Determining if you should be in private drug rehab center requires an understanding of what exactly this implies. There are some differences between private and public drug rehab facilities. Some things to consider when making this decision are:

  • How will the private drug rehab be paid for?
  • What kind of commitment will it involve from the addict?
  • Is private drug rehab really the best option?

Paying For Treatment from a Private Drug Rehab Center

In most, if not all cases, a private drug rehabilitation center will cost significantly more than a public drug rehab facility would. While most insurance companies cover the cost of being treated at a public facility, not all of them will cover private ones. Even if they do, they may only cover a portion of the expenses. One must be able to pay for their rehab when they enter the facility.

The Commitment Involved In Private Drug Rehab

Private facilities give inpatient care in a secluded environment where the addict has nothing to distract them from their recovery. Addicts are also required to deal with the mental or emotional reasons why they became dependent to a particular drug. During a private drug rehab center stay, each patient has their own room at the facility for the duration of their stay. The help they receive is both focused and structured in an effort to help them overcome their problem.

Many of the addicts who end up in a private drug rehab center are there because in the past they tried to beat their addiction using a public, outpatient rehab program and failed to do so. Addicts who don’t have family members to support them often do better in a private setting because the staff of the rehab center will take the time to offer them the support they don’t get from family.

Private vs. Public

In general, the worse someone’s addiction is the more likely they are to have better success in a private facility as opposed to a public facility. While both have their merits and both can help addicts overcome their battle against drugs or alcohol, there are advantages and disadvantages to both options. A private drug rehab center is more likely to have recreational centers for patients, such as a gym or a craft room than public facilities are. There are also often activities planned in private facilities: such as horseback riding, hiking, and sailing.  Holistic therapy is sometimes offered at private facilities as well.

When making the decision of whether to choose a private or public rehab center, it is important to look at all the differences and weigh which option is better for an individual. Some people prefer private facilities while others feel more comfortable attending a public drug rehab center program to help them recover from addiction.  Whichever option is chosen, the important thing is that they are getting the help they need.

Should you make the choice to attend a public facility, look no further than the Discovery Institute.  We are conveniently located in central New Jersey and have the dedicated staff to help you overcome your addiction.  Call us today to start on the road to recovery: (800) 714-2175.  The Discovery Institute also accepts many different insurance plans.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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