The idea of a luxury rehab may seem a slight contradiction in terms too many people, but is a development in the growing rehab industry that has cornered a very definite niche and can widely exploit people’s fears about what rehab is in a very lucrative and rewarding manner.
It is important to go back to a generalisation that people have in terms of what they view rehab as being. Too many people, a rehab is an institutional setting which has very strict rules and regulations about what an individual can bring into rehab, can do whilst in rehab, can wear whilst in rehab etc.
For many people the idea of a rehab presents a very controlled and tight environment in which the individual is effectively bullied by the structure into becoming and behaving in a particular way.
It is probably fair to say at this is a highly distorted view of how the majority of rehabs work and have always worked. A number of rehabs do have fairly strict guidelines and rules as per the above areas but there is a very definite philosophy behind it.
The idea is to create a structure that gives the individual a degree of discipline and safety that allows them to begin the process of exploring the alcoholism or other addictions in a safe and controlled way.
Not everyone agrees with this approach but there is at least a consistent philosophy behind it. A number of rehabs use varying levels of structure and regulation to achieve this sense of discipline and safety, and this will be reflected in the admissions policy.
A luxury rehab unashamedly exploits this fear of rigidity and rules by offering a rehab experience that is very definitely at the top end of the luxury market for any type of institution. A luxury rehab will exist both in terms of its environment, setting, its facilities, its level of clinical staff and the freedom with which it gives the individual opportunities to participate or not in whatever activities they feel are most appropriate for them.
Having said all that, there is differing evidence as to which approach type of rehab is the most effective . This is because it is virtually impossible to quantify the effectiveness of any rehab, given the length of time that people normally stay in a rehab which is about 30 days, and that the real work a rehab does is essentially to lay the foundations for longer term of sobriety if the individual wants it.
As such the work of a rehab is essentially very short term, and should be seen in the context of helping an individual be given the process of owning their own reality and coming to rebuild both their inner worlds and outer worlds as a long-term way of taking their life back.
The notion of a luxury rehab center needs to be taken with some degree of caution. This is not because a luxury rehab center in Florida is necessary a bad or dodgy thing, but simply because there is a danger that the notion of luxury implies that there is some type of rehab center in Florida that is more effective than other types.
This danger or approach of trying to find the most effective type of rehab center, or the “best” treatment center in terms of the one that works most effectively can be a real issue for people approaching different rehabs.
A rehab center in Florida can take many forms and offer different clinical programs and treatment methods for people suffering from alcoholism and other addictions. The main value of a rehab center in Florida is the location.
The physical location of a rehab center can be really important, in that it is designed to provide a screen and tranquil setting that effectively treats alcoholics with dignity and respect.
Whilst this on its own will not immediately impact on someone’s alcoholism, it does provide a background and a context against which other types of therapeutic programs can work.
Rehab Center – Luxury
The idea of a luxury rehab center in Florida needs to be broken down and clearly identified as to what it is. Firstly is the fact that the rehab center is in Florida. This is primarily about location as mentioned above and is an important consideration.
Secondly is the rehab center itself. Here it is important to identify the types of treatment methods employed by the rehab center. It is important to know whether the rehab center in Florida is sympathetic to and supports organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
Does the rehab center encourage clients to attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous whilst in a rehab center, and does it encourage clients to continue to attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step fellowships after they have left rehab.
Thirdly is the idea of luxury. This is an idea that will appeal to most people, and if they can pay for it or their insurance plan covers it then it may be a deciding factor, although there are dangers to this approach.
The luxury is likely to be by way of physical comforts and and outstandingly beautiful environments, as well as a sense that if something is luxurious, and you are paying for it it is more likely to work than something that is cheaper. There is a real danger of snake oil selling to this approach.
The most important thing to realise is that a person’s recovery from alcoholism primarily depends on their inner world, and how willing they are to begin the process of changes that are necessary to the underlying emotional drives that will keep them sober.
This is a huge area, and one that only begins to be identified and processed in a rehab center in Florida. The time spent in rehab can be most effective if it provides a safe environment that allows an alcoholic to begin the process of understanding the nature of their illness.