The Residential Treatment Advantage

It stands to reason that a residential drug and alcohol treatment home is better than an outpatient drug rehab clinic. But, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? I mean, we all kind of see why, right? A clinic is a building with hallways and it smells like a hospital and there are people there in white outfits there to help people. They all say the same things, have the same lecture memorized and use scare tactics to get you to comply with their treatment demands.

Clinics seem to lack the caring and personal empathy needed. While there are some really great people working at these drug rehab clinics, most get burned out fairly quickly, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see why. It’s no wonder that rehab clinic work rates among one of the highest stress job categories.

Well, turns out that the same goes for those who go to the clinic, they too are stressed out. Worse, once the patients go back home, they are re-immersed in the same environment that contains all the trappings of their addiction. It’s almost as if they are doomed to relapse (cite: 1).

It’s no wonder that residential alcohol and drug treatment homes have an advantage considering the drug rehab clinic alternative. Some say; “But, clinics are cheaper and you only have to go a few times a week.” True, but if they don’t work, then you’ve wasted all your time and money, plus, you still have the addiction and dependency problem. Was it worth it?

Are Some Rehab Clinics Better than Others?

Yes, it turns out that some rehab clinics have bragging rights and higher percentages of success in dependency and addiction treatment in the short term. Generally speaking, however, few can boast about any significant long-term results. That’s too bad when you think about all the tens of millions of dollars in expenses these facilities incur each year. Suffice it to say, that some are better than others, but most leave a lot to be desired.

Why don’t these sterile environment rehab day clinics work? Simply because it’s the wrong venue for solving the problem. Surveys show short-term success rates vary widely. Independent studies show dismal results, but in-house surveys from the clinics show moderate results. When we talk about results, we mean no relapse in 30-days, 60-days, 90-days, six months, one-year, two-years. Most studies and surveys do not go past one-year and only a few two-years (Cite: 2).

Are All Residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Homes the Same?

No, they are not. Many have gotten into the business because they see it as a viable and even lucrative industry. There are tax incentives too. It is surely viable, and substance dependency and addiction are on the rise, however, if some of the get-rich-quicker business owners would spend a little more time doing it right and hiring the professional medical help, and actual doctors, their success rates would surely rise.

This is not an easy industry, that is if you are hyper-focused on results and success for your guests and patients. There is so much that goes into it. The top tier residential dependency treatment homes have the highest success rates by far. It’s really no contest (cite: 3). Throw away the hype, marketing, and advertising and then you can see why actions speak louder than words. There is a big difference between the top tier residential treatment homes and the wannabes.

At LifeSync Malibu We Care About You

At LifeSync Malibu we do have a doctor on the premise, Dr. Booth is our founder. He has been doing this for many decades now and is passionate about helping folks overcome their addiction. At LifeSync Malibu we are leading the field, we are leading by example. We are doing it right for all the right reasons. Our primary concern is you. Addiction and dependency have ruined many lives, we don’t want it to ruin yours. We want you to take your life back, we’ll help get you there if you are ready to make this happen. We will always be here for you.

 

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