Inpatient And Outpatient Treatment Centers
In most cases, an addict or substance abuser would like to handle their addiction with as little effort and disruption to life as possible. Choosing an outpatient clinic allows them to continue working, seeing their children and come home each day. But is this a good decision? Unfortunately, the long-term abstinence rate for an individual entering outpatient treatment is only around 0.01 % or 1 addict remaining sober for every 100 attempts. The harsh reality is that the two primary reasons outpatient clinics exist are for the substance abuser who is not willing to do what is necessary to get sober and secondly it is only what most insurance companies will cover. The medical community wants to label addiction a disease but the insurance companies do not want to pay to treat addiction properly with an inpatient or outpatient treatment center.
It is a proven fact that in order to break the habit of an addiction it takes a bare minimum of 30 days. It is then a fact that it takes a bare minimum of another 30 days to create a new habit such as living without drugs or alcohol. Any addiction treatment center that is less than 60 days is destined to fail. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation has become a big business and because of the inception of the disease model in 1956, 28-day insurance-based programs popped up everywhere. Medical professionals even understand this, however, because of insurance and the inability to self-pay due to the high cost of inpatient treatment centers, most people are left attending short term rehabs or outpatient programs that just do not work. Time and time again we hear of people attending addiction treatment centers 5 to 10 times. When asked what kind of addiction treatment center, it always comes back to an outpatient attempt, a psychiatrist, or a 28-day stay. The other problem is that most outpatient clinics are filled with people that are easily manipulated by professional addicts and alcoholics and are convinced that the problem is less severe than it actually is and an outpatient assessment is made.
When searching for the right inpatient treatment center always consider 90 days as a minimum. There are several affordable inpatient treatment centers that are long term. You do not have to spend Malibu treatment center money to get the best results. To also increase the success of your inpatient rehab make sure that aftercare is a major component of the decision-making process. This should be the only time an outpatient treatment center is considered, as a form of aftercare. Anybody can stay sober in rehab, however, the longer they stay inpatient, and the more solid the discharge plan, the better the outcome. In addition to the length of stay, it is always better to choose an inpatient treatment
center that is not close to home for the addict or alcoholic. The two biggest criteria that should be considered is the length of stay and distance. The closer the treatment center the more likely the person can leave. An addict or alcoholic will always follow the path of least resistance. If it is easier to leave an inpatient treatment center than it is to stay, then that is exactly what they will do. The other problem in being in a familiar place is, if all of the clients are from the same area than they are more likely to engage in drug or alcohol talk that is recognizable creating a trigger for them to want to leave and go and get high or drunk. We also have more information about other types of Addiction Treatment Centers.
The harsh reality is that if the client was willing to do what was necessary to get and remain sober, they would probably consider an inpatient rehab in the first place and would be willing to travel to get there. If an addict puts 25% of the effort into getting well in an inpatient and outpatient treatment center, as they do getting high, they will most likely have a successful outcome.