There are a couple of key points about rehab treatment centers that many people may not realize. Let’s take a look at some of these and also some of the misconceptions that are common:
* Rehab is not a magic bullet. I hope that most people are aware of this more and more, but I am afraid that some people think that rehab should “cure” a person. It doesn’t work that way. Yes, some people will go to rehab, leave, and then never, ever use drugs or alcohol ever again. But this is quite rare, and you have to be prepared for the possibility of relapse. This is not to say that no one is successful in staying clean. But it is a process. Most people have to go to rehab a few times before they are able to “stick and stay.”
* Rehab requires a ton of follow up care. If you think that you can just go to the best rehab on earth and then leave, with your drug problem all taken care of, then you are seriously misled. The actual work only really begins after you have left treatment. The stay in rehab itself is a gimme, a vacation of sorts. What needs to happen when you leave rehab is that you have to take serious action and put in a lot of hard work at changing your entire life. This is what they try to prepare you for in rehab, but most people simply don’t follow through with enough action. Get more drug rehab information before you choose a path that does not work out well for you and your situation.
* Myth – An average effort in aftercare will produce decent results. It is easy to believe that if you put forth an average effort, you will get decent results. This is factually false based on outcome evidence. Look at the success rate of any rehab in the world….it is always, always, always less than 50 percent success rate. Usually much lower than this actually. So the “average” effort in aftercare produces what? Relapse. If you want to get above average results in recovery, then you have to make an effort and put in an amount of work that is above average.
* Myth – rehab is expensive. While it may cost a great deal of money to go to a treatment center, the actual cost is easily absorbed if you manage to stay clean and sober for only a few short years. The true cost of using drugs and alcohol is generally much higher than what people allow themselves to believe. Add up your true cost of addiction, and you will find that rehab is a great deal.