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There are outpatient recovery addiction treatment options available. Yet, many people choose to extend their treatment with inpatient or residential treatment options.

Rehab facilities, including luxury rehab centers, are designed for this purpose.

What is Luxury Rehab?

Standard and luxury treatment programs provide 24-hour care, housing, and licensed medical care, including therapy. Patients may be admitted for up to 12 months, depending on the severity and history of drug abuse.

Luxury rehab focuses on longer-term treatments that can vary from 3 to 12 months. 

In addition to standard facility offerings, luxury rehabs may also include:

  • Additional forms of non-traditional therapy like yoga or acupuncture
  • Enhanced privacy
  • Spacious patient rooms
  • Manicured and larger green spaces
  • Non-essential amenities such as a private pool

There are over 15,000 different drug and alcohol treatment facilities in the United States.

What Do Luxury Addiction Treatment Centers Treat?

Most luxury alcohol and drug rehab facilities treat various substance use disorders (SUD). Top-rated centers provide access to medical care and may offer medical detox at the beginning of the program. Employees of luxury addiction treatment centers specialize in detoxification, rehabilitation, and recovery.

Following the detox process, expert counselors and other addiction treatment professionals will offer support and therapy throughout recovery, including assistance with mental health.

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Benefits of Luxury Drug Treatment Centers

Luxury rehab for drug or alcohol addiction has many benefits, including:

  • Higher staff-to-client ratios
  • Increased, individualized resources
  • Gourmet cuisine options
  • Enhanced privacy for patients
  • Recreational facilities like tennis courts
  • Upscale inpatient treatment
  • Advanced 24-hour care

Patients who undergo treatment at these facilities may experience enhanced recovery. When inpatient drug abuse treatment is combined with additional high-end therapy options, recovering patients may find alternate ways of coping with addiction and relapse.

Luxury Services and Programs

A luxury environment aims to improve the odds of a successful recovery process by placing individuals in beautiful and more comfortable surroundings. 

Outside Communication for Career Maintenance

A strong focus on detoxification and recovery is the priority of any successful recovery program. However, some patients may need to access personal cell phones and laptops due to the nature of their careers. Therefore, many luxury rehab facilities offer supervised solutions to address these concerns.

Resort Settings and Activities

The primary difference between a luxury and standard drug and alcohol program is a resort-like environment. Most luxury facilities are surrounded by nature. These surroundings provide space for outdoor activities such as hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.

Destination treatment facilities may be near world-class beaches, woodlands, mountains, and deserts. 

Additional Exercise Programs

Individuals who recover at a luxury treatment facility have a wide variety of exercise options to heal both the mind and body.

Highly-skilled experts create programs that may include:

  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Pilates
  • Strength Training
  • Kickboxing

Alternative Treatment Therapies

Less popular treatment options are typical in many luxury rehab facilities.

For example, some centers offer acupuncture as a treatment supplement.

Acupuncture releases dopamine into the body and brain, resulting in feelings of euphoria. This alternative treatment may lead to less frequent cravings for drugs and alcohol. It can also help prevent relapse.

Patients may participate in additional therapies, such as:

  • Art therapy in fields such as painting, photography, performance art, and film
  • Biofeedback which uses data sensors that are placed on the body to direct therapy sessions and inform patients on behavior change
  • Reiki sessions that use the energetic power of reiki to become more in touch with the body and spirit
  • Aromatherapy, which uses essential oils to improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of patients
  • Animal therapy, where trained service animals, such as horses or wolves, provide emotional support to patients

What Should You Expect From Luxury Substance Abuse Treatment?

Luxury rehab facilities typically provide the latest in treatment options. Clients usually meet with a program manager before entering the center.

