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4 Myths About Inpatient Drug Rehab

There are a lot of misconceptions about addictions and the treatment processes for them. Some believe these myths to be fact, and they often cloud people’s perception of what it is like to be treated for an addiction.

Many of these myths concern what is involved in inpatient drug rehabilitation. Before you call 800-681-7369 to discuss your treatment options, learn the truth about the myths of inpatient drug rehab.

You Have to Hit Rock Bottom First

Inpatient rehab is often perceived as a last-chance option reserved for those whose addiction is at an extreme. This myth may have come about through instances when hitting rock bottom functioned as a means of convincing the addict that they need help.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,  addiction is a controlling disease that usually blinds patients from seeing that anything is wrong with them. A person does not have to reach an extreme before magically becoming “qualified” to enter inpatient rehab, just as they do not have to hit an extreme before seeking any kind of treatment.

It’s Isn’t Affordable

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Many people believe inpatient rehab isn’t affordable.

As addiction often interferes with a person’s ability to properly conduct themselves in their personal and professional lives, it’s common for their finances to be in disarray when they begin treatment. In addition, the fact that inpatient rehab is often portrayed by the media as something for celebrities with addictions causes people to view rehab as something reserved for the rich.

Many insurance plans cover the bulk of the cost for inpatient treatment, if not all of it. Some treatment centers even offer options like payment plans to help ease the financial burden for patients and their families.

Rehab Will Cost Me My Job

Most employers are often already aware that something is going on before an employee enters into any kind of drug addiction treatment. As many employers are supportive of their employee’s efforts to seek treatment, dismissals are rarely a result of the decision to enter into inpatient treatment.

Often, job loss is a result of poor productivity and performance caused by the addiction. If you are concerned that inpatient treatment is going to negatively affect your employment, check to see if your employer offers any employee assistance programs and what they entail.

You may also be covered under a federal act called the Family and Medical Leave Act, which protects employees for up to 12 work weeks within a year for health conditions that interfere with job performance.

Myths about Inpatient Rehab

All Treatment Programs Are the Same

Addiction treatment often requires a lot of customization for the sake of the person’s needs, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration states, but there are a lot of common methods used. Every inpatient treatment center is different, and some may put more focus on specific methods than others.

Some styles of addiction treatment programs, including inpatient rehab, are combined with others to help ensure the success of recovery and sobriety. Outpatient and recovery support groups, for example, are often follow-ups for inpatient rehab.

If you or a loved one has an addiction, please know that help is available. Call 800-681-7369 for the opportunity to speak with one of our caring specialists, and learn more information about your treatment options.