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Three Common Complaints about Rehab and How to Gauge Their Accuracy

Three Common Complaints about Rehab and How to Gauge Their Accuracy

Some rehab complaints may be based on personal issues while others may accurately point out a center’s weaknesses

When addicts enter treatment, they often feel negative about the road they are about to embark on. They may have issues with certain situations that would normally be fine because everything seems to be hitting them at once. Because of this, they often have several complaints about treatment. Some of these complaints may be accurate and should be addressed, while others are irrelevant and based on personal issues.

Learning how to determine which complaints are in fact accurate and not based on an individual’s personal issues can help opium addicts find the treatment option that is best suited for their condition and treatment. Many individuals opt to take a tour of the facility, have a brief meeting with admissions staff and read reviews of the facility. When reading reviews, it can be difficult to understand the individual’s tone, if their personal issues could have dictated or affected the quality of treatment they feel they received or if they actually attended the facility at all.

Ultimately, the addict is his voice for treatment. Before committing to a treatment facility it is vital that addicts ask questions and research facilities. Ask questions about the programs they offer, if they have adequate staffing, as well as if the facility is up to date on safety guidelines and treatment options. If the facility refuses to answer certain questions or rushes through their answers, it may be worth exploring alternative facilities. Thorough research helps opium addicts feel confident in the treatment facility they choose with the knowledge that they will be well taken care of and receive the treatment necessary to better their health both physically and mentally.

Three Common Complaints about Rehab

Successful addiction treatment is extremely difficult. In fact, according to Psych Central, just 42 percent of those who seek treatment for addiction actually complete it. Because of this, patients recovering from all addictions, including opium addiction, have varied experiences in rehab. Included in the following are some examples of the most common complaints about rehab:

  • The staff and medical personnel were unfriendly and wouldn’t help me
  • Treatment options were not helpful
  • The environment was unsafe

Often times, those who are entering treatment for the first time are unsure what to expect and may have expected more one-on-one treatment. Especially during detox and the early stages of recovery, addicts may not feel the staff and medical personnel are paying adequate attention to them and their needs. During the detox stage, especially during the withdrawal of certain drugs, it is important for an addict’s medical status to be continuously monitored by medical personnel. If the addict is not receiving proper medical care, however, that is an accurate and worthwhile complaint. Addicts should also keep in mind that medical staff may have been present and checking vitals while the addict slept.

Most treatment facilities offer the same basic programs such as counseling, psychiatry sessions, along with classes to help teach coping skills and sobriety maintenance. In addition to these core programs, each facility may offer other programs that involve holistic approaches, exercise and even animal therapy to offer individuals a more individualized experience. These varied options help to ensure that individuals seeking opium addiction recovery receive the most they can out of their treatment. Because addicts are all unique – from their learning styles to their addictions – they may have equally unique responses to certain treatment approaches.

Addiction treatment can often bring out various emotions — from hopeful to angry, happy to depressed, exhausted to violent. With these emotions occurring so quickly, individuals may lash out at staff and other addicts receiving treatment. This can cause patients to feel unsafe and threatened by their immediate environment, which could jeopardize their treatment. Some treatment facilities may have a separate area for those who are having difficulty processing their emotions safely. If the facility does not, ask what their procedures are for violent clients and if they have a way to defuse violent situations. Feeling safe at a treatment facility is vital to one’s mental and physical health.

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