One of the major misconceptions people have regarding residential alcohol abuse programs offered at alcohol rehabilitation centers is that once a patient has been admitted, he or she cannot get out. This is not true in any way. Although these centers make serious attempts at providing proper and tight security, the truth is that one is not forced to stay at these centers and can leave at any time.
Even individuals who have been ordered into a rehab center by the judicial system can still get out of such facilities. When they do so, they are surely bound to receive heavy punishment and suffer the consequences of their actions. The truth is that these centers prefer that individuals choose to be admitted into these centers on their own volition rather than be forced.
A permanent feature that runs across most rehab centers is detox facilities. Though these are readily available in several centers, there are other, relatively newer centers which do not have resident detox services. However, they make up for this by placing a condition that any patient who comes to them needing rehab must first undergo detox somewhere else.
When rehab is conducted at a separate facility from detox, the patient is sure to be faced with a huge treatment bill. The bill would most probably be lower were detox to be offered at the same facility as the place where a patient will undergo rehabilitation. However, it is a choice that more people have to increasingly put up with as the cost of detox facilities are considered overhead.
Patients at times have a tendency to judge the appearance of rehab centers and conclude that these centers cannot help them with their recovery. However, this is far from the truth. There are centers which offer services depending on their target patients. An example is the facilities offered at teenage rehab centers are fundamentally different from those offered to adult professionals.
How much a patient is able or willing to pay determines to a great measure the kind of services he will receive from the center. But the services one is likely to receive will not affect the effectiveness of the programs in helping him towards recovery. Though the services and facilities may play a part in the patient’s recovery, ultimately it is the therapy and treatment offered that will help him or her.
Almost all rehab centers make sure that they educate their patients. Education plays a central role in the efforts geared towards making them whole. Education opens the patients’ eyes to see how their condition has been affecting their families or loved ones. Education also helps patients realize that they can stay free and continue living relatively comfortable but productive lives without alcohol.