Then they receive a comprehensive assessment that reviews the individuals:

  • Substance abuse patterns
  • Mental status and health
  • Physical condition
  • Medical history
  • Demographics, including age, culture, ethnicity, and language
  • Financial and living circumstances
  • Level of family support
  • Employment
  • Suicide and violence risk

The luxury rehab facility will be used to create a customized treatment tailored to meet the client’s unique requirements. Throughout the program, the treatment team will consistently re-evaluate the plan as you progress through recovery and will change it if necessary.

Inpatient Treatment vs. Outpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment is an excellent option for patients who have relapsed or need close monitoring to become fully sober. This form of treatment typically involves 24-hour medical and counseling supervision.

Inpatient treatment settings include:

  • Recovery housing to aid patients in a supervised environment. It may consist of transitional life coaching, such as financial management and employment opportunities.
  • Therapeutic communities that offer robust, organized programming. Programming includes interpersonal skill-building, group therapy, and specific drug abuse therapy.
  • Short-term, in-house addiction treatment typically involves drug detoxification and helps patients prepare for longer-term treatment.

Outpatient treatment does not include 24-hour supervision. Instead, recovering patients visit a specialist on a recurring schedule. In the beginning, patients will most likely attend multiple sessions per week. Then, occurrences will taper off to once or twice per week as needed.

Outpatient treatment options include:

  • Motivational interviewing
  • Multidimensional family therapy
  • Motivational incentives
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

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How Long Does Luxury Inpatient Rehabilitation Last?

Luxury inpatient rehabilitation usually requires a commitment of four weeks or more. Single-month treatment programs may be provided for mild addictions or to help start longer-term outpatient treatment.

Sixty-day programs deliver solid treatment duration for patients to work on their addiction issues and progress in their recovery. The more significant time commitment often means that clients must maintain communication with work or family members via phone calls, emails, or guest visits.

Three-month rehab programs usually take place in residential facilities. During this period, patients live at the facility with their peers and treatment team. This allows for supervision and easy access to care at all times.

Longer rehab programs are ideal for those with relatively severe addictions and other health or social problems. Ninety-day luxury rehab programs are available for more severe cases and are suitable for people who can leave their worlds behind to recover.

Musicians, politicians, and other people who work jobs with long breaks between significant events can often experience great benefits from more extended rehab programs.

Other options are also usually available thanks to the flexibility of luxury rehab centers. Many luxury facilities will assign a program manager to each patient to help design a schedule that best suits their needs.

Are Luxury Rehabs Private and Confidential?

Yes, luxury drug and alcohol rehab facilities treat the rehabilitation process in the same private and confidential manner as any doctor-patient relationship.

Patients are often given private suites for relaxation. Rehab facility staff members are prohibited from revealing the names and other essential information of the clients who visit.

Are High-End Treatment Centers Worth the Cost?

Attending a high-end treatment facility depends on your budget and insurance coverage.

Outpatient treatment is the most affordable treatment choice. It may also be covered by Medicare, private insurance, or grants from state-sponsored bodies.

If a recovering drug or alcohol user requires intensive, inpatient care, they may need additional funding to cover costs. In some cases, a two- to four-week stay can cost up to $18,000. Inpatient treatment can cost anywhere between $5,000 and $50,000 for 14 to 30 days. Luxury rehab for addiction falls into the higher-end bracket.

While it is essential to consider treatment costs, it is also essential to select a facility that suits the therapy needs of the person who will attend.

Luxury rehab programs can maximize therapeutic benefits and minimize relapse. In the end, any addiction treatment plan is helpful in beginning the path to sobriety.

How Do You Pay for Luxury Rehab?

Luxury rehab facilities usually have higher costs than those of more traditional centers. These fees cover the luxury facilities, amenities, and highly trained staff.

Insurance companies often cover at least some addiction treatment, but it must be deemed medically necessary.

The luxurious and high-class amenities of these addiction recovery programs are not typically essential for recovering from a substance use disorder (SUD).

Because of this, insurance companies may not pay for the total costs of luxury treatment. However, they may cover some of it. Program managers can also help establish financing and payment options for people unable to secure total funding before treatment.


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