47,000 Canadians die from substance abuse every year and almost 1 in 5 Canadians suffer from an addiction or mental health problem. If you or someone you love is looking to get help for drug addiction, you should consider inpatient drug rehab as one of your best options. Here’s what you need to do before getting started:
What are the benefits of rehab?
Drug rehab centers help guide patients through the recovery process and manage withdrawal symptoms. They provide personalized plans and therapy sessions during the patient’s stay and then ease the transition back into the “real world”. Plus, many offer post-care services to avoid relapses.
What should I look for in an inpatient drug rehab center?
There are a lot of practical questions to consider when choosing an inpatient rehab facility such as whether they accept your insurance provider, if the facility is close to your home and how up to date their equipment and training is. However, the main deciding factor should be how you feel about the center. Do you feel comfortable in the space? Is the staff friendly and welcoming? What is the center’s reputation or do you know anyone who has had a past experience?
What do I need to bring to rehab?
Rules for what can be brought to inpatient drug rehab are specific to each facility. The list below though gives you a general idea of what you should pack for your stay.
- Casual, comfortable clothing
- Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, etc.)
- Phone and/or laptop
- Any prescription medicine you already take
- Leisure items like books, a journal, markers, cards
How much does inpatient drug rehab cost?
There is no specific answer to how much you will pay for your treatment as it depends on what facility you choose, how intensive your treatment is and how long you stay. Inpatient rehab can range from affordable to very expensive but the average cost tends to be around $25,000 per month. Also keep in mind that many insurance providers will offer a lot of assistance with the financial burden.
Regardless of whether or not you choose inpatient drug rehab for your treatment, it’s important you seek help. With alcohol as the third leading cause of disease and injury in the world and Canadians drinking 50% more than the global average, you can’t afford to let your addiction go on any longer, whether it’s alcohol abuse or something else. It’s time to take your life back and get the help you deserve.