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Treatment Facility Myths

Untrue Stories About Rehabilitation

Many individuals have thoughts or impression of recovery and treatment that are completely untrue. It shouldn't be a scary or overwhelming experience for anyone getting treatment.


It's perfectly natural to fear the unknown if this is your first time considering rehabilitation or you've tried other options unsuccessfully.

The choice to take your life back can be hindered by an overwhelming fear of the unknown.

About 6 million individuals in 2011 settled on the choice to enter recovery. As you take the next step into the rest of your life, the more you know about treatment, the more confident you'll feel.


It is essential to differentiate facts from fiction when looking at the rehab option.


Setting Straight The Treatment Lies

Even with the rehab being glamorized or critically analysed in general population, very few people understand the processes of addiction treatment.

Let's take a look at some common rumours:


Myth - Treatment Is Only For Celebrities

From former child actor to the kids of wealthy people, television has led many people to associate treatment with celebrity culture. 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. Without the public scrutiny of the rich and famous, treatment is just as accessible for every man.


Myth - You Have Reached A Dead End

Another common misconception is that people can only recover successfully after things have gotten as worse as they could possibly get. Destitute, frantically in the red, repudiated by family - individuals who've floated so far that treatment is their lone choice.

People who are "high-functioning" addicts have found great success through treatment while there are certainly those who have "hit rock bottom" that go to rehab. You don't need to hold up until you lose everything so as to improve positive moves toward a future.


Myth - Treatment Means To Quit Abruptly And Completely

Making sure the medical care provided at rehab is pleasant and effective enough to assist you in beating your drug dependency is what the medical personnel at rehab centres do. People who have been abusing drugs for a long time can experience less acute withdrawal symptoms when under medical supervision. In order to ease withdrawal, prescription drugs such as these are often used:

  • Buprenorphine - This drug is used as a painkiller for the withdrawal symptoms of opioid dependency; the drug itself is gentle opioid that is less habit-forming.
  • Methadone: This drug is used for people who are addicted to strong opioids and it is similar to but stronger than Buprenorphine.
  • Naltrexone - Reduces effects of both alcohol and opioids and also eases cravings.
  • Antidepressants - Withdrawal related depression is often prescribed antidepressants.

No matter how the detoxification journey goes at any particular treatment centre, it is highly recommended that you go through under supervision from a skilled personnel rather than attempting to quit on your own.


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Myth - You Have To Be Rich

Some treatment facilities, mostly the inpatient options, can be costly If you need financial assistance in paying for rehabilitation, many payment options can be found. Several insurance policies cater for part or all the costs of treatment, while some treatment facilities provide for instalment payments or discounted costs, depending on one's financial status. Don't let money be the only thing that stop you.


Myth - You Do Not Need Assistance

To successfully make it through treatment, the desire to quit will be crucial and that on its own isn't enough. Treatment provides accountability, structure, and support to help you avoid falling back into bad habits once you're done and also provides the expert advice of people who can help you through it.


Why Treatment Is Not To Be Scared Of

The best treatment focuses strike a harmony amongst empathy and intense love. The medical personnel and the rehab workers know how much of a struggle it is to quit drugs.

The medical staff will be preparing you for life after rehab even as you get through the first stages of giving up the drug. 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. When it comes to valuing your own life and general well being, getting treatment is the best decision you can make. Contact us today on 0800 246 1509 for assistance in getting your life back.