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Luxury Rehab

When the world’s wealthy and famous find themselves addicted to alcohol, they are just as much in need of residential treatment as the ‘average’ person. However, they have the financial resources that make it possible to attend a luxury rehab programme at an exclusive clinic.

Some have argued that luxury clinics are just what the upper-class addicts need, while others say they are a waste of time. We cannot say one way or the other except to note that no alcoholic can truly be helped unless he or she wants to be helped. The issue really is not whether he/she stays at a luxury rehab clinic.

If an alcoholic can afford a luxury clinic that offers a setting most likely to help him or her succeed, then there is no reason not to avail him/herself of it. However, if the luxury atmosphere will only enable the individual to keep drinking once he or she leaves rehab, it ends up being a waste of time.

Philosophy of Luxury Rehab

The philosophy of luxury rehab began in Malibu, California some years ago. Individuals involved in the drug and alcohol rehab community determined that they would be more likely to succeed with Hollywood celebrities if they offered them luxury accommodations for their residential programmes.

They reasoned that even though these luxury clinics included swimming pools, spacious suites, and other amenities celebrities were used to, the residential nature of the programmes still separated the individuals from their addictions and their daily circumstances.

In the end, separation is the main principal residential rehab is based on. It is the idea that preventing the addict from having access to his or her addiction, or the circumstances that enable it, forces them to come clean. The philosophy has already proved successful for millions of alcohol addicts.

Do you really need a luxury rehab?

More important than the question of luxury rehab is that of whether or not you, as an individual, are in need of a rehab programme. The simple fact of the matter is that alcoholism does not strike just the rich and famous; it is a condition that spans both sexes, every economic status, and every race, creed and religion.

Are you an alcohol abuser? Here are some of the signs:

  • you drink excessively more than once a month
  • you drink socially more than twice per week
  • you are a habitual binge drinker
  • you’re unable to enjoy social events without alcohol.

On the other hand, perhaps you are already an alcoholic. Common signs of alcoholism include:

  • drinking first thing in the morning
  • constantly worrying about where your next drink is coming from
  • planning social and daily activities around alcohol
  • lying to others about your drinking habits
  • friends or relatives expressing concern about your drinking
  • gradually drinking more alcohol to achieve the same pleasurable effect.

We listed the signs of both alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence (alcoholism) for a reason. If you are showing signs of abuse but not alcoholism, you still need to get help right away. Recent statistics show that as many as 20% of all UK adults exhibit some signs of alcohol abuse. If that abuse is not treated then it can very easily lead to alcoholism.

If you already exhibit signs of alcoholism, you definitely need detox and/or rehab. Simply hoping your alcohol dependence will go away on its own will never solve the problem.

Luxury Rehab in the UK

The availability of luxury rehab in the UK is somewhat limited when compared to the US. We simply do not have as much demand for it here as they do across the Pond. Nonetheless, we can help you locate a luxury clinic if that’s what you’re after.

Please note that the process of rehab will not be any different from what you would find in a standard clinic. The only difference is the luxury amenities offered at the facility. Your rehab treatment programme will likely follow a standard scenario:

  • Detox – You’ll likely undergo a weeklong detox programme to first separate you from alcohol so your body can cleanse itself. Trained medical personnel will supervise your detox.
  • Counselling – The next step in a residential rehab programme is to undergo both one-on-one and group counselling. Both types of counselling are intended to bring to the surface those mental and emotional issues you must deal with in order to achieve long-term sobriety.
  • Skills Training – As you gain victory over your mental and emotional addictions, you will begin to learn specific skills that will help you cope with future temptations. Without these skills, it is very easy to relapse.
  • Outside Activities – Many residential treatment programmes offer a range of outside activities done among a group of recovering alcoholics. These activities get the group outside the confines of the rehab centre in order to let them experience how enjoyable life can be without alcohol.
  • Aftercare – The final step in your rehab is an aftercare programme that can last anywhere between 3 and 12 months. Aftercare continues with the counselling and group support to help you avoid relapse.

Luxury rehab or not?

If you can afford luxury rehab then that does not necessarily mean you should avail yourself of it. To determine the best course of action it’s important to understand why you’re seeking rehab and what you hope to get out of it. Any rehab programme can be helpful if you have the right mindset.

In terms of why you are seeking rehab, the question is as follows: “Am I entering rehab because I want to or because I feel like I have to?” If you are going because you feel like you have to, a luxury environment may not be the right choice for you. It might be too comfortable. If you are going because you want to, that’s another story.

As far as what you hope to get out of it, the answer to that question is the clincher. If you’re hoping rehab will help you achieve permanent sobriety once and for all, you have the right mindset. You may do very well in luxury rehab. On the other hand, if you consider rehab to be just another programme that will not work, you are already beginning on the wrong foot. In your case, luxury rehab would be more of a hindrance than a help.

We would like to assist you in assessing your needs and help you find an appropriate rehab programme. As an independent referral service, we work with some of the best alcohol rehab clinics in the UK and abroad. If you are willing to contact us, we will do everything within our power to make sure you get the help you need.

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