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Treatment Facility Myths

Rehab Misconceptions

People hold different ideas and notions about rehab and treatment centres that are not true. Rehab does not have to be a frightening or devastating experience, and no matter who you are, you can get treated.


It is okay to be afraid of what you don't know, especially if other treatments have failed or it is your first time thinking about going to rehab.

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

In 2011 alone, the number of people who went into rehab stood at 6 million. The more information you have about treatment, the more comfortable you will be as you move forward into your future.


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


Exposing The Lies About Treatment

Not many people are aware of what really happens in the process of receiving medical care for drug dependency, although rehab is mostly made to look glamorous or is excessively scrutinized by mass media.

The popular misconceptions are:


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. While celebrity gossip shows use rehab as the punchline to jokes about stars battling their addictions, movies like 28 Days show a Hollywood-tinged version of the rehab experience. This is a lot of discouragement and can make one quit. Without the public scrutiny of the rich and famous, treatment is just as accessible for every man.


Myth - You Are At Rock Bottom

Another common misconception is that people can only recover successfully after things have gotten as worse as they could possibly get. Homeless, deep in debt, rejected by family- people who are so hopeless, that treatment is the last 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 - Quitting Properly Involves Quitting All At Once

The specialists and medical caretakers who work in treatment centres are prepared to help you conquer your dependence in the most agreeable and proficient way that is available. People who have been abusing drugs for a long time can experience less acute withdrawal symptoms when under medical supervision. There are some prescription drugs used to lessen withdrawal such as:

  • Buprenorphine - A mild opioid that is rarely abused and it lessens withdrawal pains from opioid addiction.
  • Methadone - The drug is used for severe Heroin and opioid dependency, but it has the same efficacy as Buprenorphine.
  • Naltrexone - Minimizes cravings and lessens effects of alcohol and opioids.
  • Antidepressants - For the deep depression that is related to withdrawal, the patient is given antidepressants.

Notwithstanding how the detoxification procedure functions at a given treatment office, it is constantly better to experience it under the direction of a prepared proficient than attempting to stop all alone.


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Myth - Treatment Is Expensive

There are expensive rehab facilities especially when the treatment is inpatient. However, for people who need help paying for treatment, there are many available options. 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 let money be the only thing that stop you.


Myth - You Can Quit By Yourself

To successfully make it through treatment, the desire to quit will be crucial and that on its own isn't enough. 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.


Why Treatment Should Not Be Feared

Treatment centres offer a balanced approach to recovery to ensure that you make it through in the best possible physical and mental shape. 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.


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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. It's the best venture you can make in yourself and your future. Take the first step towards a new lifestyle by calling us now on 0800 246 1509.