Drug rehabs are all the same, right? I’ve heard too many prospective rehab patients ask that question, or at least one like it. Given the sheer volume of drug rehab centers on the market today, I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, even the simplest Internet search turns up an endless list of drug treatment centers, all of them “guaranteeing” the effectiveness of this or that addiction treatment program. It’s easy to be taken in, is the problem, easy to assume that drug rehab must be a sort of cookie-cutter undertaking, and the drug rehabs, for all their differences, must all be more or less comparable to one another.
Unfortunately, such thinking is flat wrong. And any prospective rehab patient who engages in it sets the odds against himself in his fight for long-term sobriety.
The simple truth is that drug rehabs aren’t all the same: Some are just plain better than others. The most fundamental difference…and the most important one, for any rehab patient…is the level of attention rehabs devote to their individual patients. The most successful rehab centers are those that recognize the fundamental uniqueness of each and every one of their residents, and strive at all times to confront addiction on a case-by-case basis. Remember, drug abuse is invariably a personal problem. To beat it, you need a personal solution. The drug rehab center that’s “right” for you is the one that can give you just that it. Anything less, in the end, couldn’t ever possibly cut it.