Choosing the Right Rehab for Your Addiction

Choosing a rehab that is right for you as an individual can be a confusing prospect without professional guidance. Whether alcoholism, drug addiction, or any other behavioural disorder, seeking good advice and doing plenty of research can help you make the right choice and get the best treatment.

A healthcare professional or your local Addiction Friend adviser can help you choose a suitable service by assessing your needs and recommending the best way to move forward towards recovery.

There are a number of options available that can help address addictive disorders and all options should be considered before any referral or treatment plan commences.

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Residential Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment

Residential Inpatient Rehab requires a patient to stay full time at the rehab facility during the course of treatment. Under 24 hour supervision, inpatient rehab allows you to focus 100% on reclaiming your life and recovering from addiction.

Success rates for inpatient treatment are higher than other rehabilitation methods, with chances of long-term abstinence increased when extending the duration of stay.

Facilities are not located in a hospital setting, but in a modern and comfortable environment with trained and qualified professionals on hand to give you the best possible care.

Most private rehab facilities will provide personal accommodation as part of an all inclusive package with healthy food, supplementary therapies and use of numerous facilities all included in the cost. Above all, it is a safe and private place to receive care and treatment for your addiction.

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Outpatient Treatment allows you to continue living at home during the course of treatment.  Meetings are held frequently with counselling and medical professionals at a treatment clinic during the course of the programme.

Outpatient services involve almost daily participation ranging from a few hours to a full day.

Many of the treatment methods are similar to that of an inpatient programme including individual counselling, group therapy and life skills coaching. In the case of treating substance abuse, it may also be necessary to undergo drug testing to ensure that the person participating in the programme is not relapsing outside the treatment environment.

Outpatient treatment can be effective in some circumstances but the chances of long-term recovery are lower when compared to an inpatient treatment setting. A healthcare professional may however feel that an outpatient treatment plan will meet your recovery needs.

Local Rehab vs. Rehab Abroad

Wherever you decide to attend rehab, the principles and treatment philosophy remain largely the same. The desired outcome of any rehab is to recover and move forward with your life.

There are some benefits associated with attending rehab in another country, but it can also carry some disadvantages.

Local Rehab

  • Convenience
  • Familiarity
  • Insurance more likely to cover the cost
  • Easier for family and friends to visit
  • Fewer treatment options
  • More shared facilities
  • Can be more expensive

Rehab Abroad

  • Anonymity
  • Luxury amenities
  • High staff-to-patient ratios
  • Value for money
  • Better facilities
  • Cost of flight
  • Insurance may not cover the cost

How Can Addiction Friend Help?

With access to an international network of addiction services, your local Addiction Friend adviser can help you find the best possible care.

From initial contact to completion of an aftercare programme, we can guide you and your family down the road to recovery and take care of all the details for you.

All treatment providers are screened to ensure they are compatible with our best practices and we have procedures in place to ensure the information we hold is accurate and up-to-date.

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We can book you into treatment and take care of all the details.

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