Getting someone to face the concept of inpatient drug rehabilitation to handle an addiction problem is hard enough; much less consider a long term rehab program in Ontario. The stigma surrounding addiction treatment and the dogmatic methods used bring about the belief there is no real reason to consider anything but a short term treatment option. The fact is, the only reason a short term 30 day drug rehab program exists is that's all the insurance companies want to pay for.
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Getting someone to face the concept of inpatient drug rehabilitation to handle an addiction problem is hard enough; much less consider a long term rehab program. The stigma surrounding addiction treatment and the dogmatic methods used bring about the belief there is no real reason to consider anything but a short term treatment option. The fact is, the only reason a short term 30 day drug rehab program exists is that's all the insurance companies want to pay for.
Most insurance policies do not cover inpatient drug rehab programs longer than 21 or 30 days, and they most certainly do not cover any kind of sober living or continued aftercare for the most part. When it comes to long term drug rehabs that can actually progressively work towards a continued improvement in the addicts outlook and disposition, there are only a few options.
First, lets take a look at a few basic principles as to why short term drug rehab programs have low success rates on a fundamental level. Substance abuse or any kind of drug use, even prescribed drugs take a toxic toll on the body and in the process deplete the body's natural stores of vitamins, minerals, and hormones, causing uncomfortable and unpleasant side-effects and even new diseases. The drug-induced nutrient depletion suppresses the very nutrients that you need to keep energy levels high, fend off infections, and remain healthy.
By the time the substance abuse or addiction problem is truly confronted, years of use and abuse are now tangled with all the unwanted feelings and problems that come along with it and are all bungled up in one convoluted mess. Getting over the physical ailments and dysfunction caused by the addiction can take months alone, much less unraveling the mountain of confusion and problems heaped atop the addict. This simply cannot be done in a short term drug rehabilitation program and brings to light why their success rates are dismal.
Inpatient drug rehabilitation programs of sufficient length that offer a completely holistic (drug free) approach offer significantly improved success rates by starting from the ground up. Handling the physical duress experienced during drug abuse first lays the foundation for improved abilities to truly confront unwanted mental emotional feelings. These unwanted feelings like at the core of the problem and more likely dealt with successfully in an inpatient drug rehabilitation program of three months of longer.
Inpatient Medication Rehabilitation - Short-term Vs Long-term Medication Rehabilitation
Few of us ever plan on needing drug or alcohol rehab, and unfortunately, some of end up needing it without the insurance coverage to pay for it.
With a month's stay at a private rehab running as much as $20 000 or more, few of us have the savings to self finance a stay at rehab; and unfortunately a lot of us have jobs and homes and families, and although we are in need of assistance, we also do not qualify for state of federal treatment funded aid.
Too poor to pay for rehab, and too rich to qualify for governmentally funded treatment; truly stuck between a rock and a hard place.
You may have heard about more affordable programs, but a Google search doesn't seem to help much, and where can you go to learn more about the options available to you?
Another often overlooked therapeutic environment is sober living housing. A sober living house does not offer the therapeutic intensity of a drug rehab, but they can be very inexpensive, and will offer long term sober residence and a safe and supportive environment for recovery. Most will require that you work and attend AA meetings during your period of residency.
The unfortunate reality is that although a great many facilities do exist, they can be very tough to find. Thankfully though, there are options, and you just need to find them.
You can get better!