Drug and alcohol addictions are more common than ever, especially in Canada. A study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), found that Canadians drink more than 50% above the global average. It is no time to be imbibing, alcohol is currently the third leading cause of the global burden of disease and injury. Recovery from alcohol addiction usually requires some assistance. Drug rehab centers can be especially helpful during this difficult recovery process. Private rehab centers give you an added level of convenience and privacy. The following advantages of private rehab can make your addiction recovery process easier to navigate.
High level of confidentiality
Your alcohol addiction is your business. It is your information to protect and share with those you choose. Although all drug rehab centers promote some level of confidentiality, this is easier to achieve with private rehab centers. In many cases, insurance is not used. You choose your arrival and exit dates. Without the interference of insurance, there is no one to submit documents or paperwork to, which can be a cause of information leak. For these reasons, many patients prefer private drug abuse rehab centers.
No time restraints
Public drug rehab centers that are funded by insurance often have strict timelines. Regardless of the extent of your addiction or any co occurring disorders, you are only provided a couple of days, or sessions. If you find that you relapse from recovery and it is within the same insurance year, you might not be covered. Putting a time restraint on the addiction recovery process can be damaging to the overall rehab process. People with substance abuse problems are up to 3 times more likely to have a mental illness. More than 15% of people with a substance use problem also have a co occurring mental illness. Simply treating the addiction and not the mental disorder can increase the chances of a relapse.
More involved counseling services
One of the most important advantages of private drug rehab centers are the in depth counseling services. Approximately 70% of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence. If the mental health problem and addiction are related, which is common, the addiction likely began around the same time. It is even possible that the alcohol usage is used to self medicate for the mental health disorder. More in depth and involved of counseling services allows patients to further explore events that might have contributed to these problems. In a private inpatient rehab setting, the patient will have a variety of counseling services available.
Increase the ability to identify triggers
Because you spend more time in a private rehab center, you will have the added benefit of learning to identify triggers. A trigger is a situation or event that increases your desire to drink again. It could also be a trigger that increases the symptoms of your mental health disorder, thus also increasing the need for alcohol. It is important to stay away from these temptations and triggers, at least during the initial recovery phase.
It can also be helpful to learn how to identify signs of substance abuse in the workplace, school, or any other public setting. When you are able to notice these high usage areas, you know to stay away from them. Staying away from these situations until you have been sober for a longer period of time will make the entire process more bearable.
Alcohol addiction is more common than many might think. Consuming alcohol is considered to be a socially acceptable activity, so it can be difficult to identify when someone is struggling with addiction. If you are dealing with an alcohol addiction, consider checking into a private drug rehab center. Private rehab centers carry many advantages over that of public rehab centers. In a private rehab center, you will have a higher level of confidentiality and privacy, limited time restraints on the recovery process, and more counseling resources. You will also learn the importance of identifying trigger situations.