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Alcohol and drug addiction is a serious illness that can impact your whole life. It is characterized by a compulsive need to drink and use drugs even in the face of severe consequences. An addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is very serious and life threatening. Often, an alcoholic or addict needs the help of a skilled rehab in order to recover.

Many drug addicts and alcoholics question whether they really need to go to rehab. They believe they can quit on their own, and convince themselves that rehab isn’t necessary. Often, the truth is that most alcoholics and addicts are afraid to seek treatment.  Despite the sometimes terrifying and devastating consequences of alcoholism, many alcoholics choose to continue to drink because it is familiar to them.  For them, the life they know is less scary than going to a rehab program and getting help. Other people may know they have a problem, but don’t want to admit that it is severe enough to merit rehab. Still others don’t think that rehab will work for them.

So what is the success rate of rehab?

The success rate of rehab really varies depending on the program. Private facilities with more one-on-one treatment tend to have higher success rates. More individual attention means that your treatment will be more centered on your specific needs. Sometimes people begin drinking because of past trauma. Others have a co-occurring mental disorder, like anxiety, and they self-medicate by using drugs and drinking. A treatment center that is equipped to give you personal attention generally has better treatment outcomes because you are able to focus on your specific issues.

The success rate of rehab also depends on the length of time you spend there. The longer you stay in treatment, the better your chances of long term sobriety. Some treatment centers will even guarantee that you have a successful recovery if you stay a certain amount of time and participate in aftercare treatment. If you relapse, they will allow you to come back to treatment free of charge.

People who attend drug rehabs that use even one holistic drug treatment are three times more likely to achieve long-term sobriety. Holistic drug treatment has become increasingly popular in recent years as people have become aware of the benefits of natural medicine. Holistic drug treatment is also very effective because it recognizes that addiction is a whole body disease. It affects your mind, body, and spirit.

Treatment centers that introduce clients to 12-step programs and get them involved in the fellowship have a higher success rate. Treatment can only go so far when it comes to your recovery. The most important work comes after you leave an inpatient program. 12-step programs can pick up where treatment left off and pave the way towards a healthy, sober life. Getting involved in the fellowship ensures that you will be surrounded by others in recovery, and this also contributes to success rate.

If you or someone you know needs drug or alcohol treatment with a high success rate, call us at (877) 711-HOPE (4673) or visit us online at www.palmpartners.com.

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