21.5 million Americans (or 8.1% of the population) struggle with a substance use disorder. Whether you or someone you love has a drug or alcohol addiction, you likely know the first-hand stress of feeling powerless and scared about your next move.
There’s no doubt that getting sober is hard. For many people, it’s essential to seek appropriate and customized treatment during this process. A luxury rehab center can provide numerous benefits for many individuals.
Let’s get into what you need to know!
One of the most important benefits that come with treatment is the inevitable sense of structure that it provides for clients.
When people first enter treatment, they usually have a lack of structure in their lives. Typically, they’ve been running around, struggling to find a sense of grounding, uncertain about their daily routine. This ‘chaos’ makes it hard to feel focused and sane.
While structure can be challenging at first, research shows that it’s one of the most beneficial elements of early recovery. A structure creates a sense of predictability and accountability.
In treatment, you will generally know your daily task and responsibilities. As a result, you can prepare for upcoming stressors and events as they arise.
Even if you resist the structure at first (many clients do), most people find that having a daily schedule decrease symptoms of anxiety, boredom, or depression. And that’s certainly a good thing!
Supervision and Monitoring
Many people struggling with addiction cannot stop using on their own- despite many, many attempts to do so. Addiction doesn’t run on logic. Even if you have the best intentions, you can still struggle with success- time and time again.
Luxury rehab centers provide continuous supervision and monitoring. You don’t have to suffer through uncomfortable physical or emotional symptoms alone. You don’t have to trust on your own self-will to get you through a triggering time.
Again, while supervision can feel frustrating (it’s normal to not always like the rules), it’s often the best bet for creating a safe space to start your sober journey.
Having supervision and monitoring is also medically safer. If you are detoxing cold-turkey, you risk serious health complications. Having a safe and supervised environment will provide you with the appropriate level of care you need.
No Access to Drugs or Alcohol
This is a big one. For many, getting sober is challenging because they are in a familiar environment full of triggering people, situations, and places.
If you attend a luxury rehab center, you will be detached from your usual environment. You won’t have the same immediate access to your familiar contacts or stomping grounds.
Furthermore, you won’t have easy access to drugs or alcohol. They simply aren’t allowed on the premise. If they do make their way onto the facility grounds, the appropriate personnel will take serious action to protect you.
Surrounded by Positive Influences
Let’s be real. If addiction is complicated, getting sober is even more complex. However, having support through this process makes the journey more worthwhile.
Being in a positive environment with staff and clients who are equally motivated to succeed in the world can be inspiring. If you’re having a rough time, these are the people who can help lift you up.
Many people in early recovery find themselves struggling with lingering symptoms of anxiety or depression. While positive support doesn’t necessarily eliminate those symptoms, it can make them more manageable.
Enhanced Focus on Yourself
Whether you’re ‘functioning on the outside’ or taking care of children or running a successful business, many people enter treatment distracted and consumed by the needs of other people.
There’s nothing wrong with being generous or worried about others. However, there is something very powerful about completely focusing on yourself and your needs. When was the last time you gave yourself that permission?
In treatment, you are encouraged to look inwards. You are encouraged to examine and redefine the relationship you share with yourself.
Even if this process feels unnatural or uncomfortable, it’s a necessary step toward getting sober. You need to be able to understand yourself in order to change and improve yourself, right?
New and Healthy Friendships
Many people make lifelong friends within the confines of their treatment setting. After all, these are the people who see you in a very raw and vulnerable position. They are the people who understand your struggle.
Creating these friendships can be uplifting and inspiring. If you’ve isolated due to your drug or alcohol use, it can be refreshing to surround yourself with positive people who are rooting for your success.
With that said, in your treatment, you’ll also learn how to be a better friend. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively, set better boundaries, and practice more generosity and kindness.
Excellent Therapy and Self-Care Options
Luxury rehab centers often pride themselves on providing superior mental health services for their clients. From individual therapy to specialized groups to holistic care, you’ll have no shortage of tools for learning about yourself and changing your behavior.
Getting sober is only half of the equation when it comes to sustaining a life in recovery. Many people also need support for issues such as:
- depression or anxiety
- family dynamics
- childhood or adult trauma
- eating disorders
- work or financial stressors
- low self-esteem
- parenting and co-parenting
- legal issues
- codependency and relationship stressors
Individual and group therapies address these issues. You’ll have a safe place to talk about your struggles and receive practical solutions for change and hope.
Most treatment centers build their days around different therapies and counseling sessions. You’ll typically be assigned to an individual therapist and case manager. Likewise, you will attend a variety of specialized groups throughout the day.
Like with most things in life, the rewards you generate are directly proportionate to the effort and discipline you put into them. The more you are willing to participate and share, the more you will learn about yourself.
Increased Comfort and Special Amenities
From yoga classes to equine therapy to acupuncture to a private chef, more and more luxury rehab centers are specializing in alternative, positive approaches to support your recovery.
While each luxury rehab center has its own special attributes, most of them do provide an extra advantage over a standard, residential facility.
There’s more of a focus on your overall comfort, privacy, and quality of treatment. If you’re a high-powered executive, this may be the perfect option for you to seek help.
If you’re in the beginning stages of seeking treatment, feel free to ask the centers directly what they offer. As a client, you always have the right to ask questions!
24/7 Professional Support
In treatment, you’re never alone. That means there are always professionals around to support, guide and provide you with the resources you need to move through a challenging moment.
Most people in early recovery struggle with a myriad of stressors including:
- drug and alcohol cravings
- medication issues
- co-occurring mental health symptoms
- chronic pain
- appetite changes
- fatigue or poor concentration
- anxiety or depression
- uncertainty and fear
- loneliness and homesickness
In your rehab, you will have 24/7 access to trained staff who can understand and intervene appropriately with the support you need. At a time that may feel very dark, they will provide you with the light you need to stay optimistic.
When people reflect on their treatment experiences, it’s the constant support and monitoring they remember the most. Having safe people to turn to can truly make a difference if you feel like you are in a crisis.
Pathway for Success
The journey towards recovery does not end when treatment ends. In fact, even the best treatment is often just a stepping stone for the rest of your life.
The work of addiction is never completely cured. It’s managed and maintained. That way you can focus on the rest of your life with happiness and ease.
In your treatment, you will learn the tools needed for success. You will make new friends and learn new lessons along the way. You will experience growing pains quite unlike anything you’ll ever experience.
With that said, treatment is so beneficial because it provides the pathway towards success. You’ll learn what best supports your care. You’ll learn new coping skills, therapies, and strategies that will help you live your best life.
Who wouldn’t want to give themselves that amazing chance towards change?
Final Thoughts on Attending a Luxury Rehab Center
Struggling with a drug or alcohol problem can be terrifying. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer in silence or alone. Finding the right treatment can be the ticket towards living a happy and sustained life in recovery.
A luxury rehab center may be the perfect place for you to start your journey. Interested in learning more about what our programs have to offer? Be sure to contact us today!