Many people fighting a long-term battle with drug or alcohol addiction are unwilling or uninterested in seeking treatment until they have hit rock bottom. At this point, addicts are unemployed, have been cut off by family members and loved ones, and are facing significant financial struggles, such as being severely in debt or have even become homeless. These individuals need addiction treatment, but do not have the necessary funds to enter a quality, professional treatment center. As a result, paying for rehab is no longer an option.
Although more state-funded rehabs are emerging throughout the country for addicts who are unable to pay for treatment, the support, assistance, services and environment are not nearly as effective as long-term inpatient treatment programs that come at a cost. In fact, some free rehabs can often further worsen an addict’s state of health or make them abandon hope on treatment and getting clean all together. Despite the fact that free rehab is available, its existence should be disregarded.
There are countless addicts trying to get into a free rehab clinic, as because of this, there is typically a six-month waiting list. When an addict is ready to get help and agrees to treatment, it is vital that the recovery process begins straightaway, or else the desire to get clean vanish and the appeal to continue using will become stronger and stronger. Therefore, waiting a week, let alone six months for a bed, is not only unrealistic, but dangerous and unproductive. Additionally, because free rehabs receive such a large quantity of people trying to get into the program, these facilities are more focused on getting addicts in and out quickly so that the next patient can come in, rather than focusing on thoroughly treating the whole individual. These facilities are commonly over-occupied with addicts, making for a crammed setting. This makes it nearly impossible for patients to receive the proper attention they require. Because there are many addicts enrolled in these programs at once, even the group therapy sessions are disruptive, hectic, and overall unhelpful.
Free rehabs are also incapable and unequipped to offer patients a full range of treatment, which supports the notion that this form of treatment should be considered useless and should not be considered a valid option of treatment. Furthermore, patients are often forced to leave the facility before they have finished the program and without being ready, which will drastically hinder the recovery process. Free rehabs also do not have properly trained and experienced staff members, and more often than not these members are not attentive to or considerate of the addicts needs. In addition to this, free rehabs do not have the necessary funds to provide state-of-the-art treatment methods and techniques, and use basic, outdated practices that do little to address all aspects of the individual and his or her unique level of addiction. Free rehabs offer a one-size-fits-all treatment plan, unlike accredited inpatient treatment which tailors its program to fit the individualized needs of the client.
No two addictions are the same, and for recovery to be successful, no two treatment plans should be the same. Addiction studies are regularly coming across new findings that greatly improve the techniques used in treatment to increase the probability of a successful recovery. Unfortunately, free rehabs do not offer these newly developed techniques, making the chances of recovery less likely and the odds of relapsing much higher. Another concern regarding free rehabs are the physical conditions of these facilities. Along with being crammed in a small space with many other addicts, the physical surroundings typically do not meet the hygienic standards that are considered suitable for sanitary living. In a certified inpatient facility, clients have more luxury, as well has higher living standards. Being in an unclean environment during recovery can be unhealthy for one’s recovery, and may dissuade addicts from wanting to be there or from wanting to seek treatment in the future.
Although there are people who have found success in free rehab, it simply does not produce nearly as many success rates as the qualified inpatient treatment facilities that require payment. Many of these accredited programs are covered by health providers, and the centers frequently work with clients who do not have the necessary funds by setting up financial plans. There are also affordable programs that offers sufficient treatment and all levels of care available. In some instances, scholarships and loans can also be rewarded to some prospected clients, but if not, friends and family members are known to help out with covering the cost of treatment.
There is nothing more important than one’s health, and when it comes to a person achieving lifelong sobriety, no amount of money is too much. If an addict is ready to get clean and is willing to make this life changing transformation, it is best that he or she enrolls in a proper inpatient treatment program rather than turn to free rehab. Free rehab is unable to provide the necessary services, support, and attention that addicts need in order to be successful in recovery. Inpatient treatment will comprehensively address each individual’s entire addiction to restore one’s mental, emotion, and physical state of heal and well-being.
Addicts in recovery will not acquire the tools and skills they need to remain sober at a free rehab once they leave the facility. Medical detox, long-term inpatient treatment, counseling, relapse prevention, and aftercare are essential to the recovery process, and without these basic levels of care, treatment will likely be ineffective. Free rehabs do not have the qualifications, technology, staff, or space to be able to provide comprehensive, individualize treatment plans, and therefore are not a suitable option for people looking to entirely break free from their drug or alcohol addiction forever. Despite the fact that free rehab technically does exist, it is not worth the time or effort. If you or a loved one needs help overcoming a battle with addiction, turn to an accredited treatment facility for the necessary help and level of care that is required for achieving and maintaining lifelong sobriety that free rehab cannot offer.
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