Four Advantages of Private Rehab Centers

February 01 , 2022

Perhaps you are one of the many people who often associate private rehab centers with celebrity addiction recovery. The phrase “private rehab centers” just sounds expensive, exclusive and inaccessible to the general public, doesn’t it? In other words, private rehabilitation doesn’t sound like an option for most. Here is some information that might change your perspective of private rehab vs public rehab.

Private rehab facilities are more commonly used than you might think – and not just by the Hollywood elite. According to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 22.5 million people in the U.S. ages 12 or older needed treatment for a drug or alcohol use problem. In a 2011 SAMHSA report on private and public treatment facilities, 78% of patients surveyed were admitted to privately operated centers offering both maintenance and detoxification.

It also may be surprising to learn that most private facilities accept health insurance. Accessibility to private treatment increases in proportion to affordability. As a result, many private rehab centers offer flexible payment options, including in-network and out-of-network insurance, private pay (out of pocket), scholarship funding, and healthcare financing options.

Why Should You Consider Private Rehab Centers?

There are several reasons why private rehab centers are worth considering. Here are four advantages of private rehab:

  1. PERSONAL—In contrast to public facilities, which are often limited in the type of treatment they provide, private rehab centers can offer customized treatment care. In fact, patients are given a personalized psychosocial, physical and pharmacogenetic assessment upon intake and an individual plan is formulated for their continuing psychiatric and medical services.
  2. PROMPT—Public rehab centers often have long wait lists and need to discharge recovering patients in order to admit the incoming. Meanwhile, private rehabilitation centers can assess each patient’s needs and recommend a length of stay that is best for the individual’s recovery. Most private rehab centers offer long-term residential treatment.
  3. COMMUNITY—According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, some may benefit from a residential treatment center. Long-term residential treatment provides 24 hour care outside of the hospital setting. In this intimate setting, patients can establish relationships and be a part of a healing community. Often the program’s residents and clinicians become active components of resocialization treatment.
  4. CREDENTIALED—In addition to a more personalized treatment regimen, private rehabs usually provide more credentialed programs such as private one-on-one counseling. Additionally, private facilities can spend considerably more time and resources—resources which public centers simply do not have—updating their programs in step with current research. They can provide more flexible classes and a broader array of evidence-based therapies. For example, RCA offers a wide range of seminars and group services including art and music therapy, leadership training, relapse prevention training, communication coaching, meditation, progressive relaxation, and yoga.

As you can see, private rehab facilities offer many advantages to patients. Thankfully, private care is not only for the elite. However, the most important thing for those suffering with an addiction is to get help, whether at a public or private center.