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Benefits of Private Rehab: How To Get Better Quicker

Benefits of Private Rehab: How To Get Better Quicker
Written by Seth Fletcher on February 17, 2016
Last update: February 26, 2024
private rehab Coming to terms with a drug or alcohol abuse problem is the first step towards recovery, but it's one that requires further action like attending a private rehab, much less a regular rehab. Turning a blind eye could result in permanent health problems, destroyed relationships, families and ruined careers. Inpatient or residential or live-in or in-house rehab can often seem like an extreme measure, but integrated care programs are designed to tackle every aspect of addiction, resulting in a higher chance of emotional and mental recovery. The advantages of private rehab are numerous, and well worth considering. The biggest thing to know is that a public or standard rehab almost always has a one-size-fits all program. What does this mean? It means, regardless of your age, gender, background, childhood, psychological problems, traumatic experiences, etcetera you will go through the same treatment program created by that facility.

"The biggest thing to know is that a public or standard rehab almost always has a one-size-fits all program"

This matters a lot because rehabilitation from substances has varying success rates in general, but these success rates skyrocket to great numbers when the treatment programs takes into account what each and every individual has gone through and also by identifying the root problems. As a result of noting these individual situations that led to addiction, a customized and tailored treatment program can be created just for that individual. This leads to not only a high success rate but also a lower relapse rate. Such programs pack a powerful punch in beating addiction and keeping it at bay. A regular drug or alcohol rehab with their regular and standard programs quite often have their clients relapsing. For instance, we get plenty of individuals come to us even though they have been to an addiction treatment centre already. Some even went through 2-3 months of rehab. But what happens is the quality of care isn't the best, so they end up relapsing. And that's when they get serious. Most people try to save money or think that the government funded rehabs will do the job but instead they end up spending more time and money in the long run. It would have helped just to go the private rehab route from the get go.

Here's some more things you should know about how a private rehab can help.



Addicts' substance of choice is linked to every aspect of their lives. Their homes, their cubicle at work, the treadmill at the gym -- everything carries reminders, not to mention the people who enable, support, or trigger substance abuse. By getting away from their routine reminders, addicts have the chance to concentrate on getting better, and nothing else. Private rehab offers the chance to wipe the slate clean but a regular rehab may not do a good job at completely eradicating these reminders.


Drug and alcohol addiction treatment can be very messy. It's not something someone would want their loved ones to see. A process that might be inhibited by attempts at "keeping up appearances" is allowed to take its course unhindered and in a safe environment. Privacy can also help make the transition back to normalcy much less painful. A study completed by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that Canadians drink more than 50% above the global average, but while the national drinking problem is no secret, you or your loved one's problem does not need to be public knowledge. This is a great benefit of attending a private rehab. If you have been going through this problem of addiction for a long time, but stayed away from the recovery part of it due to privacy concerns... a private rehab is for you. It's also great for visiting family and friends!

Professional Mental Health Care At A Private Rehab

People with mental illnesses are twice as likely as the general population to have substance abuse problems, and more than 20% of people with a substance abuse problem have a co-occurring mental illness. While there is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to mental illness, social stigmas and preconceived notions do a lot more damage than some symptoms. Private rehab offers the opportunity to tackle the two often intertwined issues of mental health and substance or alcohol abuse. All forms of professionalism can be seen in a private rehab where you get treated without any stigmas or notions. And why wouldn't it be professional? Private rehabs hire the best of the best staff with the top of the line credentials who hold their work to the highest code of ethics. These are amazing professionals who know how important privacy is but also is useless if they have stigmas. Staff in private rehabs quite often go through a very complicated interview process that are designed to show emotions that point towards judgements or stigmas and don't get hired as a result. However tempting it is to try to deal with substance abuse issues at home, a complete life change is often necessary to shake off the habits associated with addiction, when it comes down to it. Private Drug rehab centers are places where immediate and thorough action is needed to set out in order to set out on the road to recovery.
Certified Addiction Counsellor

Seth brings many years of professional experience working the front lines of addiction in both the government and privatized sectors.

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