There are a number of decisions to make when selecting the right treatment facility for you. While the quality of care is obviously the most important consideration, the quality and beauty of the surroundings can also play a role in your recovery process, especially if you’re already accustomed to a certain lifestyle.
Luxury treatment centers offer comfortable accommodations, engaging amenities, and highly personalized attention that can make your rehabilitation experience even more effective.
What is a luxury rehab program?
Accommodations at luxury rehab facilities are often more like bed and breakfasts or hotels. The locations usually have lovely natural settings, such as the mountains of Montana, by the ocean in California, or near a lake in North Carolina.
Luxury programs are also known for giving each person under care a lot of individualized attention. One major advantage of a luxury rehab facility is this high-quality, personalized care.
Recovering from addiction is not easy, and it’s critical that those in recovery have every possible advantage. The more a recovering addict feels comfortable in his or her surroundings, the more likely they are to open up in therapy, get the most out of their treatment, and overcome their addiction.
Why attend a luxury rehab program?
One reason to attend a luxury rehab program is that there is often no wait in terms of enrolling into treatment. Other facilities may have a waiting list or may not be available for several weeks to months.
You will also get a lot of quality attention at a luxury rehab facility. For example, some facilities are so exclusive that have a maximum capacity of 6 patients. Very high staff-to-patient ratios mean you are well taken care of, and therapy can go especially deep because of how much time and attention you receive.
If you’re used to a lifestyle at a certain socioeconomic level, you may also prefer a luxury facility because it will most closely mimic your normal surroundings. You will live in private living quarters that are beautifully decorated, and enjoy gourmet meals prepared by private chefs. While there are often highly-qualified medical professionals on site, you won’t feel like you’re at a hospital; instead, you’ll enjoy expansive, beautiful grounds free from the public’s eyes.
To be clear, real addiction rehabilitation work takes place in luxury facilities. Just because the setting is beautiful doesn’t mean you’re on vacation. In fact, many luxury treatment centers cutting-edge addiction treatment modalities in addition to traditional (and effective) things like group therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Luxury facilities may offer more progressive therapeutic modalities like animal-assisted therapy (i.e. Equine-Assisted Therapy with horses), or wilderness therapy, which can only be done when the facility is in such a setting.
Some patients may find they make gains in these kinds of newer, more specialized therapy modalities than they would have made without such specialized care.
What else does a luxury program offer?
Many luxury facilities have a holistic approach to treatment, emphasizing the necessity of treating not just your body, but your mind and spirit. Many luxury treatment centers boast specialists with higher educational degrees and sometimes more experience in the addiction field. For example, a luxury facility might have a highly qualified art therapist trained how to incorporate art into the therapeutic process, helping you to make progress in your recovery via the use of artistic means, such as drawing or painting.
Other staff members support a healthy lifestyle, such as personal trainers and exercise specialists. This kind of support can help you establish, embark on, and maintain an overall wellness program. For example, physical exercise not amplifies good feelings in both your body and mind, but can also play a key role in recovery.
Luxury amenities also usually have in-house chefs who create tailored, healthy, delicious meals. Nutrition is an important part of gaining control over your life, since having a clean body makes it easier to maintain a clear mind.