid effort to address all of the addict’s problems from a
medical, psychological and social standpoint. It shouldn’t simply
detox the addict, but provide that individual with the social and
educational tools needed to stay off drugs for good. Addicts can lead
normal lives again. But they must receive the right kind of training –
whether it’s at a private drug rehab center or a hospital. The programs
can be residential (in-patient) or non-residential (out-patient).
While both types of treatment can certainly be successful, there are many advantages
to inpatient residential treatment. For starters, addicts receive full, 24-hour
supervision. Their basic needs are accounted for, which allows them more time to
truly concentrate on complete recovery. What’s more, many addicts demand total
confidentiality and privacy during rehab. Their very reputations could be
compromised if the public knew that they were seeking drug treatment.
Second, the treatment chosen by the addict must be proven to work. Effective
therapies, exercises, helpful instructions, and social development could help
increase the chance of helping the drug user become an ex-user for the rest of their
The methods used for treatment should not replace one drug with another. This only
creates the chance of the addict becoming addicted to something else, an event that
occurs often. Furthermore, it should not treat addiction as an incurable disease.
Instead, the addict needs to understand that substance abuse is a situation that can
be overcome, with the right amount of treatment and education.
Third, the rehab center must have a well-trained staff of qualified and experienced
physicians, psychiatrists, and nurses for taking care of the patient.
Fourth, and most important, drug rehab program should offer aftercare education to
the cured addicts and their families. Aftercare contact is a vital element of any
successful rehab situation.
So the first step in choosing an effective treatment center is to find somewhere
that provides all of the services above. Do some homework. Learn what the company
stands for. What is their mission? What’s the success rate? Consider everything
before making a choice.
It’s not surprising that a good number of addicts and families of addicts ultimately
choose a Narconon facility for rehab treatment. The Narconon treatment facility near Watsonville, California accepts, treats and ultimately cures scores of
desperate addicts annually. Their success rate is 76% -- a huge jump over more
traditional treatment methods such as 12-step or drug treatment.
Narconon uses a unique combination of sweat therapy and education in its inpatient
programs. The sweat therapy rids the addicts body of toxins stuck inside of muscle
tissue throughout the body. If nothing is done to treat the toxins, they eventually
release into the blood stream. This is the cause of most urges and relapses. The
education portion teaches the addict all of the skills required to enter the world
as a productive individual, with a solid understanding as to what got them addicted
in the first place.
Narconon provides the location, the services and the knowledge required to overcome
virtually any addiction. Plus, it offers a unique follow-up guarantee: should anyone
complete the program and have a relapse, they will be welcomed back to Narconon free
of charge for up to one month.
The Narconon program Narconon program was established to help people suffering from substance
dependencies, with the goal of freeing them and their families from the devastation
of drug or alcohol abuse. Narconon of Northern California opened its drug and
alcohol rehabilitation program in 1992, in Bonny Doon, California. Launched by“word of mouth” publicity, ongoing success resulted in the relocation of the
residential treatment program to a larger campus in Santa Cruz, CA. The Narconon Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility of
Northern California program now graduates 150 clients annually. It includes a
center in Placerville and a new center in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Mike (at) Drugrehab.net