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Why You’d Opt for Private Care

July 13, 2022

With so many types and sources of treatment available these days, the options are endless. This is great in that it can help you or a loved one find just the right one for your situation. Even with so many choices available — including different price points, length-of-stay, treatment modalities, and amenities — there are potential patients who need something more. Just what is private care, and when is an option like Rio Retreat’s private intensives the right decision?

What Is Private Care?

Established inpatient treatment has shown proven results. The range of treatment methods, access to clinical and medical professionals, distance from loved ones and triggers, the concentrated time to focus solely on recovery, and the support from a network of peers all work together to help prepare patients for long-term recovery. But some people may need a more discreet private treatment option. Taking place in a private setting, treatment involves short, intense work on addiction, trauma, co-occurring mental health disorders, and any other challenges that are getting between you and your best, healthiest life.

If a group setting, limited privacy, or extended time away from home or work isn’t possible, private addiction treatment may be the right choice for you.

Because private addiction treatment is often held at a larger treatment facility, you will have access to all the facility’s resources, including an array of psychiatrists, psychologists, and specialists in the field. They can even choose the exact experts you need and create a completely customized schedule. With the program being shorter and confidential, you will be able to maintain your privacy and return more quickly to your normal daily schedule.

Why Choose Private Care?

Private care, for those who can afford it, allows you to have more one-on-one time with a therapist by yourself, or with a therapist and your family. It’s great for those who may not feel comfortable sharing with peers or have anxiety or trauma surrounding group settings. It’s also more accommodating for anyone who struggles to get time away, or lives a very private life and wants to maintain anonymity during treatment. For those in the public eye, it may be the only option to allow them to get the help they need away from the glare of the media.

It may not even be you who wants the extra privacy. If you would benefit more from having your family involved, but they are not comfortable in multi-family programs, private care gives you options. No matter the reason, if traditional addiction treatment does not match your needs or your lifestyle, private care is another great option.

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Private care also offers the most personalized, customized addiction treatment. Because it is just you, you will only receive the exact tools and resources you need. You will also get the undivided attention of your treatment providers. You know your voice and your needs will be heard. As Jaap van der Stel stresses in an YJBM abstract shared by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), “individual differences matter” when it comes to treating addiction. He explains that not all treatment strategies work for all individuals. And yet at the same time, we’re learning more and more every day about how to treat addiction.

This means there is a gap between new and proven treatments and the individuals who will benefit most from them. Private care’s customized addiction treatment approach help bridge this gap.

Another reason you may seek private drug rehab or private alcohol rehab is if your insurance has denied coverage for longer, more intensive care. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) shares that residential treatment for mental illness gets denied coverage at a higher rate than many other forms of healthcare. Private care is a great resource who can’t or simply don’t want to use insurance for any reason.

It’s important to understand that this option is not an either/or proposition. Maybe you’ve already completed a residential program. In this case, private care can help you and your family transition into your new life. Recovery involves a lot of adjustments at home, including the changing of your family dynamics. Getting everyone together for a private, intensive therapy experience can benefit both your long-term recovery and your family as a whole.

Getting everyone together for a private, intensive therapy experience can benefit both your long-term recovery and your family as a whole.

What Private Care Can’t Do

When considering private care for yourself or a loved one, it’s just as important to know what private care is not. Private care isn’t a substitute for a longer, away-from-home rehab experience. It also is not the same as going to regular, ongoing therapy, a cornerstone of most long-term recoveries. It will not be the right fit for everyone, but for those who aren’t a fit for an inpatient program and have the resources for this type of care, it can allow you to get the care that’s right for you.

Look for private care that recognizes its limitations while offering every benefit that private care does confer. When in doubt, speak with treatment providers. Here at Rio Retreat Center, we are more than happy to discuss your needs and options. We offer customized addiction treatment and private intensives that may be just what you or your family needs. Our knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions, and all conversations and care are kept confidential. Reach out today to learn more and get set up with the exact treatment you’ve been looking for.