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Misconceptions About Treatment Facilities

Rehabilitation Centre Myths

Rehabilitation centres have gained false reputations in certain areas. Although the experience will feel different, you shouldn't be afraid to check into one if you need to.


You may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of checking into a rehabilitation centre whether it's your first time there or if you have done it before in your life.

Going to rehabilitation could be a life changing decision and you shouldn't allow yourself to be discouraged so easily.

In 2011, nearly 6 million people made the decision to enter rehab. To help make the decision to go on the road to recovery, knowing the facts about medical care in rehab will leave you feeling assured of your decision.


When it comes to checking yourself into rehab, knowing what is true and what is false is vital.


Setting Straight The Treatment Lies

In spite of the way that recovery is frequently glamorized or fanatically dismembered in pop culture, a shocking number of individuals know next to about what really continues during addiction treatment.

Some of the common false perceptions include:


Myth - Treatment Is Only Available For Celebrities

Depending on what you see on TV, you may conclude that rehab is only for former child actors or honoured reality stars. Rehab is presented as an amusing experience for famous people who are struggling with dependency in TV shows about celebrity gossip, while it is horrified in Hollywood movies such as 28 Days. It's negative attention is enough to make anyone squeamish. The truth is that rehab is a safe and private place for people who are rich and ordinary people as well.


Myth - You Have To Be At Your Wits End

Another group of people who are commonly known for getting treatment is the ones who are really bad off, on the other end of the spectrum. These are people whose lives have completely been destroyed by drugs, such as the down-and-out, castaways, and the poor, making rehab their only chance at recovery.

While there are absolutely the individuals who have "hit absolute bottom" that go to recovery, even individuals who are "advanced" addicts have discovered awesome accomplishment through treatment. In order to make positive moves toward a better future, you don't have to wait until you lose everything.


Myth - Stopping Cold Turkey Is How Treatment Works

In the most comfortable and efficient way possible are how the practitioners and nurses who work in treatment centres are trained to help you overcome your addiction. Physicians can gradually disengage addicts from drugs while they experience minimal withdrawal symptoms, even when the addiction is intense. There are some prescription drugs used to lessen withdrawal such as:

  • Buprenorphine - A gentle opioid with restricted abuse potential, which lessens withdrawal torments from opioid fixation.
  • Methadone - These is used for more serious opioid and Heroin addictions but similar to Buprenorphine in effects.
  • Naltrexone - Eases desires and diminishes impacts of both liquor and opioids.
  • Antidepressants - These are commonly given to deal with depression emanating from withdrawal.

Quitting on your own is not recommended, because in order to ensure success, you need the supervision of a detox specialist, regardless of the type of treatment plan the rehab centre has.


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Myth - Treatment Is Expensive

Some treatment facilities, mostly the inpatient options, can be costly But, there are still other options available including financial aid for people who can't afford to pay. Some treatment plans can lower the cost for you depending on your financial situation or offer you a generous payment plan or several insurance companies can settle payment partially or fully for you. Don't allow finances to hold you back.


Myth - You Do Not Need Assistance

It's not enough to want to quit for you to successfully get on the path to recovery. Treatment gives expert guidance with people who can walk with you, hold you to account, system and support to keep you from relapsing once you have completed treatment.


Do Not Be Afraid To Seek Treatment

The best treatment facilities work with a balance of sympathy and hard truth. The medical personnel and the rehab workers know how much of a struggle it is to quit drugs.

At the end of the day, their goal is to see you get through the early stages of recovery at the same time preparing you for the future. Dependency is a struggle you have to live with for the rest of your life, but getting treatment is the most important initial step towards recovery.


Find Your Treatment

There is a treatment option available for you regardless of what you struggle with, how bad your situation is, where you live or how much money you make. There is no underestimating the benefits that you'll get by deciding to find a treatment centre. Call us on 0800 246 1509 and we will help you create a new life for yourself.