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Differences between low-cost and high-cost programs?

Discussion in 'Low Cost and Free Treatment' started by springbreeze, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. springbreeze

    springbreeze Active Contributor

    What are the differences between free, low-cost, and high-cost programs? I'm sure the high-cost programs offer better food and more amenities like spas. But I'd like to know the differences when it comes to therapy and stuff that are really important for those that are recovering.
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Active Contributor

    Talking from some of my friends experiences, some of them had being in free treatments and high cost.
    generally high cost programs include a strict detox program, medical and psychological monitoring, they constantly teach you ways to overcome addictions and mostly of those paid programs you need to stay while you're in treatment and they only allow you to see your family once in a week, unlike free or low cost programs, were you usually are free to go to your home, also people in this kind of treatments doesn't necessary is asked to leave their addiction, they only get partial support from specialists.
  3. Peninha

    Peninha Community Champion

    I think that the main differences have to be the facilities and the staff, they are getting cheaper places and cutting costs on staff, but they are a viable option as well no doubt.
  4. So basically you have to be able to afford or have someone in your life that can afford an expensive rehab to have success? Seems very sad!
  5. Peninha

    Peninha Community Champion

    No, that's not what happened with my brother, he just went to my moms house for some days and he detoxed there, cold turkey...
  6. Determined2014

    Determined2014 Senior Contributor

    That is a good program at the high costing rehabs, but I feel sad for those who have no choice but to go to the low costing rehabs which make it a little bit harder, I wish everyone could go to the high costing rehabs or get the same treatments.
  7. Determined2014

    Determined2014 Senior Contributor

    I second you on that it is very sad for those who can not afford the high costing rehabs, meaning they can not get the care they deserve or need.
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Active Contributor

    Yes, it is pretty sad that people with no resources can not access to these high cost treatments, and at least in my country the people that usually needs them, is people that is almost homeless due to their addiction, many of them just ended up living streets after had been on free treatments.
  9. Peninha

    Peninha Community Champion

    I really don't know if it's that important to access the very best clinics, sometimes we just need a little push, someone that help us to give that first step and that is not so expensive.
  10. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    There are plenty of benefits offered by higher-end treatment centers (you guys have done a great job of listing them already), but people can begin to recover after a free rehab stay if they're willing to do what it takes.

    ....People recover after a jail stay when they're willing.
  11. Peninha

    Peninha Community Champion

    Yep, like you say Jen, if people can't afford the best treatments, I guess they have to deal with what's available, the most important is inside of us though.
  12. NikkiDesrosiers

    NikkiDesrosiers Senior Contributor

    sadly the differences are not generic. Some affordable programs offer better counseling and medical intervention while some expensive ones focus more on amenities. You really have to do the research on the different programs to find out what they focus on and what they have to offer you as far as your treatment.
  13. Peninha

    Peninha Community Champion

    That's the whole point Nikki, even if the facilities are worse or better, what makes the difference is the people, if we are lucky enough to find the right person, the one that can help us.
  14. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    Based on the experiences of my peers and family, everyone has a different fit. Sometimes, in the low-cost or free rehab facilities, there is not as many benefits as there are in the higher-cost rehab places. I have also noticed that the counseling in some of the lower-cost/free rehab establishments are really poor quality. I think you really just get what you pay for.
  15. Peninha

    Peninha Community Champion

    I think that is true in terms of facilities, but we can't put a price on the staff, sometimes that person that is receiving a lot less is the one who cares the most.