Luxury Rehabs

Luxury rehabilitation centers give patients both the necessary treatments for recovery while also offering more private, exclusive amenities that are not standard in traditional rehab facilities. For individuals suffering from substance abuse and relapse, rehabilitation is available in conventional and high-end settings.
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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.

Benefits

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
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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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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.

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Updated on: August 7, 2020
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