Do Not Waste Your Time and Funds on The Wrong Rehab
by Hope Rehab Team
Choosing The Wrong Rehab Can Mean More Than a Loss of Time and Money
Reaching a point where you are ready to change provides a precious opportunity. It may have taken you years to get here. There is no guarantee that this motivation will last forever, and this is why it is absolutely crucial that you make the most of it.
Choosing the wrong rehab can not only mean a loss of time or money, but it can also mean the loss of an opportunity. This is the saddest part. When we take major steps to change our life that don’t work out, it tends to weaken our motivation. We may even give up on the idea of a new life completely – at least temporarily.
If we fail to make the most of an opportunity to change, it could be years before the conditions are right to try again. During this time, more damage will occur to our relationships, our reputation, and our physical and mental health.
You Are More Than a Set of Problems
We humans are highly complex. We are all unique. This complexity and uniqueness needs to be taken into account when it comes to treating problems like addiction issues. Any approach that treats us like a set of problems that just need fixing is likely to fail. Humans are not the same as car engines.
What Do We Mean by The Wrong Rehab
When we talk about the ‘wrong rehab’, what we really mean is the wrong rehab for you. This is a discussion we have had with thousands of clients over the years, and the most common criticisms of other rehabs we’ve heard include:
Rehabs that use the ‘one-size fits all’ approach. In other words, the client is expected to fit in with whatever treatment is offered rather than providing treatment on the basis of what the client needs.
Understaffed rehabs where clients struggle to get sufficient time with a therapist/counsellor.
Overcrowded and under-resourced facilities which feel more like prisons than treatment centers.
Rehabs where too much emphasis is put on one approach.
Rehabs that only seem to care about making money.
Facilities where there is an overreliance on using drugs to treat addiction problems. This can mean that clients end up with more addiction problem than when they went in!
Rehabs that are so strict about things like using the internet that they put clients in a position where they are forced to leave. Getting a break from the outside world can be helpful, but it is important to approach this issue with balance (e.g. some people have work or family commitments that mean they need to go online occasionally).
Failure to provide adequate aftercare.
How to Find the Right Rehab For You
The key to find the right rehab for you is to do your homework. It is also definitely worth checking out honest reviews (just be careful because there are review websites out there that are not legit). Of course, we would love for you to join our community. So do please contact us to find out what we can offer. We want to help you make the most of this precious opportunity to change.
Hope Rehab Team