Rehab at the Ritz or at Rock Bottom
anonymous Asks ...
Does a place like The Salvation Army ARC give the same kind of treatments as a fancy rehab. What I am getting at is is a person just paying for a fancy room and stuff or is there also something different that happens at more expensive places that is helpful that the ARC does not have?
Jim LaPierre Says ...
Hey there - great question. I will answer briefly by saying that more expensive rehabs may offer higher quality services and staff but there is no safe assumption here - we have to compare each rehab center on it's own merits.
Longer answer - by the time a person needs rehab they have hit bottom and putting together sobriety and dealing with withdrawal and medical issues is the priority. You don't need a pool or jacuzzi to make that happen. My professional opinion is that it's what happens after rehab that makes all the difference. My bias is that self help - AA, NA, and others are the REAL experts and I encourage folks to attend while they are in rehab and to do 90 meetings in 90 days after rehab.